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Saying goodbye to those we loved and lost

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, really, let's cut the crap: 2016 was the WORST of times. For a lot of people. For a lot of reasons.Let's just jump right into it, shall we?The presidential election of 2016 will go down in the history books as the most unconventional, ...

After historic losses, where does the WV Dem party go from here?

Following disastrous election cycles in 2014 and 2016 the West Virginia Democratic Party, once the dominant political force in the state, is faced with the age old question the losing side of any election must face "Where do we go from here?"Commentators and Democratic activists from across the ...

DC vs. Marvel: 20th anniversary redux

Twenty years ago, the biggest comic publishers put into print what fans had been arguing about for years, with "DC vs. Marvel/Marvel vs. DC."Some of it was a little forced, with what could have been marathon battles lasting just two or three pages. And fan voting determined the winners of the ...

Looking ahead at as awards season kicks off

Multiplexes will continue to bask in the popularity of "Rogue Wars: A Star Wars Story" during January. The spin-off debuted in mid-December.However, as January comes nearer, the "Awards Season," which wrapped back at the Toronto film festival in September shifts nationwide. Most of the niche ...

Lucid Fly jumps on crowdfunding train

By Dave Tedder/ Head First EntertainmentLos Angeles based "dark prog" act Lucid Fly has released their first full length album, 'Building Castles in Air,' through their own Hour Eleven Music (distributed by Vanity Music Group).The band originated in Orlando, Florida, releasing a well-received ...

After Trump election, WV government is less diverse

The 2016 election cycle has finally ended and as the tide of glossy mailers, media ads and robocalls recedes, the results leave behind a crop of elected officials in West Virginia who are less diverse based upon ethnicity and gender than those serving until the end of the year.While many ...

WV musicians celebrate album releases

Submitted byDrew TannerFriday, Oct. 28, Marietta, Ohio's Peoples Bank Theatre Spotlight Series continues with a concert by songwriter and Mountain Stage Radio Show host Larry Groce, his wife Sandra Groce, and Mid-Ohio Valley singer-songwriter Todd Burge. Both the Groces and Burge are marking ...

Haunted Hills & Hollows: Halloween traditions

Can you feel it?The warmth of the fire crackling in the fireplace as shadows and light play across the wooden floor.Can you smell it?The tangy, sweet scent of wood smoke.The flickering glow of the oil lamp along the wall, and the sound of the rain on the tin roof. All of this intertwined with ...

The campfire spirit: Things that go bump in the night

October. It's that time of year, where the night presides earlier and earlier and bonfires become essential whether you are camping, hiking the trails or simply wanting to visit with friends outdoors. With everyone crammed close to the burning logs, hot drinks and wide-eyed, it's the time of ...

The headless ghost of Centralia

The best-known literary example of headless ghost stories is that of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The Mountain State has several legends featuring headless ghosts and one of them took place smack dab in the middle of the state. Located in the geographical center of West ...