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Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail
Foodland owner celebrates 90th birthday

Surrounded by friends, fellow businessmen and employees, Ameen “Joe” Joseph sat at a table draped in blue and yellow tablecloths, a stack of pastel envelopes, many labeled “Mr. Joe,” in front of him.

Thursday was...

Braxton County Monster chairs keep quirky folklore alive
Braxton County Monster chairs keep quirky folklore alive

Braxton County is known for its rolling hills, scenic lakes, and ... giant monster chairs.

“Every year in the past fives years, interest in (the monster) has grown exponentially,” said Andrew Smith, 30, peering up at a wooden 10-...

Man injured in early morning shooting

The Charleston Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday morning.

Anthony Crihfield, 41, of Kenna, was shot in the chest at Littlepage Terrace on the city’s West Side. The shooting was reported around 6...

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...

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