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Powwow Celebrates Native Presence in West Virginia 

Bruce Morris honors memory of Bob Smith as his widow, Cathy, looks on By Cassady Rosenblum The Lakota, Lanape, and many other native tribes were present at the Five Rivers Campground, in Parsons, for the third annual “We Are Still Here” Thunder in the Mountains Powwow....

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WV State Parks extends Adventurer Challenges through end of year

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Due to overwhelming success, the West Virginia State Parks Ultimate Adventurer and Junior Adventurer Challenges are now available through Dec. 31, 2021, bringing more opportunities for adventure to the fall and winter seasons. The challenges were created to lead adventurers of any experience level on a...

Monongahela National Forest Plans Fall 2021 Prescribed Burns

Elkins, W.Va., October 4, 2021 – Monongahela National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burns on about 1,100 acres in Greenbrier, Pendleton, Pocahontas, and Randolph counties from October through December, weather permitting. The purposes of these burns are to re-establish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and...

Tucker County Sheriff Office Monthly Activity

Month of September 2021 Felony Arrests (charges or indictments)   0 Persons Arrested on Felony charges 0 Misdemeanor arrest (charges or indictments) 0 Persons arrested on misdemeanor charges 1 Misdemeanor citations issues 1 Hazardous moving violations tickets issued 6 Other traffic violations tickets issued 4 Hazardous moving violations warning issued 23...

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Riverfront Pizza Opens In Thomas

Riverfront Pizza ribbon cutting By:Cassady Rosenblum   Riverfront Pizza opened in Thomas, serving wood-fired pizzas in a spacious-wood-paneled atmosphere complete with bar and pool table. “We’re hoping it’s going to be the Cheers of this area,” said Mary McGowan, who owns the building at 290 Front...

WVDOT Invites Public to Review STIP Amendments

Murder Suspect Apprehended in Tucker County

On Oct. 1 at 8:03 a.m. Trooper J.J. Cornelius of the West Virginia State Police was dispatched by Tucker County 911 in regard to a male individual in the area of Davis.  The male had flagged down a member of a local fire department and stated that he had been...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the 2019 WV Cancer Burden Report, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in WV women. Each year in WV, approximately 1,470 women are diagnosed and 288 women die of breast cancer. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of...

Camp Horseshoe Dates to Remember

For more information, please visit our website (www.yla-youthleadership.org). 2021 Make a Difference Day - WV - September 18 Make a Difference Day - OH - October 23 Fall Conference - November 12 - 14 2022 WV 8th Grade YGS: Jan 31-Feb 2; Feb 9-11; Feb 14-16; Feb 16-18; Feb 21-23;...

Tucker Community Foundation Is Now Accepting Grant Applications

Tucker Community Foundation will be awarding grant funding to organizations, volunteer groups and people working to make a positive change in their communities in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties in West Virginia, as well as Garrett, Maryland.  To be considered, groups must be working within the...

WVDOT Invites Public to Review STIP Amendments

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Transportation is inviting the public to review amendments made to the WVDOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP. The STIP document is required under federal law, and shows all planned Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration expenditures for fiscal years 2020 to...

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Stephanie Murphy Hired As New City Manager

By: Cassady Rosenblum The Parsons City Council met to approve its invoices for the previous month totaling $37,285.28, and hear reports from city employees. Police Chief Keplinger noted he recently responded to a call about a 12-year-old girl threatening to hurt herself and her mother with a knife at 3...

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2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar available to purchase

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) today announced that the 2022 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available to purchase online at wvstateparks.com, at retail outlets and WVDNR offices throughout the state and by mail. This popular calendar makes a great gift and features full-color paintings from local artists...

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Tucker County High School Class of 1980 holds reunion

The Tucker County High School Class of 1980 held their reunion September 18, 2021 in Parsons. Those attending were: Dee Sponaugle, Dennis Pine, Mike Griffith, David Summerfield, Jeanette Wamsley Fox, Marty Davis, Ed Barkley, Art Bennett, Sherry McClain Simmons, Bob Moore, Brenda Jolly Lipscomb, and Ron Whitehair. Hosts, Norm and...

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