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A Look Back

By William “Skip” Deegans Built in 1930 and located at the west end of Main Street, the Hotel West Virginian was a prominent White Sulphur Springs landmark. The hotel and restaurant were built by Theodore and Maria Soures. Theodore immigrated from Chios, Greece in 1907 and arrived in New York...

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Closing dates announced for Monongahela National Forest recreation sites

While most of Monongahela National Forest is open year-round, closing only when access roads are snow-covered, some developed campgrounds, picnic areas and both visitor centers routinely close from late fall through mid-spring. Visit the Forest’s Recreation Conditions Report at https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/mnf/recreation for the most current information. Closing dates for recreation sites...

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A Look Back

By William “Skip” Deegans Shown in this circa 1901 photo is Lewisburg’s Charles N. McWhorter (1877-1947) in his West Virginia University varsity football uniform. McWhorter, at 5’8” and 148 lbs., was WVU’s quarterback of the 1901 team. Also, he was third baseman on the baseball team, ran track, and played...

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Local Girl Scouts update

Girl Scout Troop 37400 had a productive month of September. The troop earned their truth seeker badges and all of the girls earned their outdoor challenge award for the spring and summer months. On Sept. 24, some of the members also joined their county’s campfire sing-a-long and helped lead songs....

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Learn Photoshop basics at NRCTC

New River Community and Technical College is offering a three-week introductory Adobe Photoshop class through Zoom video conferencing starting Tuesday, Oct. 26.  The community education class will contain both lecture and lab components allowing students to gain hands-on experience with the photo editing program. Students in the class will learn...

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A Look Back

Barrel-laden Waverley electric beer wagon at West Virginia Brewing Company, Huntington, 1912. West Huntington Public Library Collection (307102) By William “Skip” Deegans “West Virginia, That’ll Win Ya” was a slogan for many years for Huntington’s West Virginia Brewing Company’s beer. Michael Fesenmeier learned to make beer...

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