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The dark carnival of souls

The Shawnee have a name for their dead. They call them Asanwaa which means 'Gone Home'. Some souls are not that lucky.There is a place in southern West Virginia where the souls are said to linger on. In other words, they have not found their home in the afterlife and continue to haunt. Located ...

Tie the knot and grab a bite at Hillbilly Hotdogs

By Sean UdyOn St. Patrick's Day, Sonny and Sharie Knight, founders and owners of Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, unveiled their latest labor of love, the Hillbilly Hot Dogs' Hillbilly Weddin' Chapel.The Hillbilly Weddin' Chapel's first ceremony was a renewal ceremony for Larry and Jane Cisco of ...

Outdoor adventure park opens West Virginia’s first solar-powered hotel

SubmittedHARPERS FERRY - The first solar-powered hotel in West Virginia is now open in Harpers Ferry. The public was invited to a ribbon cutting on March 23, at the Quality Inn, 4328 William L Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry.By acquiring the former Cliffside Quality Inn, outdoor adventure company ...

Shuttered library houses books…and spirits

I was in Parkersburg on a sun drenched spring day in 2005. I was exploring the inside of an old bookstore on Green Street when I stumbled on the wooden staircase and nearly fell flat on my face. "Don't worry," a voice behind the desk said softly. "The Ghost Girl occasionally trips someone on ...

WV comic creator’s character gets small screen debut

A home-grown heroine is expanding her pursuit of supernatural bad guys from comics to cable in "Wynonna Earp," set to premiere April 1 on SyFy.The descendant of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is the brainchild of West Virginia's own Beau Smith, who has called Ceredo home throughout his 29 ...

W.Va. lawmakers react to Tomblin’s State of the State

WHEELING - Northern Panhandle lawmakers cited Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's plans to increase funding for state employees' health insurance and combat drug addiction as highlights of the governor's State of the State address.But for some, it was what they didn't hear that left the strongest ...

Booth Goodwin throws hat into gubernatorial ring

CHARLESTON - Fresh from winning a conviction for ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Wednesday he would join the already contested Democratic field for West Virginia governor.Goodwin started a four-month sprint to the election by touting his ...

Remaining college Bowl game schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 30Birmingham BowlAuburn vs. MemphisLegion Field, Birmingham, ALNoon / ESPNBelk BowlNC State vs. Mississippi StateBank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC3:30pm / ESPNFranklin Amer. Mort. Music City BowlTexas A&M vs. LouisvilleNissan Stadium, Nashville, TN7:00pm / ...

Holgorsen in it for one more

By Bubba KapralMORGANTOWN - Dana Holgorsen is returning as West Virginia University's head football coach.Rumors surfaced during a roller-coaster season that his return was not a sure thing. Such talk intensified after the Mountaineers fell to Kansas State in the regular-season finale. The ...

Tsubascon discussion focuses on bullying in cos play world

"If you can't be yourself, be somebody else," stated Chris Helphinstine, marketing director of Tsubasacon, commenting on the now viral tradition of attending pop culture conventions (comic cons, anime celebrations, horror cons) dressed as a favorite character.The custom has inspired hard core ...