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Wildflower walks offer up-close look at Kanawha State Forest
Wildflower walks offer up-close look at Kanawha State Forest

Annual fundraiser benefits Kanawha State Forest Foundation

Wildflower walks offer up-close look at Kanawha State Forest
Wildflower walks offer up-close look at Kanawha State Forest

The Kanawha State Forest Foundation will host its annual Osbra Eye Wildflower Walks fundraiser this Saturday.

The walks raise money for the foundation, which helps finance projects at the state forest when government funding runs short....

Andes says he has lowered taxes, improved Putnam
Andes says he has lowered taxes, improved Putnam

In making his case for a third term on the Putnam County Commission, Steve Andes argued that the county has improved services during his almost 12-year tenure, while establishing a lower property tax rate than when he took office.

Andes — ...

To combat high ammonia levels, Winfield seeking new sewer plant

WINFIELD — Winfield Mayor Randy Barrett says his city is planning a new sewer plant after more than a decade of its current facility dumping water with too much ammonia into the Kanawha River....

Pete Thaw: familiar face, ‘for the public’
Pete Thaw: familiar face, ‘for the public’

Kanawha County Board of Education President Pete Thaw’s platform when he first ran for the board 16 years ago was the same it is today: stop taxing the public.

Thaw, 83, of Fort Hill, who is running for re-election in next month’s...

Increased interest in STEM ‘critical,’ Tomblin tells new council

Welcoming the inaugural meeting of the Governor’s STEM Council, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Thursday he believes today’s middle-schoolers will have career opportunities in West Virginia that their parents lacked — if they have the...

It’s a pachyderm picnic at Charleston’s Town Center Mall
It’s a pachyderm picnic at Charleston’s Town Center Mall

The elephants of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had quite a lunch beside Charleston’s Town Center Mall as part of the circus’ appearance in the city.

Letter to the editor: Dolly Withrow’s colums were humorous and graceful

My husband and I were saddened to find that Dolly Withrow will “hang up her spurs,” meaning that we will read her columns in the Charleston Daily Mail no more.

Dolly was our favorite columnist, and she had a wide readership among...

Bobby May: People are “Sick of Nick” Joe Rahall

I agree with the recent letter from Paul Dorsey of Green Valley. By the looks of the current 3rd U.S. House race, a lot of folks have became “Sick of Nick” Joe Rahall after his almost 40 years in Congress.

Talk about a career...

Fred Hiatt: Obama needs to lead, not follow the polls

With three years left, the president is a lame duck only if he chooses to be

Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

NEW YORK — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they’ve been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way.

Industrial companies such as General...

Ex-Housing Development Fund building set for condo conversion
Ex-Housing Development Fund building set for condo conversion

The former West Virginia Housing Development Fund building, at 814 Virginia St. E., in Charleston, sold this month for slightly more than half its original asking price.

Ralph Hoyer bought the...

Chamber of Commerce hosts rally for safety levy

A levy that would raise $17.8 million a year to support Kanawha County law, fire, emergency and bus services got the support of Charleston’s business community Thursday.

The Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted Kanawha County...

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News

It’s a pachyderm picnic at Charleston’s Town Center Mall
2 arrested in West Side slaying
One shot on West Side, three arrested
Kanawha prosecutor, office barred from child-abuse cases
Gazette told to update request for reports of trooper misconduct

Business

Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs
Local marketing firm acquired by Indiana company, expands footprint into 25 states
Stocks close mostly higher on earnings
Ex-Housing Development Fund building set for condo conversion
James River Coal wants to auction off business

Opinion

Thursday cartoon
Editorial: Craig Spicer for Putnam school board
Editorial: Juba-Plumley and Martin for House, 13th
Daniel Hall: Deer farms a stalled job opportunity for W.Va.
Readers voice: April 24, 2014

Sports

Marshall names Dan D’Antoni hoops coach
Buffalo riding high again after early season struggles
Hickman: Trickett still best bet at QB
Revamped pitching staff paying dividends for WVU
Winfield knocks off No. 1 Nitro

Life

WV Travel Team: What to do in medical emergencies abroad
Pets of the Week: A bunny leads the pack
Coming up: April 23, 2014
Sushi in a salad
Build it Up to beautiful Governor’s Mansion

A&E

Skateboard deckorator: Exhibit by deck artist ramps up at HMOA
At Clay Center, fly tying is both art and science
Things to do Saturday, April 19, 2014
Indian classical music concert set for Friday
‘American Idiot’ closes Marshall Artists Series season Thursday

Outdoors

W.Va. spring gobbler season to open next week
Scott Shalaway: Stinky roots and delicious mushrooms
Turkey Federation spearheads habitat-improvement efforts in W.Va.
Archery tourney allows kids a chance to shine
Outdoors Calendar — April 20

Obituaries

Betty Lou Adkins
Richard England Atkins
Bobby Joe Barker
Harold Wayne Blake
Ruth A. Bailey