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They do exist: 12 comic characters who stayed dead

Sooner or later, due to marketing, shock value, story or simple nostalgia, almost everyone who has shuffled off the mortal comics coil shuffles back.Even Darren Cross, a guy who only appeared in the two issues of Marvel Premiere that introduced Scott Lang, was brought back after his name was ...

Popular haunted attractions not for the squeamish

After the calm facade is passed, hallways of old prisons, asylums and other abandoned buildings come alive as the sound of screams echo through the terror-filled night.On nights starting this month, strobe lights flash, fog fills halls and grotesque demons, zombies, guards and blood-covered ...

Carve the perfect jack-o-lantern just in time for Halloween

Picking pumpkins and carving them into jack-o-lanterns is a fun fall tradition for old and young alike. Whether you go to a pumpkin patch or stop by a roadside stand, you'll want to get some good pumpkins. Here are some tips for selecting good pumpkins and preserving them after carving.Pumpkins ...

Knoxville Nationals worth the trek to Iowa

You know you've been driving a long time when you leave in daylight and arrive at your destination in daylight. After nearly 1,000 miles and 14 hours of driving west, there was the "Sprint Car Capital of the World," Knoxville, Iowa.Nearly 100,000 sprint car fans descend on Knoxville for ...

Trekking WV for oddities … ghost towns, abandoned park, roaring falls

Summer instills thoughts of amusement parks, exotic swimming locales and adventurous journeys searching for unusual sights and individualistic thrills that are not found off an interstate exit.Have you heard of Lake Shawnee Park? It's in Princeton. Built on a site where Native Americans ...

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Nestled at 71 Asylum Drive in Weston, W.Va., the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum sits tall and proud, a Gothic behemoth towering over the small town.Not only is its history rich, its halls are rife with reported hauntings.Constructed between 1858 and 1881, Irish and German immigrants built the ...

Music fests to feed your soul

MAY28 Nelsonville Music Festival 2015 Nelsonville, OH29 BottleRock 2015 Napa, CA29 Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest 2015 Augusta, NJ30 Rockfest Kansas City 2015 Kansas City, MO30 The Roots Picnic 2015 Philadelphia, PA30 Rockfest 2015 Kansas City, MO30 Sweetlife Festival 2015 Columbia, MDJUNE4 ...

Multi-Cultural Festival prepares for 20th year

PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival (MOVMCF) at the Parkersburg (WV) City Park is a free annual festival which encourages the appreciation and recognition of community diversity through entertainment, cuisine, education, and artistic expression of all cultures. It ...

All Good’s triumphant return to the Mountain State

SUMMIT POINT - The 18th incarnation of the All Good Music Festival is happening right in our backyard. This year, the festival will take place July 9-11 at Berry Hill Farm in Summit Point, in the Eastern Panhandle. All Good's trademark is two side-by-side stages that offer no overlapping sets ...

Huntington is the place to be this summer

By Tony RutherfordHuntington Mayor Steve Williams has another community challenge - he would like for fairs and festivals to be weekly attractions.The city has strongly supported summer events on the riverbank and elsewhere.Many remember coming together at the Tri State Fair and Regatta, to ...