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Mingo Commission gets 911 mapping update

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By Rachel DoveWILLIAMSON -The Mingo County Commission received another progress report on the 911 mapping of the county during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting held at the courthouse.Dave Warden, an employee of 911, told those in attendance that this was a slow and tedious process, but said it was moving right along. According to Warden, door-to-door surveys have to be completed, as well as a form that has to be completed for each and every residence.This is done before it is turned in to the Unites States Postal Service (USPS) for approval. Once the approval is granted, the USPS sends a confirmation letter to the residents informing them of their permanent 911 address that is to be used from that point on.

 

Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Mingo travels to Scott for CC battle

klovern@civitasmedia.comThe 5th ranked Mingo Central Miners (6-1) will have another tough Cardinal Conference road game this Friday as they travel up Corridor G to Madison to take on the Scott Skyhawks.Scott, 6-2, comes in ranked No. 12 this week in the SSAC poll.“The top 16 is loaded with good football teams this year – with some big name programs,” said Miner’s ...

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Tug Valley hosts Cardinals

klovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK - In the past few years there was a lot of excitement at Tug Valley High School when it came to the basketball team. After all, they won back to back state titles and had some of the best teams in school history.However, this year the Panther fans really have a lot to cheer about over the success the football team is having.Tug Valley is ranked No. 3 in Class A this week, the highest ranking the school has eve...

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Miners bow out in tournament soccer

GARDNER – It was freezing and a cold rain was falling when the Mingo Central soccer team took on Bluefield in Class AA-A boys sectional soccer tournament play Tuesday night at PikeView High School.The game was played on a very muddy field and conditions were tough, according to head coach Richard Powers.The Beavers, with only one loss on the season to go with four ties, advanced to the sectional championship with a 4-0 win over the Miners.It appeared tha...

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Belfry Middle romps Martin Co. 52-0

klovern@civitasmedia.comBELFRY, Ky. – Belfry Middle School rolled over visiting Martin County 52-0 in the state playoffs this past Saturday at Vipperman Stadium.Peyton Hensley led the Pirates with 66 yards on 6 carries and 2 TDs. Joe Chafin had 3 carries for 11 yards and a TD and Ben Bentley 4 carries for 20 yards and a TD. Grayson Cook picked up 51 yards on just 4 attempts.Austin Fields, who...

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Amphitheater plans move forward for Matewan

By Rachel DoveMATEWAN - “This project is going to live or fall at the hands of the City of Matewan,” said Mingo County Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith, as he began to address those in attendance at the Matewan Town Council meeting held Monday evening concerning the plans to construct an amphitheater that has been a dream for many years.

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Woolly worms and signs of another cold winter ahead

It’s that time of year again where everyone is talking about the coming winter months.Last year was a tough winter as we experienced frigid temperatures and several measurable snowfalls.Over the past few weeks you may have heard that many of the weather “experts” and meteorologists are predicting another bad winter for our region.The Old Farmer’s Almanac is also predicting winter weather with “super-cold” temperatures in the...

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Local WVSP ‘making a difference’

WILLIAMSON - West Virginia State Trooper D.L. Williamson and his Operation Make a Difference program are out in local schools doing just that, ‘making a difference.’Trooper Williamson visited Williamson Pre K-8 on Monday, to talk about Operation Make a Difference, Red Ribbon Week and Career Week with eighth grade students.

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Prostitution arrest made in Town of Delbarton

By Rachel DoveDELBARTON - Local law enforcement officers are cracking down on those committing the offense of prostitution, which is said to be one of the oldest professions in the world.Bobbie Jo Crum, 24, of Delbarton, was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting conducted on Monday evening following multiple complaints being voiced by concerned citizens.Those complaints were given to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) about an increase i...

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Mingo, Tug Valley in top 8

klovern@civitasmedia.comBoth the Mingo Central Miners and the Tug Valley Panthers remain in the top eight (8) in the SSAC poll this week.Mingo Central is No. 5 in Class AA, while Tug Valley is No. 3 in Class A.The top eight (8) teams in each classification host first round playoff games.This is the highest ranking in history for Tug Valley High School.If the Miners finish in t...

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It’s never too early to plan for your future

A college degree opens the door to opportunity for so many students and helps West Virginians land high-paying jobs. Job training programs and vocational degrees also boost up job applicants and give them the skills and competitive edge they need when looking for employment. For the average worker, a college degree can mean $1 million more in earnings over your lifetime compared to those with a high school diploma alone. Because taking every opportunity to further your education holds so much...

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Mother arrested on DUIcharges with children in car

By Rachel DoveLENORE - A single vehicle accident in the Lenore community on Sunday yielded the DUI arrest of a young mother that had her two minor children present with her at the time the incident is said to have occurred.According to the criminal complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputy David S. Nunley, Katrina Sue Workman, 32, of Dingess, was operating a 1995 Chevrolet Beretta on Laurel Creek Sunday evening when she los...

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Turkey Creek, Ky. mother arrested for child neglect and obstruction.

WILLIAMSON - A young mother from Turkey Creek, Ky., Ashley Sipple, 25 years of age, appeared before Magistrate Pam Newsome and was charged with child neglect creating a risk injury and obstructing an officer.Williamson Police Department officers J. D. Tincher and J. P. Colegrove received a call of two adults passed out in a blue Chevy on Victoria Street in Williamson. The patrolman witnessed, upon entering Victoria Street, a blue Chevy matching the description sitt...

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Gilbert Trailfest deemed success

GILBERT - Gilbert city officials deemed the recent Trailfest was a big hit with tourists and local citizens.Mayor Vivian Livingood said that she felt the event was a “huge success.”“How could anyone go through this town and not be so proud of what it accomplished?” stated Livingood. She said she was impressed with the vendors that were set up in town, the large and the small and how people of the community come out and work together, such as churc...

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Fall Foliage

Kyle Lovern/WDNThe beautiful colors of fall are showing up a little late this season in the Tug Valley area. The fall foliage brings in a mixture of natural and bright reds, orange, yellow and golds colors like those pictured above. The cooler and damp weather will bring more photo opportunities. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and we can thank Mother Nature for that.

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This and that from a very busy sports weekend

WVU is now ranked No. 22 and Marshall 23 in the new AP Poll. In the USA Today Poll the Herd is 22 and the Mountaineers 25. It is great that both Mountain State schools are in the top 25.WVU (5-2) upset No. 4 Baylor and Marshall (7-0) beat Florida International and is favored to win Conf. USA.Let the debates begin - what if they played each other this year? I guess we’ll never know.Kentucky had been receiving votes, but after getting crushed in Death Vall...

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Kentucky overrun by LSU, 41-3

DAVID FOLSE IIAssociated PressBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — What should have been a trivial squib kick shortly before halftime became a symbol of Kentucky’s continued misery in Death Valley.The ball bounced away from nearly every Wildcat player on the field before LSU’s Lewis Neal recovered at the Kentucky 37, setting up the Tigers’ fifth score of the half.The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who came to LSU (6-2, 2-2) ...

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