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A wary wild turkey peers across a field in West Virginia.

Tales of 'Turkey Witches' weren't uncommon in early West Virginia

It wasn't all that long ago that country folk in West Virginia might tell tales of a turkey witch. Of all the forms a...
A fog settles in the vale of Granny Creek, as seen from Old Woman Run in Braxton County near Sutton, West Virginia.

'Old Woman Run' at Sutton bears a unique name origin

SUTTON, W.Va. — Sharp-eyed travelers visiting the historic district in downtown Sutton may observe that two streams tumble out of the hills to join...
Could the remains of a ship's clerk linger in the dark beneath the mighty Ohio River?

Could clerk's body remain in watery grave beneath Ohio River?

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Could the body of an unfortunate ship's clerk lie buried in a murky vault beneath the Ohio River? If the full...
An evergreen forest in West Virginia.

Witches perceived as threat to settlers in what's now W.Va.

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — For pioneer families in western Virginia, life was difficult enough without talk of "witches." Any interruption in the business of avoiding...
In one of the first engagements of the American Civil War, Union regiments under the overall command of General George B. McClellan attacked and defeated Confederate troops defending a strategic mountain pass on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike.

Tale of Rich Mountain ghosts recalls early Civil War battle

RICH MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — Every summer, thousands of Civil War buffs travel to the summit of Rich Mountain near Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph...