The West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston is all decked out in anticipation of today’s sesquicentennial celebration. Today’s activities begin with a statewide bell ringing (see related story inside this edition) at 1:50 p.m. Following the bell ringing, the officials sesquicentennial ceremony begins as the U.S. Postal Service unveils the West Virginia 150th birthday stamp on the State Capitol steps. The Civil War – a Broadway musical will be performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol, at 4 p.m., and an outdoor concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and The Appalachian Children’s Chorus is set for 7:30 p.m. on the State Capitol steps. To wind down the day’s events, “150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride,” a 3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol will be followed by the world-famous Zambelli Fireworks at 10 p.m. For more on the celebration, visit the website at www.wv150.com.
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New River Gorge Regional Development Authority looks to develop ‘mega-site’
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Lions’ annual style, variety show Friday
The Oak Hill Lions Club’s 71st annual Style and Variety Show is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Oak Hill High School Auditorium. Admission is $2.
Fayette law enforcement deals with tax filing scam
According to a release from Sheriff Steve Kessler, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam involving the filing of false tax returns.
NRGRDA seeking to educate area residents on historic preservation
It’s said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Three Rivers responds to eagle’s latest needs
One local 8-year-old just can’t catch a break. First, she got hit by a train. After that, she got hit by a car.
Award recognizes endangered historic property
At last month’s Fayetteville town council meeting, James Akers, mayor and chairperson of the Old Fayetteville High School Committee, was presented the West Virginia Endangered Historic Properties Recognition Award by Town Superintendent Bill Lanham, who accepted the award on behalf of the Town of Fayetteville in February at the Governor’s Office.
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Moving NRG Bridge? April Fools’ Day prank draws national attention
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