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Arts council to form community band

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By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – The Tug Valley Arts Council is expanding its commitment to providing opportunities to both enjoy and participate in quality arts programming in the Mingo County area.The Tug Valley Arts Council, aside from its yearly concert series which features various performances from artists around the country and provides opportunities to perform twice a year with their Community Choir, under the direction of Mingo Central High School choir director Sarah McVaney, is forming a community band.


College football predictions; Short stuff

The college football season officially starts this weekend. I’ve seen a few other sports writers come out with their predictions of the local teams.So here goes – I’ll drink the Kool-Aid and do the backward Nestea plunge into the pool.First up is West Virginia.WVU finished a very disappointing 4-8 last season. The Mountaineers have nowhere to go but up. Now that they are in the tougher Big 12 Conference, WVU literally has a tough road. The aw...

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Belfry Soccer

The 2014 Belfry boy’s soccer team is pictured above. Front row, Jacob Cook, Taylor Varney, Cody Schwerin and Alex Maynard. Middle row, Matt Lambert, Ethen Holzapfel, Dylan Brown, Wilson Harris, Austin Dillon and Dominic Gentile, Back row, Dylan Kulik, Ashton Leedy, Blake Mendoza, Nick McNamee, Noah McNamee and Trevor Kohari. Not pictured are the Coaches Luis Mendoza and Tom Maming.

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Sports Calendar

The annual meeting and board member election for Matewan Little League will be held from Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 pm at the field. All members that paid their 2014 membership dues are welcome. After the Board of Directors is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers.—The Tug Valley Volleyball Board will be holding a class for new officials. Anyone interested in taking the class needs to contact Fred Dillard at (304)-...

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CHARLOTTE BELCHERMcVEIGH, Ky. — Charlotte Ann Belcher, 71, of McVeigh, Ky., passed away Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, at her residence.Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Washington D.C., she was a daughter of the late Chas T. and Bessie Frances Taylor McKim.Charlotte was a former school cook in Fairfax County, Va., and of the Methodist faith.Survivors include her husband, William Larry Belcher; one son, Paul Reece Belcher of Fairfax; one brother, Bobby McKim of Fa...

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Man dies in officer involved shooting

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A man has died after an officer-involved shooting in the Dingess area of Mingo County.According to West Virginia State Police (WVSP), officers responded to a 911 complaint of a single vehicle accident that occurred on Moses Fork Road. Witnesses at the scene advised that three people had been in the vehicle at the time of the crash. These witnesses provided off...

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High School Soccer Action

Belfry High School at Hazard:Boys:Belfry 5, Hazard 1 (2-0 at half). Sat., Aug 23Scoring:B: Noah McNamee (Blake Mendoza assist), 16th minuteB: Wison Harris (Noah McNamee assist), 22nd minuteH: Jacob Sumner (Kolby Hillman assist), 44th minuteB: Matt Lambert (unassisted), 54th minuteB: Own goal (Hazard player headed ball into Hazard goal), 67th minute...

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Pikeville edges Prestonsburg 30-29

By Teddy PaynterFor the Daily NewsPIKEVILLE, Ky. – Pikeville head coach Chris McNamee wasn’t about to play for overtime against Prestonsburg.The veteran coach rolled the dice and his Panthers scored an improbable 30-29 win over the Blackcats in the closing seconds at Hillard Howard Field on Saturday, Aug. 23.It was a dramatic ending to a game that started the night before, but had to be completed followi...

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Man drowns at Lenore Saturday

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comLENORE – Swift water rescue teams and volunteer firemen on Monday were still searching for the body of a Lenore man who is presumed to have drowned in Laurel Creek on Saturday evening.After flood waters rushed through Mingo County Friday night, banks overflowed in many local areas. On Sunday, more than 70 first responders...

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Students win prizes for summer reading program

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Public Library, located at Delbarton, West Virginia, just finished up their summer reading program entitled “Fizz, Boom, Read.”During this reading program the children were challenged to read as many books as possible. Every Monday at 2 p.m., Librarian Pam Warden would do experiments with the children in attendance and there was an...

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Mingo school system participating in new free meal project

Submitted ArticleWILLIAMSON - Students in Mingo County schools will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost. The county is participating in a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).“We know that a child cannot focus on school work if they are hungry while in class,” said Chuck Heinlein, state superintendent of schools. “I applaud Mingo County Schools for deciding to participate in the CEP. ...

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Local Save Our Strays continue to rescue pets

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe local organization Save Our Strays continues to help rescue dogs and cats and find homes for these loveable and furry creatures.Kathy Thompson and Vicki Lipps volunteer countless hours to the group and have helped find homes for many abandoned dogs and cats.They recently held another adoption event at Food City on a Saturday morn...

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Area hit by flash flooding

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comHeavy rainfall that started Friday afternoon and continued until after midnight caused flash flooding problems throughout parts of the region.In Mingo County several areas off of Corridor G including Riffe Branch, Day Starr Road, Duncan Fork and the Myrtle area were hit hard. Reports of rock and mud slides came from Scarlett Road and some high water on Gillman Drive.Anywhere fro...

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Delegate Marcum responds to Republican charges

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON - Recent allegations concerning ethical violations by politicians have raised questions concerning the entire process in West Virginia.Mingo Democrat House of Delegates member Justin Marcum has been particularly outspoken in his criticism of the current process. Marcum, also an Assistant Mingo Prosecutor, has leveled accusations against Republican activist Rob Cornelius. The GOP su...

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Tug Valley FFA Chapter attends USDA meeting

Members from the Tug Valley FFA Chapter attended the USDA StrikeForce Meeting on Tuesday. The StrikeForce initiative is a collaboration of government agriculture agencies with the goal of rural economic development.Representatives from WV Department of Agriculture, WV Farm Bureau, Senator Manchin’s Office, Congressman Nick Rahall, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Rural Development, Farm Credit, WV Conservation Agency, Farm to School, Small Business ...

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Belfry Scrimmage

Kyle Lovern/WDNBelfry senior quarterback Keaton Taylor (4) is shown firing a pass down-field in the Pirate’s scrimmage Friday night against Hazard at CAM Stadium. Running back Andrew Fletcher is shown blocking a Hazard defender. Taylor completed the long pass. Like most teams in the region, the game was interrupted by dangerous lightning and severe thunderstorms. Mingo Central was unable to complete its scrimmage with Independence when officials called the game because the li...

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WHS Class of 1974 celebrates 40 years

Submitted ArticleThe Williamson High School (WHS) Class of ‘74 had the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates when they celebrated their 40 year class reunion August 1 and 2, 2014. Classmates reflected on the past, talked about the present, and made memories for the future.Pre-registration began Friday evening with a meet and greet and tour of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, from 7 pm until 9 pm conducted by Cecil Hatfield, followed by ...

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Area Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 22:Hazard at Belfry 7 p.m. (scrimmage)Independence at Mingo Central 7 p.m. (scrimmage)Shelby Valley at Tug Valley, 6 p.m. (scrimmage)Regular season starts in Ky.:Phelps at Jenkins, 7:30 p.m.Prestonsburg at Pikeville, 7:30 p.m.Whitley County at Pike Central, 7:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 29:Mingo Central at Wyoming East, 7:30 p.m....

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