Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CHARLESTON — Barring unforeseen events, there will likely be labor harmony at Kroger stores in West Virginia for at least the next three-plus years.

Finally, with the first weekend off since early October and with just two games left on the schedule, this week was as decent a time as any to take stock on how far West Virginia University football has come and in what areas the biggest gains have been made.

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — If you’re looking for something different, there’s a new restaurant in St. Albans, West Virginia, that serves up an assortment of Lebanese, Greek and Italian dishes. Mediterranean Breeze offers a variety of dishes including Shawarma, shish kebab, wood-fired pizzas, Greek …

After Americans push back, satiated, from that bountiful Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 26, the Christmas holiday season will officially start. For some, holiday shopping begins on Black Friday and ends on Cyber Monday.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won a $256,000 judgment and a permanent injunction that blocks a contractor who had done business with clients in Putnam County from any future work in the area of home improvement, according to a news release.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

ALL PHOTOS: A blast from the past, with some smiling princesses from a pancake breakfast in 2009 at Valley Park.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

My readers have been putting the “think like a couponer” mindset into practice at the supermarket! When making a purchase or putting a deal together, take a moment to make sure you’re getting the best possible price. Would buying a different size of the product save more money? Is there a st…

The holiday shopping season is upon us. With the pandemic, many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal your credit card information.

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells was named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week, as announced by the organization on Thursday. It came following Wells' 336-yard, five-touchdown performance in last week's 42-14 win over Middle Tennessee.

Director Thomas Bazucha (“Monte Carlo,” “The Family Stone,” “The Big Eden”), who also wrote the screenplay (based on the novel by Larry Watson), comes out with a small-scale thriller, starring some big-name talent.

HURRICANE, W.Va. — It’s been a tough year for all of us, but a new restaurant in Hurricane, West Virginia, is looking to rake in the dough. The Belknap Dough Company is a new pizza joint in Hurricane that serves up authentic Neapolitan pizza prepared in a wood-fired oven.

Approximately 3,300 years ago, and 6,000 miles away from West Virginia, an 18-year-old boy died. There was nothing unusual in that; life was short in those days, people were used to family members passing away, but this boy was special because, in his own country of Egypt, he was their king …

NITRO, W.Va. — The city of Nitro’s Development Authority is organizing a 12-Days of Christmas giveaway in December. The authority’s Small Business Committee is conducting the contest to attract holiday shoppers into the city’s various small businesses.

When I want to think through something or just need to get out and unwind, a good run seems to be the way for me to clear my head. Sometimes a run can stretch out a bit, maybe 6 to 7 miles, but going out for a 100-mile run — why on the earth would someone even consider putting their body thr…

HUNTINGTON — From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University will host an online gala event that is designed to entertain participants and inform them about the good work of the center, while also raising funds to support its mission.

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the October/November issue of River Cities Magazine.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

HUNTINGTON — Quaking aspen trees, easily found in Canaan Valley in West Virginia, are unique in that they produce new trees from a shared root system. An infection of one tree could destroy an entire forest, but the trees live and breathe as one unit, striving to grow stronger as one.

The West Virginia State Museum is featuring the exhibition “Mud, Hands, and Heat: Producing Pottery Through the Centuries” in the Balcony Gallery of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s statewide public school enrollment dropped about 9,300 students from last October to this October, setting the stage for a significant funding cut for schools unless the state Legislature steps in.

On Thursday, Marshall's women's basketball program announced the completion of its non-conference schedule, which includes a Dec. 9 matchup at Kentucky. The Herd opens the season at home on Dec. 1 against Morgan State.

BUFFALO, W.Va. — In this high-tech world, what will be the next big innovation? And, who will unveil the next invention that makes life easier? It could be someone right here in the Tri-State. That’s why Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia is committed to supporting programs empowering …

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CHARLESTON — US Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., joined with Democratic Party leaders on Saturday, Oct. 24, for a special Virtual 2020 Roosevelt-Kennedy Celebration. During the Celebration, Dan Cook from Putnam County received special recognition in honoring him as one of West Virginia’s Outst…

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University College of Science has begun enrolling students in a new undergraduate major in specialty agriculture, which prepares them for the field of sustainable, high-yield agriculture suitable for mountainous regions and small land areas.

Marshall women's basketball was selected to finish 12th out of 14 teams in Conference USA, a scenario head coach Tony Kemper has seen before. Kemper is hoping for a third straight year, his team exceeds expectations.

MORGANTOWN — A crowd made up of all ones — 11,111 to be exact — largely decked in old gold and blue, attended West Virginia’s penultimate home game of the 2020 season on Saturday against TCU.

SCOTT DEPOT — On Friday, Nov. 6, middle school and high school students spent the night outside in cardboard boxes at Teays Valley Church of God. Students were sponsored for the event by church and community members with monetary and food donations. The goal of the event was to raise support…

HUNTINGTON — A Kanawha County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday evening denied a petition from volleyball parents and a player at three high schools in Putnam County to allow their teams to compete in the state tournament.

BARBOURSVILLE — Santa Claus made his grand arrival at the Huntington Mall on Saturday, ready to hear Christmas wishes from the area’s children in a safe and socially distanced manner.

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