The Herald-Dispatch Putnam News RSS 2014-04-19T08:20:28-04:00 urn:uuid:5b96e0e0-86c3-42b6-97ec-57cebc183d1d Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Exhibition now open at Culture Center in Charleston The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History has unveiled a new exhibition in the Balcony Gallery of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. </p> 3 plead guilty in federal methamphetamine case CURTIS JOHNSON 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>HUNTINGTON -- Two men and a woman await sentencing this summer in a federal methamphetamine case stemming from an alleged conspiracy in Putnam County. </p> National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week being celebrated The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>WINFIELD -- Putnam County 911 has been celebrating this week as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. </p> Putnam Farmers' Market announces opening for season The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>HURRICANE -- The mercury is rising, the sun is finally shining, and that means it's finally time to start anticipating the delicious freshness of locally grown food. </p> 200-year-old case causes repeal of 2 ancient laws The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>This week I want to talk to you about a murder. The crime I have in mind was committed nearly 200 years ago, very close to where I used to live in England. The facts of the case are similar to hundreds of others down through the ages, but the outcome was to change English law. </p> Obituaries The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CHESTER L. ADKINS, 88, of Hurricane, W.Va., widower of Mamie Chrystalee Adkins, died April 15 in Rose Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission. Private family service. <a href=""></a>. </p> Consider age and health before drinking The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>The month of April is celebrated as National Alcohol Awareness Month. Many people enjoy a drink containing alcohol from time to time. Many people drink alcohol when socializing with business associates, friends and family. </p> Flip-flopping type storytelling does not work for the 'Oculus' The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>I think that the first person to perish in the new Mike Flanagan ("Absentia," "MakeBelieve," "Ghosts of Hamilton Street") thriller was the movie's continuity editor. Because, although it has its good points, the movie is literally all over the place. </p> Necco continues outreach to community The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Necco of Huntington, a multi-state provider serving abused and/or neglected children and their families, continues its community outreach efforts this month with a heightened awareness of child abuse prevention and an emphasis on advocacy for those who are victimized. </p> Official: $2M in chemical spill costs reimbursable JONATHAN MATTISE 2014-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CHARLESTON -- Public agencies and nonprofits that helped after a Jan. 9 chemical leak into the water supply could receive $2 million in reimbursements for their emergency work, a West Virginia homeland security official said. </p>