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An inside look at the new Greenbrier Chapel
By September 28, 2015 Read More →

An inside look at the new Greenbrier Chapel

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — At first glance, it appears to be just a simple country church, suspended in time beneath a sheltering canopy of trees, nestled in a peaceful dell. But The Greenbrier Chapel’s apparent simplicity should not be taken at face value, for beyond the graceful pillars marching across the portico is a […]

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W.Va. veteran receives long overdue Purple Heart
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. veteran receives long overdue Purple Heart

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Willie Lewis, chairman of the West Virginia Veterans Coalition, receives a Purple Heart medal from Woody Williams, Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, as his wife, Della Powell Lewis (left) stands with him on stage during a reception Thursday evening at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. The Purple Heart […]

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Pucker up, Cheese Puff
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Pucker up, Cheese Puff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The owners, administrators and residents of Eastbrook Center, a skilled-nursing facility in Kanawha City, took turns Thursday kissing a small, orange-faced pot-bellied pig for charity — specifically, the Alzheimer’s Association. Folks gathered in the afternoon for their latest fundraiser, which garnered $600 of the $5,000 that will benefit their team participation in the […]

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West Virginia’s spectacular fall season is underway
By September 22, 2015 Read More →

West Virginia’s spectacular fall season is underway

BECKLEY, W.Va. — It’s the most wonderful time of the year… if you love colorful foliage, pumpkin-spiced everything and crisp evening air. Autumn officially begins on Wednesday, but many essential fall elements are already being spotted throughout the region. “Leaves are barely starting to turn on the higher elevations,” shared Dave Bieri, district supervisor at […]

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Kayakers take to Ohio River for Paddlefest
By September 21, 2015 Read More →

Kayakers take to Ohio River for Paddlefest

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — About 60 brightly colored kayaks with a few canoes paddled the Ohio River between Point Park and Blennerhassett Island on Saturday morning during a period free of barges or motorboats. The second annual Parkersburg Paddlefest was held Saturday on the Ohio River after the U.S. Coast Guard closed the Ohio River between […]

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Runner proposes at first Morgantown marathon
By September 21, 2015 Read More →

Runner proposes at first Morgantown marathon

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — More than 1,100 racers, from more than 30 states, attended Morgantown’s first marathon during this past weekend. There was even a proposal at the end of the race. Ryan Cooper proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Millhouse, as she finished the 26.2-mile marathon. During the proposal, he had Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” playing […]

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Parade kicks off Barbourville Fall Fest
By September 18, 2015 Read More →

Parade kicks off Barbourville Fall Fest

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Each year, the “best little village in the state” throws one of the best little festivals in West Virginia. No town can properly kick off a celebration without a parade down Main Street, and that’s how the village of Barboursville started its 2015 Fall Fest on Thursday night. Candy rained into the […]

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Barboursville school marks Constitution Day
By September 17, 2015 Read More →

Barboursville school marks Constitution Day

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The roughly 240 students at Martha Elementary School commemorated Constitution Day on Wednesday the best way they knew how: A history lesson that ended in a parade and chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A-!” While national Constitution Day is Thursday, Sept. 17, Martha students wasted no time in learning about the document establishing the […]

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12 days and counting for Sylvester, 50 feet up
By September 15, 2015 Read More →

12 days and counting for Sylvester, 50 feet up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the waters of Davis Creek passed languidly 50 feet below, Sylvester the house cat meowed loudly and uneasily shifted position in his nook far up the trunk of a dead birch tree where he has spent the past 12 days. “Our son did an Internet search and found a story about […]

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The great corn maze mystery
By September 14, 2015 Read More →

The great corn maze mystery

MILTON, W.Va. — On a short list of great modern day mysteries, somewhere between “Where is Jimmy Hoffa” and “Were there really two shooters in Dallas,” perhaps we should consider a new addition: How do you make a corn maze? “My standard answer when I’m asked that question is, ‘If I told you I’d have […]

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