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Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Big 4th of July bash planned in Hurricane

The Putnam Herald

HURRICANE - Where can you go for a parade, fireworks, a free concert by a national musician, and potentially get paid to indulge in that most all-American cuisine, the hot dog?

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Water main break affects thousands of customers in Putnam, Kanawha

Staff, wire reports

CHARLESTON - West Virginia American Water officials were still working Wednesday afternoon to fix a water main break that happened Tuesday evening, leaving 25,000 customers in Putnam and Kanawha counties without service.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM


The weekend will start out with cloudy skies along with rain showers as low pressure will be in place over the region on Saturday. The high temperature will be a seasonably cool 80 degrees.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Teays Valley now has Panera Bread

The Putnam Herald

HURRICANE - Panera Bread is now open in Teays Valley, giving consumers another option for either sit-down or drive-through dining.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Putnam libraries span the 'digital divide'

Courtesy of the Putnam County Rotary Club

The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, June 16:

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Celebrating Independence Day

July 4 is the day we call "Independence Day." When I was growing up at Wevaco, West Virginia, near the head of Cabin Creek in eastern Kanawha County, the Fourth of July was a day we all looked forward to celebrating. There are two things I remember very distinctly. One was our order from the Carbon Fuel Company Store in our community for a two gallon container of vanilla ice cream, which was packed in "dry ice" which kept it cold for most of the day. It was the one time each year that I had all the ice cream I could enjoy in one day.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

'Inside Out' has a smart plot, entertaining for all ages

I don't want to really compare this, but I can't help but think of "Inside Out" as this generation's "Wizard of Oz."

It is a surreal world that describes a young girl who is sent into turmoil, and must persevere. There are unbelievably weird little characters that fascinate the little ones, and dialogue that will entertain the adults.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Topical analgesics offer good options for fighting muscle pain

I love medical terminology. Take the term 'topical analgesics.' It's just a fancy term for describing pain relievers that you rub onto the skin.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

'Remember the Alamo,' and remember Phil Collins

In the mid-1950s, the Disney Company resurrected the legend of an American folk hero. It was 1955, Fess Parker played the lead in the motion picture "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" and this was followed the next year by a TV miniseries. The story was a sensation at the time and in no time it made its way across the Atlantic to Britain where it was equally successful.