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Drone photography captures an Ohio Valley only birds see

By ALEC BERRY The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register Jeremy Lewis pilots a drone some several hundred feet in the air to photograph familiar Ohio Valley sights from a vantage point not ordinarily accessible. He said this activity, now a side business owned and operated as Flying Dreams Aerial Imaging Services, stemmed not[Read More…]

Berkeley County woman celebrates Christmas with tiny town

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal HEDGESVILLE, W.Va.  — Saying that Regina Franklin is a Christmas enthusiast may be putting it lightly. With the help of friends and neighbors — and a lot of yard sale shopping over the years — Franklin has started her own holiday tradition as a reminder[Read More…]

The Nutcracker

BECKLY, W.Va. — Clara, (Ellie Boyd) and Unclel Drosselmeyer (Brian Murphy) dance opening night of Beckley Dance Theatre and Beckley Performing Arts’ annual production of The Nutcracker Dec. 2 n the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium. The show runs again Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Photo[Read More…]

WVU band performs in Macy’s Parade

NEW YORK — The West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band, the Pride of West Virginia, participated in the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday in New York City. This was the first year that WVU’s band was invited to march in the annual parade, and it was the only collegiate[Read More…]

A first deer and a big smile for 8-year-old

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Blaze orange could be seen and gunshots could be heard when Monday rolled around. Firearm buck season started in West Virginia on Monday. The season lasts two weeks, ending on Dec. 3. The firearms buck season always starts the week of Thanksgiving, Division of Natural Resources Lt. B.[Read More…]

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