West Virginia State University has announced it is lowering early enrollment tuition for high school students taking courses to $25 per credit hour.
New Hope Animal Rescue’s Paws and Shop thrift store, 2806 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, is hosting Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8.
The West Virginia Power has started the second half of the South Atlantic League season playing an inspiring style of baseball. The Power’s roster has young players from top to bottom, which this season’s coaching staff enjoys teaching...
Although it’s been open for about a year, a new picnic shelter at St. Albans City Park was officially recognized during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony.
William L. Grover of Cross Lanes is about ready to retire from a job he loves, even though it requires him to get out of bed by 1 or 2 a.m. and then drive in darkness, rain, snow, sleet, hail and anything else Mother Nature throws at him.
A new event, featuring fun for the whole family and a spirited cornhole tournament, is coming to Marshall University’s Huntington campus on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Gooseberries are not a popular fruit. In fact, a lot of people have neither seen nor tasted gooseberries. They are not available in supermarkets and, only occasionally, can they be found at farmers markets.
The wet weather has had an impact on this year’s Putnam County Fair, but the fair is open this weekend (July 17-19) as planned. Highlights include carnival rides, food vendors, a high-wire act, 4-H displays, live entertainment and much more is...
The Coal River Group has announced the hiring of the organization’s first full-time employee.
Unlike the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, summer is a time when donations to local food banks tend to fall off, as schools aren’t in session and vacations are on the minds of many.
Fisher Memorial Church, located in southern Jackson County, a few miles north of Sissonville, will host the 19th West Virginia School of Gospel Music Camp Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31.
While Sissonville High School students are out for the summer, construction workers from Putnam County-based MIRC Construction Services are in, giving a new, fresh look to the home of the Indians.
West Virginia University Tech opened its doors, dorms and laboratories last week for a first-time, gender-specific week of academic exploration and career possibilities.
Everyone, including young people like me, has a busy and stressful life. But can you imagine being a U.S. Senator and the amount of stress that comes with that job?
The Putnam County Fair returns for 2015 Friday, July 10 through Saturday, July 18 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Eleanor.
or a group of artists, Tuesday means packing up their brushes and watercolors and heading to the Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans.
Weeds reach the giraffe’s knees at a former Putt-Putt golf course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston.
Beginning Aug. 1, Monty Warner will assume responsibility as chief executive officer at the YMCA of Kanawha Valley, which operates facilities and programs throughout the county.
A group of area senior veterans and support staff hope to raise enough money to pay for a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, in September. The mission is to participate in a cross-cultural event to promote healthy lifestyles among senior citizens.
Propelled by a West Virginia Division of Energy grant via the state Department of Education’s Office of School Transportation, Kanawha County Schools tested propane-powered buses throughout the county last month.
There are lots of jokes about zucchini, but I have to admit I like this vegetable and look forward to the first from the garden.
Brianna Eden, a 2015 Sissonville High School graduate, received a JROTC medal and certificate in May from John Young Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution representative Linda Bibbee.
For approximately 50 years in the 20th century, Hafer Funeral Home and other funeral homes in the Elk River area frequently provided ambulance service to residents in need, driving passengers to the nearest hospital or other professional medical care.
Kanawha County’s Summer Food Service Program had a special opening course at the Elk Elementary Center in Elk Hills last week.
Twelve-year-old Chance Peck of St. Albans has achieved a milestone not equaled by many others.
The following is a list of upcoming events scheduled at Kanawha County Public Library locations. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kanawhalibrary.org.
Sternwheelers, live music and more will greet visitors to St. Albans Riverfest, which kicks off Thursday, June 25, and continues through Sunday, June 28 at Roadside Park in St. Albans.
The third annual recipients of the Richard (Dick) Green Memorial Scholarships are Lauren London from Hurricane High School and Mariah Cook from Nitro High School.
Charleston Montessori School will offer a one-week camp for rising first- through sixth-grade students the week of July 27-31.
The 19th annual Regional Teen Institute will be held Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 at the Rippling Waters Campgrounds in Romance in southern Jackson County.
At the 16th annual awards ceremony at Riverside High School May 14, the East Bank High School Alumni Association awarded scholarships of $4,000 each to 25 RHS graduating seniors.
The peak season for locally grown fresh strawberries is May through June. There is nothing better than a soft, deep-red, sun-warmed strawberry plucked right off the plant.
On a warm spring day in May, a group of St. Albans ladies wearing elegant hats captured a bygone era of genteel formality, teas and social graces.
Nestled in a woodsy setting near the Carriage Trail in Charleston’s South Hills, is a small cabinet filled with knowledge, adventure and imagination.
Some people are surprised to learn that I have eaten freshwater shrimp, more properly called freshwater prawn, raised near Athens,Ohio.
Two-hundred-thirty-three eighth-grade students from across West Virginia received the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award for outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history and culture on May 1.
Adults and children may debate from now ‘til the end of time the existence of Santa Claus.
The annual National Summer Transportation Institute 4-H camp for students entering seventh through ninth grades continues to accept applications for the June 15-26 camp hosted by West Virginia State University Extension Service.
Bubbles burst like gentle kisses on the face of Piedmont Elementary School kindergarten teacher Janet Lutz.
Construction has begun on what will become Zippy’s Hot Dogs & Ice Cream, a new, family-owned business between the Shops At Trace Fork and Dudley Farms Plaza in South Charleston.
Representatives from one of West Virginia’s Medicaid managed care organizations fear that a court order barring them from expanding their coverage into behavioral health services will negatively impact patient care coordination for thousands of...
Budding teenage artists will get the opportunity to blossom at West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy July 22-25 in Morgantown.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is inviting high school juniors and seniors and college undergraduates to participate in an intensive, three-day summer camp for students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy.
The smokers will be stoked and sizzling, the sauces will be stirred and seasoned expertly, and the senses will be spellbound for the 17th year next week at Ribfest.
When faced with a choice, I usually choose pie over cake for dessert.
For those seeking a bit of wooded seclusion and spirited recreation in a highly family-oriented atmosphere, Greenbrier Pool in Kanawha City is a trusty summertime destination.
Numerous individuals laced up their shoes earlier this month for a brisk morning exercise at the fourth annual Shoes 4 Strangers 5K race at Kanawha State Forest.
If Freddy the Fish was a real brook trout, he wouldn’t have been too happy swimming in a polluted aquarium, but for a group of fifth-grade students from St. Albans and Tornado, the annual Coal River Water Festival was an all-around good...
An agile, young outdoorswoman named Annie didn’t fare quite the same way as Marvel comic book character Peter Parker when she was bitten by a spider a few months ago.
After gathering material for most of her life and almost four years in the writing and production processes, 81-year-old Mary Griffith Bird has published her pictorial history book, “The Lives and Adventures of Our Morgan Pioneers,”...
Now in its third year of ministry on Charleston’s West Side, Living Water Worship Center declares itself “A place you can come and thirst no more.”
Sitting near the big, stone fireplace in the Shawnee Park Lodge, Executive Chef Wayne Poythress talked about sandwiches that exceed expectations and his larger vision for his new restaurant, the Shawnee Clubhouse Grill.
“The West Virginia Farmers Market Vendor Guide,” produced by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, West Virginia Department of Agriculture and West Virginia Farmers Market Association, outlines the items that may be...
The shortstop for the West Virginia Power this season, Cole Tucker, comes to the team with excellent playing credentials.
The Coal River has had a history of commerce as well as environmental concerns.
Live in West Virginia long enough and you’ll likely hear the declaration that its unofficial 56th county is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
There’s just something magical about playing in the woods, even if your lungs are burning, your hips ache and your feet feel like they’re about to drop off.
My introduction to paddling was in a rented kayak in the Coal River Group’s Tour de Coal a few years ago. I realized I loved paddling. Because I also like to fish, combining the two seemed a natural enough endeavor.
For those hard-wired to experience an adrenalin rush while on two wheels, the Snowshoe Bike Park offers one of the best trail systems in the United States.
The discographies of Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, Styx and Christopher Cross display no songs referencing the glories of sailing in West Virginia.
The muskellunge, or musky/muskie, can be one of the most elusive fish to catch in West Virginia.
The Elk River is one of the best waterways in West Virginia to haul in a big musky.
If one needs a reminder of just how beautiful the Mountain State is, take a hike on the Endless Wall Trail in the New River Gorge near Fayetteville.
For as long as there have been motorized vehicles, people have taken advantage of them to improve their enjoyment of the outdoors.
Three years ago, Scott Smith had modest expectations for the inaugural Eric Workman Memorial Muskie Tournament.
Below is a calendar of just a small sampling of some of the outdoors-related activities open to the public throughout West Virginia through the end of August:
For the nontraditional golfer who’d prefer to move his or her legs more than his or her arms on the greens, a new foot golf course is coming soon to Coonskin Park to make it so.
Soon ramp season will be over, but don’t fret. Green garlic, another hallmark of spring, is ready for harvest.
Triathlons promote perhaps some of the most challenging athletic endeavors in the world.
The Union Carbide Hunting and Fishing Lodge campground on Blue Creek is facing extinction soon, after decades of being a choice, close-by, back-to-nature getaway location for generations of Union Carbide employees, their families and friends.