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Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Kittens Of frametown, WV Need You!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around frametown..
Snowflake sightings this week and some happy ski resorts
After a mild weekend in the 60s temperatures returned to more seasonal levels on this Monday in the wake of a cold front. This one is moving out this evening but another "clipper" system in the Dakotas will zip east by Tuesday and send another cold front and even chillier air our way.
Addressing Food Insecurity: From Local Efforts to Nationwide Strategies
The Mountaineer Food Bank's initiative to address food insecurity through its Mobile Food Pantry is a testament to local efforts making a tangible difference in West Virginia. Operating throughout the state, the Mobile Pantry is scheduled to deliver vital nourishment to underserved communities. With stops at St. James Greater Catholic Church in Jefferson County and Holly Gray Park in Braxton County on December 5, and continuing its service at other locations through December 9, the initiative ensures access to healthy food options in 'food deserts.' Timely distributions are planned between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, with a full schedule available on the food bank's website.
Davis Health System officially joins Vandalia Health
Several hospitals in north central West Virginia have joined Vandalia Health, which is made up of Mon Health and CAMC Health.
The End of Centralia's Graffiti Highway: A Colorful Chapter Closed
Centralia, Pennsylvania's Graffiti Highway, a symbol of both creativity and the town's tragic history, has seen its final days as a tourist spectacle. The notorious stretch of Route 61, known for its vibrant street art, was shrouded in dirt by Pagnotti Enterprises in April 2020. This move aimed to curb the escalating trespassing and vandalism, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic's restrictions.
Learn the Difference Between ParentVUE and Canvas: A Presentation for Local Parents
Parents, do you know the difference between ParentVUE and Canvas? Do you know how to create a Canvas observer account? Watch Mr. Gildea’s presentation from a recent PTSA meeting to learn more.Visit here for more details.
Nicholas County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Jolene Myers, 41, of Mount Nebo, was sentenced today to two years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 19, 2022, Myers sold a quantity of methamphetamine to a confidential informant outside […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Flatwoods as of 2023-12-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Local Residents Invited to Share Opinions on West Side Duck Trail Project
The Town of Duck, together with VHB, recently hosted an Open House to discuss the West Side Duck Trail Feasibility Study and collect community input. The event occurred on November 29, and a recording of the presentation is available online for those who couldn't attend.
Railroad Barons and the Shaping of America's Economic Landscape
The late 19th and early 20th centuries in America were defined by the colossal influence of railroad barons, who not only revolutionized transportation but also left their mark on the very fabric of American society. John K. Cowen, a notable figure among these industrialists, exemplifies this impact through his legacy in the town that bears his name. As president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cowen was at the helm during a period of substantial growth, mirroring the town's historical evolution with the nation's progress.
Summersville Christmas Parade to be held Friday
SUMMERSVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Summersville Christmas Parade will be held Friday evening. The parade will be held in Downtown Summersville on Friday, December 1, at 6 PM. The parade line-up will be at the bottom of High School Hill at 5:30 pm. Immediately following the parade, hot chocolate and cookies will be available at […]
Echoes of Conflict and Daily Life: Unveiling the Bulltown Historic Area and Civil War Diaries
Amid the serene landscapes of West Virginia lies the Bulltown Historic Area, a sanctuary of history that whispers tales of 19th-century life and Civil War conflicts. As visitors traverse through the preserved log cabin, schoolhouse, and church, each structure narrates a unique story from an era long gone. The significant Battle of Bulltown, a strategic encounter between Union and Confederate forces, is immortalized here, with its fortifications and the graves of unknown soldiers serving as somber reminders of the past.
Woman arrested on possession charge
SUTTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman was taken into custody on Sunday based on multiple charges, including one in relation to Possession of a Controlled Substance. Arrest records indicate that, on Sunday, November 26, 2023, a female suspect – identified as Shelby Marie Leonard, born August 29, 1993 – was detained by law enforcement and […]
Clem, West Virginia: Navigating the Legacy of Coal Mining and the Path to Renewal
The coal mines of Clem, West Virginia, stand as an emblematic chapter in the state's mining history, tracing back to the industrial revolution. These mines were pivotal in transforming Clem, drawing a diverse workforce and fueling West Virginia's economic surge. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's expansion, supporting coal transport, was a cornerstone in Clem's growth. Although mining has dwindled, the deep-seated legacy of these mines signifies the enduring tenacity of Clem's community.
Reviving the Heart of St. Louis: The Railway Exchange Building's Transformation
The Railway Exchange Building, an emblematic monument of St. Louis's architectural and economic history, stands poised for a dramatic transformation. Erected in 1913, this former home to the iconic Famous-Barr department store and major railroad offices, now vacant, mirrors St. Louis’s past grandeur and resilience. With its glazed terra cotta facade and Renaissance motifs, the building introduced pioneering amenities like air conditioning, signifying innovation during its heyday.
Upshur County: A Civil War Legacy and the Path to Rebirth
Upshur County, West Virginia, is steeped in the complex tapestry of American Civil War history, having been a microcosm of the nation's torn allegiances. Sites like the Upshur Militia Inscription and the battlegrounds of Kesler’s Raid and Jenkins Raid are somber testaments to the county's Unionist stance and its costly involvement in the conflict. The capture and tragic fate of the Upshur militia at Centerville in 1863, with many perishing in Southern prisons, is a poignant chapter of its past. These historical markers and preserved sites embody Upshur's commitment to honoring its Civil War legacy.
Winter's chill recalls harrowing legend of West Virginia bear hunter
HEROLD, W.Va. — The mountains that tower above the Birch River bear the brunt of winter storms that sweep across central West Virginia, and it was here on a snowy night that a legendary battle between man and nature was fought. The legend has grown obscure, but there's little...
Exploring the Wonders of Monongahela National Forest: A Haven for Nature Lovers and Adventurers
Nestled in the rugged heart of West Virginia, Monongahela National Forest is a sanctuary of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Spanning over 919,000 acres, it offers a variety of activities set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery. With more than 500 trails, hikers of all levels can find their perfect path, while anglers can relish the tranquility of pristine streams and fishing holes. The forest is a prime spot for wildlife enthusiasts, with its diverse ecosystem hosting a multitude of species for viewing and bird watching. The highest point, Spruce Knob, towers at 4,863 feet, offering visitors sweeping panoramic vistas.
Man charged in Clay ‘shots fired’ case
CLAY, W.Va. — A Clay County man is in custody after allegedly firing shots at a residence over the weekend. Nathan Williamson Stephenson, 45, of Clay, is charged with firing close to a house, five counts of wanton endangerment and one count of child neglect along with fleeing from police.
The Eerie Charm of Corley: Unveiling the Ghost Town's Mystique
Nestled in the once-thriving agricultural heart of West Virginia, the ghost town of Corley now stands as a haunting symbol of American rural decay. Its descent from a bustling community began with the closure of its post office in 1957, signaling the start of a slow fade into the shadows. Today, amidst the quiet and decay, Corley retains an eerie allure, with its few remaining structures and the Corley/Fairview Township Cemetery narrating the stories of its former vibrancy to visitors and history aficionados alike.