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The bell tolls for passenger pigeons

September 7, 2014 One hundred years ago, on September 1st, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo. “Martha” was reported to have been at least 17 years old. more »»

Paranormal stories of thrills, mystery

September 7, 2014 New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns to his Ghost Finders series with “Voices From Beyond. more »»

Apple pie season is coming

September 7, 2014 Did you have an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend? There certainly was enough going on to satisfy everyone’s idea of a holiday weekend. Most of my neighbors were at the Washington County Fai. more »»

The newlywed scroll, part one: It begins

September 7, 2014 Sometimes I find myself in an awkward situation because I have spent too much of my money paying bills or buying materials to make awesome things, and realize I don’t have sufficient funds left over... more »»

Quick weeknight meals in cookbook

September 7, 2014 Southern Living releases a new cookbook with busy families in mind with “5 Ingredient Weeknight Meal. more »»

Urban deer hunt begins today

September 6, 2014 While North Hills and Parkersburg seem pleased with their urban deer hunts, Vienna is struggling to find a way to safely thin its deer herd. more »»

Wood County bridges meant to last for the ages

September 6, 2014 Death on the Red Bridge It is believed by some persons that the life of Mr. more »»

Shortage of family doctors

September 5, 2014 All of us are getting older but those of us at the bottom of the actuarial tables face particular challenges. Most of us lead full lives but we worry about our increasing ailment. more »»

Tapping the state’s youth vote

September 1, 2014 If you’re a West Virginian 20-24 years old, you are nearly three times as likely to be unemployed as your neighbor in the 45-54 age group. But hey, no worries, it’ll get better, right? Not much. more »»

Football makes fall the best season

August 31, 2014 Football season has begun! Fall is, by far, my favorite time of year; and football has a lot to do with that. more »»

Remembering Dave McKain

August 31, 2014 Downtown Parkersburg lost a dear friend last week with the passing of Dave McKain. If you’ve spent any time in this community, you’ve probably encountered Dave or his handiwork. more »»

Young adult books for reading fun

August 31, 2014 There’s several new young adult books to get addicted to! First, in a re-issue timed with the release of the movie is New York Times bestselling author James Dashner’s “The Maze Runne. more »»

Ice bucket challenge accepted by teachers

August 31, 2014 A group of Beverly-Center teachers and the Fort Frye administrative team have accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on August 22. more »»

Wilderness Act of 1964 marks 50 years

August 31, 2014 Fifty years ago, on September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964. more »»

Gypsy lady and magic

August 31, 2014 The screen door opened. The jingle, jangle bell had everyone looking up. The old men stopped playing checkers. Two women came close together as if for protection. more »»

Getting ready for annual cookbook contest

August 31, 2014 I surely tried to hurry up Labor Day weekend, didn’t I? Guess I will have to move my calendar a little closer to my workspace. Sorry. Just reinforcing the fact that I am far from perfect. more »»

Kitchy Kitchen releases cookbook

August 31, 2014 Creator of a food blog and YouTube channel, Claire Thomas releases a cookbook similarly titled, “The Kitchy Kitchen. more »»

Appalachian Artisan: The quilt inheritance

August 31, 2014 Life caught up with me at just the right time, it would seem. more »»

Pool party pays for mammograms

August 30, 2014 217. That is the number of free mammograms provided to area women with proceeds from the Camden Clark Foundation’s Pink by Poolside benefit last September. Next Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. more »»

Traffic used to be a horse of a different color

August 30, 2014 Stopped runaway: Sheriff Kincheloe brought a frightened team to a stop — was slightly bruised A team of horses running away on Market street, were stopped in their mad career this morning, near the... more »»



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