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Berkeley County woman celebrates Christmas with tiny town
By December 20, 2016 Read More →

Berkeley County woman celebrates Christmas with tiny town

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal HEDGESVILLE, W.Va.  — Saying that Regina Franklin is a Christmas enthusiast may be putting it lightly. With the help of friends and neighbors — and a lot of yard sale shopping over the years — Franklin has started her own holiday tradition as a reminder of the joyous spirit Christmas […]

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The Nutcracker
By December 5, 2016 Read More →

The Nutcracker

BECKLY, W.Va. — Clara, (Ellie Boyd) and Unclel Drosselmeyer (Brian Murphy) dance opening night of Beckley Dance Theatre and Beckley Performing Arts’ annual production of The Nutcracker Dec. 2 n the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium. The show runs again Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Photo by Brad Davis

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WVU band performs in Macy’s Parade
By November 25, 2016 Read More →

WVU band performs in Macy’s Parade

NEW YORK — The West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band, the Pride of West Virginia, participated in the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday in New York City. This was the first year that WVU’s band was invited to march in the annual parade, and it was the only collegiate band to perform. When the […]

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A first deer and a big smile for 8-year-old
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

A first deer and a big smile for 8-year-old

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Blaze orange could be seen and gunshots could be heard when Monday rolled around. Firearm buck season started in West Virginia on Monday. The season lasts two weeks, ending on Dec. 3. The firearms buck season always starts the week of Thanksgiving, Division of Natural Resources Lt. B. McDougal said. Hunters cannot hunt […]

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Car causes major damage to Fairmont church
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Car causes major damage to Fairmont church

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Ceiling tiles, pieces of brick and cinder blocks could be seen in the nursery of The Baptist Temple in Fairmont after a car crashed into the church Monday afternoon. No children were present in the nursery during the crash due to the holiday, church secretary Mary Ellen Haney said. The call about […]

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Service held for ’68 Farmington mine disaster
By November 21, 2016 Read More →

Service held for ’68 Farmington mine disaster

FARMINGTON, W.Va. — “One miner’s death is too many in this industry,” said Joe Main, director of the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA), and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III echoed in a letter Sunday at the service to honor and remember the lives lost after explosions occurred at the Farmington No. 9 mine 48 years […]

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Mercer County resident loses home of 58 years
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Mercer County resident loses home of 58 years

OAKVALE, W.Va. — A house was destroyed by fire on Cheesy Creek Road near Oakvale Tuesday afternoon, but quick action by firefighters may have saved another house and prevented a major forest fire. Estaline Nelson, 87, was the only occupant in the small frame house and escaped without injury, but she lost all of her […]

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Crowd rallies to bring Syrian refugees to WV capital
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Crowd rallies to bring Syrian refugees to WV capital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds gathered in Charleston Tuesday night to show their support for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in West Virginia’s capital. Speakers at the rally centered their messages around America’s history of taking in refugees and the positive impact they have had on communities. Rabbi Victor Urecki, of B’nai Jacob Synagogue and an immigrant […]

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Two Fayetteville murals complete, more wanted
By November 15, 2016 Read More →

Two Fayetteville murals complete, more wanted

BECKLEY, W.Va. — With both of the Second Street abutment murals complete, the Fayetteville Arts Coalition will look for other opportunities to bring the community public art installations. “We want to have as much public art as possible as a signal to visitors and residents that we are an art-friendly community in Fayetteville — we […]

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Veterans honored at Bluefield luncheon
By November 11, 2016 Read More →

Veterans honored at Bluefield luncheon

See a slideshow from this event. 

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