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George Washington opens prep season at Parkersburg

George Washington’s string of seven consecutive Class AAA playoff appearances wasn’t undone in one 2014 night, but there was one that seemed to spell doom for the streak over others.

The Patriots (5-5 in 2014) dropped a 27-24...

George Washington opens prep season at Parkersburg

George Washington’s string of seven consecutive Class AAA playoff appearances wasn’t undone in one 2014 night, but there was one that seemed to spell doom for the streak over others.

The Patriots (5-5 in 2014) dropped a 27-24...

Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom
Barbour County teacher describes hostage incident in classroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday.

“I knew if I lost my composure, this is...

Making songs from down on Big Ugly Creek
Making songs from down on Big Ugly Creek

As Michael Tierney bounded up onto a stage at the Charleston Civic Center he pointed to his t-shirt and uttered a line sure to win titters from the large crowd assembled in front of him,

“If you can’t tell, I’m a Big Ugly...

Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday
Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday

Surrounded by friends, fellow businessmen and employees, Ameen “Joe” Joseph sat at a table draped in blue and yellow tablecloths, a stack of pastel envelopes, many labeled “Mr. Joe,” in front of him.

Thursday was...

Man sentenced after posing as brother during arrest

A St. Albans man was sent to jail Thursday for identity theft after admitting that he pretended to be his brother after police found marijuana at his apartment.

Knanh Nguyen, 32, had his brother’s driver’s license when they...

West Side leaders target student tardiness

Students at West Side Mary C. Snow Elementary were tardy more than 5,000 times last year, education officials said Thursday during a meeting with an advisory board tasked with helping the area’s struggling schools overcome chronic absenteeism...

Gainer acknowledges ‘growing pains’ in state pay shift

State Auditor Glen Gainer said Thursday he recognizes there are “growing pains” in changing state employees from semi-monthly to biweekly pay periods, including the perception that employees are receiving less pay in the 2015 calendar...

Ex-Capital High coach sues, alleging age discrimination

A longtime Capital High School boys basketball coach alleges he was fired earlier this year because of his age.

Carl Clark, 68, who led the Cougars for 21 years, filed a lawsuit Aug. 3 against the Kanawha County Board of Education, claiming age ...

Gun restrictions strengthened at Yeager Airport
Gun restrictions strengthened at Yeager Airport

Passengers at Yeager Airport who try to carry guns through airport security and onto planes may now be charged with misdemeanors, airport officials announced at a press conference Thursday.

Previously, it was illegal to have a gun in the...

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum plans seven WV ‘makerspaces’

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, with the help of two grants, plans to launch the West Virginia Maker Network, a professional development network for teachers aimed at creating “makerspaces” that will...

New public art goes up on East End
New public art goes up on East End

The East End’s public art offerings have expanded onto Morris Street.

StreetWorks: Revolutions is now on display across from Appalachian Power Park.

There will be six frames with 31 pieces of original art once the project is...

Lottery Commission to continue anti-‘casino night’ campaign

For now, the Lottery Commission will rely on public education and awareness campaigns to crack down on charities’ “casino night” fundraisers that technically are illegal under state law.

“We’re going to...

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