Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It only took a couple of basketball games to bring out the great Putnam County smiles on a cold December evening in Winfield.

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.

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.

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…

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

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…

Eleanor Presbyterian to present a Christmas cantata

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.

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 …

Aspiring young archers try out for the school’s archery team on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Hurricane Middle School.

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 — 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.

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.

ALL PHOTOS: Residents smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving Break 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 www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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.

CHARLESTON — A Buffalo, West Virginia, man could spend up to two decades in prison after admitting to committing fraud while acting as a contractor.

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.

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.