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11th Annual Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival gets underway


“Well I met her in the hills of West Virginia, in the heart of a coal mining town” These are lyrics taken from Doyle Lawson’s song “Girl from WV” Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are a multi award winning Bluegrass supergroup and one of the many bands performing at the 11th annual Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival.   Appalachia is the home of Bluegrass. With an area steeped More...

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Mountain State Brewing named on list of 50 States SeriesTop Wineries & Breweries Worth Traveling For

Who doesn’t enjoy/need a massive beer or a towering glass of wine after a stressful day, week, month, or even year? (Cue Friends theme song.) While some drinkers prefer to More...

Community Theater Ensemble Workshop

Voices From The Earth’s Community Theater Ensemble in Thomas will offer a week-long workshop in basic stage skills for children- ACTS- August 4 – 8. Students entering More...


After the story about the flood wall in Parsons appeared in the last edition of The Parsons Advocate new information has come to light.  Dan Jones, Public affairs, US Army Corps More...

Bluegrass Community Fair o raise funds for Special Olympics of Tucker County

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PARSONS, WV – If you love Bluegrass and helping children, then The Bluegrass Community Fair is the perfect event for you. John and Joyce Bowers wants to raise a lot of More...


Vernon Allen Shahan, Sr

Vernon Allen Shahan, Sr., age 93 years, a resident of St. George, WV, and former Post Master, departed this life Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014 at Cortland Acres at Thomas, WV.  More...

William Lee “Bill” Roberts

William Lee “Bill” Roberts, 94, a resident of Hambleton, WV, passed from this life Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Bill was born Wednesday, December 12, 1919 in Hambleton, WV, More...

Robert James “Bob” Schoonover

Robert James “Bob” Schoonover, age 74 years, a former resident of Tucker County, a resident of Elkins and former President and C.E.O. of Citizens National Bank, departed More...

Zelda Pase Seaman

Zelda will be celebrating her 104th birthday with the Lord Aug. 15. She left to be with God Saturday, July 12 at 2:30 a.m. Zelda Pase Seaman was born in Thomas on Aug. 15, 1910. More...

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Laneville Planing Mill 2 Dry Fork Lumber Companies Planing Mill in Laneville, WV.

This is a photo of the Dry Fork Lumber Companies Planing Mill in Laneville, WV.  The...

Italian Band of Pierce Italian Band of Pierce, WV

This photo (compliments of Riverfront Antiques) is of The Italian Band of Pierce, WVA. Two of...

Catholic Church Davis WV 1 Catholic Church in Davis

This is a photo of the Catholic Church in Davis. The Saint Veronica’s Catholic Church was...

Addiction Counseling

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.  Call today for free screenings or referrals.   800-431-1754  More...

Barbour County Safety Fair..

Broaddus Hospital is sponsoring the Barbour County Safety Fair, on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Barbour County Fair Grounds. There will be games, educational More...

Garden Party and Silent Auction..

The Friends of the Mountaintop Public Library are having a Garden Party and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 2 from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Steve and Katy White on Timberline More...

Pancake Breakfast..

There will be a Pancake Breakfast on Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Davis Fire Hall. Benefits the Davis Volunteer Fire Department.  More...

TCHS Cheerleader Try-outs

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Try-outs for the Tucker County High School Cheerleaders will take place on Monday, August 4, in the gym at Tucker More...

Milestones for Two Tucker Coaches

Tucker County High School Coach Tom Gutshall coached his final high school boys’ basketball game on Friday, June 20 at Charleston..

Hit It Fore Your Good Health Golf Tournament Winners

Hit It Fore Your Good Health Golf Tournament was held on June 8 at Canaan Valley State Park. Proceeds from the..

Magistrate News for July 30, 2014

The following citations have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office: Rosean Theresa Boyles, of Parsons, More...

Magistrate News for July 1, 2014

The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:  Richard Glen Cline, of Red Creek, was cited for..

Five Tucker County Students At Eastern Earn Merit List Recognition

One hundred and forty-six students, including five from Tucker County, achieved Merit List recognition last spring semester at Eastern WV Community..

Davis & Elkins Upward Bound Class of 2014

Members of the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound class of 2014 are, from left, first row, Eric Bruce, Evan Arrington, Mariah Bowley, Abbey Lambert, More...

Senior Center County Picnic

The 2014 Tucker County Senior Citizens County Picnic is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4 at the Hendricks Park. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. Senior Center vans will provide transportation to the event from the Parsons and Mt. Top Areas. A list for those needing transportation will be posted at..

Annual Senior Center Picnic Coming Soon

We invite you to mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual Tucker County Senior Center Picnic scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4 at the Hendricks Park. Van transportation will be available. We will have plenty of entertainment, fun and games and delicious food available. Plan More...

Momma Said for July 29, 2014

How many out there have ever heard these words? “Don’t make me come in there.” Those were words to put the..

Change is on its way

Hunter’s that have found themselves driving out of their way to check in a deer, turkey, or bear will no longer..

Property Transfers for May 14, 2014

The following property transfers have been recorded in the Tucker County Clerk’s office: Laurie A. Wratchford, St. George, 7.7591 acres to..

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