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It’s Fasnacht Time

Helvetia’s annual Fasnacht celebration is Saturday, March 2.  Events begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 1:00 am on March 3 with the burning of an effigy of “Old Man Winter.”

Airbnb BUCKHANNON?

By now, most people, even in rural West Virginia, have heard of the global online hosting and lodging marketplace called Airbnb. But, did you know that there are nearly 30 Airbnb...

WV Cannabis Legislation

Last year West Virginia's cannabis community saw cannabis legislation bricked at the very end of the session. The bills HB 4345 and SB 386 both became nothing more than a car on cinder blocks.

WV Student Contest Promotes Opioid Abuse Awareness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general's office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in...

Review: Memoir of Northern Appalachia Tackles Regional Myths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Appalachia North: A Memoir" (West Virginia University Press), by Matthew Ferrence. Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of J. D....

Boxes, Labels & Blurred Lines

I, recently, had a discussion with an old love about the word compartmentalize. We all have a need to put things in our lives in order. Some like every aspect to be in tidy...

Despite Bill’s Demise, WV Teachers to Strike for 2nd Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers will remain on strike for a second day despite a move by the House of Delegates to effectively kill a complex education bill that had...

#54 United?

One year after the nationally publicized nine-day 2018 West Virginia Teachers' Strike, 54 West Virginia Counties have, again, closed their doors after teachers' unions called for a statewide strike earlier in the...

Upshur County Cancels School Tomorrow Due to Work Stoppage.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year. Leaders...

Parents and Teachers Speak Against Omnibus Education ...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of speakers crammed two public hearings Monday to speak against a complex education bill in West Virginia that teachers unions claim is retaliation for a nine-day...