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28th annual Appalachian Stringband Festival kicks off Aug. 2
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28th annual Appalachian Stringband Festival kicks off Aug. 2

Staff report The Register-Herald BECKELY, W. Va. — The annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival, featuring some of the best fiddlers and banjo pickers in the world, is set for Aug. 2-6 at Camp Washington Carver at Clifftop, Fayette County. The five-day camping experience in the heart of West Virginia also includes music contests, dancing, […]

Eat up at the annual WV Hot Dog Festival Saturday in Huntington
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Eat up at the annual WV Hot Dog Festival Saturday in Huntington

By SARAH HOFFMAN The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — The 13th Annual Hot Dog Festival on Saturday, July 29, will offer much more than food. The concept for the festival, which benefits the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, came from John Mandt Jr., owner of Stewarts Original Hot Dogs. “I just had an idea, being Stewarts and […]

Youth ministry works to restore Chafin House
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Youth ministry works to restore Chafin House

By NANCY PEYTON The Logan Banner LOGAN, W.Va. — Churches from all over the country have been in West Virginia for the last eight weeks to work on beautification and service projects. Several of these groups have been working on the historic Chafin House. YouthWorks, a program established in 1994, is a service to help anyone […]

LGBTQ+ Center at WVU reacts to transgender military ban
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LGBTQ+ Center at WVU reacts to transgender military ban

By DOUGLAS SOULE The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University LGBTQ+ Center said President Trump’s announcement banning transgender people from the military was “very damaging.” In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the WVU LGBTQ+ Center said, “The LGBTQ+ Center stands with transpeople in these difficult times. We are proud of all that you […]

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W.Va. to receive additional $42 million for flood relief

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W. Va. — West Virginia will receive an additional $42 million for flood relief from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin and U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins announced the grant in Thursday news releases. Thursday’s announcement of the additional $42,383,000 award, […]

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Storms may produce flash flooding

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood watch for the region through Friday evening. In West Virginia, the watch was issued for the counties of Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Nicholas, […]

Sunny Pointe Guest House attracting summer residents for 10 years
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Sunny Pointe Guest House attracting summer residents for 10 years

By JONATHAN WEAVER The Weston News JANE LEW, W.Va. — A decade of weddings, special events and fond memories have been made at Sunny Pointe Guest House in Jane Lew. Booking Manager Janelle Swiger grew up in the former farmhouse and now works for the family business part-time since it began being rented out for […]

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10 things to know: Friday, July 28

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, July 28, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON’ A dejected Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urges his Senate colleagues to move on after the […]

Scouts’ Day of Service work did 220  projects in 45 WV counties
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Scouts’ Day of Service work did 220 projects in 45 WV counties

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail PRINCE, W.Va. — Wielding shovels and buckets and muscling wheelbarrows full of gravel to various worksites, an energetic army of 200 hard-hatted Boy Scouts from across the country arrived Wednesday on the shore of the New River at the Grandview Sandbar Campground. The group, hailing from Arizona, Massachusetts and Virginia, […]

Scouts work to make improvements to Grandview Sandbar and River Access area
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Scouts work to make improvements to Grandview Sandbar and River Access area

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Approximately 200 Boy Scouts, including some who are mobility challenged. teamed up with the National Park Service and West Virginia Citizens Conservation Corps Wednesday to make improvements to the Grandview Sandbar Campground and River Access area. The improvements were based around making the area more accessible […]