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Lunch adds up, but it doesn’t have to
Lunch adds up, but it doesn’t have to

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but it doesn’t have to be expensive, either

Lunch adds up, but it doesn’t have to
Lunch adds up, but it doesn’t have to

Charlestonians spend a lot on food. Some say it’s worth it, but keeping costs low is possible

By ZACK HAROLD

DAILY MAIL LIFE EDITOR

Downtown Charleston is a lunch-lover’s paradise.

The city is rife with options...

Charges expected against driver who slammed into house

Charleston police expect to file charges against a man who allegedly slammed his SUV into a house on South Ruffner Road on Tuesday, setting both the vehicle and the house on fire.

Steven Allen Clay, 39, of Yawkey, will be charged with burglary...

Candidates suggest public-private partnerships for U.S. 35
Candidates suggest public-private partnerships for U.S. 35

Mason County

residents rejected idea for toll

Police say man rammed house, battered occupants, torched SUV
Police say man rammed house, battered occupants, torched SUV

Suspect allegedly battered occupants before fleeing scene with his mother

Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Your vents, Wednesday, April 16

n The venter who called in about the deplorable condition of Rt. 119 between Big Chimney and Elkview was right. It is the worst stretch of highway I’ve ever driven on. The many potholes tear your car all to pieces and the sad part is the DOH is ...

UC softball team finding its way

The University of Charleston softball team owns a 24-14 overall record, but an 8-8 mark in Mountain East Conference play has the Golden Eagles among the middle of the conference pack.

That’s unacceptable to second-year UC coach Raymond...

Report: High-quality child care lacking in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new report says high-quality child care programs are lacking in West Virginia.

The annual West Virginia KIDS COUNT report released Wednesday says 93 percent of children who need child care are in care that meets ...

Racial slur found in theater owned by W.Va. State

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A racial slur spray-painted inside the West Virginia State University Capital Center Theater is being investigated by federal authorities.

The Charleston Gazette reports that...

Martinsburg gun law changes get preliminary OK

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Martinsburg City Council has given preliminary approval to four proposed firearms ordinances designed to bring the city into compliance with a new state law.

The law prohibits municipalities from enacting...

W.Va. regional jails ban touching during visits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Concerns about drug contraband have prompted a ban on regional jail inmates touching loved ones during supervised contact visits.

A directive issued by West Virginia Regional Jail Authority executive director Joe...

150-plus birds seized at fighting venue in W.Va.

OAKVALE, W.Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials who cited two Mercer County brothers for staging cockfights say they seized six fighting roosters and more than 150 birds.

The weekend bust was near Oakvale. Five people in all were cited on ...

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News

Charges expected against driver who slammed into house
Slip on Observatory Road
Police: pair slammed SUV into home
Kanawha judges recuse themselves from Plants petition
Bulletin board: April 16, 2014

Business

Farm-to-table food trend spurring business opportunities in the Mountain State
Dutch Miller buys South Charleston auto dealership
Frontier, CWA extend contract a fourth time
Scriptures Cafe to open in Kanawha City
Minimum wage bus tour visits city

Opinion

Wednesday cartoon
Erin Savage: Clean water advocates raise warning about slurry spills
Rev. Matthew J. Watts: 13th Amendment’s legacy lingers
Editorial: Hateful fringe
Readers’ Voice: April 16, 2014

Sports

Rick Ryan: Olenchick back on the diamond
New rule should help solve WVU QB question
Blackmon benefits from opening at defensive end
WVU recruiting: Spring finale provides opportunity for recruits
Prep roundup: GW picks up baseball win in Florida

Life

On the move: Traveling Library celebrates 80 years in Kanawha County
The ‘eyes’ have it - Club asks for public input into next art purchase
Helping Out: April 16. 2014
Innerviews: At 90, nursing memories remain close to her heart
Hope has four legs: Service dogs comfort combat veterans

A&E

On the move: Traveling Library celebrates 80 years in Kanawha County
The ‘eyes’ have it - Club asks for public input into next art purchase
Arts Notes: April 13, 2014
Focus on nature earns honor for artist Barrie Kaufman
Purple hue takes spring style show by storm

Outdoors

‘New River Gorge of northern West Virginia’ to become DNR wildlife management area
Height of spring brings year’s best trout fishing
Report details deer farming’s pluses, minuses
‘Mistaken for game’ shootings can be avoided
Shalaway: Coming soon to a garden near you -- hummingbirds

Obituaries

Talmadge O. Murray
Robert E. Buck
Mary Beth Pegram
David M. Staton
Everett Pennington