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Community embraces monster folklore
Community embraces monster folklore

Flatwoods, W.Va. — In Braxton County, most residents are familiar with the image of a certain red and green monster and the folklore surrounding it.

It is said that on Sept. 12, 1952, a group of young boys tossing football at dusk saw a...

Community embraces monster folklore
Community embraces monster folklore

Flatwoods, W.Va. — In Braxton County, most residents are familiar with the image of a certain red and green monster and the folklore surrounding it.

It is said that on Sept. 12, 1952, a group of young boys tossing football at dusk saw a...

NBA’s Pelicans to train at The Greenbrier in September
NBA’s Pelicans to train at The Greenbrier in September

The Pelicans are coming to town.

West Virginia will soon host the training camp of a second New Orleans professional sports team.

The National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans will train at The Greenbrier...

Bulletin Board: Aug. 29, 2015

Pack the Pantry 5k

Mountain Mission will hold its first Pack the Pantry 5k at 9 a.m. today. The race/walk will start and end at the Charleston Area Alliance, 1116 Smith St., near Capitol Market. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from ...

Photos: Truck gets stuck on I-64, snarls contraflow lane
Photos: Truck gets stuck on I-64, snarls contraflow lane

Traffic backed up on Interstate 64 on Friday morning, after a wide-load truck got stuck in the “contraflow lane” in the middle of construction on the Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge. As part of the ongoing construction project, the Leon ...

School officials to discuss future of WVU Tech
School officials to discuss future of WVU Tech

The West Virginia University Board of Governors will meet next week to discuss the future of the school’s new satellite campus in Beckley and its Institute of Technology in Montgomery.

While there have been no indications that a long-...

Prevailing wage rules filed

WorkForce West Virginia filed emergency rules Friday needed to put the state’s new prevailing wage rates into effect in September.

The rules filed Friday clarify that wage rates will be set using seven regions, conforming with WorkForce...

Judge says jail officials can be deposed

Inmates sitting around a table in the common area of a pod at the Southern Regional Jail fell to the floor when correctional officers stormed in last spring with weapons drawn.

Flashes of fire lit up the room as projectiles were fired at the...

ACLU attorney provides education on dealing with the police

The staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia educated a group of teenagers on their rights when dealing with the police on Friday, the first day of a three-day racial justice workshop in Charleston.

The West...

Longtime Edgewood chef Still dies at 61
Longtime Edgewood chef Still dies at 61

Jeremy Still, longtime chef at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston, died Friday at age 61 from complications from pancreatic cancer, according to family members.

Still, who would have marked his 21st year this September at the country club, had...

Boil-water advisories

The Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for the town of Meadow Bridge following a water main leak.

Customers in this area should boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use until further...

Former WVU tennis coach charged with grand larceny

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A former assistant tennis coach at West Virginia University has been charged with grand larceny after she allegedly failed to return the school’s property.

Head tennis coach Miha Lisac told Lauren Halzberg on April 30 ...

Church Activities: Aug. 29, 2015

The Nitro Church of Christ, corner of Lock and Main Avenue, Nitro, will celebrate its 85th Anniversary at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Neighbors, friends and members who’ve moved from the area are invited. Speakers will be Andy Shamblin, as well as...

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