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  • Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:18:38 GMT
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:29:53 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
  • Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

    Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:21:20 GMT
    Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend.
    Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend.

James Hopkins is the morning/noon meteorologist for WOWK/WVNS-TV. He joined the station in March of 2012, coming from Savannah, GA.

James graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Meteorology. His first job took him, his fiancee and their two dogs to the west slope of Colorado where he was the weekend meteorologist at KKCO-TV in Grand Junction, CO. He married his college sweetheart while in Colorado and they spent two years in the west. His career in television then moved them to Savannah, GA., where James was the weekend meteorologist for WJCL-ABC 22/WTGS-FOX 28. While in Savannah, they had their daughter, Adarra Mackenzie Hopkins. They spent a year in Savannah before moving to West Virginia.

James was born in Cleveland, Ohio, spent a few years in Parkersburg, W.Va., before settling in Charlotte, NC at still a young age. He is an avid sports fan and loves to follow the Carolina Panthers (hopefully back to the Super Bowl) and the Miami Dolphins. He also pulls for the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians in baseball and the Miami Heat for basketball. Growing up in Charlotte, he had to pick sides in the big North Carolina college basketball rivalry -- he chose the Tarheels!

James and his family currently live in South Hills, outside of Charleston. Often you'll catch James working out at the local YMCA with his wife or at the park chasing his daughter around. James and his wife love the outdoors and are excited for all the beautiful sights they will get to experience in wild, wonderful West Virginia -- but not on Sunday during football season when he'll be on the sofa rooting for his Panthers!

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