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BCT presents Miracle on 34th Street
December 4, 2018

The Buckhannon Community Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street, the heartwarming holiday play based on the popular films by the same name.

In the play, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find the toys their children have asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, Sawyer, who plots to have Kris committed to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy. FULL STORY

“Trees of Our Heritage” on display
November 16, 2018

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It’s beginning to look like Christmas at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, with the annual “Trees of Our Heritage” display underway through Dec. 23, 2018.

The event features 36 Christmas trees representing different countries around the world, as well as special memorials or holiday themes displayed on the museum’s three levels. A new tree was added this year that serves as a memorial or tribute tree for World War I, which ended 100 years ago this month.

“This special exhibit of holiday trees is a great way for folks to connect with their family heritage and learn more about different holiday traditions celebrated by other countries,” said Pam Salisbury, event coordinator for Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. FULL STORY

West Virginia Gold Rush returns in 2019
September 27, 2018

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Gold Rush, a special stocking of golden rainbow trout, will return in 2019 with more fish and locations, according to West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel.

Gold Rush will return the week of April 1-6, 2019 and include stockings and events at more than 55 lakes and streams across the state, including 12 state parks. That week, DNR personnel will stock only golden rainbow trout in designated lakes and streams. To ensure families have plenty of opportunities to participate in the event, DNR is planning a big release on Saturday, April 6, 2019, the last day of the event.

“The first West Virginia Gold Rush exceeded our already-high expectations, bringing hundreds of new, active and reactivated anglers back to our lakes and streams,” said DNR Director Stephen McDaniel. FULL STORY

  • Legislature Seeks Ways to Expand Access to Community/Technical Schools
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    As of Dec 9, 6:53pm: All schools in Pocahontas County will be on a 3-hour delay on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 due to weather conditions.
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    As of Dec 9, 4:40pm: All schools in Fayette County will be closed on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 due to Weather conditions.
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    As of Dec 9, 3:59pm: All schools in Raleigh County will be closed on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018.
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    As of Dec 9, 3:29pm: All schools in Greenbrier County will be closed on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 due to weather conditions.
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    As of Dec 9, 3:00pm: All schools in Monroe County will be closed on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018.
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    As of Dec 9, 2:44pm: All schools in McDowell County will be closed on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018.
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    As of Dec 9, 1:49pm: All schools in Mercer County will be closed on Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 due to Inclement weather conditions.
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