CLEAR FORK - Wyoming East coach Ron "Chief" Mayhew had just seen his team beat rival Westside 13-1 Wednesday. It marked the 400th win in the program's history.
NEW RICHMOND - Almost dutifully, senior teammates Jazz Blankenship and Kelsey Green wrapped teammate Holly Brehm in tissue paper after an 8-0 softball victory against Logan Tuesday.
NEW RICHMOND - Two state championships. A runner-up finish. A third-place finish.
It's hard to argue with the state tournament success Michael Growe enjoyed at Wyoming East during his golf career.
CHARLESTON - Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, is requesting approval from the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for new programs that they say will benefit customers.
Turkeys, gobblers, long beards, Ole' Tom, or Thunder Chicken it doesn't matter what you call them, the annual search for the male Eastern Wild turkey began in earnest on April 15 this year and runs through May 11. This annual event coincides with the natural breeding season for these big birds and can make for some exciting times in the mountains.
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting registrations for the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup set for Saturday, April 27.
Some time back, I left home at the usual time and headed out to run my traps.
I waited my turn and crossed the temporary bridge over the Guyandotte to town and points beyond. I took care of pressing business which, on that morning, entailed free coffee at the bank and free coffee at the drug store. I picked up my bills at the post office and headed for the comfort of the Kentucky Side.
BRADSHAW - Westside banged out a season-best 22 hits in knocking off River View 14-6 Thursday.
Caitlin Bleigh had a huge night, going 5 for 5 for the Renegades, and Jaeden Fleenor hit a home run as the Lady Renegades improved to 10-6 overall.
PINEVILLE - Since being elected to Congress representing West Virginia's Third District on Jan. 3, Carol Miller has been on fact-finding missions throughout the area.
The Wyoming East Middle School baseball team is off to a scorching start, sitting at 4-0.
The team recently beat Oceana 32-2 in a game that saw five players with at least three hits.
PINEVILLE - Gov. Jim Justice was in town Thursday to announce the state has secured a federal grant of nearly $1.39 million to aid with water woes in Wyoming County.
The Wyoming County Sheriff's Department has released its arrest reports for the month of March. They are listed by date, then each entry includes, in this order: suspect's name, last known town of residence, charges, and name of arresting officer.
CLEAR FORK - One-run games seemed to be the theme for Westside this week.
Despite giving up five first-inning runs, Westside came from behind to beat a red-hot Midland Trail team 7-6 Wednesday.
Some folks have asked about a column I wrote some time back. It had to do with a friend that I had not seen or had contact with for many, many years.
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FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Wyoming East High School sent four students to the West Virginia State Science Fair at Fairmont State University, and one pair brought home a second-place ribbon.
FORT GAY - Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is introducing a new Medical Coding Certificate Program, beginning with the Fall 2019 semester.
CLEAR FORK - Cailin Bleigh threw a gem, scattering five hits in a shutout of Region 3 foe Shady Spring Tuesday.
Bleigh threw just 67 pitches in the game, 49 for strikes. She struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
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PINEVILLE - The Upsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a meeting on March 30 at the Cook Memorial Baptist Church Annex in Pineville.
CHARLESTON - Successfully arguing that a recidivism conviction in his case is unconstitutional, a Wyoming County man had his life sentence reversed Wednesday.
A story in the Wednesday, March 27 edition of the Independent Herald about the winners of the Regional Social Studies Fair omitted the name of Molly Cook of Westside High School, whose project placed first in Division III, Anthropology (Don't Believe).
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BECKLEY - The Raleigh and Wyoming County Education Associations will be conducing a West Virginia Education Stakeholder Forum on Tuesday, April 9 at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley.