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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

The Trap Hill High School Class of 1973 is having a picnic on Saturday, July 28, at Lake Stephens Shelter #4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bring a covered dish. 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

The Nugen Family Reunion will start at 11 a.m. on June 30 at the Nugen Family Farm, at Laurel Creek. There will be a memorial service for Leonard Nugen. Read more

The family of Henry and Lottie Shrewsbury Wills are having their reunion Saturday, June 16. It will be at 203 Broadway Road, Pipestem, and will begin at 10 a.m. Please come and bring a covered dish. All friends and relatives are invited to share memories. Read more

The Stoco Communities Reunion Committee will meet at 6 p.m. June 11 and June 25 at the old high school. Read more

Every subsection of America is unique. Northerners, mid-westerners, southerners — they all have their own foods and flavors, music styles and dances, traditions and heritages.  Read more

On April 18, 2015, an eager mother- and father-to-be, smiles spread wide across their faces, gathered around friends, family and a bundle of pink and blue balloons. Read more

When 23-year-old dancer Brittney Fitzgerald was a little girl in Canada, she didn’t know that her love of dance would one day bring her to Beckley or that she’d teach West Virginia children about the history of the coal camp life. 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

OAK HILL — Bill Bibbs knows something about automobiles. He’s been collecting them for the past 50 years, but he’s been repairing them for more than 70. Read more

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Johnathon Hale grew up in southern West Virginia, graduating from Liberty High School in 2001. He enjoyed the people and culture of this area and made it a goal to return after he received his formal education. Read more

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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

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The Wild Classroom idea started with a space at Shady Spring Elementary that was not the most attractive on campus. Read more

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Corporately, Beckley Health Right, which encompasses Hinton Health Right and Mercer Charitable Clinic, puts $6.5 million in uncompensated health care into the communities it serves. Read more

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“I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.” Read more

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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

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Ed Shepherd gets up in the morning and reports to his Wyoming Street service station the way he has done for the past 60 years. But things are different now in the once bustling mining town that has seen its businesses close and many of its residents pack up and leave. Read more

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When most people reach their golden years, they believe it is a time to relax and enjoy having others take care of them instead of always taking care of others. Read more

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Telling the stories of Appalachia and its people has always been part of Shirley Stewart-Burns’ life, whether in words or music. Read more

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