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An incident in Winchester

August 3, 2014 His hollow eyes were searching the shadows for a friend. An old stray dog tagged along. Two down on their luck trying to beat the night to find a good place to sleep. more »»

Picnic, meetings are scheduled for week in Pennsville

August 3, 2014 Embree Picnic was held at the Embree Park Saturday. Murphy family held a reunion that day at the park. Races were held in the afternoon. Pennsville Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. more »»

‘Putting up’ time approaches

August 3, 2014 WOW! August already. Our annual family reunion is today. It seems to be here sooner and sooner every year. We hope for a good turnout, but each year it seems to be less and less. more »»

Bermuda sloop part ten: Sloop sets sail

August 3, 2014 With only a small gap in the lower right-hand corner of the Bermuda sloop cross stitch, and a handful of missing stitches all of the same color throughout the piece, I set my mind on finishing the... more »»

Marilyn Plum is keeping busy

August 2, 2014 It has been a year since Marilyn Plum suffered a brain aneurysm and opened the Corner Cafe at a new location in Parkersburg. Plum said she feels “real good” and the Corner Cafe is doing well. more »»

Helping to preserve our past

August 2, 2014 Mastermind of the Little Kanawha colony; Master Spirit of the New County,” this was local historian and genealogist John House’s description of Col. Hugh Phelps. Phelps was the son-in-law of Capt. more »»

Youth vote not critical in W.Va.

July 28, 2014 You know the candidate who can sway younger voters wins the election, right? You know wrong if you’re in West Virginia. Convincing young people you’re God’s gift to politics is one thin. more »»

Security asleep on Brooklyn Bridge

July 27, 2014 More times than I want to count during the past week, I have heard others discussing recent news events, followed by a “what is happening in the world?” Jetliners shot from the sky, airports under... more »»

A look at children’s books

July 27, 2014 Now released as a graphic novel is the first volume of Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book.” This adaptation by P. more »»

Observing summer deer

July 27, 2014 About three weeks ago I noticed a doe and her twin fawns passing leisurely through the yard shortly before 7 a.m. The fawns were quite young, maybe three weeks old. more »»

Use zucchinis with recipes

July 27, 2014 When you see this, we will be winding our way back from Florida. more »»

Second graders honored for achievements

July 27, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary second graders were honored by their teachers at the school’s end of the year awards assembly: Mrs. more »»

Bermuda sloop part nine: the home stretch

July 27, 2014 One of the biggest problems I have with cross stitching is the amount of time it takes to complete a project. more »»

Pennsville auxiliary meets

July 27, 2014 The Pennsville Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today, July 27, at the firehouse to make vegetable soup. more »»

Former priest to teach at PHS

July 26, 2014 Class reunions are good places to find human interest stories. I think I found two interesting stories at last Saturday’s Parkersburg High School Multi-Class Reunion at Dils Riverfront Park in Vienna. more »»

Caring for Wood County’s needy

July 26, 2014 Excerpts from Wood County Court Records: May 10, 1864, Order Book #1 — Edward Tracewell, Harry Beeson, Thompson Leach and Lysander Dudley were asked to seek out a suitable farm for a “poor house. more »»

Truth Seeker: Devils Den has intriguing possibilities

July 21, 2014 When one thinks of all the different locations that may be haunted, many tend to bring up prisons, cemeteries and old houses. But some of us have Gettysburg at the top of our list. more »»

Dogs find common ground

July 20, 2014 I was dog-sitting last week. My houseguest was a 100-pound, very furry country dog who is used to going in and out far more frequently than my work schedule allows. more »»

Experience Downtown Again

July 20, 2014 A committee of Downtown PKB volunteers recently held their first downtown business canvass in order to get better acquainted with their neighbors, particularly the retailer. more »»

Bermuda sloop part eight

July 20, 2014 By GRETCHEN RICHARDS grichards@newsandsentinel. more »»



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