The O’Dell Orthodontics squad takes on the CAMC Teays Valley Hospital team on Saturday evening, Dec. 7, at Winfield Middle School.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The second season I started covering the West Virginia Power, I got to chat with a highly touted player in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. After finishing up my interview with Austin Meadows, I had a feeling that I was going to be seeing him play in the major leagues in the very near future.
WINFIELD — Thursday marked the girls basketball coaching debut of Shayna Gore at St. Albans and the first showing of her up-tempo, pressuring defensive style for the Red Dragons.
On Dec. 5, Teays Physical Therapy Center hosted its 4th Annual Girls’ Fun Fitness Night Out at the Revved Up CrossFit facility. Every year, this fundraiser benefits Backpack Buddies for Putnam County Students, and this year’s event was our most successful one to date.
Aboard more modernized modes of transportation than the traditional reindeer-powered sleigh, volunteer motorcycle riders will be delivering toys throughout the region this weekend.
NITRO, W.Va. — Nitro’s annual Christmas Parade will ring in the holiday season this year on Saturday, Dec. 14. The parade will include the Nitro High and Andrew Jackson School’s Marching Bands, local floats, holiday characters and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
NITRO — Nitro city officials and members of the Nitro Historic Commission broke ground on Monday, Dec. 2, for a Doughboy Monument located along the westbound side of Interstate 64 in Putnam County.
WINFIELD — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during the month of November responded to 1,176 calls for assistance, made 45 felony arrests and 73 misdemeanor arrests, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.
HURRICANE — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the City of Hurricane is celebrating it with a day-long event this Saturday, Dec. 14. Although the climax of the day is the annual Christmas parade on Main Street at 4 p.m., there will be plenty of other holiday activities to do throu…
HURRICANE — There seems to be a little more of a spring to Clarence Woodworth’s step these days when he heads into the weekly rehearsal of the Hurricane Civic Chorus.
Way back in June of 2016, I talked to you about the fact that the people of Britain had voted in a referendum and had decided they wanted to leave the European Union. The result was unexpected; most forecasters, including the British government, thought there would be a clear majority in fav…
Well, it’s good to see a Mark Ruffalo who doesn’t turn green halfway through the movie. I realize that this actor has made many non-Hulk films over the past 30 years, quite a few of them very good, but, for me at least, I always associate him with Bruce Banner.
CHARLESTON — Multi- Grammy Award winning recording artist Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Charleston Civic Center, located at 200 Civic Center Drive in Charleston.
Ethan Payne was the recognized ringleader of Poca’s renaissance last season, rushing for 1,100 yards and helping the Dots get back to the Class AA playoffs for the first time in eight years. Heady stuff for a program that just shook off a 39-game losing streak.
HURRICANE — The Hurricane Animal Hospital has an AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to support veterinarians in offering low- or no-cost services to clients facing extraordinary hardships, as well as a way to support animals …
As I sit down to write this, there are 197 recognized countries in the world; 195 of them are full members of the United Nations while two — the Holy See and Palestine — are what are called “observer states.” Taiwan isn’t recognized and nor are territorial dependencies or nations the UN rega…
Director Rian Johnson (“Looper,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “Breaking Bad”) brings us another murder mystery, in the classic “Hercule Poirot” sense. And it’s quite a bit of fun.
HURRICANE — In 2013, when Dr. Ilse-Renee Long visited a local 4-H club meeting to promote her brand-new children’s choir, she declared that the group was for any child who loved to sing.
HURRICANE — Alpha Technologies, a service-disabled veteran owned small business with headquarters in Hurricane has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration IT70 Cloud Services Contract.
In all the years I’ve covered high school football in West Virginia (hint: it goes back to the 1970s), I can’t recall a season quite like this one when it comes to the Kennedy Award.
On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16 at Poca Middle School, the Appalachian Railcar Services squad and the team from West Virginia Sports Photography go at it in Poca Youth League basketball action.
The holiday season will become a lot brighter this week and for several evenings to come, as St. Albans City Park is again presenting the dazzling St. Albans Festival of Lights in 2019.
Dr. Shawn Sammons, who practices at Herman Eye Center in Hurricane, has been named the Young Optometrist of the Year for 2019 by the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians.
HUNTINGTON -- In a match for more than just Mountain State college soccer supremacy, Marshall showed why it is the No. 11 seed in the men's NCAA tournament.
HURRICANE — Chances are that when you prepare your Thanksgiving Day meal tomorrow, you won’t be peeling 300 potatoes, carving 400 pounds of turkey, or serving 500 people.
The Pink Ladies, comprised of three 8th graders from Hurricane Middle School, were joined by teams all over the state Saturday at the Robert C. Byrd Institute in downtown Huntington, all vying for a chance to participate in the state robotics competition next month at Faimont State University.
HURRICANE — The Department of West Virginia Marine Corps League has announced the charter of a new detachment in Hurricane: the CPL. William B. Fulks Detachment #1474.
CHARLESTON — Representatives of the office of US Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., have scheduled visits in the 2nd District, where they will make stops in each county to meet constituents who may be having problems with a federal agency.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is aiming for at least 70% of high school seniors to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2020, according to a news release. Without completing this application, West Virginia’s students are p…
NITRO, W.Va. — Nitro’s annual Christmas Parade will ring in the holiday season this year on Saturday, Dec. 14. The parade will include the Nitro High and Andrew Jackson School’s Marching Bands, local floats, holiday characters and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade will begin at 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Teays Elementary School was honored during the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14- 15.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Two Hurricane residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
HUNTINGTON — A new manufacturing program brought dozens of eighth-grade students from Cabell and Putnam counties to the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Technology (RCBI) in downtown Huntington on Friday morning.
Hurricane Town Elementary PTO sponsored a family community service night on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The students collected hats, gloves, mugs, snacks, tissues, and hot chocolate to make care packages for the veterans at the Veterans Home in Barboursville.
HURRICANE — Just in time for holiday gift giving, tickets to Hurricane High School show choir’s much-anticipated annual dinner theater go on sale on Dec. 1.
Small-screen director Brian Kirk (“Game of Thrones,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Murphy’s Law”) makes his bones on the big screen by taking the helm of “21 Bridges.” Although the title is weak, the movie itself is pretty hard.
HURRICANE — There’s a new coffee shop in Hurricane that’s brewing up more than just a good cup of joe. Located in the former home of the original Books and Brews, Drip’s Cafe on Main serves up custom-made sandwiches and salads as well as a different dinner special on weekdays.
The Outer Banks are a string of islands and shoals lying off the coast of North Carolina that, with their soft, sandy beaches and warm climate, are a very popular tourist attraction.