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Mingo clerk responds to order filing

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By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comCHARLESTON — Mingo County Clerk “Big Jim” Hatfield has responded to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s filing of a writ of mandamus in the state Supreme Court.

 

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September 14The annual King Coal Festival/AIM/SWVCTC (Williamson Campus) Gospel Sing/Pinto Bean Dinner will be held from 1-3 p.m.September 15The Kermit Buddy League will be having signup, September 15, 16 and 17 for basketball and cheerleading for ages 4 through 12 at the Old Kermit Gym in town. Contact Mike Webb with any questions 304-393-3135September 16...

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Former first lady had class

By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmahelleyShelley Riley Moore was a kind, gentle and proper West Virginia first lady. In so many ways, she complemented her flamboyant husband and governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. Shelley Moore quietly passed away last week at age 88.If there ever was a role model for West Virginia first lady, it would have to be Shelley Moore. She served with honor, distinction and professionalism. Yet, she added the personal touches of a wife, mother and ...

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Wreck blocks road

Kyle Lovern/WDNA collision Thursday afternoon on State Road 292 at the entrance to Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital blocked both lanes of the highway. The wreck occurred during a rain storm. No major injuries were reported. The Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to help with traffic control.

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Belfry Middle girls start 3-1

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Belfry Middle School girls basketball team has started out the season 3-1 after some early season wins.In the season opener the Lady Pirates rolled over Phelps 41-7. Lyndsey Miller led the way with 16 points, while Hannah Bailey had 10, Kailee Rash 5 and Kylea Stanley 4.In the second game, BMS was nipped by Shelby Valley 26-25. B...

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UPIKE Homecoming: Celebrating 125 Years

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – “Institutions, like nations, must pause occasionally to consider their past if they hope to make the most of their future.” Written by then President William H. Owens in his foreword to Alice J. Kinder’s book, “Pikeville College Looks to the Hills,” his words set the tone for the school’s centennial celebration in 1989.On Sept. 16, 125 years to the day the first classes were held in 1889, the University of Pikeville will co...

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The summetime blues

By Bob FalaOutdoor ColumnistThe tail end of summer can make for some blues of a different sort. There are the literal ones that come in the form of flower and fruit blooms. And for the youngsters of course, there are the blues associated with those back to school days. The lady folk lament the rapidly declining daylight period for its abrupt ending of pool and beach time. But all, especially the adult males seem to welcome a touch of relief from the bite of August’...

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Take one look at my pug’s mug

Take one look at my pug’s mug and you may very well agree that she is beautiful. As much as I love Ginger Dare….today’s story is not about her. But it is about mugs! Here is this week’s story…..

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West Virginia squeezes past Maryland 40-37

DAVID GINSBURGAP Sports WriterCOLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — West Virginia amassed 694 yards in offense, made 33 first downs, ran 108 plays and got four touchdown passes from Clint Trickett.And still, it took a field goal as time expired for the Mountaineers to secure a 40-37 victory over Maryland on Saturday.“It was a weird, a bizarre game,” Trickett said. “Both teams were resilient — more us.”Trickett threw...

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Panthers claw past Bulldogs

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers clawed past the Van Bulldogs 28-0 Friday night on a cool, damp night on a muddy football field at Naugatuck.The Panthers improved to 2-1 on the season.The game started out a little slow as both teams traded punts. Neither team scored in the first quarter; however the Panthers finally hit payd...

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Panthers claw past Bulldogs

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comNAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers clawed past the Van Bulldogs 28-0 Friday night on a cool, damp night on a muddy football field at Naugatuck.The Panthers improved to 2-1 on the season.The game started out a little slow as both teams traded punts. Neither team scored in the first quarter; however the Panthers...

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Mingo Central edges Sissonville in big AA battle

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comSISSONVILLE – It was not only a battle of Cardinal Conference foes, but two Class 2A teams that were playing for statewide respect.Mingo Central (3-0) was striving to make a statement and they did just that.In a hard-fought game, the Miners of Mingo Central edged the Indians of Sissonville 28-27 Friday night at the home field of the rural Kanawha County school.T...

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Belfry Pirates down Warriors

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comSOMERSET, Ky. – Senior quarterback Keaton Taylor rushed for 169 yards on 12 carries to lead Belfry (3-0) to a 28-7 victory over Southwestern Friday night in Somerset, Kentucky.The speedy Pirate signal caller got things started out for the visitors as he broke free and raced 84 yards for a touchdown.Senior fullback Austin Hatfield rushed for two more TDs, while sophomore ru...

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Dreaming of Tug Valley as tourism mecca

“What do you do when you go somewhere else?”The answer to that question, asked by Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce member Diann Hannah during a recent chamber meeting, may determine the success of a viable regional economy based on tourism.Hannah answered her own question with: “I know I like to eat and shop.”You probably would get many different answers to that question if you asked enough people.And therein lies the key to a ...

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Former librarian reminisces

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - After a brief career as a beautician, Mary Elizabeth Oney, discovered that she was better suited to be a librarian. At the age of 96, she looks back over 27 years of a cherished and fulfilling life’s work.Mary was born Jan. 25, 1918. Mary has enjoyed creating an even larger circle of family and friends at Trinity Healthcare Services, where she has lived for the past six years.

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Yellow Jackets to swarm at reunion

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comCHATTAROY - If you see a lot of orange and black around the area the weekend of Sept. 19-21, do not be alarmed; it will be yellow jackets but not of the stinging variety.Chattaroy High School, known as the Yellow Jackets, are gathering for their biennial alumni reunion.CHS was established in 1927, with the last graduating class beginning in 1962. Chattaroy, a small community nestled between two mountains, could not...

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Council talks water bills

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A moment of silence for the 9/11 victims and their families opened the meeting of Williamson City Council held Thursday. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Steven Knopp. The opening prayer was led by Councilwoman Judith Hamrick of Ward 3. Councilwoman Hamrick also led the Pledge of Allegiance.Those present for the meeting were Councilman York Smith, Ward 1; Councilwoman Sherri Brown, Ward 2; City Clerk Fran...

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Fugitive turns himself in

By Lil Felixlfelix@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - A fugitive a day earlier, a 23-year-old Dingess man was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Mingo County Magistrate Court.Larry Wooten had fled West Virginia on Wednesday, once he became aware that warrants had been issued for his arrest on a charge of third-degree sexual assault on a minor, a described as a 15-year-old female. Wooten had gone to Tennessee, accompanying a friend who went there to attend a car show. W...

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