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By July 19, 2017 Read More →

Texans scout the Mothman’s Trail

By MORGAN McKINNESS Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Farm Museum hosted a contingent of boy scouts from West Texas on their way to this year’s National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope. Troop 4103, formed from other troops in the West Texas Council, spent the night […]

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American Queen CEO praises Huntington’s welcome
By July 14, 2017 Read More →

American Queen CEO praises Huntington’s welcome

By JIM ROSS The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington had gone nearly a dozen years between visits from the largest passenger steamboat in America until the American Queen stopped there in 2014. It went three more years until the boat made a return visit July 12. The boat and its 400 passengers will be […]

American Queen to stop in Huntington today
By July 12, 2017 Read More →

American Queen to stop in Huntington today

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau is putting its final plans in place as Huntington prepares to welcome The American Queen, and its 374 expected passengers, to Huntington today. The riverboat, which last visited Huntington in 2014, is scheduled to arrive at noon Wednesday, allowing its passengers to spend […]

Pricketts Fort feasts on old African American cuisine
By July 12, 2017 Read More →

Pricketts Fort feasts on old African American cuisine

Staff report The Dominion Post FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Pricketts Fort highlighted the African American experience on the western Virginia frontier July 11 with catfish stew, hoecakes and other homecooked staples. Historic interpreter Cordelia Spencer led a hearth cooking demonstration featuring dishes common among African American slaves. She prepared catfish stew — with potatoes, carrots, parsnips, […]

By July 11, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, July 11

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP JR. ADMITS HE WANTED INFO ON CLINTON FROM KREMLIN-LINKED LAWYER The president’s eldest son was reportedly told ahead of […]

More under the hood: Annual car show offering tons more than classic cars
By July 10, 2017 Read More →

More under the hood: Annual car show offering tons more than classic cars

By MICHELLE JAMES The Register-Herald From hotrods to ziplines, delicious food to plane rides and top-notch musical entertainment, organizers of the upcoming Friends of Coal Auto Fair say the event will have a little something for everyone of all ages. “It’s kind of known as an auto fair, but it’s so much more,” says Josh […]

WVU board votes to raise tuition 5 percent
By June 29, 2017 Read More →

WVU board votes to raise tuition 5 percent

Staff report The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The WVU Board of Governors approved a tuition increase of about 5 percent on June 29, as part of its Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The roughly $1 billion budget was unanimously approved at a special meeting. The vote was delayed by state budget negotiations which dragged on […]

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to present native orchid tour Saturday
By June 29, 2017 Read More →

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to present native orchid tour Saturday

Staff report The Mountain Messenger RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Guest speaker Charles Garratt will present the free program Saturday at 10 a.m. The event will begin with a photo presentation and talk followed by a trip to Cranberry Glades and the surrounding area to look at a few of these orchids. Be prepared to hike short […]

Terra Alta: Celebrating Independence Day for 91 years
By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Terra Alta: Celebrating Independence Day for 91 years

By CYNTHIA McCLOUD The Preston County News & Journal TERRA ALTA, W.Va. – Independence Day 1935. A young man with a piercing gaze wearing a newsboy cap and three-piece pinstripe suit poses by one of the tall oak trees in the Terra Alta Community Park. Behind him, a crowd of men and women in their Sunday […]

Eastern Panhandle prepares for unthinkable
By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Eastern Panhandle prepares for unthinkable

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Although West Virginia has not experienced any mass shootings, Nathan Harmon, a BECON active shooter training instructor, said he’s trying to prepare people in the Eastern Panhandle community — teachers, employees, worshippers — about the benefits of situational awareness in the event of an emergency situation. Harmon […]

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