Famous People

ON THIS DATE: March 23,1971 Congress Approved Reducing Voting Age to 18

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | March 23, 2019 10:00 AM
In June of 1924, Harrison County native Jennings Randolph graduated from Salem College with a degree in journalism.  His first job after graduation was as a reporter with the Clarksburg Telegram newspaper.  In August of that same yea...
 

Bridgeport High School Graduate Mayf Nutter Accepted Into the WV Music Hall of Fame

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | March 19, 2019 5:00 PM
The number of music acts in the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame (WVMHoF) will grow by five in 2020. The WVMHOF announced Tuesday at its store at the Charleston Town Center the inductees for the 2020 class, including Ethel Caffi...
 

Prominent Businessman, Respected Oil and Natural Gas Executive Stan Pickens Dies at 79

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | March 19, 2019 1:00 PM
Stanley Neal Pickens, of Clarksburg, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at his home with family by his side. Stan, a proud West Virginia man, who was born May 7, 1939, began any speaking engagement and loved to tell his friends he was born...
 

Smith Joins Nick Casey, Gayle Manchin & Woody Thrasher on Governor's "You're Fired List"

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | March 13, 2019 4:00 PM
  Tom Smith, the Secretary for the WV Department of Transportation, was the latest high-ranking official in the Jim Justice administration to hear the Governor say "You're Fired!".  The Governor announced this past...
 

Bob Stemple, Popular Retired School Superintendent and Lifelong Educator, Dies at 78

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 13, 2019 1:00 PM
Robert M. Stemple, 78, of Clarksburg, WV went to rest in eternal peace with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.   He was born in Webster Springs, WV on November 21, 1940, son of the late Fritz Stemple and the late Elizabeth Wilber...
 

AUDITION CALL: JC Films Coming to Harrison Co. to Make Movie - "Zombie High School"

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 03, 2019 10:00 AM
On the heels of “Megan’s Christmas Miracle” and “A Promise to Astrid,” JC Films is coming back to Bridgeport and Harrison County to make two feature-length films with parts for kids, teens and young adults....
 

Grapevine: PWA to Celebrate Black History Month with Women of Distinction Luncheon

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 21, 2019 12:00 AM
The month of February will soon be here and in keeping with tradition the Progressive Women's Association (PWA) of Harrison County will call special attention to Black Culture Month. In doing so, special recognition will be given to the accomp...
 

Community Leaders Recognize Jim Jarrett with Naming of County's New 911 Center

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 20, 2019 6:00 AM
  Named for visionary Jim Jarrett, the Harrison-Taylor Emergency 911 Communications Center in Charles Pointe held a ribbon cutting and stone unveiling Thursday morning. After those festivities was a program featuring speake...
 

Coach Holgorsen Issues "Farewell Letter" to Mountaineer Football Fans

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 10, 2019 6:24 AM
Outgoing West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen submitted this farewell letter that appeared in Sunday’s edition of The Dominion Post:   After eight seasons in Morgantown, I am beginning a new chapter in my coaching...
 

Wilson Currey, Longtime Educator, Principal and School Board Member Dies at 88

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 04, 2019 1:00 PM
Wilson W. Currey died January 3, 2019. He was born on June 3,1930 in Shinnston, WV and reared on the banks of the West Fork River.   Wilson was the son of the late Ralph B .and Thelma J. Currey who were long term residents of...
 
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