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WVU crowns beard-growing champion

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Having a groomed beard that looks presentable is important to the 2016 Beard Growing Champion, Matt Tenaglio. Tenaglio was just one of 12 contestants during Wednesday’s Beard Growing Contest Finals in the Mountainlair. The contestants met four weeks ago to shave their faces to start the competition[Read More…]

Water truck takes dip in Ohio River in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Bypassing signs prohibiting pumping from the Ohio River, a water truck spent two hours underwater before authorities were alerted to the submerged vehicle. According to Moundsville Fire Chief Noel Clarke, the truck operated by Confluence, Pa.-based contractor The U Company, was reportedly on the ramp of the 13th[Read More…]

Elkins kids watch a big pumpkin go splat

ELKINS, W.Va. — Pumpkins were falling from the sky Tuesday as students from Highland Adventist School securely wrapped up pumpkins that were dropped from the Elkins Volunteer Fire Department aerial truck. “Every fall we take the students and do a pumpkin drop,” Stacy Blanzy, an instructor at HAS, said. “They[Read More…]

Martinsburg kids encounter 24, not 101, dalmations

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Imagine walking into school one day to find it filled with numerous spotted dogs. That’s exactly what students at Martinsburg South Middle School discovered  on Monday when they encountered 24 teachers dressed as white and black spotted dalmations and their principal replaced by Cruella De Vil from[Read More…]

WV man fosters social media star with new paws

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. — A five-month-old puppy named Hope is teaching people a thing or two about not letting life knock you down. Hope was born without fully-formed paws on both her back legs, but now fitted with prosthetics, she is just as quick as ever. “The right foot is[Read More…]

Truck-or-Treat benefits WVU Medicine Children’s

WHITE HALL, W.Va. — Area children had a safe place to go trick-or-treating Sunday during the annual Trunk-or-Treat event held in the Wal-Mart parking lot. While children’s faces were filled with excitement, residents were also supporting the efforts of the Children’s Miracle Network and WVU Medicine Children’s, with all proceeds[Read More…]

Bigfoot stands tall in foothills of Tazewell County

POUNDING MILL, Va. — A huge figure has been seen in the foothills of Tazewell County, Va. He’s almost 14 feet tall and he weighs about a ton. He looks hairy, resembles an ape and his shoe size is breathtaking. If this fellow sounds like the legendary Bigfoot, you’re right. Bigfoot[Read More…]

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