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BECKLEY — One of Phil Thornton's favorite memories is of Beckley at Christmas time. He had a paper route, and, at Christmas one year, he walked "up town" and spent his route savings on gifts for his family. By Jessica Farrish, The Register-Herald.


PRINCETON, W.Va. — As the sun set over Lake Shawnee on a Saturday night, hundreds gathered for a ghost hunting experience at the lake's abandoned amusement park. The site, rumored to be cursed and haunted, is a Native American Burial Ground and home to violent deaths and freak accidents according to Lake Shawnee's website. By Emily Rice, Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

In Brief:

—WORKER KILLED, from Princeton, W.Va. — State Police say a second person has died in a truck accident on the West Virginia Turnpike.


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