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BRAMWELL, W.Va. — A photographer’s efforts and an historical interpreter’s research have come together to create a new book that describes a small town enriched by the history of residents who became coalfield millionaires and built the homes to prove it.

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CHARLESTON — On a day when COVID-19 hospitalizations in West Virginia matched the prior pandemic peak of 818 — and did so 100 days faster than the December 2020-January 2021 surge — Gov. Jim Justice on Friday continued to rule out taking any immediate statewide action, but warned state manda…

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LYBURN, W.Va. — The Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday held a special meeting and voted to suspend any further development of the East Lynn Trail system following public outcry.

HUNTINGTON — The late John B. Walden, M.D., served the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the community for nearly four decades. His knowledge of rural medicine and international health extended to the medical students and residents he trained through the Department o…

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CHARLESTON — The 20th annual Ribfest kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9, and runs through Sunday at the Shawnee Park in Dunbar, West Virginia, featuring barbecue vendors from across the country and — for the first time — free admission, entertainment and parking.

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CHARLESTON — For a second straight month, West Virginia’s state tax collections for August topped estimates for the month, coming in about $29.89 million higher than projected, a Senate Finance Committee report shows.

DEAR JILL: I have a question on proper tipping. I belong to a massage service that has locations around town and the U.S. My credit card is automatically deducted for $65 each month for my membership, which comes with one massage for this price. This is not considered a discount, but the pri…

The first Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 was a bloody chapter in Appalachian history. The armed uprising of miners against coal barons and anti-union lawmen lasted five days, beginning with scattered skirmishes and ending with three days of heavy fighting.

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DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. — The 10 rafts are secured to the banks of the Green River. The tents are up. The sun is setting over the sandstone canyon walls. As 30 rafters dig into steaming bowls of chili, it’s time to start planning for the future.

Last week, I found myself in Wyoming with a rifle, a hunting license, onX Maps, and a tag from the state granting me permission to hunt elk. I have hunted Wyoming many times for elk, mule deer, and whitetails and I have fallen in love with the Rockies. Having said that, I have never hunted t…

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Scientists have traced the genetic makeup of lake trout, a feat that should boost efforts to rebuild populations of the prized fish in the Great Lakes and other North American waters where they’ve been hammered by invasive species, overfishing and pollution, officials …