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Leaf  Peepers Festival Canceled

The Alpine Festival Board has decided to cancel the 2021 Leaf Peepers Festival.  After much deliberation among the board and a long discussion with the county Health Department, they feel this is the safest decision.  Our county is currently surging in COVID cases and the surrounding hospitals are overwhelmed. If you...

Tucker County Health Department COVID-19 Update

Tucker County’s total case numbers are 792 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic, 78 active cases, 704 that have recovered and 10 deaths.  Since 9/01/2021, we have seen 100 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. West Virginia is blowing past the rest of the nation...

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Military Tribute

(Picture was taken by Tina Shaffer) Davis Aerie 936 Fraternal Order of Eagles set up a tribute to the military victims of the airport bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. A FOE member stated “We wanted to honor our fallen American Heroes especially since many of our members,...

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Yard of the Month

Floral and greenery components were used creatively in Yards of the Month, which were selected by Mountaineer Garden Club for August 2021. Business YOM winner, Melissa Sexton of Hair Haven on Pennsylvania Avenue, used window boxes draped with flags starring solid and striped purple petunias, cascading Tradescantia zebrina, (wandering jew), and...

PVFD Cancels Fireman’s Homecoming

Parsons Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the cancelation of the 2021 Firemen’s Homecoming Fair. The event had been postponed in May with the expectation of proceeding with activities in September. The decision was made jointly by a group of involved individuals. Chief White said, “After collecting information we felt...

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Dr. Rader Retires From Mountain Top Health Center

By Cassady Rosenblum   Dr. Edwin Rader, 68, hung up his stethoscope Tuesday, August 31, after a career in family medicine spanning more than three decades. Rader, who worked at Mountain Top Health Center of Preston-Taylor Community Health Centers, came to Davis in 1988 after graduating with honors from West...

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Halterman Wins Miss Tucker County Fair

By Cassady Rosenblum Girls came from as far as Petersburg and from as close as “up the hill” to compete in the annual Tucker County Beauty Pageant held at Camp Kidd last week. They were there, they said, for self-confidence. For self-love. For body positivity. (“We’re all for body positivity.”)...

City Council Discusses Harman Fund, New Meth-like Drug

By Cassady Rosenblum The Parsons City Council had its first meeting since Mayor Dorothy Judy was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this August. While the mayor was back in good spirits, several other committee members were absent. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and offering a prayer for the community amidst...

Run For It 2021 Has Been Changed to a Virtual Race

The decision has been made to make this year’s Run For It Event a virtual event for the safety of the teams, racers, walkers, staff and volunteers because of the growing concern over the increase in Covid-19 in our region. Run For It may be virtual this year, but the...

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GO-WV Unveils Official License Plate Design

Left to right: Lisa Eskew (WVDMV), Jesse Corlis (WVDMV), Lori Miller Smith (GO-WV), Greg Hoyer (Diversified Energy), Maribeth Anderson (Antero Resources), Governor Jim Justice, Charlie Burd (GO-WV), Katie McCracken (GO-WV), Logan Wooddell (GO-WV) and Mike Forbes (Greylock Energy).

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