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WYOMING COUNTY - DietSpotlight, a health resource founded in 2008 that focuses on weight loss, recently released the results of a study analyzing obesity in Wyoming County.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College's Drone Technology Program was on display for the Wyoming County Honors Academy on Feb. 28, 2019.  

CHARLESTON - It started out with such promise.

But everything that had gone right for Wyoming East on the Lady Warriors' race to a state title suddenly went the other way - and they fell short of the goal of a state title for the team's four seniors in a 51-39 loss to Fairmont Senior Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.

CHARLESTON - It was the ultimate wake-up call.

Emily Saunders was just waking up in her hotel room when the message came from her friend and St. Joseph's standout Paige Shy.

Courtesy of RCBI

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PINEVILLE - The following information is taken from arrest records for the month of February, released by the Wyoming County Sheriff''s Department. The arrests are listed by date, then suspect's name, last known town of residence, charges and arresting officer.

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Wayne takes on Wyoming East in the West Virginia Girls State Basketball Tournament Class AA semifinals on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

PINEVILLE - Perhaps an elementary school gymnasium was the perfect site for Pineville's new brand launch.

After seven months of extensive work and research, the members of West Virginia University Reed College of Media's community branding initiative, BrandJRNY, unveiled its handiwork at a ceremony at Pineville Elementary School's gymnasium-cafeteria.

CHARLESTON - As of Friday evening, a week and a half since the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a "clean" public school worker pay raise bill, Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Patricia Rucker hadn't put it on her committee's agenda.

BECKLEY - The plan was simple enough to formulate. Executing it was another thing all together.

Wyoming East coach Derek Brooks knew the key to knocking off nemesis Oak Hill in the Class AA Region 3, Section 1 tournament was stopping the Red Devils inside game.

NEW RICHMOND - Wyoming East's girls basketball team generally - and the team's four seniors, particularly - made their final game at the War Zone one to remember with an 86-48 victory in the Class AA Region 3 championship Wednesday.

BECKLEY - Will Fox has been a vital part of the West Virginia University Tech basketball team that will begin play in the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Thursday against the College of the Ozarks, Mo.

Courtesy of Donna Musgrave

The Upsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a meeting and Valentine Queen Social on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Rockcastle Baptist Church in Pineville. Minutes of the Chapter's Jan. 12 meeting were read and approved with no additions or corrections.

BECKLEY - I posted to Twitter a picture of the pregame warmups for the Wyoming East vs. Oak Hill Class AA Region 3, Section 1 championship game Thursday at the Armory in Beckley.

Back in the heyday of mining towns, the Sunday afternoon entertainment was at the local ball diamond.

The Wyoming County town of Kopperston was no exception. They were always smack dab in the middle of the competition for baseball superiority in the southern coalfields.

Well, it is if you want to hunt for the entire deer. If you want to hunt for the antlers that bucks shed every winter, you still have time - and there are even a couple of upcoming events that focus on the pastime.

CLEAR FORK - Westside's seniors went out with a bang Tuesday, Feb 19 with an easy 62-39 victory over Mingo Central.

The Renegades scored the first 10 points of the game and were never challenged.