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Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Levi Merritt: Ever wanted to know what a chiropractor really does?

Ask 100 different patients, or 100 different chiropractors, and you'll get 100 different answers.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Reverend celebrates 40 years in ministry

HURRICANE -- June 25 was a red letter day for Lutheran churches around the world and especially so for the pastor of Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, located on Grace Drive (near Walmart) in Hurricane.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


NORMA ANN MILLER CLARK, 82, of Hurricane, W.Va., widow of Raymond Clark, died July 7 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Thursday, Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane; burial followed in Sycamore Cemetery. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Billy Summers: ‘Tammy’ just ‘Bridesmaids’ without the wedding

First time Director Ben Falcone drifts away from his acting career to direct wife Mellissa McCarthy ("The Heat," "Mike & Molly," "Identity Thief") in "Tammy."

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Sheriff makes 25 felony arrests in June

WINFIELD -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Department during the month of June responded to 1,368 calls for assistance, and made 25 felony arrest and 64 misdemeanor arrests, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Inspiring a love of music in youth

When you love music as much as Ilse Long loves music, you want to instill that feeling in others. That is why she has spent the last several years working with students in different venues such as show choir director for a few years at Hurricane High School and now giving voice and piano lessons from her home while she works on her doctorate in music education.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Putnam County Bank is named Business of the Month for July

HURRICANE -- Putnam County Bank was chartered on October 25, 1901. The Bank is the second-oldest continuously operating business in Hurricane. The Bank has maintained operations on Main Street since 1922.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Church sponsors health fair for community

HURRICANE -- If you are interested in a fun, family day mixed with tips for healthy living, mark Saturday, July 19, on your calendar.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Celebrating America's day of independence

As a child, the Fourth of July was a very special day in the small mining community in which I lived. We called it Wevaco, which came from the three words, "West Virginia Company." It was a day for ice cream, baseball and apple pie.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


The holiday weekend will start off with partly cloudy skies and dry conditions on Friday the 4th of July. The high temperature will be a comfortable 79 degrees with low humidity levels.