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Kingwood zoo’s giraffe is top crowd pleaser
By July 25, 2016 Read More →

Kingwood zoo’s giraffe is top crowd pleaser

KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo, also known as the West Virginia Zoo, in Kingwood, is home to more than 300 animals from nearly 30 species. Among the variety of exotic animals, the giraffe is probably the most popular, said owner, Bryan Hovatter. “The giraffe is the biggest attraction and the Watussi, which is an […]

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Charleston’s famed MLK chorus celebrates 20 years
By July 25, 2016 Read More →

Charleston’s famed MLK chorus celebrates 20 years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus members celebrated their 20th anniversary on Sunday by doing what they do best — singing. The group of around 30, ranging from ages 20 to 90, performed at the Charleston First Church of the Nazarene. Harry Stewart Jr. has been a member since the group was […]

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Bluefield paper helps reunite elderly dog, owner
By July 21, 2016 Read More →

Bluefield paper helps reunite elderly dog, owner

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Petey the Chihuahua was having a hard time, perhaps the toughest of his 16 dog years. He had been stolen from his McDowell County home and dumped in Mercer County. His luck changed a little when a state Department of Natural Resources officer saw him and contacted the Mercer County Animal Shelter. […]

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Into the mouth of a babe
By July 20, 2016 Read More →

Into the mouth of a babe

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Cabell retiree runs re-enactment group for students
By July 19, 2016 Read More →

Cabell retiree runs re-enactment group for students

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When Mike Sheets started the Western Virginia Military Academy in 2008, he had very little to work with besides a few interested boys and a vision. Since then, this American Civil War exploratory club has grown to more than 60 boys and girls from elementary, middle and high schools. Now a retired […]

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Jamboree in The Hills caps off its 40th year
By July 18, 2016 Read More →

Jamboree in The Hills caps off its 40th year

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Jamboree In The Hills celebrated 40 years of fun and music this past weekend, and one staff member has been there from the beginning. Robert Gorrell, known as “Bushwacker” by fans and staff, is one of the constants at the event and can be seen working among the crowd to this […]

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WV National Guard brings fun to kids in flood zone
By July 14, 2016 Read More →

WV National Guard brings fun to kids in flood zone

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 200 West Virginia National Guardsmen were active Wednesday as flood relief continued in southern parts of the state. But not all jobs were related to clean-up. Many spent their day just having fun with the kids. Since canceling their Youth Leaders camp, the National Guard held its first of three […]

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Charleston’s Magic Island splash pad finally opens
By July 13, 2016 Read More →

Charleston’s Magic Island splash pad finally opens

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The city of Charleston finally activated the long-awaited splash pad at Magic Island on Tuesday after two previous ribbon cuttings were canceled due to rain. While the splash pad wasn’t damaged during last month’s flooding, city workers had to wait for the Kanawha River’s levels to go down…

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Young riders show horse sense in Reedsville
By July 11, 2016 Read More →

Young riders show horse sense in Reedsville

REEDSVILLE, W.Va. — Local youth horse riders had the chance to show off their animals during the 4-H Kids Fun Show on July 9 at the WVU Reedsville Farm. Organizer Lisa Weaver said not every young person who owns a horse can afford to participate in a show. That’s what the fun show is for. […]

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Smokey gets a bath at the Putnam County Fair
By July 11, 2016 Read More →

Smokey gets a bath at the Putnam County Fair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Putnam County Fairgrounds is a popular place this week. Fair-goers on Sunday got the opportunity to try out all the different foods, walk the barns, and enjoy all the other activities at the fair. To see more photos, click here. 

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