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Aviation Hall of Fame Featuring Astronaut Jon McBride Coming to Harrison County

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | August 04, 2018 5:00 AM
By Jeff Toquinto.  Another big name is on its way to the Robinson Grand in downtown Clarksburg. This time, however, it’s part of a private event honoring West Virginia’s leaders in aviation and aerospace.   Ac...
 

SOLD OUT! Oct. 20th Grand Opening of Robinson Grand Sells Out in Less Than Two Hours

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | July 25, 2018 8:00 AM
The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center announces its GRAND OPENING event on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. featuring acclaimed comedian and talk show host, Jay Leno, with after-party entertainment by the internationally-accla...
 

One of Anthony Bourdain's last "Parts Unknown" shows filmed at Lost Creek Farm

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | July 06, 2018 6:00 AM
By Mike Costello.   When Bourdain visited Lost Creek Farm, I knew who he was. It took his tragic death for me to understand why he truly mattered. Last Friday morning started out well within the realm of the ordinary. Just before 7 a....
 

Liberty Dedicates Facility to Noted Alum and National Championship Coach Jimbo Fisher

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 24, 2018 2:00 PM
Clarksburg native Jimbo Fisher is a lifetime athlete, dedicating many years to athletics, and even decades after calling Harrison County his home, he still gives back to the athletes of his home community. Fisher alma mater, Liberty High...
 

Friends Near and Far Coming Together to Assist RCB's Biggest Fan - Dougie Layfield

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 24, 2018 7:00 AM
By Jeff Toquinto.   Back in 2005, while attending a Bridgeport boys’ basketball game at Robert C. Byrd High School the Eagles were honoring the 10-year anniversary of the squad that made it to the state championship game. As each pl...
 

After Five State Championships....Robert Shields Reflects on Life as a Baseball Coach

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 23, 2018 5:00 AM
Baseball coach Robert Shields has played a critical role in part of the long term athletic success at Bridgeport High School. After leading the Indians to a fifth straight Class AA title earlier this month, Bridgeport won both the girls...
 

WV Culture & History to Dedicate Archive of Works and Letters of Sen. Jennings Randolph

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 20, 2018 10:00 AM
WV MetroNews.  Close to 900 boxes of now fully cataloged materials from the archives of former U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph (D-W.Va.) will officially be made available to researchers in the Mountain State and worldwide on West Virginia...
 

Woody Thrasher Out as Secretary of Commerce; Governor Says Investigation Continues

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 17, 2018 9:00 AM
WV MetroNews.  Last Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice asked for and received the resignation of Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher, the administration announced in a news release. That now means the government arm of West Virginia economic develo...
 

Family and Friends Remember WWII and Korean War Veteran Jack Nardella of North View

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 16, 2018 5:00 AM
Jack Nardella, 97 of North View Community of Clarksburg, WV passed away on June 13, 2018 at his residence with family by his side.  He was born October 26, 1920 in Sardis, WV, son of the late Giuseppe Antionio and Grace Colucci Narde...
 

ESPN Football Announcer, WI Graduate Mike Patrick to be Recognized by City on Monday

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 09, 2018 8:00 PM
The City of Clarksburg has deep roots in sports legends.  The City has honored Jimbo Fisher, Mike Carey, and now it’s time to recognize famed ESPN sportscaster Mike Patrick. Patrick is a Clarksburg native who will be honored b...
 
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