Ripley ready to begin MSAC swan song
Ripley ready to begin MSAC swan song
Boys soccer preview: George Washington to defend title with nine new starters
Boys soccer preview: George Washington to defend title with nine new starters
Trimmed-down Harris ready to pull his weight for Marshall
Trimmed-down Harris ready to pull his weight for Marshall
Roundup: WVU men’s soccer loses Piatczyc to knee injury
Roundup: WVU men’s soccer loses Piatczyc to knee injury
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WVU to offer tailgate turnkey service at football games

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State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18
State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $11 for adults. Children ages 12 and below receive free admission each day. For information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017
Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017

Music THE JOSEPH SISTERS and TBA: 6 p.m. Free. Summerfest, South Charleston. Call 304-746-5552.

Bulletin Board: Aug. 18, 2017
Bulletin Board: Aug. 18, 2017

Reunion group meetingThe Magazine/Garrison Avenue Area Reunion Group will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Shoney’s on Kanawha Boulevard. For information, call 304-342-1095.

WV PSC seeks dismissal of Frontier lawsuit
WV PSC seeks dismissal of Frontier lawsuit

The state Public Service Commission has filed a motion to dismiss Frontier Communication’s federal lawsuit which names all three of its commissioners, stating it has no role in enforcing the section of House Bill 3093, known as the broadband bill, Frontier says conflicts with federal law.

WV EDA OKs loan for Hatfield-McCoy lodging project
WV EDA OKs loan for Hatfield-McCoy lodging project

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority gave final approval of a $1.15 million loan for building lodging facilities for Hatfield-McCoy Trail ATV riders at the authority’s monthly board of directors meeting Thursday.

WV’s economic future, potential solutions discussed at Tech Jobs Tour
WV’s economic future, potential solutions discussed at Tech Jobs Tour

The Tech Jobs Tour made a stop in Charleston Tuesday to help connect the booming technology sector with workers from all backgrounds. But the conversation inevitably shifted to how the Mountain State can adapt in the face of the declining coal economy.

Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board
Trial date set for ex-GW counselor’s suit against Kanawha school board

The trial between a George Washington High School counselor suing the Kanawha County Board of Education over defamation claims will begin next week.

Trial in East End killing delayed until December
Trial in East End killing delayed until December

The trial for a Charleston man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy has been delayed.

Former Kanawha deputy resigning as Monroe County sheriff
Former Kanawha deputy resigning as Monroe County sheriff

The Monroe County sheriff announced on Wednesday that he would soon resign, citing the need to support his family with a new opportunity.

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State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18
State Fair of WV schedule: Aug. 18

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $11 for adults. Children ages 12 and below receive free admission each day. For information, visit www.statefairofwv.com.

Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017
Things to do today: Aug. 18, 2017

Music THE JOSEPH SISTERS and TBA: 6 p.m. Free. Summerfest, South Charleston. Call 304-746-5552.

PHOTOS: South Charleston Summerfest 2017
PHOTOS: South Charleston Summerfest 2017

South Charleston’s annual Summerfest rolls on this week at the Mound. The event features concerts, food, car shows and more. The Esquires performed Thursday evening at the Mound. It was the band’s 16th appearance at the festival.

Dear Abby: Man questions his dating style after being cheated on twice
Dear Abby: Man questions his dating style after being cheated on twice

Dear Abby: I have been in two relationships. The first was with a girl a couple of years older than I am. We were together for several years before she cheated on me and dumped me. I was crushed. The next girl was a few years younger. She did the same thing after we were together a year.

One Month at a Time: Despite progress, injury kills Spartan Race dreams
One Month at a Time: Despite progress, injury kills Spartan Race dreams

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Forest Hill pottery maker doesn’t let lack of vision slow her craft
Forest Hill pottery maker doesn’t let lack of vision slow her craft

FOREST HILL — As you walk through the door at Wake-Robin Gallery in small-town Forest Hill, you’re instantly greeted by the bark of a suspicious German shepherd and the chime of a recognizable doorbell melody, humming at a higher volume than typical doorbells.

WV’s Green Bank Telescope helps shoot moon with radar for detailed map
WV’s Green Bank Telescope helps shoot moon with radar for detailed map

As America gets ready to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum are using radio telescopes at the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to map the moon with radar.

Funerals for: August 18, 2017

Ash, Sammy 1 p.m., Judson Baptist Church, Belle.


Caldwell, Robert 11 a.m., Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg.


Estes, John Carl 2 p.m., Bartlett


Gentry, Emma Norine Noon, Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.


Graham, Vivian 1 p.m., Wallace Funeral Home, Milton.


Guthrie, Charles 11 a.m., Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane.


Holmes Jr., Darrel 1 p.m., Greene


James, Harlan "Jerry" 11 a.m., Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville.


Jividen, Audrey M. 1 p.m., Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.


Parsons, Christopher 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.


Pennington, Merial Lee 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.


Potterfield, Phyllis 11 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Charleston.


Smith, Virginia 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.


Spurgeon, Winoma M. 2 p.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.