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Elkins Forest Festival queen’s gown revealed
By October 2, 2015 Read More →

Elkins Forest Festival queen’s gown revealed

ELKINS, W.Va. — An “epic” gown will be in the spotlight during today’s coronation of Maid Silvia LXXIX Madeline Hope Ross. The coronation ceremony is scheduled at the Davis & Ekins College Amphitheater at 2 p.m. In case of heavy rain, it will be at Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the Davis […]

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NBA’s Pelicans land at The Greenbrier
By October 1, 2015 Read More →

NBA’s Pelicans land at The Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The sound is unmistakable. There’s the rubber soles squeaking on polished hardwood floors, the erratic thump-thump-thump of a bouncing leather ball and the grunting and taunts of towering athletes as they advance up and down the court. “Give me the ball,” one of them shouts, hand raised, leaning into the […]

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Martinsburg photographer captures lunar eclipse
By September 29, 2015 Read More →

Martinsburg photographer captures lunar eclipse

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‘Wild’ kids parade marks start of Forest Festival
By September 28, 2015 Read More →

‘Wild’ kids parade marks start of Forest Festival

ELKINS, W.Va. — The 79th Mountain State Forest Festival kicked off Saturday with opening ceremonies, and a plethora of activities, including the strongman contest, 10K run/walk and the Parade of Children followed. As usual, Sunday’s parade drew thousands of people to downtown Elkins to celebrate the opening of the nine-day extravaganza. “Wild, Wild West Virginia” […]

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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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