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Tiny Swiss-settled town celebrates history, heritage with Community Fair
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Tiny Swiss-settled town celebrates history, heritage with Community Fair

Just six years after West Virginia gained its statehood, a group of Swiss immigrants made the rugged journey to settle in a high, remote valley of the newly formed state.

Despite the many challenges that living in an isolated area brings...

Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

The hiring targets...

Prep football scores, schedule, summaries — Aug. 28

Week 1

Today’s game

Buffalo at Parkersburg Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s state scores

Bellaire St. John, Ohio 26, Notre Dame 14

Bishop Donahue 22, Madonna 7

Bluefield 28, Graham, Va. 21

Cabell...

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...

GW rolls over Parkersburg 38-7

PARKERSBURG — George Washington’s two-touchdown lead still looked tenuous early in the second quarter Friday night, but an interception deep in its own territory and a 98-yard drive that followed tilted the...

Grier, SC pull away from St. Albans
Grier, SC pull away from St. Albans

South Charleston coach Donnie Mays saw some things from his team he didn’t like in the first half Friday night, and saw some things from St. Albans that he didn’t expect.

But when the second half rolled around, the Black Eagles...

Hurricane stacks up Winfield for 27-7 win

HURRICANE — Hurricane football coach Jeremy Taylor hoped to see improvement from a defensive squad that surrendered more than 30 points per game last season.

On Friday night, he saw some improvement, but he...

Nitro, Casto win Backyard Brawl over Poca
Nitro, Casto win Backyard Brawl over Poca

The Backyard Brawl presented an opportunity for one team to begin the season with bragging rights and a solid start under its first-year football coach.

Nitro seized that chance with a 39-14 win against visiting rival Poca, as Wildcats coach...

Class AAA No. 5 Cabell Midland runs past Spring Valley
Class AAA No. 5 Cabell Midland runs past Spring Valley

HUNTINGTON — Neither the Cabell Midland nor the Spring Valley football team looked very sharp at the start of their season opener Friday at Spring Valley. Yet the Class 3A No. 5 Knights were able to shrug off those...

Big plays carry Chapmanville past Sissonville 30-6

CHAPMANVILLE — It was a game of firsts for Sissonville and Chapmanville.

Not only was Friday the opening night of the season for both teams, but it also marked the first game for new Indians coach Marc Wilson. ...

Fairmont Senior rides defense past RCB
Fairmont Senior rides defense past RCB

FAIRMONT — For a half at least, Robert C. Byrd may have been better off running its offense against the stone walls surrounding East-West Stadium on Friday night — at least the walls couldn’t make a...

Big 3 leads Hoover over Scott 39-12

Herbert Hoover coach Tim Meyer had more than a few questions heading into the season about who would power his offense. He may have found answers Friday night.

The three-headed monster of Triston Hager, Chase Stover and Brody Thomas accounted...

Prep roundup: Wirt County wins battle of the backs; Point Pleasant cruises

Wirt County’s Cam Nelson and Roane County’s Tyler May kicked off the season in style, each rushing for over 200 yards in the Tigers’ 44-36 victory Friday night in Spencer.

Nelson churned out 237 yards on 29 carries,...

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