Children chase after each other with water behind the Kanawha City Community Center on Thursday. The children were attending a summer camp at the center that was sponsored by the nonprofit organization Step By Step Inc. and the city of Charleston.

Veteran demolition man Rodney Loftis says a $1 million project to tear down the former Sears building in the Charleston Town Center mall will be “a pretty big job, the kind that doesn’t come around in Charleston all that often.”

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Construction activity now underway on the Interstate 64 widening and bridge replacement project between the Nitro and Scott Depot interchanges became even busier Tuesday, when the first in a series of daily rock-clearing blasts was detonated at the site of a new St. Albans access ramp.

Jim Shafer, of Hamlin, sets out fruits and vegetables for sale at his produce stand next to W.Va. 25 in Institute this week. He said he and his father, Franklin Cooper, who has a stand in Eleanor, have been selling from stands for 15 years.

It’s next to the tracks on Railroad Avenue, which runs parallel to the rails from its West Side intersection with Maryland Avenue and Washington Street West to its short end about 100 yards away at Watts Street. Along the way is the rear of Denver’s Depot, a venerable West Side watering hole.