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Gazette endorsement: Charleston has vibrant, knowledgeable candidates for at-large council seats

Our Charleston City Council endorsement on Tuesday should have included candidate Jennifer Pharr, a Democrat running for one of the six at-large seats. Pharr is a commercial realtor and property manager, which makes her a local small-business owner.

She grew up in Kanawha City, graduated with the last class at Charleston High School, went off to WVU and then lived in several states while working for Delta Airlines before returning home. She would make a fine addition to the council.

In that citywide race, for their combined knowledge, youth and experience, we also endorsed Becky Ceperley, retired CEO of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation; Caitlin Cook, communications director for the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy; John Kennedy Bailey, a certified public accountant; Ben Adams, a lawyer; and Naomi Bays, a small-business owner.

Funerals for Today September 17, 2019

Beemon, Michael - 11 a.m., Snyder Cemetery, Churchville.

Cart, Edith Fay - 11 a.m., Beal Cemetery, Leatherwood.

Dent, Frances M. - 1 p.m., Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane.

Hagy, Alfred - 1 p.m., Simon - Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Rogers, Diana - 2 p.m., Dunbar Towers, Dunbar.

Winter, Janet - 6 p.m., Elizabeth Baptist Church, Bancroft.