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Articles from December 7, 2016

AARP Cautions Consumers about Holiday Scams
During the holiday giving season, the AARP Fraud Watch Network urges consumers to be cautious and careful, and to avoid engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists. According to a recent AARP Fraud Watch...
A Cut above the Rest ; Buzz Food Hosts Gourmet Holiday Pre-Sale
Panicking about preparing a Christmas dinner for 15 this year? Wondering what to give your relative who already has everything? Hoping to avoid another Christmas dinner "Pinterest fail" with your tenderloin? The staff at Buzz Food Service have the answers...
A Family Tradition of Hot Dogs and Ice Cream ; Brenda Thornton Grew Up at Eleanor Dairy Queen, Now Runs Putnam County Staple
Inside the Eleanor Dairy Queen, there's a picture hanging on a wall of a little girl sitting underneath a tree that once stood in the parking lot. The tree isn't there anymore - it was cut down to make more room for parking years ago.And the little...
AGENCIES CONVERGE IN PROGRAM ; Workshop Trains Law Enforcement on Animal Abuse Cases
LOGAN - Animal abuse is not just a crime of violence against dogs, cats and other domestic animals; it's also believed to be a key precursor activity to crimes of violence against humans - so much so that the FBI has begun collecting animal cruelty crime...
AREA ROUNDUP ; Holgorsen Named AFCA Region Coach of the Year
The American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday named West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen its District 4 Regional Coach of the Year, which makes him a finalist for AFCA National Coach of the Year. Other FBS coaches named as regional coaches...
AROUND THE STATE ; Manchin Would Be Great Us Energy Secretary; Senator Said to Be Considered by President-Elect Trump
Perhaps the most important Cabinet secretary President-elect Donald Trump will select is a person to head the Department of Energy. Our entire economy, not to mention much of our foreign policy, relies on energy. During the past eight years, President Barack...
ASK THE VET ; the Five Pillars of Cat Happiness
I am freshly inspired after a great continuing education meeting a few weeks ago. It was hosted by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the topic was feline behavior and respiratory diseases. I had assumed that we were going to learn...
Audit: Kill Autonomy of Regional Education Service Agencies
A newly publicized legislative audit recommends taking away "all autonomy and independence from West Virginia's eight Regional Education Service Agencies - the multi-county organizations that are supposed to aid county public school systems - and transferring...
Bakers Wanted for Holiday Cookie Contest
Bakers, start your ovens.In the spirit of the holiday season, The Gazette-Mail features section is hosting a Holiday Cookie Contest for our readers. We want your best holiday cookies - the more creative the better.You love to bake, and our team of "expert"...
Beyonce Leads Grammy Nods at 9, Trailed by Rihanna, Drake, Kanye
The 2017 Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday morning and, as expected, Beyonce leads everyone with nine nominations on the heels of her hit "Lemonade" album. Rihanna, Drake and Kanye West are close behind with eight nods each. The Grammy Awards...
BIG 12 FOOTBALL ; Baylor Names Temple's Matt Rhule as New Coach
Baylor hired Matt Rhule on Tuesday, hoping the highly successful Temple coach can rebuild the Big 12 Conference program hit hard by scandal and suddenly struggling on the field. Rhule becomes the full-time replacement for two-time Big 12 champion coach...
Breakfast with Santa Set at Camp Virgil Tate
Camp Virgil Tate will host its fourth annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The breakfast is a fundraiser to finance reopening the camp's pool. A pancake and sausage (donated from local producer Joy Gunnoe) breakfast...
Buffalo Football Coach Steps Down
Mike Sawyer, who coached a pair of 10-0 regular-season teams at Buffalo and reached the Class A playoffs 10 times in 15 years, has decided to step aside as football coach. Sawyer, 57, guided the Bison to a 7-4 mark this past season and the Putnam County...
Bulletin Board
Open micRon Sowell's Open Mic will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road. Performers can start signing up at 7 p.m. General admission is $5 with seniors, kids, and performers $2. Roger Rabalais will guest hosting for Ron...
Bulletin Board
Christmas Program: Calvary Baptist Church will present a Christmas program, "A Festival of Lessons and Carols, with an orchestra, singers from several churches and narration. At 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, the church will continue the pageantry of the past...
Bulletin Board
Democrats' Christmas Dinner: The Putnam County Democrat Club will have its annual Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at the Senior Center in Hometown. Call Charlee Eads at 304-389-2152, as to what dish to bring. Bring a gift for the door prizes...
Calendar
Wednesday, Dec. 7Walk Through Bethlehem: Hometown Independent Mission in Hometown will host a Walk Through Bethlehem Christmas presentation daily today through Saturday, Dec. 10. Call 304-549-1223 for more information. Hurricane Library Storytimes:...
Calendar
Thursday, Dec. 8KVSS Purse Auction: Kanawha Valley Senior Services will host a purse auction at 6 p.m. at 2428 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston. The silent auction will benefit programs and services for Kanawha County seniors. The $20 entry fee at the door...
Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Newly Single Mother in Spencer Seeks Beds for Daughters, Ages 2 and 4
Every morning, a mother and her two daughters pick their clothes for the day out of boxes. Every night, they sleep on the floor in their small apartment in Spencer.Struggling to get by after a difficult separation with her husband, the mother would...
Chiari Awareness Advocate to Make Fundraising Stop in Nitro
"Orange County Choppers and "American Chopper star and biker Mikey Teutul will make a local stop this month, as part of the Conquer Chiari Conquest underway through December. Teutul is traveling by motorcycle across the United States on the Conquer Chiari...
Chiari Awareness Advocate to Make Stop in Area
"Orange County Choppers and "American Chopper star and biker Mikey Teutul will make a local stop this month, as part of the Conquer Chiari Conquest underway through December. Teutul is traveling by motorcycle across the United States on the Conquer Chiari...
College Basketball
MenStandings, schedulesBig 12 ConferenceConf. OverallW L Pct. W L Pct.Baylor 0 0 .000 8 0 1.000TCU 0 0 .000 8 0 1.000Kansas 0 0 .000 7 1 .875Texas Tech 0 0 .000 7 1 .875Kansas State 0 0 .000 7 1 .875West Virginia 0 0 .000 6 1 .857Okla. State 0 0 .000...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL - CHATTANOOGA ; 96, MARSHALL; 85 Second-Half Surge Lifts Chattanooga Past MU
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Tre' McLean scored a career-high 35 points as Chattanooga rallied from a first-half deficit Tuesday night to defeat Marshall 96-85 at McKenzie Arena. The Thundering Herd (5-3) led by as many as 13 points in the first half and 41-33...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL - TOP 25 ; Kansas Rolls over UMKC to Give Self 600th Win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Frank Mason scored 30 points to match his career high and No. 3 Kansas rolled to a 105-62 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday night to give coach Bill Self career win No. 600. Josh Jackson had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists,...
College Football
ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALLFIRST TEAMOFFENSEQuarterback - Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, 6-1, 210, Jr., Austin, Texas.Running backs - u-D'Onta Foreman, Texas, 6-1, 249, Jr., Texas City, Texas; Joe Mixon, Oklahoma, 6-1, 226, So., Oakley, California. Tackles - Connor...
Comedy 'On the Worst Day of Christmas' to Be Presented in St. Albans
Adam MacAfee will tell you that Appleville is a quiet, all- American town, full of peace year round. Everything about the annual church Christmas pageant is hunky-dory, until the church on the other side of town gets a real, live camel for their Christmas festivities....
DOH Eyes Workers with 2 Jobs ; Crackdown Follows Arrests of Engineers in Corruption Inquiry
The West Virginia Department of Transportation is reining in its highway engineers and cracking down on employees who have second jobs with private firms that pose a conflict of interest. The measures come amid a federal corruption probe that already...
Drug Addiction Fueling Property Crime
It's not news that many of our communities are being plagued by crime fueled by the drug epidemic. Theft and drug addiction often go hand in hand, and the problem is not confined to urban centers like Charleston and Huntington. Increasingly, it's becoming...
EXPRESS DELIVERY TO THE NORTH POLE ; Hurricane Mailbox Heightens Holiday Spirit
The City of Hurricane is finding a way to keep the spirit of Christmas alive for children throughout West Virginia. The city has set up a red mailbox out on Main Street at the Gazebo for children of all ages to drop off letters to Santa."It's good for...
Fake News Presents Real Perils for Us
WASHINGTON - Fake news leads eventually to real tragedy. It almost got there Sunday when an idiot brought a loaded assault rifle into a Washington pizzeria, firing at least one shot, in an attempt to "self-investigate" a preposterous made-up conspiracy...
Food for Feathered Friends ; Birds, Blooms & Butterflies by Design Introduces New Appalachian Bird Seed Blend
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Songbirds in our neck of the woods can now enjoy a mix of bird seed custom-blended for them by the Amish in Ohio. The exclusive Appalachian wild bird seed mix is available now at Birds, Blooms & Butterflies by Design...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; Let the Season of Holiday Cookies Begin!
Ready, set, get out your mixer! It's cookie time, which you already know because for weeks the shelves in the baking aisle have been stocked to the upper limits. It's either that, or those same shelves have been robbed of what you probably need, chasing...
How Hard Can It Be to Count State Vehicles? ; Question of How Many Vehicles in Fleet Has Dogged the State for Years
When did you read this sentence in your daily newspaper? Officials still dont know exactly how many cars the state owns, where they are, or who drives them. Was it Tuesday, when Gazette- Mail reporter Eric Eyre wrote about Legislative Auditor Aaron...
Justice Names Policy Committee Chairs
Governor-elect Jim Justice has named 27 people to chair policy committees that are expected to advise his transition team and incoming administration on some of the biggest issues affecting the state. The high-profile list includes a millionaire Huntington businessman,...
Kanawha Valley Community Band to Perform Holiday Concert Friday
The Kanawha Valley Community Band will perform a holiday concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the LaBelle Theater at 311 D St. in South Charleston. The annual concert, which is free, mixes music for Hanukah and Christmas in with marches,...
Literacy Volunteers Conducting Elk Flood-Relief Book Drive Saturday
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County will collect new books - - along with monetary donations -- to restock the personal libraries of children affected by the late June flooding along the Elk River. The effort began...
Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County Conduct Book Drive
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County will collect new books - - along with monetary donations -- to restock the personal libraries of children affected by the late June flooding along the Elk River. The effort began...
Mail Plane Ordered to Find Pearl Harbor Attackers
The tattered Pearl Harbor survivor looks every bit of 78, with weathered skin, rusty bones and the faded "U.S. Navy" emblem the old bird got before the war. Gray from age and years in the service, the veteran of Dec. 7 sits with other World War II antiques,...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Red Sox Get Sale in Blockbuster Trade
OXON HILL, Md. - No surprise that Chris Sale got traded. The real shocker? That the Boston Red Sox swooped in to snag him. The reloading Red Sox pulled off the biggest deal yet at the winter meetings, acquiring the dominant ace from the Chicago White...
Markets
TodayBuy now, pay later Economists project that Americans pulled back on their use of credit in October for the second month in a row. They expect that consumer borrowing increased by $18.1 billion in October to $3.7 trillion. That would be down from...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Herd Lands 4 on Conference USA All-Freshman Team
Marshall came out of the Conference USA award season with the consolation of having four freshmen honored. Four upperclassmen were named All-C-USA, but no Thundering Herd players were named to the first or second teams - the first such blanking in the...
MEC BASKETBALL ; Travel Time for UC; Golden Eagles Begin 9-Game Road Stretch before Entering New Digs
There's been a buzz growing on the campus of the University of Charleston the last few weeks with the school officially cutting the ribbon and opening the Wehrle Innovation Center, the home of Charleston's basketball and volleyball teams. It's a facility...
Metro East Bulletin Board
Light Up the Levee: The First Presbyterian Church in Charleston will sponsor the third annual Light Up the Levee at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Haddad Riverfront Park, Kanawha Boulevard, E., Charleston. The community-wide Christmas caroling extravaganza...
Metro East Calendar
Wednesday, Dec. 7Santa & Rudolph Supper: A Supper with Santa and Rudolph will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Elk River Nazarene Church, 143 Dutch Road, Charleston. Bring a camera for pictures taken with Santa and Rudolph. Available concessions will...
Mexico Is Overtaking Canada as No. 2 Goods Exporter to US
Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even as the relationship is being questioned by President-elect Donald Trump. Shipments from Mexico...
More Hospice, the Best-Kept Secret in US Health Care
On Friday, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care will host a reception and fundraiser, where guests will learn more about the many ways WVAHC advocates for greater access to health care for all Mountaineers. As a West Virginia native, I know how...
More Muto ; HHS Junior Forward Beefs Up for Basketball Season
Nick Muto sees the basketball floor like few other players, and, with his sights set on success, the Hurricane junior forward looks to lead the Redskins this season. Muto, a 6-foot-5 wing, returns after leading Hurricane last season with 15.2 points...
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE ; West Virginia State Begins Search for New Football Coach
West Virginia State opened its search for a new football coach on Tuesday afternoon after Jon Anderson officially accepted the head coaching position at the University of Sioux Falls. "This is a tremendous opportunity for Jon to return to a place where...
NBA ; Westbrook Crafting One of League's Greatest Seasons
ATLANTA - Russell Westbrook floated off the man he was covering, anticipated the pass into the lane and slipped back to pick it off. Then he sped off the other way, with only a single defender able to get back and Victor Oladipo serving as wingman....
Newcomers Club to Meet in Teays Valley Dec. 14
The next meeting of the Teays Valley Newcomers and Neighbors Club will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane. The program will include a Christmas carol sing- along and an exchange of gift socks; each person...
NFL
AFCEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 10 2 0 .833 319 207Miami 7 5 0 .583 255 278Buffalo 6 6 0 .500 305 274N.Y. Jets 3 9 0 .250 206 307SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 6 6 0 .500 207 257Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 311 311Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296Jacksonville 2...
NFL ; Tomlin Happy with Cockrell's Evolution
PITTSBURGH - Mike Tomlin is not a big picture guy. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach, as he likes to say, prefers not to "paint with a broad brush. Only when the season is over will Tomlin widen out the lens. Still, even with a month to go Tomlin acknowledged...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAMontreal 25 17 6 2 36 74 56Ottawa 26 15 9 2 32 64 67Boston 26 15 10 1 31 63 58Tampa Bay 27 14 11 2 30 77 72Florida 27 12 11 4 28 65 70Detroit 26 12 11 3 27 65 69Buffalo 26 10 10 6 26 55 68Toronto...
NHL ; Penguins' Crosby on a Goal-Scoring Tear
PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby can't seem to find the right word for what's happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. He would rather just enjoy a hot streak that is bordering on absurd even...
NICHOLAS COUNTY KILLING ; Alleged Shooter Is on Probation; Man Told Probation Officer in September He Had Used Meth; Judge Ordered No Action Be Taken
A man charged with murder in Nicholas County this week is on federal probation and admitted to his probation officer in September that he used methamphetamine. Terry Lee Hughes, 44, shot and killed Kevin A. Broyles, 45, during a fight on Saturday at...
Nick Casey ; A Good Start
As his first appointee, Governor-elect Jim Justice tapped Charleston lawyer Nick Casey a former state Democratic Party chairman, tireless volunteer and national bar leader to be his chief of staff. An excellent choice. Justice said Casey "is genuine as...
Nitro Historic Group Presents Commemorative Items to Kick off 2017 Centennial Festivities
Nathan Wills wants people to remember the city of Nitro's "explosive beginning. He and others on the Nitro Historic Commission have worked especially hard in recent years to transform Nitro into a living World War I memorial through rebranding efforts....
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayArnett, Jon Badger, Diane Bologna, Suzanne Burger, Donald Canellas, Johnny Cooper, Philip Cox, Sherwood Fazio, Joe Ford, Richard Sr. Gardner, Kenneth Hatcher, Norma Haynes, Loretta Henderson, Doris Hinton, Thelma Hollimon, Landon Howery,...
OBITUARIES ; Obit
Darrell AllenDarrell Lee (Pus) Allen, 94, of Hurricane, died on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Emogene Dolin Hospice House after a short illness. Graveside service was conducted on Thursday, Dec. 1, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Ellis Conley...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; Pearl Harbor Day Is a Day We Will Never Forget
Seventy-five years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, sealing the United States' entry into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a short address to the nation, just over four minutes long, that declared Dec. 7 as a "date...
Parks and Recreation Welcomes New Executive Director
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission Executive Director Jarrod Dean sees a bright future for the county in his new role, with plenty of respect included for Putnam's past. Dean, 36, became the PCPRC executive...
PEIA ; Official: Funding Issue Here to Stay
A week after the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board approved about $50 million in benefits cuts for next year for those covered by the health insurance plan, PEIA Executive Director Ted Cheatham told legislators Tuesday that could become...
PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP ; McGrew Leads Winfield Boys to Opening Win over Point Pleasant
Braeden McGrew made six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points as Winfield opened its boys basketball season with a 70-43 home win over Point Pleasant Tuesday. Freshman Christian Frye knocked down three treys and finished with 12 points and Tate Hancock...
Prep Basketball
GirlsMondayWinfield 55, Poca 33POCA (2-1)Fisher 1 1-1 3, Skeens 3 2-4 10, Smith 4 0-0 10, Ward 1 1-3 4, Collins 0 4-5 4, Chandler 1 0-2 2, Totals 10 8-13 33. WINFIELD (1- 0)L. Hudson 1 0-0 2, Lawman 1 8-10 10, S. Cavender 1 0-0 2, McGrew 2 2-2 6, M....
Prep Schedule
Boys basketballWednesday - Nicholas County at Nitro, 7 p.m.Thursday - Hurricane at St. Albans, 7:30 p.m.; Valley at Webster County, 7:30 p.m.; Ripley at Sam Bord Tournament at Grafton Friday - Poca at Nitro, 7 p.m.; Herbert Hoover at Nicholas County,...
Putnam County Sheriff Department's Blotter
According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, the department responded to the following calls and made the following arrests: Holiday Weekend Activity (Nov. 24-27):ARREST: Deputies B.J. Hudson and T.A. Edwards arrested a male from...
READERS' Vent
It is shocking to me that most Republicans turn a blind eye, wanting to roll back regulations that reduces pollutants. Please think about the clean drinking water that our grandkids must have. Also please think for yourselves, not for big business! ...
Remembering the Fallen ; Area Cemeteries to Participate in Wreaths across America Ceremony
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188At noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, cemetries across the United States will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors deceased members of the military. The West Virginia Gold Star Mothers, an...
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN ; Area Cemeteries to Participate in Wreaths across America Ceremony
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188At noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, cemetries across the United States will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors deceased members of the military. The West Virginia Gold Star Mothers, an...
ROTARY NEWS ; Rotarians Learn about Club's Flood Relief Endeavors
Following severe flood damage in late June, Rotarians in the 27 clubs across southern West Virginia (RI District 7550) rallied to join the crisis relief efforts throughout the area. On Nov. 22 in Hurricane, the Putnam club heard from Assistant District...
South Charleston's Annual Christmas Parade Saturday ; Santa to Arrive
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188A holiday spectacle of colorful floats, cartoon characters, marching bands, and, of course, Santa Claus, will roll through the streets of South Charleston this Saturday, Dec. 10. It's the annual South Charleston Christmas...
SPORTS Briefs
Heisman winner Salaam found dead in Colorado parkBOULDER, Colo. - Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead in a Colorado park, authorities said Tuesday. The Boulder County coroner's office was still investigating the cause of the death of...
Sports History
Dec. 71973 - Jerry West of Los Angeles sets an NBA record with 10 steals in the Lakers' 115-111 loss to the Seattle Supersonics. 1985 - Auburn tailback Bo Jackson beats Iowa quarterback Chuck Long by 45 points in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy,...
Statler, Heywood Named to WVU Board
Four years ago, Benjamin Statler and his wife gave $34 million to West Virginia University's engineering college, the largest single sum of money the school had ever received, according to the college's website. The sum was so great, the school named...
Students Build BUDDY BENCH ; Montessori School Project Meant to Promote `Unity, Friendship and Thankfulness'
At a time when schools and communities are seeking to build unity and a culture of kindness, Mountaineer Montessori School, 308 20th St. in Kanawha City, dedicated a student-built "buddy bench with a special ceremony on Nov. 22. A "buddy bench offers...
The Day That Will Always Live in Infamy ; Pearl Harbor Was Sept. 11 for The
Seventy-five years ago today, an early edition headline of The Charleston Daily Mail said Japanese Flotilla Sighted Near Siam; Roosevelt Rushes Appeal to Emperor. That evening, the Daily Mail proclaimed the news of the attack at Pearl Harbor. This was...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pumpkin Salad
Brussels sprouts have always been one of my favorite vegetables. I tried growing them and quickly learned they are not easy to grow in this area. One rarely finds locally grown Brussels sprouts, which are in season now. They grow in temperatures ranging...
THE FOOD GUY ; I Tried Bojangles', Now I'm a Bo-Liever
Mr. Bojangles:I'm not a big fan of fried chicken myself, especially that of the fast-food variety. What's more, I must confess that I laughed heartily (guffawed, even) when news outlets reported that your restaurant opening in Huntington earlier this...
THE GIVING TREE ; Cross Lanes Branch Library Site for Holiday
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188The warm lights of The Giving Tree beckon to those with hearts to help others, especially children, during the holiday season. The Giving Tree, an outreach program of Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Community Services, is...
This Week in West Virginia History
The following events occurred this week in West Virginia history:Dec. 7, 1940: Radio station WAJR-AM in Morgantown began broadcasting. In 1949, it became the flagship station for a statewide network (now the Mountaineer Sports Network) distributing broadcasts...
Trumps Rules to Rule out New Rules ; Biggest Challenge Will Be to Hold
It is a rule that only rule-makers could hate. I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated, President-elect Donald Trump has promised. Thats the kind of thing that sounds good on the campaign trail...
Twin Who Survived Pearl Harbor Joins Brother Who Did Not
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese warplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert...
Two New Wildlife License Plates Available for Motorists
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, in coordination with the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, recently released two new wildlife-themed license plates a native brook trout rising out of the water to catch a mayfly and an eastern...
Utley Enters College Football Hall of Fame with No Regrets
NEW YORK - A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to make a violent game safer. Ask him about...
Veteran Dots Cruise Past Nitro
Two years ago, in an early-season win at Buffalo, Poca coach Kenny Sayre scanned the floor at a lineup full of sophomores and freshman and said, "We'll get there. Where exactly "there is hasn't been determined just yet, but if two opening games this...
West Side Garden Club to Assist Flood-Stricken Clay County Elementary
The Hillsdale Garden Club has selected Clay County's H.E. White Elementary School PTO to receive the West Side club's annual holiday donation. During the late June flooding throughout the state, the H.E. White Elementary campus, in Bomont, suffered...
Winfield VFD Announces Santa Visit Schedule
In and around Winfield next week, Santa Claus will be coming to town -- with Winfield Volunteer Fire Department firefighters filling in as his helpers. According to Winfield VFD Chief Tony Gillispie, for the third consecutive year, Santa and Winfield...
W.VA. LEGISLATURE ; Kiss: Budget Hole `North of $400M'; Cannot Cut More
INSIDE: Official: PEIA funding issue here to stay 1C Audit: Kill RESA autonomy 1CWhen legislators begin work on the 2017-18 West Virginia budget in February, they likely will have to figure out how to close a funding deficit of more than $400 million,...
WVU BASKETBALL IN CHARLESTON ; Huggins, WVU and the Capital City
When Charleston welcomes WVU's basketball team to town Wednesday, it will be the 18th time since Mountaineer coach Bob Huggins has taken over the program. "I remember playing there in college, said the coach on Tuesday. "I always enjoyed it then. We...
WVU BASKETBALL IN CHARLESTON ; MOUNTAINEERS ON THE RISE West Virginia Hosts Western Carolina at the Civic Center
NO. 15 WVU VS. WESTERN CAROLINA When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: Charleston Civic Center TV: Root Sports Line: WVU by 32A historic win against Virginia on Saturday did everything West Virginia wanted and perhaps even more. The Mountaineers jumped from No....
WVU FOOTBALL ; Mountaineers Put 4 on AP All-Big 12 First Team
The West Virginia football team's first 10-win season as a Big 12 member netted the Mountaineers four Associated Press All-Big 12 first-team picks. The teams were announced Tuesday. Defensive back Rasul Douglas, who tied for the national lead with eight interceptions,...
WVU FOOTBALL ; WVU Notches 10-2 Regular Season
MORGANTOWN - One needed just one word to sum up much of Saturday's regular-season finale at Mountaineer Field. Gross.No. 14 West Virginia sputtered for just about all of the first half until a tantalizing touchdown reception by Daikiel Shorts classed...
WVU Women's Soccer Team Falls in National Championship
SAN JOSE, Calif. - No. 1 West Virginia women's soccer overcame a shocking start but couldn't recover from a brutal finish in its first NCAA championship game appearance. Katie Johnson scored twice in the final 16 minutes as No. 7 Southern California...
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