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WV Veterans Memorial gets new, blue lighting
By November 24, 2015 Read More →

WV Veterans Memorial gets new, blue lighting

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WV Christmas tree vendors brace for Black Friday
By November 24, 2015 Read More →

WV Christmas tree vendors brace for Black Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Christmas tree vendors at Charleston’s Capitol Market are preparing for a Black Friday sales rush, as traditionalists who savor the classic looks and spicy aromas of fresh-cut trees hasten to put Thanksgiving behind them to embrace the yuletide holiday season. A half-dozen vendors were already up and running on Monday, with some […]

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WVU staffers make gingerbread alumni center
By November 23, 2015 Read More →

WVU staffers make gingerbread alumni center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What can you make with more than 100 pounds of gingerbread, $300-$400 in candy and 150 man hours? A festive gingerbread replica of WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center. Work began in July to craft the model — which is scaled to about 125th the size of the real building, Executive Chef Scott Spiker […]

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WVU students help train dogs for disabled vets
By November 20, 2015 Read More →

WVU students help train dogs for disabled vets

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Disabled veterans with Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD) are finally getting much-needed help from “man’s best friend,” thanks to a few local organizations that are matching trained service dogs with those in need. Because the Veterans Administration has yet to conclude there is enough clinical research proving dogs help treat PTSD, the […]

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Winds topple 150-year-old oak in Bluefield
By November 19, 2015 Read More →

Winds topple 150-year-old oak in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — High winds knocked down trees, power and communication lines  which caused blocked roads and streets throughout the region. Although a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Blacksburg, Va., said the wind gusts maxed out at 43 miles per hour at the Mercer County Airport, at least one white oak tree […]

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Randolph County blue spruce headed to Charleston
By November 18, 2015 Read More →

Randolph County blue spruce headed to Charleston

BEVERLY, W.Va. — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least at the governor’s mansion in Charleston. That is where a 25-year-old blue spruce from Ed and Jenny Dumire of Beverly now will “reside” as West Virginia’s first family’s official Christmas tree. The tree was harvested Tuesday from the Dumires’ property on Scotts […]

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WV student’s first photo wins national award
By November 17, 2015 Read More →

WV student’s first photo wins national award

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Faythe Bailey, an eighth-grader at Martinsburg South Middle School, never thought that a simple photograph she had taken of a friend would turn into what it did. Bailey placed first in the Boys & Girls Club national photography contest in the 10-12 age group this past summer. Bailey was one of 16 […]

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Annual Marshall festival brings cultures together
By November 16, 2015 Read More →

Annual Marshall festival brings cultures together

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Downtown Huntington was abuzz Sunday afternoon with music, food and extravagant ensembles as part of Marshall University’s 52nd annual International Festival featuring several different countries and cultures from around the globe. Sounds and smells filled the air at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, drawing in a large crowd. The free event gave […]

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Welch marks 96th annual Veterans Day Parade
By November 12, 2015 Read More →

Welch marks 96th annual Veterans Day Parade

WELCH, W.Va. — The number of people attending the McDowell County Veterans Day Parade was down from the thousands that attended during the 1950s and ‘60s when coal was truly king, but the crowd’s spirit was unwavering in support for veterans. “The Welch parade does it like nobody else,” Lt. Col. David Vandevander said from […]

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Greenbrier Academy students perform in Beckley
By November 11, 2015 Read More →

Greenbrier Academy students perform in Beckley

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Performance Group is part of the therapeutic program at the Greenbrier Academy for Girls in Pence Springs, WV. The Academy works with challenged teens from across the Country and helps them in their transition from the troubles they faced to a more responsible future. Ninety percent of the girls go on […]

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