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Elizabeth Persinger

Elizabeth Persinger Chadek, 58, of Martinsburg, formerly of Charleston, died
Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Elizabeth was born in Charleston on Oct. 3, 1955. She was the fourth child
of Meredith...

Elizabeth Persinger

Elizabeth Persinger Chadek, 58, of Martinsburg, formerly of Charleston, diedTuesday, April 15, 2014.Elizabeth was born in Charleston on Oct. 3, 1955. She was the fourth childof Meredith...

Putnam Farmers market open more days this year

Ryan Quinn

Staff Writer

The Putnam County Farmers’ Market, now in its fifth year, is adding days this summer.

President Chrissy Foster said the market, located at the Hurricane City Park entrance, will now be open 4-7 p.m....

Guard found dead at Kanawha County coal mine

A security guard died early Friday morning at a coal mine in eastern Kanawha County, officials with the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was found, “face...

Philip Maramba: The Hulk meets post-racial America
Philip Maramba: The Hulk meets post-racial America

My preschooler is a fairly observant kid. Not much gets past him, especially if it involves t-o-y-s and their ancillary products.

His boyness is becoming manifest in his love for adventures, be they of pirates, firefighters or superheroes....

Funerals for: April 19, 2014

Adams, Curtis A. 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Adkins, Dianna L. Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Clutter, Thelma J. 1 p.m., Poplar Ridge Community Church, Sutton.

Collins, Shirley M....

Richard G. Walker

Richard Garland Walker, 79, of Charleston, died April 18, 2014. Service will be Noon Tuesday, April 22 at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston with visitation one hour prior.

William R. Martin

William R. Martin, 94, of Union, passed away 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea following an extended illness. Mr. Martin was born at Monitor, (near Sinks Grove) March 16, 1920, the son of the late...

Freda J. Coy

Freda Jane Williams Tench Coy, 87, of Mount Hope, died April 15, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Typee Funeral Home, Mount Hope with visitation one hour prior.

Fredrick E. Smales

Fredrick Edward Smales, 67, died April 15, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. at Huse Memorial park, Fayetteviele. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville is assisting the family.

Sandra D. King
Sandra D. King

Sandra D. King, 71, of South Charleston, passed away on April 16, 2014.

She was a retired Registrar with Vital Statistics for the State of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret Blackwell....

Harold J. Hughes
Harold J. Hughes

Harold Jack Hughes, 73, of Summersville, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home. He was the son of the late Harry Jack and Betty Maloney Hughes and was born at Summersville on June 19, 1940. He was a retired Boilermaker and member of Local No. 667...

James R. Bostic
James R. Bostic

James Roger Bostic, 88, of Montgomery, died April 16, 2014. He was born March 20, 1926 in Talcott to the late William O. and Pauline Saunders Bostic. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jean Hundley Bostic; son, Jeffery Dean Bostic;...

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News

Putnam Farmers market open more days this year
Guard found dead at Kanawha County coal mine
Yeager’s hilltop removal project flying high
Alyce Faye Bragg: So much more than bunnies and eggs
Shaved ice truck brings more than just treats

Business

James River Coal wants to auction off business
Rockefeller, state officials look for Poca warehouse solution
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

Opinion

James D. Felsen: Medicare data release a political sham
Vent line: April 19, 2014
Editorial: Bloomberg’s courageous crusade
Readers’ Voice: April 19, 2014
Charleston Daily Mail: Hats off, April 19, 2014

Sports

Reigning AAA state champion Hurricane used to getting opponents’ best shot
Defense steps up in second scrimmage
Roundup: Power rained out at Kannapolis; MU baseball tops WVU Tech
Prep softball linescores, schedle — Apr. 18
Prep baseball linescores, schedule — Apr. 18

Life

Rescuing hope: Murder victim’s son copes by joining search group
W.Va. center floats idea of ‘food hubs’
WV Design Team: To market, to market
Learn the art of sushi making at Uncork and Create’s ArtWalk event
On the move: Traveling Library celebrates 80 years in Kanawha County

A&E

Things to do Saturday, April 19, 2014
First Teen Idol semifinalists chosen
‘Ragnarok Odyssey ACE’ Lacks Substance
Review: Etheridge brings raw intensity to Clay Center
ArtWalk venues and ARTISTS

Outdoors

Boaters warned of restricted areas in W.Va. rivers
Grant pays for Boy Scouts’ surface mine reforestation at Summit Bechtel
‘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

Obituaries

Richard G. Walker
William R. Martin
Freda J. Coy
Fredrick E. Smales
Sandra D. King