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Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Witnessing incredible patience at public event

On Monday, July 28, at noon, Kitty and I gathered, with approximately 1,200 others for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the basketball museum in the Raleigh County community of Artie, W.Va. The unbelievable museum occupies the old post office building that was the common anchor for the community and its three churches in that immediate area.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

End your summer with an adventure in W.Va.

CHARLESTON -- Looking for a late summer adventure in wild and wonderful West Virginia?

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Marshall women set schedule

HUNTINGTON -- An expanded Conference USA schedule and games against nine teams that ended last season in postseason tournaments are on tap for Marshall University women's basketball in 2014-15.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Football practice gets underway at Buffalo

BUFFALO, W.Va. -- High School football practice has started throughout the Mountain State.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Lights, camera, action in downtown Huntington

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Just come on downtown and find some great things happening all weekend long. Here's a look at just a few of the highlights:

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

23 felony arrests were made in July

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Department during the month of July responded to 1,325 calls for assistance, and made 23 felony arrest and 98 misdemeanor arrest, according to Sheriff Steve Deweese.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

One week remaining to get tickets to MU event

CHARLESTON -- Thundering Herd fans have one week remaining to buy tickets and reserve tables for Marshall University's Paint the Capital City Green pep rally in Charleston on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Embassy Suites hotel.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Gardener program accepting applications

WINFIELD -- Want to make your green thumb greener and serve the community at the same time? The West Virginia University Extension Service in Putnam County is now accepting applications for the 2014 Putnam County Master Gardener Program.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


VIRGINIA ANN "GINNY" MORGAN VALENTINE, 89, of Hurricane passed away peacefully Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Midland Meadows Senior Living Campus, Ona, W.Va. Born June 21, 1925 in St. Albans, W.Va., she was the youngest of eight daughters born to the late John and Mary Alice Skipper Morgan. Also preceding her in death were her husband of 51 years, Edward Eugene "Boots" Valentine; seven sisters, Sadie Tompkins, Kathryn Nease, Blanche Morgan, Alice "Toots" Griffith, Margaret McFadden, Jane Clark and Harriet Taylor as well as two special cousins, John Gabriel Morgan and Rembrandt Morgan Jr. Ginny was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #149, Milton and was a former Girl Scout leader, Avon representative and was involved with the Farm Women's Club. Surviving are her daughters, Victoria "Vicki" Valentine of Hurricane, Martha "Marty" Powers (Gary) of Milton; special friend Phyllis Thompson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at noon Monday, August 11, 2014, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane conducted by members of the Woman at the Well Ministries with an Order of the Eastern Star service conducted as well. Private burial service will be held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, W.Va. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. You may visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share sympathies with the family. The family would like to thank the owners and staff of Midland Meadows for the care and compassion shown to them. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Little Victories Animal Rescue, 3589 Wire Branch Road, Ona, WV 25545. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Valentine family. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald-dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=virginia-ann-valentine-ginny-morgan&pid=172048924&fhid=23717#sthash.xsvT07cV.dpuf/.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Putnam County Bridge to Ridge Bicycle Tour planned for Sept. 13

The Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Winfield Lions Club, Putnam County Parks and Recreation and the Winfield McDonalds is sponsoring a challenging, 30, 40-50 and 62-mile scenic bicycle ride on the ridges of Putnam County on Saturday, Sept. 13.