The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 50 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 462.
The Ennis Family Reunion will begin at noon Aug. 12, with lunch at 1 p.m., at the picnic area beside the Ennis Cemetery at Red Springs on Backus Mountain Road in Meadow Bridge. Please bring a picnic lunch and drinks to share at 1 p.m. A brief business meeting will be held and prizes will be … Read more
Stoco Communities Reunion will be Saturday, July 28, starting at 10 a.m. at the Old Stoco High School, located in Coal City. Lunch will be available for $5. Entertainment and drinks will be provided. Come meet your old friends. For more information call Arnold Bolen at 304-252-3874. Read more
The 30th and final Sisk Reunion will be Sunday, July 15, at Camp Creek State Park. All relatives and friends of Gideon and Judy Stoots Sisk or Gideon and Julia Wickham Sisk are welcome. Bring enough food to feed your family; then everyone will share. This ensures everyone will have plenty to… Read more
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Walter J. “Joe” Stewart, chairman of the board of directors of the Congressional Education Foundation Inc. which operates the Robert C. Byrd Center on the campus of Shepherd University, announced a new logo and name – Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Educat… Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — One congressional committee subpoenaed him. Two others are dangling the promise of immunity to get him to dish about Hillary Rodham Clinton's email setup. Read more
Most people say God works in mysterious ways. Apostle Ronnie “Diamond” Hoard, a Christian minister of 25 years, might say that God works through jazz. Read more
Standing tall and poised, a representative of the prosecution carefully questioned an expert witness in a recent jury trial in Raleigh County Circuit Court. Read more
LEWISBURG — It’s not every day that a two-time Emmy winner is on stage at the Greenbrier Valley Theater in Lewisburg, but when he is, he brings his Emmy Award-winning brother. Read more
A local man with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience has been selected to oversee operations at the Raleigh Day Report Center. Read more
For Gladys Farr, gardening is a hands-on activity. She beams at the thought of sticking her bare hands into the soil, scooping holes and covering her leafy green plants. Read more
Warren McGraw is a household name in Wyoming County. He is a man who is proud of his heritage, proud of his humble beginnings, proud of his contributions to both Wyoming County and West Virginia, proud of his family. He is also a man who has come home. Read more
When Margaret Ann O’Neal learned she would be the 2015 Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Service Award recipient, she thanked chamber CEO and President Ellen Taylor on behalf of the United Way of Southern West Virginia. Taylor, however, was quick to stress the award recognizes O’Nea… Read more
Colors have always fascinated Kathy Henry, and she’s been using them to create things both useful and fancy for most of her life. Her latest incarnation of color comes in the form of organic silk scarves, and the medium transcends all others for her. Patterns are passé and pictures are a thi… Read more
A wedding may not be the first place that one could reasonably expect to run into Santa Claus, but that’s how it happened for now-4-year-old Riley Dangerfield and her sister, Harper. Read more
Only 200 Americans were there to witness a battle that would throw the French out of Vietnam in 1954, and lay the foundation for American military involvement in its own Vietnam war a decade later. Read more
From cookware that promises chefs a lifetime of “waterless” cooking to handmade signs, birdhouses, jewelry, purses and pottery, the arts and crafts tent at the State Fair of West Virginia offers up a little something of just about everything. Read more
It’s show night, and the phone in the concession stand of the Meadow Bridge Drive-In Theater is ringing off the hook with pizza orders and questions. The gates haven’t even officially opened yet and trucks are already parked outside, waiting to roll in and get a prime spot on the lawn. Read more
When asked about his work in the community, Charlie Houck is quick to point his finger at Raleigh County’s strong philanthropic organizations, like Raleigh County Make it Shine, Beckley Area Foundation, the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Southern West Virginia. Read more
Determination can clearly be seen in the New Salem Baptist Church, whether one looks at the weather-battered structure or delves even deeper and looks at the congregation itself which held services even when the sanctuary was out of commission. Read more
This Week's Circulars
Roger Dale Pettry, 74, of Pratt, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Funeral 2pm Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Interment in Wheeling Cemetery, Arnett. Visitation one hour before service. Online condolences www.armstrongfuneralhomewv.net.
William "Bill" L. Allen, age 87, of Bolt passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at Bowers Hospice House from a six-month battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Beckley VA Medical Center, Thomas Memorial Hospital, and Bowers Hospice Hou…
Robert Smith, age 91, of Beaver, WV, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020. A memorial service may be held at a later date. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring, WV.