Wednesday, September 16, 2020

With all the complaints about 2020, there are still plenty of smiles to be found throughout Putnam County.

As people pause to remember the nearly 3,000 killed in the terrorist attacks on this day 19 years ago, thousands of American flags are on display in Huntington as a reminder of the victims of those attacks, and other lives lost.

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.

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.

I guess almost all of us were told fairy tales when we were children, little stories that parents use to amuse their young ones. There are thousands of such tales, of course, many of them featuring fantastic creatures like elves, goblins, dragons and, as the name implies, fairies. Others jus…

CHARLESTON — A new exhibit titled “40 Years of the Best in Contemporary Art” is now on display in the Culture Center State Theater Gallery, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

CHARLESTON — The American Red Cross needs people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it.

If you are a familiar reader of my column, you know, without a doubt, running is one of my true passions in life. It gives me the opportunity not only to clear my head of the day’s challenges, but also to meet some of the best people, who also love to be outdoors and just run.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In the 1990s, it was unusual to see a girl kick for her high school football team. Not so much anymore, though.

Hurricane football coach Jeremy Taylor, like a lot of coaches and teachers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in West Virginia, doesn’t want to make a big fuss. But he’d like to know how it’s OK that sports can go on for athletes at some levels in certain parts of the state but not for other…

REMINDER: We try to keep event listings current and correct. Due to coronavirus concerns, several events are being postponed or canceled. Please check with the venue to ensure an event is still happening before you plan to go. Add your event to our calendar by emailing events or changes to c…

As Marshall broke down its next opponent during their season-opener on Saturday, what they saw was an Appalachian State team that hindered itself with mistakes in a 35-20 win over Charlotte.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

WINFIELD, W.Va. — The American Legion James E. Marshall Post 187 of Winfield, West Virginia, will hold its annual Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the front steps of the Putnam County Courthouse.

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during the month of August responded to 1,317 calls for assistance, made 30 felony arrests and 51 misdemeanor arrests, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.

REMINDER: We try to keep event listings current and correct. Due to coronavirus concerns, several events are being postponed or canceled. Please check with the venue to ensure an event is still happening before you plan to go. Add your event to our calendar by emailing events or changes to c…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that he is moving $50 million in federal CARES Act funds currently parked in an account to pay future unemployment compensation claims to provide additional personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing for West Virginia’s pub…

Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, and The Herald- Dispatch will mark the day with a special publication saluting area veterans on Sunday, Nov. 1. If you or someone you know is a veteran, or if you have veterans in your family, please email their name and photo to hdnews@hdmediallc.com wit…

WHEELING — Since Wheeling Central moved its home games to the campus of Wheeling University five years ago, it’s known nothing but success, going 29-4 there and starting runs that ended in three Class A state championships.

Hurricane got big plays in the fourth quarter to salt away a 21-9 win over Huntington at Bob Sang Stadium on Friday night.

As the School Year inches closer, Putnam County still has plenty of smiles to go around (even though some are smiling with their eyes).

ALL PHOTOS: A beautiful fall day brought everyone out to the Kanawha Valley Horsemen’s Association Horse Show at the Winfield Riding Stables on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5.

ALL PHOTOS: The annual “Back-to-School Blast” was a little different (and a little wetter) this year as staff passed out backpacks and school supplies to students in front of the Putnam County Technical Center on Friday morning, Sept. 4, in Eleanor.

The Kanawha Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is joining with other members of the Daughters of the American Revolution in urging all Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor of this foundational document of natio…

It’s nearly a thousand years since the last successful invasion of England. It was in the year 1066 that Duke William of Normandy seized the throne after beating King Harold’s Anglo Saxons at the battle of Hastings. Capturing a kingdom is one thing; holding it is more difficult, and to achie…

CHARLESTON — During a Facebook Live event last week on the WV Treasury Facebook page, West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue announced the grand prize winner of this year’s SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest. The announcement kicks off a month-long national awareness campaign celebra…

TEAYS VALLEY — The Putnam County Library has released its list of new books for August. For up-to-date library hours and events, to request holds or to borrow e-books or check out the library’s many other services, visit http://putnam.lib.wv.us/

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