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  • Horsepower takes over State Fair

    Horsepower takes over State Fair

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:04:08 GMT
    Horsepower is the name of the game at the State Fair of West Virginia. Friday was Draft Horse Day at the fair.  Hundreds people packed into the grandstands to see the lightweight and heavyweight classes pull the sled. This year's heavyweight winner is Bill Ealy of Mount Airy, North Carolina. His horses pulled 8,000 pounds more than eight feet Friday. Ealy said it takes a lot of patience and time to get horses ready for the State Fair.  "It means a great deal, ...
    Horsepower is the name of the game at the State Fair of West Virginia. Friday was Draft Horse Day at the fair.  Hundreds people packed into the grandstands to see the lightweight and heavyweight classes pull the sled. This year's heavyweight winner is Bill Ealy of Mount Airy, North Carolina. His horses pulled 8,000 pounds more than eight feet Friday. Ealy said it takes a lot of patience and time to get horses ready for the State Fair.  "It means a great deal, ...
  • 'Let's Go!' meet the WVU mascot at State Fair

    'Let's Go!' meet the WVU mascot at State Fair

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:06:34 GMT
    The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its characters that walk around the fairgrounds but there is one mascot that is always a hit with the crowd. It's the WVU Mountaineer and he has ties to Southern West Virginia. Troy Clemons is a Greenbrier County native and has been the mountaineer mascot for more than a year. He said coming back to the fair brings back memories. "Being the same Mountaineer I looked up to as a kid, that's why I like to come back here,"...
    The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its characters that walk around the fairgrounds but there is one mascot that is always a hit with the crowd. It's the WVU Mountaineer and he has ties to Southern West Virginia. Troy Clemons is a Greenbrier County native and has been the mountaineer mascot for more than a year. He said coming back to the fair brings back memories. "Being the same Mountaineer I looked up to as a kid, that's why I like to come back here,"...
  • Reward offered in White Sulphur Springs break-in case

    Reward offered in White Sulphur Springs break-in case

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:23:46 GMT

    Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Officer are investigating a pair of break-ins at homes in White Sulphur Springs.  

    Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Officer are investigating a pair of break-ins at homes in White Sulphur Springs.  

  • WV Lottery unveils new building at State Fair

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:09:01 GMT
    People at the State Fair of West Virginia are hoping to strike it rich. Saturday's $510 million Powerball jackpot is one of the top ten largest drawings in Powerball history.  Hundreds of people have packed into the new-and-improved WV Lottery Building at the State Fair, buying Powerball, MegaMillions and scratch-off tickets. "Each year, the State Fair actually becomes our largest retailer in the entire state for the month of August in just 10 days of sales," ...
    People at the State Fair of West Virginia are hoping to strike it rich. Saturday's $510 million Powerball jackpot is one of the top ten largest drawings in Powerball history.  Hundreds of people have packed into the new-and-improved WV Lottery Building at the State Fair, buying Powerball, MegaMillions and scratch-off tickets. "Each year, the State Fair actually becomes our largest retailer in the entire state for the month of August in just 10 days of sales," ...
  • Military honored at State Fair of West Virginia

    Military honored at State Fair of West Virginia

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:37:16 GMT
    People who served our country are being honored at the State Fair of West Virginia.  Thursday, Aug. 17 is Military Day at the fair. All day Veterans, with Military or Veteran ID, can come to the fair for $6.  Officials with the West Virginia Army National Guard said it's nice to have support from fair-goers.  "It's very important and gratifying to know the support we have from our local community," WV Army National Guard Sgt. Josh Higginbotham, sa...
    People who served our country are being honored at the State Fair of West Virginia.  Thursday, Aug. 17 is Military Day at the fair. All day Veterans, with Military or Veteran ID, can come to the fair for $6.  Officials with the West Virginia Army National Guard said it's nice to have support from fair-goers.  "It's very important and gratifying to know the support we have from our local community," WV Army National Guard Sgt. Josh Higginbotham, sa...
  • Sweet Treats at the State Fair

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:22:51 GMT

    The State Fair of West Virginia has no shortage of fun for the entire family. 

    The State Fair of West Virginia has no shortage of fun for the entire family. 

  • Cakes galore at the State Fair

    Cakes galore at the State Fair

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:10:07 GMT

    There's plenty of food to eat at the fair, but there is some delicious treats you can't touch! The cakes on display are judged by a team of more than a dozen judges. 

    There's plenty of food to eat at the fair, but there is some delicious treats you can't touch! The cakes on display are judged by a team of more than a dozen judges. 

  • 4-H Club keeps State Fair traditions alive

    4-H Club keeps State Fair traditions alive

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:06:17 GMT

    The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive. Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club. 

    The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive. Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club. 

  • If you're a fan of pork, there's a State Fair booth for you

    If you're a fan of pork, there's a State Fair booth for you

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:05:22 GMT

    If you're a fan of pork, you have to stop by Greenbrier East High School's FFA stand and get a new dish called the "Pig Out."  

    If you're a fan of pork, you have to stop by Greenbrier East High School's FFA stand and get a new dish called the "Pig Out."  

  • WVSOM Teddy Bear Clinic is big hit at State Fair

    WVSOM Teddy Bear Clinic is big hit at State Fair

    Monday, August 14 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-08-15 00:26:45 GMT

    Even though food is a big attraction at the State Fair, staying healthy is also important. For more than 30 years the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has had a clinic inside the grandstands.

    Even though food is a big attraction at the State Fair, staying healthy is also important. For more than 30 years the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has had a clinic inside the grandstands.

  • Wanted Greenbrier County Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Wanted Greenbrier County Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Sunday, August 13 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-08-13 21:09:25 GMT

    A Greenbrier County man wanted on charges for burglaries in Lewisburg has been caught.

    A Greenbrier County man wanted on charges for burglaries in Lewisburg has been caught.

  • Rainelle woman faces more than 100 fraud charges

    Rainelle woman faces more than 100 fraud charges

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-08-11 17:32:07 GMT
    Suspect: Joyce Lusk faces 160 fraud charges for allegedly stealing from an elderly person under her care.Suspect: Joyce Lusk faces 160 fraud charges for allegedly stealing from an elderly person under her care.

    Police in Rainelle arrested a women who is accused of stealing from an elderly patient.  Joyce Lusk was the caregiver for the victim.

    Police in Rainelle arrested a women who is accused of stealing from an elderly patient.  Joyce Lusk was the caregiver for the victim.

  • West Virginia State Fairgrounds Hosting First Poster Contest

    West Virginia State Fairgrounds Hosting First Poster Contest

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:29:18 GMT
    Calling all Artists! The State Fair of West Virginia wants to see your artwork!  For the first time ever, the State Fair is hosting a poster contest. Each year the State Fair has a new poster to represent the event, but this year they are taking design suggestions from the public.  You don't have to be from West Virginia to enter, you just have to portray a positive message for fair-goers. "It can be high resolution photography, it can be water color, it can be any me...
    Calling all Artists! The State Fair of West Virginia wants to see your artwork!  For the first time ever, the State Fair is hosting a poster contest. Each year the State Fair has a new poster to represent the event, but this year they are taking design suggestions from the public.  You don't have to be from West Virginia to enter, you just have to portray a positive message for fair-goers. "It can be high resolution photography, it can be water color, it can be any me...
  • Entries sought for 2017 Farming Heritage Award

    Entries sought for 2017 Farming Heritage Award

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:28:53 GMT

    The State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farming Bureau are asking families to enter for the 2017 Farming Heritage Award. 

    The State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farming Bureau are asking families to enter for the 2017 Farming Heritage Award. 

  • Despite Devastation to the Courses the Greenbrier Classic Returns

    Despite Devastation to the Courses the Greenbrier Classic Returns

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-06-22 16:18:52 GMT

    The Greenbrier Resort announced they will hold their annual Greenbrier classic July 3-9 but getting to this point wasn't easy after the floods destroyed their golf course.

    The Greenbrier Resort announced they will hold their annual Greenbrier classic July 3-9 but getting to this point wasn't easy after the floods destroyed their golf course.

  • Preparations Underway for the Greenbrier Classic

    Preparations Underway for the Greenbrier Classic

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:21:54 GMT

    After the 2016 floods devastated the Greenbrier and it's golf course, this year's PGA Tour is coming back bigger than ever before. 

    After the 2016 floods devastated the Greenbrier and it's golf course, this year's PGA Tour is coming back bigger than ever before. 

  • Greenbrier Classic to salute first responders

    Greenbrier Classic to salute first responders

    The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic will honor first responders for rescue and recovery efforts during last June's devastating floods in West Virginia.

    The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic will honor first responders for rescue and recovery efforts during last June's devastating floods in West Virginia.

  • Flood Damaged Greenbrier Resort Golf Courses Inch Closer to Completion

    Flood Damaged Greenbrier Resort Golf Courses Inch Closer to Completion

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:21:03 GMT
    Less than a month before the 2016 Greenbrier Classic was set to begin, all of Greenbrier County found themselves looking at a massive amount of water where their PGA Tour course once was.  "Really the only way to describe it was a disaster area. It was really some major, major damage and kind of tough to see," says Sports Greenbrier Public Relations Director Cam Huffman.  There was water as far as the eye could see. That devastation left tournament organizers wit...
    Less than a month before the 2016 Greenbrier Classic was set to begin, all of Greenbrier County found themselves looking at a massive amount of water where their PGA Tour course once was.  "Really the only way to describe it was a disaster area. It was really some major, major damage and kind of tough to see," says Sports Greenbrier Public Relations Director Cam Huffman.  There was water as far as the eye could see. That devastation left tournament organizers wit...
  • A Disaster Consultant Helps One City Recover from the Floods

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:12 PM EDT2016-07-26 22:12:52 GMT

     It has become impossible for people to avoid potholes and even debris on the roads in White Sulphur Springs, concerning many.

     It has become impossible for people to avoid potholes and even debris on the roads in White Sulphur Springs, concerning many.

  • LATEST: FEMA announces another DRC closure

    LATEST: FEMA announces another DRC closure

    Monday, July 25 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-07-25 21:08:57 GMT

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has 14 disaster recovery centers set up in counties across West Virginia to assist those who have bee hit hardest by the flooding which began on June 23, 2016.  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has 14 disaster recovery centers set up in counties across West Virginia to assist those who have bee hit hardest by the flooding which began on June 23, 2016.  

  • Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraiser on June 30, 2016

    Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraiser on June 30, 2016

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 3:29 PM EDT2016-06-29 19:29:26 GMT

    WVNS-TV 59News is leading the way with coverage of the flooding which has devastated communities across southern West Virginia.  Those efforts continue with our Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraising drive on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

    WVNS-TV 59News is leading the way with coverage of the flooding which has devastated communities across southern West Virginia.  Those efforts continue with our Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraising drive on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

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