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11th Annual Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival gets underway

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“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 More...

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Joyce and Joyce Bowers, sponsors of   Bluegrass Community Fair, present members of Tucker County Special Olympics with a check for $1,500
By Mikie Dumire On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Bowers hold fundraiser event for Special Olympics

Joyce and Joyce Bowers, sponsors of Bluegrass Community Fair, present members of Tucker County Special Olympics with a check for $1,500 The love Bluegrass and helping children, paid off big for Tucker County Special More...

Interested citizens at Town Hall Meeting with Attorney General Morrisey
By Pamela Ruediger On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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WV Attorney General Holds Town Hall Meeting

On Wednesday, July 23, West Virginia’s Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, came to the Courthouse Annex and held a Town Hall Meeting. When he asked the assembled citizens if there were any pressing issues anyone More...

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By Teri Cayton On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Stop and Smell the Flowers

If you have the opportunity to be on Davis Street in Parsons, stop by and see the beautiful flowers at the home of Martin and Jean Wilmoth. One of the 100 beautiful Dahlias at the Wilmoth residence Every spring, More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Tucker Boe Again Tables Pay Raises

PARSONS — Tucker County Board of Education members voted for a second time to table three salary raises during the regular monthly meeting Monday. The increases include a $2,500 salary increase for Tucker County More...

Harleys as far as the eye could see in Thomas
By Penny Ellison On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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HOGS In Almost Heaven

With gray overcast skies and drizzling rain you might think the roar last week in Thomas was an approaching thunderstorm. The rumbling coming ever closer was, in fact, the deep baritone growl of about 175 Harley More...

Aaron Nestor greets customers at the ice cream stand of Brenda’s Backyard Grill. The family business, located in Parsons, is owned by his parents, Phil and Brenda Nestor.
By Elizabeth Lancaster On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Ice cream stand opens at Brenda’s Backyard Grill

The ice cream stand at Brenda’s Backyard Grill is open for business with a restaurant soon to follow. Phil Nestor and his wife Brenda are in the process of renovating the building located at 38 Cheat Valley Highway More...

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By Teri Cayton On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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County Clerk’s Office Receives Grant

Recently, Tucker County Clerk, Sherry Simmons, was commended for her efforts to enhance access to Tucker County’s public records by Governor Earl Ray Tomblyn. The improvements Simmons has made will provide More...