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Putnam News

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


ROYAL PERSHING DAVIS, 95, of Hurricane, W.Va., died July 21 in Hubbard Hospice House. He retired form Imperial Colliery Company. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Hurricane; burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Visitation one hour before service. Donations are suggested to Hubbard Hospice House. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Putnam County is growing all over

From one end of Putnam County to the other, it is growing season. Flowers, corn, walnuts, apples, birds, rabbits, babies -- just about everything associated with life is growing.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Putnam County Church to descend on community to provide acts of kindness

SCOTT DEPOT -- Putnam County residents are likely to witness some acts of kindness as they are out and about this weekend -- but they won't be so random.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Different diets offer help for all kinds of people

Bookstores, magazines and websites are flooded with information about different diets. But which one is right for you?

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Worship news

WINFIELD -- Winfield Community Church invites children ages 5 to 12 to attend its summer day camp, "Golden Nugget," from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Children still fall behind in math, reading

A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades, but there are still problem areas.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

'The Purge: Anarchy' draws in crowds seeking gruesome ways to slaughter

This week, director James DeMonaco ("The Purge," "Little New York") breaks out his sequel to the 2013 sleeper hit about killing for the sake of killing (and the sake of movie dollars).

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

News in brief

NITRO -- The WVU Extension Service, Putnam County Master Gardeners and Town and Country Supply, Inc., will host a Putnam Summer Garden Series beginning in August.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Your guide to the weekend

With the start of school just a couple weeks away, this week is prime time for enjoying some county fair fun.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies with a chance of some scattered showers ahead of an approaching cold front on Saturday. The high temperature will be 85 degrees.