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Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the[Read More…]

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a[Read More…]

Ripley hosting Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Charleston Gazette-Mail The 56th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair will be held through Saturday at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, located at 82 FFA Drive in Ripley. The fair features more than 100 exhibitors including heritage artisans, as well as members of the West Virginia Art & Craft[Read More…]

West Virginia’s first lady Cathy Justice is a doll

By KENNY KEMP Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia Division of Culture and History and first lady Cathy Justice unveiled a doll in Justice’s likeness for the First Ladies of West Virginia Collection in a ceremony Wednesday in the Great Hall at the Culture Center. The Cathy Justice doll was hand-sculpted by[Read More…]

PHOTO: Cats convene in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 150 purebred cats competed during the annual All Breed Cat Show at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday and Sunday. The show was sponsored by the Cat Fanciers’ Association and member clubs Almost Heaven and Great Lakes Great Maines.

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Wheeling Park High School students take part in the 17-minute National Student Walkout to remember the 17 lives lost in the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The students also held signs stating “Silence Gun Violence” and chanted “We[Read More…]

Photo Album: The Ohio River at Mason and Point Pleasant

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Fascinating faces of Fasnacht in West Virginia

The Inter-Mountain HELVETIA, W.Va. — The village of Helvetia celebrated Fasnacht Saturday, dressing up in various guises meant to scare off Old Man Winter and cold weather. Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnivale in Rio. It is a time of celebration before the beginning[Read More…]

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