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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia's Jevon Carter can now add clutch shooter to his young resume.
Carter sank two free throws with 1 second left in overtime to lift No. 18 West Virginia to an 86-85 victory over TCU on Saturday.
Teammate Jaysean Paige bearhugged Carter after the final horn sounded, and West Virginia's players carried Carter off

No. 18 West Virginia edges TCU 86-85 in overtime

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia's Jevon Carter can now add clutch shooter to his young resume. Carter sank two free throws with 1 second left in overtime to lift No. 18 West Virginia to an 86-85 victory over TCU on Saturday. Teammate Jaysean Paige bearhugged Carter after the final horn sounded, and West Virginia's players carried Carter off

FOSTER – Madison Middle School's Jordan Kish said he was a little worried about his chances during Boone County Schools' annual oral spelling bee competition when he almost misspelled his own last name.
“I was really nervous when it began, but after I spelled that first word correctly, I felt a lot less nervous,” he said.
Kish s

Madison Middle student wins county spelling bee

FOSTER – Madison Middle School's Jordan Kish said he was a little worried about his chances during Boone County Schools' annual oral spelling bee competition when he almost misspelled his own last name. “I was really nervous when it began, but after I spelled that first word correctly, I felt a lot less nervous,” he said. Kish s

CHAPMANVILLE — The Town of Chapmanville is participating in the Paint the Town Blue Event set for Thurs., Feb. 19, when the doors of homes and offices across the state will be blue in support of our law enforcement officers.
Orchestrated by the Wives Behind the Badge support group, the Paint the Town Blue event calls for businesses and resid

Chapmanville to Paint the Town Blue

CHAPMANVILLE — The Town of Chapmanville is participating in the Paint the Town Blue Event set for Thurs., Feb. 19, when the doors of homes and offices across the state will be blue in support of our law enforcement officers. Orchestrated by the Wives Behind the Badge support group, the Paint the Town Blue event calls for businesses and resid

The untold story will unfold when you stop struggling for control. Honestly, it is scary to relinquish control of our lives, especially to someone we can't see or touch. Yet, faith requires that we live one day at a time.
Consider David, God had promised him the throne. He was to become the king of Israel. David's story began in 1 Samuel 16 when h

The Untold Story

The untold story will unfold when you stop struggling for control. Honestly, it is scary to relinquish control of our lives, especially to someone we can't see or touch. Yet, faith requires that we live one day at a time. Consider David, God had promised him the throne. He was to become the king of Israel. David's story began in 1 Samuel 16 when h

CMS girls rally to win at Sherman

SETH — The Chapmanville Middle School girls' basketball team improved to 14-0 on the season with Thursday night's 52-30 win at Sherman in Black Diamond Conference play. Sherman came out blazing, jumping out to a 16-4 lead mid-way into the first quarter. The Lady Tigers fought back but still trailed 17-10 at the end of the quarter. “W

W.Va. mine disaster victims' families want gag order lifted

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Families of some of the 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in a 2010 explosion have asked a federal judge to lift a gag order in the criminal case against the mining company's former chief executive. The Charleston Gazette reports that lawyers for the estates of 14 of the victims filed the motion Thursday in federal co

Wyoming County SADD chapter aiming for No. 1

The Wyoming County SADD Chapter has its eyes on No. 1 this year. After finishing No. 2 nationally two years ago and No. 2 last year, the group is aiming for the top, according to Kathy Brunty of Family Resource Network. And she thinks the local SADD has a good shot at it. “We have tripled in size and activities,” Brunty commented. J

Watch: Video highlights from Logan's 73-64 win over Wyoming East

It's taken awhile for Austin Treweek-Noe to get used to his surroundings on and off the basketball court here in West Virginia. Logan High School's 6-foot senior guard, who hails from Down Under, has had to get used to West Virginia's wintry weather for starters. Since the seasons are reversed in his native Australia, he's not accustomed to havin

A Kistler man was booked on Jan. 22 for several hit and run accidents that occurred on Dec. 28 in the Stollings-McConnell area.
According to the complaint, Kevin James Sewell, 31, is accused of first rear-ending the vehicle of Dwayne Frye at the stop light at Stollings. Sewell reportedly fled the scene and in doing so, side swiped the vehicle of J

Man charged with hit and runs

A Kistler man was booked on Jan. 22 for several hit and run accidents that occurred on Dec. 28 in the Stollings-McConnell area. According to the complaint, Kevin James Sewell, 31, is accused of first rear-ending the vehicle of Dwayne Frye at the stop light at Stollings. Sewell reportedly fled the scene and in doing so, side swiped the vehicle of J

Logan Elementary School celebrated Read To Me Day on November 20th with students, parents, teachers, the Principal, and community members participating. This was the 20th year for the annual event.
LES has participated since its inception. Read-to-Me Day is collaboration between the Education Alliance's Family Literacy Program and the West Virgini

LES host Read To Me Day

Logan Elementary School celebrated Read To Me Day on November 20th with students, parents, teachers, the Principal, and community members participating. This was the 20th year for the annual event. LES has participated since its inception. Read-to-Me Day is collaboration between the Education Alliance's Family Literacy Program and the West Virgini

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
RED JACKET – Tug Valley continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners.
The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had

Tug whips Mingo

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – Tug Valley continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners. The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had

Perry's court indicts 31 people

A total of 55 indictments were handed down in both Logan County Circuit Judges courts during the January 2015 session of the Grand Jury. Indictments in Judge Roger Perry's court were: 15-F-25: Jacob Allen Adkins was indicted for third or subsequent offense driving revoked or suspended for DUI of alcohol or controlled substances or drugs, improper

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.
That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.”
Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playi

Mr. Cub Ernie Banks dies

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83 MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.” Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playi

Attorney: Smith can't be charged with DUI during session

FRANKFORT (AP) — A state senator is trying to have his DUI charge dismissed because the state constitution bans lawmakers from being arrested while the legislature is in session. Republican state Sen. Brandon Smith of Hazard was arrested and charged with DUI on Jan. 6, the first day of the 2015 legislative session. Smith had a .088 percent b

To place an event in the “What's Goin' On” section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee's). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time,

What's Goin' On

To place an event in the “What's Goin' On” section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee's). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time,

Analysis of the future financial condition of Harlan County Schools has convinced Superintendent Mike Howard of the need to plan for spending reductions of nearly $1 million in the coming year.
Fortunately, due to several years of sound fiscal management, any needed cuts should not affect teaching positions or staffing to a significant degree beyo

Million dollar budget cut looming

Analysis of the future financial condition of Harlan County Schools has convinced Superintendent Mike Howard of the need to plan for spending reductions of nearly $1 million in the coming year. Fortunately, due to several years of sound fiscal management, any needed cuts should not affect teaching positions or staffing to a significant degree beyo

There was a couple having dinner together at a nice restaurant. The husband took his wife's hand at one point during dinner and was very lovingly caressing it. He didn't say a word, just stroked her hand and touched her wedding ring fondly. His wife was very touched by his attention and romanticism. She looked into his eyes and said, “With th

Finding joy in the little things

There was a couple having dinner together at a nice restaurant. The husband took his wife's hand at one point during dinner and was very lovingly caressing it. He didn't say a word, just stroked her hand and touched her wedding ring fondly. His wife was very touched by his attention and romanticism. She looked into his eyes and said, “With th

Kentucky State Police detectives are on a murder scene in Bell County on old Bell High Road just off of U.S. 119 at East Pineville.
It is being reported that a woman was found murdered in a residence. KSP received the call just after midnight. No other details are available at this time.
The Bell County Sheriff's Department is assisting KSP Detec

Murder investigation underway in Bell County

Kentucky State Police detectives are on a murder scene in Bell County on old Bell High Road just off of U.S. 119 at East Pineville. It is being reported that a woman was found murdered in a residence. KSP received the call just after midnight. No other details are available at this time. The Bell County Sheriff's Department is assisting KSP Detec

LOUISVILLE — Harlan County Farm Bureau was honored as one of the five winners in the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) County Activities of Excellence program. All five recipients of the award were recognized during the December 4 general session of KFB's annual meeting in Louisville.
The County Activities of Excellence competition was develop

Harlan honored in KFB's County Activities of Excellence Program

LOUISVILLE — Harlan County Farm Bureau was honored as one of the five winners in the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) County Activities of Excellence program. All five recipients of the award were recognized during the December 4 general session of KFB's annual meeting in Louisville. The County Activities of Excellence competition was develop

The Bell County Lady Cats saw one individual milestone celebrated before Friday's game and another reached during a 70-41 blowout of Harlan County.
Senior point guard Jess Sanders was recognized before tip-off for reaching her 1,000th career point and senior guard Maci Morris, who scored 31 points in the game, reached the 3,000 point mark in the f

Lady Cats shoot down HCHS 70-41

The Bell County Lady Cats saw one individual milestone celebrated before Friday's game and another reached during a 70-41 blowout of Harlan County. Senior point guard Jess Sanders was recognized before tip-off for reaching her 1,000th career point and senior guard Maci Morris, who scored 31 points in the game, reached the 3,000 point mark in the f





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