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W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter
W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

At the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, the Mercer County...

W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter
W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

At the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, the Mercer County...

West Virginia museums to let military members in for free

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families.

The Blue Star Museums program...

Thoughts control robotic limbs
Thoughts control robotic limbs

LOS ANGELES — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.

Two years ago, doctors in...

Community briefs for May 22, 2015

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association received 20 cats from a hoarding situation in Kanawha County this week. The cats are friendly, well socialized and need homes as soon as possible.

Most of the cats are 3 to 5 years of age, and...

Officers bridge the gap with local youth through basketball
Officers bridge the gap with local youth through basketball

HURRICANE — The scene was reminiscent of David and Goliath.

Five boys, fifth-graders all, did their best to sprint around the much larger police officers Wednesday afternoon on the playground basketball court at Mountain View Elementary...

Anti-drug task force block party brings community together
Anti-drug task force block party brings community together

A block party organized by the Charleston Police Department’s Drug Market Intervention Task Force brought West Siders together at Mary C. Snow Elementary School on Thursday despite gloomy weather and a little rain.

“I’m...

My Turn: Charleston is still worthy of city pride
My Turn: Charleston is still worthy of city pride

When I asked my dad, a Charleston-lifer, which Charleston he liked better — the one he knew growing up or the Charleston it is now — I was surprised by his answer: “Oh, definitely Charleston now.”

Don’t get me...

St. John’s Episcopal displays symbol of inclusion
St. John’s Episcopal displays symbol of inclusion

St. John’s Episcopal now flies Gay Pride flag as a sign to show it is a welcoming community

Loyal dog keeps missing boy warm on cold night in the woods

A Mercer County boy survived an accidental overnight stay in the woods thanks to a loyal friend — his dog. Six-year-old Henry Cox went missing after playing with his friends outside his home around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Henry had been...

Seizure-detecting dogs give kids normalcy
Seizure-detecting dogs give kids normalcy

LOS ANGELES — When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day.

For years, her grandmother stayed in the girl’s room at night, watching for an attack. That ended three years ago when...

Community briefs for May 21, 2015

The Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, 130 Academy Drive in Dunbar, will be open to the public throughout the Memorial Day weekend and will host two different activities in observance of the holiday.

Local Boy Scout troops ...

Bricks and Barrels opens to public
Bricks and Barrels opens to public

New restaurant boasts steak, seafood as well as large assortment of wines, beers on tap

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