Charleston, WVWSAZ

Bakery raising money for restaurant in the community

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Keeping a restaurant open in normal circumstances is hard enough, and adding a pandemic to the mix only makes it tougher. After a long fight, the owners of Gourmet Fast are trying everything to stay open. “We’ve been struggling for a while, and we just said,...
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Putnam County, WVwchstv.com

Republican West Virginia Delegate comes out as gay

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Putnam County Delegate Joshua Higginbotham made his personal life public over the weekend, with a social media video announcing he is gay, but also retaining his political and religious beliefs he has held for years. "Hi, I'm Joshua Higginbotham and I'm gay," the Delegate announced.
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Charleston, WVnsjonline.com

Barber leads West Virginia protest against US Sen Manchin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds of protesters upset with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition to a sweeping overhaul of U.S. election law marched through West Virginia’s capital city on Monday evening. Goldsboro’s Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the “Poor People’s Campaign,” denounced the influential moderate Democratic senator and called for...
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The GRID in Montgomery offering youth summer activities

According to 1950s-era Rock-and-Roller Eddie Cochran (and several others who subsequently covered the tune), there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues. Ah, unless a cure is found by press time, there’s some pleasing treatment for the summertime blues in 2021 — especially if you’re a rising fifth through eighth grade student who lives in the Upper Kanawha Valley with an appetite for fun (and, maybe, cookies).
Hurricane, WVWSAZ

Non-profit that helps pediatric cancer families receives state grant

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A non-profit organization that focuses on helping families and youngsters battling childhood cancer has received a state grant to help fund their mission. “(The grant is to) provide patient navigation services, which is something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years or more but we could...
Saint Albans, WVHerald-Dispatch

YakFest, Tour de Coal coming to St. Albans this week

St. ALBANS — Friday, June 18, will be the opening day of the two-day 2021 YakFest along Olde Main Street in St. Albans — and it’s a pretty safe bet there’ll be dancing in the streets after its 2020 COVID-19-imposed absence. Each day of this weekend’s YakFest will feature vendors,...
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Suspect arrested in connection to Meigs Count Easter Sunday murder

POMEROY, Ohio (WTAP) - On June 17, the Grand Jury indicted a Charleston man on four counts related to the homicide of 25-year-old Kane Roush. According to a news release from the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley and Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood, 21-year-old Jaquan Hall was indicted for Aggravated Murder, Murder, Complicity, and Conspiracy.
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Hundreds protest Manchin's opposition to voting law overhaul

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators outraged with Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to a sweeping overhaul of U.S. election law marched through West Virginia's capital city on Monday evening. Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, denounced the influential moderate Democratic senator and called for a...
Charleston, WVjacksonnewspapers.com

Former slave William E. Davis lived to see the Civil Rights era

In the 1996 Stephen King novel “The Green Mile,” Paul Edgecombe, a retired Deep South penitentiary death row supervisor, received a divine gift from a condemned inmate that gave him an extraordinarily long life. That gift in turn cursed Edgecombe, as he soon learned that he had to endure the loss of all his friends and family to sickness and old age while he inexplicably kept on living. The “green mile” in the prison, which was the long walk from the death row holding cells to the electric chair, became a metaphor for Edgecombe’s life.
Kanawha County, WVwvgazettemail.com

Clendenin Homecoming Festival set for this weekend

The Clendenin Homecoming Festival will return to the Elk River town this weekend after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns. The festival’s carnival attractions, by way of Gambill Amusements, get underway beforehand on Wednesday, June 16. Located in the former Smith’s Foodfair lot in Clendenin, the carnival will operate through Saturday, June 19. Tickets can be purchased in advance at GambillAmusements.com, offering $5 discounts.
Charleston, WVWHSV

Poor People’s Campaign to hold march against Joe Manchin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Poor People’s Campaign will hold a demonstration against West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday evening. Liberal activists will gather at a park in Charleston to hold a “Moral March on Manchin.” They are rallying against the moderate Democrat’s decision to oppose a landmark overhaul of U.S. election law.