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Stover dips into pool of ghost stories

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Did the ghost of George Washington help preserve the union? Is the Wyoming County Courthouse haunted? ​David “Bugs”Stover entertained folks with ghost stories—with a story about the Polk Gap Monster thrown in for good measure—last Friday evening at Gilliland Park in Oceana It was the tip off event for Civil War Days. Conditions were right for scary stuff.It was twilight as Stover began to share the tales he has collected over the years, and fog was hanging across the hills. Stover says his interest in...

 

Huff still on target for August opening

The new Huff Consolidated is still on track for an August opening.Maintenance Director Jeff Brewer told the Wyoming County Board of Education last Thursday that the school “is on a very, very tight schedule.”Teachers will return for the 2014-15 term on August 18, and the first day for students is August 21....

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Mullens 11-12 stars finish pool play today

The Mullens Little League 11-12 all-stars must win today to have a chance to move on to bracket play at the state tournament.Mullens faces Central Greenbrier at 4 p.m. today in Chapmanville.Milton defeated Mullens, 9-0, on Friday and Central Greenbrier topped Milton, 13-10, on Saturday.A Mullens win win would put all three teams in the pool at 1-1.

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Zack’s back

Zack Mitchell makes most “Survivor” winners look like wimps.The Brenton teen, whom doctors did not expect to survive after an ATV accident in May, returned home on Friday afternoon, greeted by family, friends, neighbors and a TV crew.The Westside High School student was in a coma after the four-wheeler he was riding smashed into a tree. He was hospitalized in Charleston for more than six weeks.“Team Zack” t-shirts, which were sold as a ...

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Civil War Days opens tonigh

David “Bugs” Stover will kick off Civil War Days in Oceana tonight, telling ghost stories at the Gilliland Park amphitheater at 7 p.m.The event will be open to the public beginning Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.Among the activities on Saturday are a Civil War battle at 2 p.m. and a ball at 7 p.m.Sunday’s highlights include a Civil War-era church service at 10:30 a.m. and a battle at 2 p.m.

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Mullens 11-12 stars tune up for state

Going to state is nothing new for the Mullens Little League 11-12 all-stars.They won the District 2 title as 9-10 year-olds last year and reached the quarterfinals before losing.“It was the first time Mullens made it to bracket play in many years,” said coach Jamie Miller.This year’s club was runner-up to Madison in district play and had to beat host Chapmanville in an elimination game to qualify for state.Mullens starts state tour...

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Propane leak leads to evacuations, road closure

A propane leak inPineville forced 50 people to evacuate and closed Route 10 for over two hours on Wednesday night.The situation had been rectified by midnight, according to Wyoming County Emergency Services Director Dead Meadows.Meadows said the owners of Pineville Paving discovered the leak and reported it to the 911 Center at approximately 9:20 p.m.Persons living at Pineville Terrace and Pine Valley Estates were evacuated.Meadows the Pineville Ter...

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Mullens 11-12 stars start Friday at state tourney

Mullens Little Leauge 11-12 all-stars will begin play in the state tournament at Chapmanville on Friday.The District 2 runner-up, Mullens takes on District 1 champion Milton at 5 p.m. Friday on Field 1 in pool play.Mullens plays District 4 runner-up Central Greenbrier at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Field 1.The Wyoming County club is playing in Pool B, which has three teams.There are four pools.The top two teams from each pool advance to the qua...

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BOE considers live streaming of high school games

Live streaming of high school events could be coming to Wyoming County.Assistant Superintendent of Schools Frank Mann told the Board of Education last Monday night that he and Danny Lusk, technology specialist, “have been working on this for the past week.“Several counties in the state are doing (live streaming),” Mann noted.Board Member Robbie Bailey said Wyoming East wants to broadcast ballgames and other school events and that Westside has...

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Oceana man enters guilty plea in U.S. District Court

An Oceana man has pleaded guilty to lying about receiving kickbacks as an employee of Arch Coal.Gary Griffith, 62, pleaded guilty on Monday to making a materially false statement in a federal matter, according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.Also entering a guilty plea was 53-year-old Ronald Barnette of Holden. Goodwin said Barnette admitted to lying about paying kickbacks to the general manager of Arch Coal’s Mountain Laurel mining company in Logan County....

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Pineville 9-10s bow out at state

The Pineville 9-10 Little League all-stars fell to Barboursville on Sunday at the state tournament in South Charlston.The loss eliminated Pineville.Sophia defeated the local stars, 15-2, on Saturday morning. Barboursville won Sunday’s game by 12-1.District 2 champion Madison went 1-1 in pool play and moves to the elimination round today against Bridgeport.The tourney continues through Wednesday.

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Civil War Days set for July 18-20

Oceana’s Civil War Days have a new time.Previously held in May, this year’s Civil War Days are set for July 18-20.“This event was moved to July to try and increase community participation by avoiding conflicts with area proms, dances, Mother’s Day and other events that take place in May,” said Jim Cook of the Wyoming County Historical Museum. “We were also hoping July would give us better weather conditions.”Reuben Mit...

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Big winner

George Sizemore was a big winner at Saturday’s Bear Hole Road Race at Twin Falls State Park.Sizemore, a 70-year-old Pineville man, didn’t set any records.In fact, he’s blind. But he didn’t let that keep him from running the hilly course, accompanied by several family members.Sizemore says he ran for years and took part in the Bear Hole Race in 2000 and 2002.When he started to lose his sight, he says, “I just sat around ...

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Music festival set for Saturday in Mullens

Rebel-Palooza, an all-day music festival, will be held at the Mullens Athletic Field on Saturday.The event is a fund raiser for Mullens Youth Football.Among those scheduled to perform are Taylor Made, The Wild Rumpus, Fallen Rock, Psychedelic Funk Wagon, Mountain Station, John Covey Cole, Cody Wickline and Heritage Bluegrass.There will also be a giant bounce house, dunk tank and free swimming.All day pass is $10.There will be food and ven...

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Pineville 11-12 team plays tonight

The Pineville Little League 11-12 all-stars will be battling to stay alive in district play this evening.Pineville takes on host Chapmanville at 8 p.m.The local stars are 1-1 in the tournament. They defeated Tug Valley on Monday and lost to Mullens on Tuesday.Mullens is 2-0 and has advanced to action on Thursday.The district championship game will be played on Friday at 6 p.m.There will be a loser’s bracket final on Saturday....

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Coal Mountain Bridge Bridge to temporarily close

The Coal Mountain Bridge to R.D. Bailey Lake will be closed from temporarily 9 p.m. on July 17 to 6 a.m. on July 18. The Coal Mountain Bridge is used to access the Guyandotte Point Recreation Area which includes the launch ramp, Shelter #2, access to the Long Branch Overlook and various access points. It is being closed for repairs by the West Virginia Department of Highways.During this closure, access to these areas will be available by Charlie Hatfield Road, which is C...

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Sheriff releases June report

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department has released its report for the month of June.Justice: Dovie Jo Miller, Lynco, assault; Julius Ray Johnson, Virginia, DUIEllison: Judy Vonette Maynor, Pineville, conspiracy to commit a felony; Millard Ray Gillespie, Mullensville, battery and brandishing; Patricia Kay Brown, Glen Fork, domestic battery; Christopher Aaron Counts, Matheny, felony failure to pay child support; Cody Cline, Pineville, driving revoked; Jim Remely Br...

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Danny Hedrick

Danny Charles Hedrick, 64, of Clear Fork, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.Funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Hannibal Blankenship Jr. officiating. Burial was in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, is serving the Hedrick family.

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