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Mountain games Sept. 23

HUNTINGTON, WV - Dust off your tomahawk, get your grandfather's bow and arrows out of storage and practice your skill. Prepare to #claimyourheritage in the second annual Mountain Games. Sponsored by the Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) Foundation, Mountain Games brings a variety of events and ...

Snakebite and Bad Whiskey – Asylum Committal Reasons

The early 19th century treatment of patients in early lunatic asylums was sometimes brutal and focused on containment and restraints. How could a person end up in such an institution against their will? Reasons for committal were varied back in the early days at West Virginia's most noted ...

Justice switches parties even as GOP opposes him

Jim Justice, the Republican-turned-Democrat who won the governor's mansion in 2016, rejoined the Republican Party at a rally with Donald Trump on Aug. 3, just hours after West Virginia Republicans called him "low energy" and "sad."The rally, which was held in Huntington, was designed to gin up ...

How the hamlet of Burnt House got its name

Along the rolling hills and hollows that are traversed by Route 47, a small community exists in Ritchie County by the name of Burnt House. The town is located east of Smithville and on the old Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. The hamlet's unusual name begs for explanation and several accounts ...

Veterans declare for federal office

Several West Virginia veterans of the armed services have launched campaigns for the United States House of Representatives over the last few months, possibly ending West Virginia's current streak of failing to send any veterans to Washington.West Virginia boasts the 5th largest percentage of ...

Democrats Hope to Re-Take WV-03

Richard Ojeda (D), a freshman member of the West Virginia Senate (pictured right), hopes to succeed outgoing Representative Evan Jenkins (R) in West Virginia's third congressional district."We deserve better," said Ojeda in an interview with Graffiti. The people of the third district "built ...

Historic Riverview Cemetery is full of (the after) life

There are quite a few cemeteries across West Virginia that boast of ghosts or unexplained occurrences. One such location is Riverview Cemetery in the historic city of Parkersburg. In the years preceding the Civil War, a gentleman came to town by the name of Captain George Deming. Captain Deming ...

W.Va. Flugtag team flies high in Red Bull competition

Parkersburg - A team of five friends from West Virginia are flying high in the name of an awesome cause. They were selected as the only team from West Virginia to compete in the Red Bull Flugtag. This international flight competition will take place in Pittsburgh on Aug. 5, where they will ...

Take in the classics or enter your own at statewide car shows this summer

If you're looking for something to do, then car shows can be the ideal place to spend some time. Enjoy all that comes from being a part of something you love. Check out the classics, bring your own and mingle with great people that share the same love of classic cars as you. With quite a few ...

Deep Roots Mountain Revival in July

SubmittedMarvin's Mountaintop (Masontown, WV) will host the second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival this summer on July 20-22, 2017. This year's lineup includes Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many more with ...