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Saturday’s Scores

PREP FOOTBALL= Oak Glen 35, Weir 20 Wirt County 54, Calhoun County 21 ___ Some high school football scores provided by,

Hanna Farmstead opens to public

The Hanna Farmstead has now opened their sunflower field and flower garden to the public and will remain open through Oct. 31. There will also be family activities including horseshoe...

West Virginia ICU patients approaching pandemic high

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in West Virginia hospital intensive care units is approaching the high mark in the pandemic as officials pleaded Monday for more people to get vaccinated and for the federal government to expedite a booster shot. There are 203 virus patients in ICUs across the state, the most since Jan. 11. The record is 219 set on Jan. 6, according to state health data. Currently there are 640 people hospitalized for the...

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Frontier Communications hiring 100 workers in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Frontier Communications plans to hire 100 employees in West Virginia by the end of the year to support the company's upcoming network expansion. Frontier said in a news release that it will hire cable splicers and outside plant technicians throughout the state. It's part of the company’s national fiber-optic network expansion over the next three years. “Frontier is making substantial investments in fiber-optic technology, which requires hiring the best talent that will help us achieve our growth plans,”...

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West Virginia residents can have land designated ‘wild yard’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents who landscape for wildlife use can have their land designated a “wild yard.” The program has 300 members around the state and is operated through the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to create more natural habitat for wildlife around the state. “It’s such a wonderful program to get involved in,” Rebecca Linger, who owns a certified wild yard, said in a news release from the agency. “And you get the added benefit...

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Police: Woman charged after throwing child into Ohio River

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman was charged with kidnapping after authorities in West Virginia said she took a 5-year-old boy from his family and threw him into the Ohio River. The child was rescued from the river and did not suffer injuries after he was taken from his family at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, authorities told The Herald-Dispatch. Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said Kimberly Dawn Maxwell, 41, sat down with the family while they were eating dinner at...

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Bob Huggins gets 2-year contract extension at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Bob Huggins has agreed to a two-year contract extension that includes the option for him to step aside or continue coaching after the 2023-24 season. Under the agreement announced Friday, Huggins, who turns 68 next month, will earn $4.15 million in each of the next three seasons. Huggins earned his 900th coaching victory when the Mountaineers beat Morehead State in the NCAA Tournament in March. Huggins entered similar arrangements during contract extensions in 2012 and 2017....

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Good Roads Bakehouse brings simple deliciousness to Frankford

By Sarah Richardson After sitting empty for several years, the old Lowell’s Bakery storefront is alive with activity once again, and will reopen as a new bakery and gathering spot: Good Roads Bakehouse. Pittsburgh transplant Daniel Cannon is the owner of the new establishment, and is eager to provide a food option to the community The post Good Roads Bakehouse brings simple deliciousness to Frankford first appeared on Mountain Messenger.

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Hanna Farmstead opens to public

The Hanna Farmstead has now opened their sunflower field and flower garden to the public and will remain open through Oct. 31. There will also be family activities including horseshoe pits, cornhole, a square bale maze for children, kids’ barrel train, rubber duck race, and an assortment of other activities. The sunflower and flower fields offer excellent photo opportunities for seniors wanting a venue to take their senior pictures.  Seniors and their photographers can schedule private sessions at their convenience....

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WVSOM students trained in use of naloxone to prevent overdose deaths

All first-year students attending WVSOM learned how to administer Narcan as part of their White Coat Ceremony. (Photo courtesy WVSOM) In a state noted to be among those most affected by the opioid epidemic, one medical school in West Virginia is taking a bold step in working to prevent drug overdose deaths. As part of the White Coat Ceremony that marks the start of first-year students’ medical school journeys, all 214 members of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s...

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County Commission tables construction items, approves Sportslex inspection fees

By Angela McGill On Aug. 24, a brief meeting was conducted by the Greenbrier County Commission. A number of courthouse construction project items were tabled until the next meeting as there is nothing to report as of the meeting time. “They’re action items that are only to be taken if something is going on there, or payment schedules that would be due, as of now there isn’t anything that needs to be discussed and it will be tabled until next...

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