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CHARLESTON - Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center of Wyoming County has received a grant in the amount of $60,000 from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to provide community-based services for adults facing low-level, non-violent drug charges.

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PINEVILLE - With the first day of school for the 2018-19 school year set for Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Wyoming County Schools Board of Education is working to inform parents now of the requirements for their children to begin the new school year. Here are some guidelines provided by the Board of Education. For more information about any of the requirements listed here, call Wyoming County Schools at 304-732-6262.

Alyssa Bailey, a student at Westside High School, was selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

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MULLENS - The booms of cannon fire echoed off the mountains and fiery sparks lit up the night sky as Wyoming County Civil War Days invaded Twin Falls State Park in Mullens last weekend.Along with the always-anticipated night firing of cannons, the weekend also included sutlers camp, battle re-enactments, an 1860s-style church service and more.

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CHARLESTON - Applications are now being accepted for a second round of FY2018 Historic Preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History.

The Westside coach certainly understands that after losing not only his entire starting five, but also seven of the top eight players in his rotation, the skeptics will be lined up and stretch from Elk Lick to Kopperston.

PINEVILLE - The Town of Pineville Foundation will have its annual free Family Movie Night Saturday, July 21 at Palisades Park.

Members of the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday began their investigation into whether they will seek the impeachment of one or all of the sitting justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

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West Virginia is one of two states whose population declined in the last decade, and the rate of population loss is faster than any other state in the nation, according to a recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts.

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West Virginia's football team was chosen to finish second in the Big 12 in 2018, according to the league's preseason poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon.

"West Virginia is a historically low-incident mosquito-borne [illness] busy state," said Miguella Mark-Carew, director of epidemiology and prevention services for the state Department of Health and Human Resources."We do have endemic diseases like West Nile virus and La Crosse encephalitis that we get a handful of cases every year."

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Growing Wyoming initiative to meet

PINEVILLE - Meetings begin next week as part of the WV Community Development HUB's Grow Wyoming County initiative, a partnership with the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority.

MAN - The Logan 11-12-year-old All-Stars began defense of its District 2 and State Little League titles in grand fashion with Friday night's 14-0 win over Pineville in the district opener at Man's Tommy Keffer Field.

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BUD, W.Va. - Energy Express has kicked off all across West Virginia for the summer of 2018. It is now in its third week, and the site at Herndon Consolidated is having a fantastic summer, according to a news release from Nik Walker, the Community Coordinator at the Herndon Consolidated Energy Express site.

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TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. - Liberty Square Shopping Center in Teays Valley, West Virginia, is losing another anchor store after Magic Mart's owners announced the closing of all of its stores.

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The Guyandotte Water Trail Alliance and the National Coal Heritage Area Authority invite local residents to fill the Guyandotte River with kayaks and canoes and join in on the Great Guyandotte River Regatta and Float to be held at five separate locations along the Guyandotte River on July 14. 

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SAULSVILLE - The 65th Annual McGraw Family Reunion will be held on July 15 at Southern WV Community and Technical College's Wyoming County Campus in Saulsville.

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ELGIN, Ill. - An Oceana man is one of 28 students nationwide who have been awarded scholarships from the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA).

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PINEVILLE - At the June 28 Board of Education Meeting, Magistrate Craig Cook administered the oath of office to Morgan K. "Mike" Davis, Dr. Douglas E. Lester, and Allan R. Stiltner for their new terms effective July 1.