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WV Open: It's a Brand new day for Charleston native Christian Brand

ROANOKE, W.Va. (WCHS) — For the third time in his outstanding career - and the first time since 2015 - Christian Brand is the champion of the prestigious West Virginia Open. Brand finished at -10 over the three-day, 54-hole tournament to claim the crown of the 89th annual Open which was played out on the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort.
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Christian Brand wins 3rd WV Open

ROANOKE, WV -- In a closely fought battle throughout the day, Christian Brand of Scott Depot took the title at the 89th West Virginia Open over defending champion professional (p) David Bradshaw of Harpers Ferry by three strokes. Brand finished the tournament at ten under par 206, while Bradshaw scored a seven under par 209.

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Charleston and Weston

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bonnie’s Bus mobile mammography unit will visit Kanawha and Lewis counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital screening mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals and the WVU Cancer Institute, Bonnie’s Bus will be at:. • FamilyCare Health Centers in...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Herald Fulks

A Memorial Service for Herald Fulks, who died Nov. 22, 2021, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9th at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, WV. All are welcome to attend. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to Rush Run Baptist Church be made in his honor.

Melvin W. Cochran “Papaw”

Melvin W. Cochran “Papaw”, 87 of Webster Springs peacefully entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Webster County Memorial Hospital. He was born November 9, 1934 down Elk River in Howell Run Hollow to the late Leslie William Cochran and Vergie Clutter Cochran. Melvin went to work, at the age of 16, in the coal mines for Bert Clutter. Melvin, along with Bill and Rab Cool, started Cool Motors of Webster Springs in 1964. He then, along with his son Max, went on to become owner of Cool Motors. Melvin was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; liked to hunt, fish, go camping, and ride around. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Waldo and Bobby Cochran and two sisters, Jean Harrison and June Powell. Melvin is survived by his loving wife of close to 55 years, B. Caroline Gillespie Cochran; son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran, Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; brothers and sisters, Bonnie (Eddie) Garvin of Parkersburg, Juanita (Bob) Chaney of Buckhannon, Terry (Cheryl) Cochran of Elderton, PA, and Tommy (Judy) Cochran of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time. Please join the family for Graveside Services at 3:00 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839 Cowen, WV 26206. Online condolences may be made to the family at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.

LUCAS to offer lung cancer screening in Benwood, Rock Cave, and Buckhannon

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — LUCAS, a first of its kind, state-of-the-art mobile lung cancer screening unit, will visit Marshall and Upshur Counties offering low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans. A service of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals and the WVU Cancer Institute, LUCAS will be at:. • Benwood Housing Authority from 8 a.m....
Metro News

Mason Kidwell shoots 67 to pace the field at the 89th West Virginia Open

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Shepherd University and Washington High School graduate Mason Kidwell birdied seven holes in his opening round to shoot 67 (5-under) and pace the field in the 89th West Virginia Open at Stonewall Resort. Kidwell played the back nine first and recovered well after a double bogey...

Book signing set for 'Out of the Shadows'

GRANTSVILLE — A book signing for the book “Out of the Shadows: My Journey with Complex Mental Illness” will be held from 3-5 p.m. Friday, June 24 at The Casselman in Grantsville. The book is written by Kathy Beachy with Gertrude Slabach. It is the story of...

Grantsville Days Schedule

Dime Toss (4-H) Fireman’s Booth Games. Friday Night Fireworks (Weather permitting) Pickleball Tournament (Contact Leslie Miller: 814-659-9229) Rock-n-Roll Racing (until 6 p.m.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. JTF1 (sponsored by GCC Technologies) Fireman’s Games. Dime Toss (4-H) Grantsville Lions Club BBQ/Kettle Corn. Noon. Food & Craft Booths. Beer...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Glenda Jean Whytsell

Glenda Jean Whytsell, 74, of Arnoldsburg, W.Va., passed away June 22, 2022, at Stonerise, Parkersburg. There will be no services for her at this time. She will be buried with her late husband, Fred Junior Whytsell at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Condolences may be shared at

Zimmerman twins prepare for Fine Arts Festival

GRANTSVILLE — Twin brothers Carl and Caleb Zimmerman of Grantsville are currently preparing to travel to Orlando, Fla. in August for the Assembly of God National Youth Convention and Fine Arts Festival. They have been participating in the competition for six years and have been in the top ten...
The Recorddelta

Pat’s Chat (June 23)

Father’s Day was June 19. 2022. I saw in a recent paper that Father’s Day also began in West Virginia, as did Mother’s Day. I hope you will enjoy this poem I wrote long ago. If you remember my dad, I hope you will think of him when you read this. Many people who grew up in Burnsville, West Virginia, remember him, Harry Wiant, Sr. Many have told me he was their favorite teacher. He was my teacher in eighth grade for some classes. I liked him, too. I used this poem last year, but as I reread it today, it brought me to tears. I miss him so much, and I also miss my brothers and sister who I lost almost all at once, it seemed. First Sonny October 31, 2020, then almost immediately I lost Sammy on December 15, the same year. I didn’t really recover from that before the time Mary Ann died a little over a year later, on March 19, 2022.

Golf: Kidwell leads WV Open after round one

Roanoke – Round one of the 89th West Virginia Open is the books and amateur Mason Kidwell from Charles Town has the early lead. Kidwell fired a five-under par 67 to hold a one shot advantage over Thaddeus Obecny from Wheeling. Two shots back of Kidwell is two-time champion...

William Mark Rogers

WESTON — William Mark Rogers, 89, of Jane Lew passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 20, 2022. William was born in Lewis County on February 20, 1933, son of the late Mark and Jessie (Conner) Rogers. William was united...