Sunday, June 26, 2016

Camden on Gauley Flood Photos

Camden on Gauley was yet another place in Webster County to be hit hard by the June 23 flood.  All photos posted by Ciera Jane Powers on Facebook.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gerald Freeman Campground Flooded, Closed

The Gerald Freeman Campground located near the forks of the Holly Rivers in Braxton County was almost completed submerged by the June 23, 2016 flooding.  Only a handful of camping spots located near the upper entrance were spared from the flood.  The campground, a favorite vacation spot for many Webster County residents, has been closed until further notice.  The video below shows the upper end of the campground near the forks of the Holly Rivers.  The upper bathhouse can be seen partially submerged in the right side of the video.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Flooding Around Guardian, WV

Video below shows the high water and flooding of the Right Fork of the Holly River near Guardian, West Virginia (about 7 miles northwest of Diana) on June 23, 2016.

Flood Photos/Videos from Webster County Residents on Facebook

Webster County was ravaged by severe flooding on Thursday.  Much of Hotel Bottom and Cherry Falls were under water, and flooding damage was reported all over the County.

Click on the links below for videos appearing on Facebook by various Webster County residents.  After the video links are several photos of the flooding and its aftermath (click on picture for larger versions).  

Flooding in Cherry Falls by Tammy Kaye Moffatt

Monday, June 20, 2016

Braxton Man Appeals 1-10 Year Sentence for Shoplifting $9.91 of Goods

In June, 2015, Circuit Judge Richard Facemire sentenced a man to not less than one year but not more than ten years in prison for shoplifting $9.91 of goods from a Sutton auto parts store.  The convicted man is now appealing that sentence to the West Virginia Supreme Court claiming the sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The appeal is set to be argued on September 14, 2016.

Click Here to Read Convicted Man's Arguments to the Supreme Court

Click Here to Read the State's Response

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lunatic Car Show

The Summer Knights Cruzin' Association of Weston, West Virginia sponsored a Father's Day car show at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum on June 19.  155 cars registered for the show.  Participants also toured the asylum and watched outdoor wrestling matches.  The cars shown below are a sample of those in attendance.  Click on the photos for a larger version.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

WV Day Car Show at Holly Gray Park

As part of the West Virginia Day Festival held at the Holly Gray Park near Flatwoods, a car and truck show was held on June 18 in addition to the mud bog racing and other activities.
This 1955 Chevrolet won best of show.
The engine compartment of the 1955 Chevrolet was so clean you could eat off of it.
1964 Ford Galaxie 500.
Early 1940's Ford.
Rat Rod with just a "small" exhaust.
The radiator overflow "tank" for the rat rod was this beer bottle.
Early 1960's Ford Sunliner convertible.
Interior of Ford Sunliner convertible.