Author: Rick Steelhammer

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Chuck Yeager, the West Virginia-born World War II ace fighter pilot and the first aviator to achieve supersonic flight, will be among those viewing the... [Read More]
Say what you may about selfies. [Read More]
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While the opening of The Highlands at Sugar Grove, a 28-day substance abuse treatment center taking shape in the former Navy Information Operations Command installation... [Read More]
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Built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps on a 4,012-foot promontory 10 miles northeast of Elkins, the Bickle Knob Fire Tower gave U.S. Forest... [Read More]
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The New River Gorge, Monongahela National Forest and state parks to the east are deservedly known for their world-class whitewater, challenging mountain bike routes and... [Read More]
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I had a feeling that TV hurricane coverage was going to be a little different this season, after the president assured us that in terms... [Read More]
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A plan to commercially log at least 1,600 acres of northern hardwood forest in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge to achieve wildlife and plant habitat... [Read More]
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After hearing a presentation on the Grace Project, which provides job training and jobs to ex-convicts building housing and home facades in distressed Charleston neighborhoods,... [Read More]
Charleston's Yeager Airport has been authorized to receive a $3.7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to pay for most of the cost of... [Read More]
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The Whipple Company Store, one of the last coal camp mercantile buildings still standing in the coalfields of the New River Gorge area, is on... [Read More]
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OK, I may lack Rush Limbaugh's clarity of vision. [Read More]
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A plan to make New River Gorge National River a full-fledged national park is gaining momentum in communities surrounding the 72,808-acre tract of canyons, cliffs,... [Read More]
Tags: Plan - park - gains
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A $3.5 million discretionary grant from the Federal Aviation Administration has been authorized to pay for the first phase of a solar energy project at... [Read More]
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A $1.3 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable the Green Bank Telescope to make daytime high-frequency observations of celestial objects that are... [Read More]
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As dozens of emergency response personnel gathered in Kanawha County's Metro 911 Center on Wednesday to hold a drill on planning for the arrival of... [Read More]
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Discover autumn wildflowers, mushrooms, the general ecology of the Appalachian forest and other topics of outdoor interest on Saturday during the annual Margaret Denison Fall... [Read More]
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An outdoor resort combining one of the largest water parks east of the Mississippi with what would be the largest RV-friendly campground in Ohio, Kentucky... [Read More]
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An outdoor resort combining one of the largest water parks east of the Mississippi with what would be the largest RV-friendly campground in Ohio, Kentucky... [Read More]
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Driving east on Route 126 from Bend, Oregon, was a trip down memory lane one afternoon in late July. [Read More]
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The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon are expected to arrive in West Virginia on Saturday, come in contact with a stalled front, and spend the... [Read More]
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