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Registration for kindergarten May 2

Wyoming County Schools will host kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at all elementary school locations in the county.

Campaign filings show Republicans continue to lead Democrats on the financial end of the races in all three U.S. House districts in West Virginia, although state Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, running to represent the 3rd District, raised more than every other candidate in the district last quarter.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was distributed by the West Virginia Press Association.


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Coal severance numbers for the first quarter of 2018 do not paint a pretty picture for the county and municipal governments of the Mountain State.

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CHARLESTON - Christy Laxton, executive director of the Wyoming County Economic Development Agency, has been named to the State Journal's 2018 Generation Next: 40 Under 40 list.

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Courtesy of Beta Sigma Phi

The Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a meeting on Thursday, April 12, at the Thompson Law Office in Pineville.

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BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - The Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy is accepting applications for its 2018 class. The academy is scheduled for July 10-12 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

PINEVILLE - A Wyoming County man who was arrested and charged in the murder of his mother in April 2013 had a hearing last week to determine whether his original plea of innocent by reason of insanity was the only applicable defense.

PINEVILLE - Husband and wife team, Drs. Kevin and Joy Kissel of Pineville, have offered family eye health care to the Wyoming County and surrounding areas for 18 years. The Kissels take pride in offering every patient their best in vision care through a variety of services at their two locations in Pineville and Oceana.

MABEN - Integrated Resources, Inc., a West Virginia State chartered nonprofit corporation, was able to provide a wide variety of nutritional food through a $1,000 grant sponsored by UniCare West Virginia.

PINEVILLE - The following information is taken from incident reports from the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department. The suspects and charges are listed according to arresting officer.

CLEAR FORK - The Mountaineer Food Bank was in full force at West Side High School on Saturday, April 14. With over 40 area volunteers and a line full of families in need, the community came together to offer assistance.

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CHARLESTON - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asked a judge to put a tombstone salesman behind bars for alleged violations of a previous court order, according to a news release.

WHITESVILLE - Eight years ago, an explosion triggered by a spark from a piece of mining equipment coupled with coal dust traveled through the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, taking the lives of 29 miners and injuring two others.

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University wide receiver Tyre Brady gave the football program one of its biggest highlights of 2017 when he caught six passes for 165 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown, in the Thundering Herd's 31-28 win over Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

HUNTINGTON - On Thursday, there was a No. 93 all over the field for Marshall University's football team.

There was a No. 93 in the offensive backfield, making cuts and avoiding defenders.

HUNTINGTON - Corey Sweeney is a man of few words who on Thursday allowed few hits.

The Huntington St. Joe freshman right-hander baffled Man, allowing just two hits, along with one run, in the Irish's 8-1 victory over the Hillbillies (3-5) in high school baseball at the YMCA Kennedy Center's George T. Smailes Field. Sweeney struck out six, walked none and hit one batter.

MORGANTOWN - When considering the weather forecast for WVU's soon-to-be-doomed Gold-Blue football spring game, Mountaineer offensive coordinator Jake Spavital shook his head.

PINEVILLE - The Captain Ralph Stewart, Sons of the American Revolution, has given the 2018 Good Citizen Award to four area eighth-graders. Each of the four students were selected by the staff at their respective schools based their dependability, service, leadership and patriotism, as well as their contributions to life in the home, school, church and community.

PINEVILLE - The suspects in the beating of an Oceana man had their preliminary hearings last week. Hunter Lusk, Joshua Allen, Aaron Irick and Alex Hamrick were arrested and charged in March for their involvement in the alleged kidnapping and beating of Dakota Dixon.

TWIN FALLS STATE PARK - Residents of Wyoming County don't have to travel far to have a fun-filled family experience this spring and summer. Twin Falls State Park is home to over 25 miles of hiking trails, cozy cabins, convenient camping sites, a championship golf course, a newly renovated lodge and even a historic Pioneer Farm.

PINEVILLE - The Town Council of Pineville voted to place a tax levy proposal on the May 8 primary election ballot.

Representatives of the Pineville Foundation, an organization founded to improve the community for citizens and children, were pleased with the council's vote. The placement of this levy on the ballot means that the community will have the opportunity to vote on the levy during the election in the upcoming weeks.

Dan Shoemaker never minded being the behind-the-scenes guy.

Whether it was directing a telecast or simply making things happen covertly, Shoemaker always managed to remain relatively inconspicuous.

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WAYNE - Some residents in Wayne County have been without water for eight days.

Wayne County water crews have been working to find the leak along Garretts Creek Road since last week. Some customers of the Kenova Water System first went under a boil-water advisory on March 31 following repairs to a water line in the area of Rice Branch Road.

CHARLESTON - Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power that serves one million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee, will be maintaining the rights of way for some power lines in West Virginia b

CYCLONE - Inspired by longtime member Bobbie Perry, Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church extends an annual outreach and a small token of appreciation to local veterans who reside at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Beckley. Each year, the church delivers Valentine cards and notes of thanks to remind each one that they are thought of and appreciated.

OCEANA - A man arrested in connection with a beating last week was also arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor who was younger than 16, according to reports b

PINEVILLE - A Wyoming County man has been the victim of kidnapping, violence and public humiliation at the hands of four individuals who are now in custody, according to police documents.

PINEVILLE - The days of walking to the Pineville Pool to take a dip to cool off in the summer have been merely memories for the citizens who are old enough to remember those times. The Pineville Foundation wants to make those memories a present-day reality for the youth of the town of Pineville.

OCEANA - The Oceana Town Council is promoting the education of youth regarding local government and the importance of citizen input b

PINEVILLE - While students are enjoying their spring break this week, school employees across the county have a jam-packed schedule of continuing education, trainings and preparation.