Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Working in the hot sun, as the Putnam County Fair looms closer (July 9-17), workers sweat it out on the new Goat House going up behind the Main Barn in Eleanor Park.

The Logan Wildcats and the Charleston area Bandits battle it out on Saturday evening, June 12, during the third annual Country Roads Showcase at Valley Park.

Oxford University in England lays claim to being the oldest university in the English-speaking world. There are records of teaching there going back nearly 1,000 years to 1096, although it was not officially recognized as a university until 1231. Its greatest rival for the title of being the…

Through boiling heat and summer showers, Gambill Amusements made the fun happen for Hurricane Fire & Safety’s annual carnival at the Hurricane High School parking lot on Thursday, June 10.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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From carnivals to city pools to ballfields and more, the smiles were to be found everywhere in Putnam County.

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

St. ALBANS — Friday, June 18, will be the opening day of the two-day 2021 YakFest along Olde Main Street in St. Albans — and it’s a pretty safe bet there’ll be dancing in the streets after its 2020 COVID-19-imposed absence.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick is stepping down at the end of the month to take a role in the office of President Jerome Gilbert. Hamrick, who has been in the role since 2009, will be replaced on an interim basis by associate athletic director and chief of staff Jeff O'Malley.

Summertime has always meant ice cream trucks, but nothing like the Crafts of the Coal handmade ice cream truck, as it sets up at Teays Corner of Thursday, June 3.

DR. GARRY W. BURKHOLDER, 53, passed away on June 2, 2021, in Hubbard Hospice at CAMC, Charleston, W.Va., after a battle with prostate cancer. Garry was born on June 9, 1967, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Mary Ann and the late Blaine Burkholder. He was a 1986 graduate of Parkersburg High School a…

When I lived in England, I liked to take a couple of days two or three times each year to cross the English Channel and visit the French coastal towns of Calais and Dunkirk. They were always enjoyable trips; I’d drive down to the south coast, where I used to leave the car before catching a f…

DEAR JILL: I want to tell you what happened to me at the self-checkout lane. I only had a few things to buy, so I scanned them in. Then I scanned my coupons, but one of them did not scan. I pressed the button for assistance, and a worker came over to help. Before she even tried to scan the c…

HUNTINGTON — Zip lining, rock climbing and new aerial obstacle courses providing ample family fun are now available at Heritage Farm Museum and Village’s new Adventure Park, which opened Saturday.

Minor league baseball returned to Appalachian Power Park nearly two weeks ago, when the West Virginia Power played its inaugural game in the Atlantic League against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. It was August of 2020, when as a member of the South Atlantic League and a Seattle Mariner fa…

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