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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Great cast makes 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' a successful movie

Director Matt Reeves ("Let Me In," "Cloverfield," "Felicity") has brought new life into one of the longest-running franchises in sci-fi movie history. With "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," he shows us what can be done with a nice script, good actors and great CGI work.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

News in brief

SCOTT DEPOT -- Teays Valley Church of God will offer free haircuts by licensed stylists and barbers for the entire family from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Fire departments awarded grant funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department will receive nearly $49,000 in grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department is one of four West Virginia volunteer fire departments to receive the funding, according to a release from U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards announced

HUNTINGTON -- Karl Towns Jr. from Metuchen, N.J., and Brianna Turner of Marvel, Texas, were recipients of 2014 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


Chloe Sergent performed at 8 p.m. during the Hurricane 4th of July celebration on Friday, July 4, in Valley Park. Sergent, who plays regularly with Cathy Grant's Fiddlers Galore, won second place in the fiddle contest at the 2014 Vandalia Gathering. She also placed second in the City of Hurricane Talent Show on May 3, 2014, and was chosen as Mayor's Choice in the talent show, thus earning an invitation to perform in the July 4 celebration. Incorrect and incomplete information appeared in the Friday, July 11, edition of The Putnam Herald.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


The weekend will start off with mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms as a cold front moves through the region on Saturday. The high temperature will be 82 degrees.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Remembering Hurricane High School 66 years ago

It was 66 years ago in Hurricane and most of us were 18 years old. Bob Beaver, one of my best friends ever, was our class president and also president of the Student Council and a friend to everybody in the school.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Hurricane City Music Festival set for July 19

HURRICANE -- Hurricane City Park and the surrounding community will come alive with the sound of music on Saturday, July 19, when PH.D. Records of Hurricane presents the Hurricane City Music Festival, from 4 to 11 p.m., with free admission.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Worship news

HURRICANE -- The Hurricane Church of Christ VBS kickoff is set for 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 20.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Hundreds turn out for fun and food at the fair

ELEANOR, W.Va. -- The Putnam County Fair is about fun, fried food, fellowship and entertainment, but some might not have considered one of the most lasting impacts of the fair: skill-building.