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Trademark charges disputed

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Karissa Blackburnkblackburn@civitasmedia.comMartha Sparksmsparks@civitasmedia.comIn response to the article in last week’s Logan Banner, “Hatfields and McCoys join forces to fight opposition,” the West Virginia-based company The Hatfield & McCoy Alliance has come forth alleging that Mark Hatfield, via the Petition for Families to Keep their Hatfield & McCoy Names Facebook page, is spreading false information about their company.


Kanawha case has implications for Mingo

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON – The names of those selected by the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission have been confirmed as it relates to an open Family Court judge position in Kanawha County.Kanawha Family Court Judge Mike Kelly announced his retirement earlier this year. Of significance was the fact that Kelly made the resignation effective Saturday. Political observers said the reason Kelly chose that date is that it is less t...

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Candidates for general election ballot certified

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comWILLIAMSON — The election of a new Mingo County Family Court judge moved a step further toward reality Tuesday.Mingo County Clerk “Big Jim” Hatfield said he received certification from Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for national, state and district candidates. Those candidates who were required by law to file in Tennant’s office must be certified by the secretary no later than Monday. Hatfield and ...

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Career, tech teachers gather

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. - Thirty new career and technical teachers recently gathered at North Bend State Park for the first in a series of professional development sessions designed to support the transition from business and industry professional to the role of career-centered educator.Representing 19 counties and 23 schools, the new teachers focused on beginning level instructional planning, teaching strategies, student engagement, curriculum development, and classroom management.

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DUI checkpoint set

KERMIT - The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI sobriety checkpoint Friday along U.S. Highway 52 at Kermit from 8 p.m. to midnight.During the checkpoint, drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions as well. The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving while impaired.

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Pike County Bowl Legend Coleman was Iraq War casualty

West Virginia high school football fans only got to see Brent Coleman play one time on this side of the Tug River.It was the summer of 1997 when the Kentucky All-Star team, led by then Sheldon Clark High School coach Jim Matney, crossed the Tug to take on the West Virginia All-Stars in the second-ever Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl at Matewan High School’s Tiger Stadium.Despite a late rally when Kentucky drove the ball deep into West Virginia territory and fueled by a ...

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Pirates to entertain 6A Henry Clay in opener

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comGOODY, Ky. - Belfry’s first test of the season will come against Class 6A Lexington Henry Clay, as they host the Blue Devils in the Pike County Bowl on Friday night at CAM Stadium.“This is a great game for us to test ourselves because you know they are going to bring some speed to the table,” said longtime coach Philip Haywood...

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Miners open up at Wyoming East

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Mingo Central Miners open their 2014 season with a tough non-conference game as they travel to Wyoming East.Coach Yogi Kinder’s squad returns several starters on both sides of the football. However he knows that opening on the road against the Warriors, who finished 9-2 last season and are coming off back-to-back playoff seasons, will...

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Marshall’s Cato overcomes struggles

JOHN RABYAP Sports WriterCHARLESTON (AP) — Marshall University’s mantra, shaped from the worst disaster in U.S. sports history, is “From the ashes, we rose.” The same could be said for quarterback Rakeem Cato.Tragedy to glory is still a work in progress for Cato, who brings big expectations for a senior season at Marshall that starts Saturday at Miami, Ohio.Like the Marshall program that was on the brink of extinction but per...

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Missing man search continues

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comLENORE - Rescue crews, including volunteers and emergency personnel, are still searching Pigeon Creek in the Lenore area for the body of a man who is believed to have drowned after an ATV accident Saturday night.Cadaver dogs were brought in to aid in the search for the missing man, according to Doug Goolsby, acting emergency se...

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Pharmacist’s public service noted

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – A pharmacist working in the Williamson area has been honored for outstanding community service.Nicole D. McNamee was selected by the West Virginia Pharmacist’s Association as a 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award for her community service. McNamee was presented with the award at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association’s Installation and Awards dinner on Saturday.“I was very honored ...

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Organization aims to improve state economy

By Hayley M. Cookhcook@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON – An organization promising to build a stronger and more diverse economy in West Virginia is inviting residents of Williamson to take part.‘What’s Next, West Virginia?’ is a statewide series of community conversations about strengthening local economies. These nonpartisan conversations are designed to encourage thinking, talking and actions based on West Virginians’ own ideas for h...

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Rahall raps bridge safety repair pace

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, took issue with the Obama Administration for continuing its slow implementation of critical bridge safety reforms.A new U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General report released today in response to a request Rahall made in 2013 highlights serious concerns with the implementation of bridge safety changes contained in the “Moving Ahea...

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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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