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Congressman visits Gilbert

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By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comGILBERT - A large crowd greeted Second District Congressman Nick Rahall on Tuesday evening in Gilbert.About 150 people turned out at the old Clay’s supermarket location to shake hands with and hear from the congressman.Rahall was in town to discuss a water extension project that will potentially provide public water service to more than 3,000 customers. He met with Gilbert Mayor Vivian Livingood, state Sen. Truman Chafin and representatives of E.L. Robinson Engineering of Charleston.“This is a great project that would serve more than 3,000 homes in three counties,” Rahall said.


October is Breast Cancer awareness month nationally

WILLIAMSON - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.The General Federation of Woman’s Club of West Virginia (GFWC-WV) in conjunction with the Mingo County Health Department and the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, invite local women to the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day Program on Monday, October 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on 101 West Second Avenue in d...

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Culture of Health Celebration

WILLIAMSON - Growing Warriors work with a diverse group of partners to provide Veterans with the resources they need to begin or expand their farm based business, from planning, insurance information, access to capital and grants, internships, educational opportunities and much more.

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WHS Hall of Fame

Kyle Lovern/WDNThe 2014 inductees into the Williamson High School Hall of Fame are pictured above. They are, left to right, Brandon Ball, Chris Harris, Duke Jewell, Jimmy Barker, Joe Chapman (representing his father Joe Lee Chapman), Henry Moore, Stephen Tackett and Richard Mills. The group was inducted at the new WHS HOF room located at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse.

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WHS Hall of Fame inductees recall fond memories of Wolfpack

This year’s inductees into the Williamson High School Hall of Fame (HOF) are a great group of athletes and come from some very good families.Henry Moore, Brandon Ball, Jimmy Barker, Joe Lee Chapman, Chris Harris, Duke Jewell, Thomas Mills, Stephen Tackett and Susan Beinhorn are the newest class into the elite HOF. (See photo on Page 10)They gave heartfelt speeches after being introduced by various board members. Most of them talked about their memories of ...

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Family left homeless after fire

CHATTAROY – A family was left homeless after fire destroyed their mobile home in Chattaroy early Saturday morning.Jason Savage, the homeowner, was at work at the time the fire broke out, his wife Missy and their son Nick were staying at her mother’s home. The family was visibly upset and Jason said, “Nick was shaking and crying because he lost all of his toys”. Jason and his family will be staying with his in-laws.Travis Booten, Chattaroy Voluntee...

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Friday night lights; This and that from the local sports scene

It’s hard to believe, but the regular season for high school football is half way over.The Mingo Central Miners had to travel to Wayne to play at one of the toughest venues in the state – Pioneer Field. Turnovers cost the Miners, but they stood toe to toe with the perennial Class 2A power.Wayne Coach Tom Harmon said, “Mingo Central whipped us a good portion of the game, too. That’s going to be a playoff team and something to be reckoned with.̵...

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Alpha issues WARN notices

By Martha Sparksmsparks@civitasmedia.comFour Logan County mines received extensions Friday on WARN notices issued by Alpha Natural Resources on July 31. Along with Highland Mining’s Superior, Reylas, Freeze Fork and Trace Fork surface mines in Logan County, revised WARN notices with an idling date of Nov. 26, or within the following two-week period, was issued to the North surface mine in Mingo and Logan Counties, Black Castle Mining’s surface mine in Boone C...

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Bulldogs blank Pirates 42-0

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comBurch Middle School continues to roll on the football field as they defeated a Belfry squad 42-0 last Thursday.In the 1st quarter quarterback Drew Hatfield ran in for a17 yard touchdown (TD). The 2-point conversion failed, but the Bulldogs led 6-0.On Belfry’s first possession Ethan “Big E” Erwin and Dougie Dillon ha...

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Gilbert bus controversy problem solved

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comGILBERT - Although some confusion admittedly occurred, Mingo County Schools Transportation Director Joe Howard says, “the bottom line is, after we dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s, 15 students have bus transportation at their homes that did not earlier.”The subject was a new bus run on Wharncliff Avenue (Ellis Bottom) in the Town of Gilbert. Students from that area had earlier walked to other...

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Trick or treat scheduled for Williamson

WILLIAMSON - Trick or Treat (Halloween) for the City of Williamson was voted on at the City Council meeting held on Thursday, September 26. Trick or Treat is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 30, from 6 - 8 p.m.There was verification this scheduled time coincides with Mingo and Pike counties. The Kiwanis will be holding their Halloween event at the Williamson Field House and Chief Blair will ensure the streets are blocked off. Chief Barry Blair will coordinate with Veolia on ...

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Early gun bear season, Southern WV style

By Bob FalaOutdoor ColumnistBlack bear populations are at modern record highs in West Virginia. And that may be an understatement. Hint, hint…hunters are needed. Many counties are at above population objective levels and in turn several of those are in the very backyard counties of Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming.

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2014 class inducted into WHS Hall of Fame

WILLIAMSON - The 2014 class was inducted this weekend into the Williamson High School Hall of Fame.The induction ceremony was held Saturday at the new WHS HOF room at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse.A “Meet the Pack’ gathering was held Friday evening.The newly renovated room was just finished this summer and is located in the old “hospitality” room of the Fieldhouse. The plaques of past recipients are located on the outside wall prot...

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King Coal Festival winners announced

WILLIAMSON - The winner of Mr. King Coal 2014 was Dennis James McCloud, 60-years old from Dingess, who worked 37 years as an underground coal miner in Mingo, Logan and Boone Counties. McCloud married his high school sweetheart ‘Karen’ and they have two children, Melissa and Dennis, Jr.The Community Service Award wnet to Clyde Blair, receiving an unprecedented 17 nominations. The Humanitarian Award went to June Jude, founder of the House of Hope.The King Coal ...

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Tug Valley wins again in triple overtime thriller

klovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK – It was another big overtime win for Tug Valley as the defeated regional rival Tolsia 32-26 Friday night at the Panther’s home field at Naugatuck.The Rebels struck first as Tyler Stroud scored on a 10-yard run in the 1st quarter with 9:20 left. Cody Salmons extra point (XP) kick made it 7-0.In the 2nd quarter, at the 9:26 mark, To...

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Wellman picked as Mingo Democrat of the Year

KERMIT - Longtime Kermit resident becomes first female to win the Mingo County Democrat of the Year Award for 2014. Anna Mae Sartin Wellman of Kermit was awarded recognition for her contributions to the Democratic Party.Wellman has been active for 16 years on the Mingo County Democrat Executive Committee, Kermit Harvey District. Wellman has been active in the Town of Kermit serving on the City Council for 16 years and holding the position of Town Recorder for two years.W...

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Rumblin’ Pirate

Ray Justice PhotographyBelfry sophomore tight end Cole Bentley (44) is shown gaining yardage after a catch against Sheldon Clark on Friday night. The Pirates and Tug Valley Panthers both won, while the Mingo Central Miners lost a tough one at Wayne. See games stories on Sports, Page B1.

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Belfry bounces back

By Courtney LovernFor the Daily NewsGOODY, Ky. - After their loss to the Pikeville Panthers last week, the Belfry Pirates (4-1) wasted no time bouncing back to their winning ways with a dominate victory over the Sheldon Clark Cardinals (1-4) on Friday night at CAM Stadium. The Cardinals never got on the board as the Pirates kept their offense rolling for the 49-0 win.

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