A Community Partnership ‘Blooms’

By LEIGH C. MERRIFIELD News & Journal Editor Pictured above are Nicholas Plaugher, Tommy Fluharty, Jeremiah Todd and Zachary Elliott, FFA students at Liberty High School, who proudly display some of the attractive baskets they grew and arranged for hanging on lamp posts in the City of Clarksburg this year.   Photo courtesy of Dominique Spatafore, City of Clarksburg.   While it may be difficult to measure, researchers note that there is a connection between an area’s physical appearance More...

Out Of The Past – May 18th, 2017

Pansies in cold frames at Bice’s Greenhouse, circa 1960. Submitted by Bobby Bice.  More...

Out Of The Past – May 11th, 2017

  The community of Midway, as seen from the east side of the West Fork River.  Submitted by Bobby Bice.  More...

Out Of The Past – April 20th, 2017

    Melville Davisson Post (1869-1830) was a noted Author from Harrison County who wrote a series of books based on characters More...

Out Of The Past – April 13th, 2017

  Walking the Rail Trail was just as common 110 years ago, along the B&O.  Submitted by Bobby Bice.  More...

Out Of The Past – April 6th, 2017

The Shinnston High School’s Shakespeare Literary Society of 1919 gathered in front of the “old school on the hill”.  Submitted More...

Out Of The Past – March 30th, 2017

  Employees of Hurst Brothers Store gathered in front of their business on upper Bridge Street about 1925.  Submitted by Bobby More...

Out Of The Past – March 23rd, 2017

The Clarksburg Generals, an early 1900’s Minor League Baseball Team, based in Clarksburg.  Submitted by Bobby Bice.  More...

Out Of The Past – March 16th, 2017

  Frank Abruzzino’s General Store.  Recently demolished due to its internal collapse, the Abruzzino Family also lived More...

WV Department Of Agriculture Warns Public About Hay Scams

  The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) would like to warn West Virginians about a scam being run against individuals who have hay for sale. The WVDA has received More...

Area Students Graduate From Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University held commencement ceremonies for an estimated 1,145 candidates for graduation May 5 and 6, 2017, at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center More...

WVDA Offers Assistance To Handle Honey Bee Swarms

  You know its spring when honey bees start making their rounds in gardens, lawns and flowering trees across West Virginia. Exceptionally warm weather this spring brought More...

An Impressive EFFORT In Charleston For The Cougars!  

The Bottom Line By Bill Nestor Sports Editor The Lincoln boys and girls tennis teams had a strong showing this past weekend at the state tournament in the state capital. Although More...

Congrats To My Daughter Sara Comer, class of 2017!

From the World of Parks and Recreation By Doug Comer For many 18-year old kids, graduation ends a 12-year career of reading, writing and the many other classes that kids take More...

Bass Pro Shops May Outdoor World Tips

  Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Tips presents free, seasonal how-to advice from Larry Whiteley, host...

Lucky Number Seven For Lincoln!

  The Bottom Line By Bill Nestor Sports Editor This past weekend the Lincoln tennis team...

Gearing Up For School Field Day Events…A Day Where Recreation Trumps Education!

 From the World of Parks and Rec By Doug Comer As we are inching our way...

Big Elm Students Participate In Harrison County Science Fair

  Pictured here are Big Elm students who took 3rd place with their group project at the County level: Maddox More...

Downtown Spring Cleanup Planned

May is Beautification Month in Shinnston. Community leaders have teamed up to complete several spring cleaning efforts around the city. The..

New Bestsellers Now Available At Library

In The Black Book By James Patterson … Three bodies in a beautiful bedroom … Billy Harney was born to be..

Saratoga Springs, NY

  When Joanne Yepsen, the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, New York, gave the welcome at the opening of the New More...

Airline Troubles

With all the news about people getting dragged down the aisles of airplanes, I thought I would relate a few stories..

Hillsboro, Oregon

  By JIM HUNT author, speaker, consultant As we drove towards the Hillsboro, Oregon City Hall, I looked up and saw..

N&J Briefs – May 18th, 2017

 “Briefs” is a calendar of events listing provided free of charge to churches and non-profit organizations.  Items will be published one..

Nurturing Gene Is Not Just In Humans

  Food for Thought by Leigh Currey Merrifield, Editor I had a request some time ago to reprint a story that was..

Leaving Wednesday For The 145th Combat Aviation Battalion Reunion In New Orleans

Pine Bluff News By Pat Matheny  Last Sunday, we had a very enjoyable dinner at the FOP Restaurant in Nutter Fort..

An Impressive EFFORT In Charleston For The Cougars!  

The Bottom Line By Bill Nestor Sports Editor The Lincoln boys and girls tennis teams had a strong showing this past..

Senior Center Members Enjoy Spring Day In The Outdoors At Bridgeport Deegan & Hinkle Lakes

On Thursday, April 27th, many Harrison County Seniors enjoyed a local trip, visiting the Deegan and Hinkle Lakes Park in Bridgeport. ..