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Children line up for games on Family Fun Day Thursday evening at the Wyoming Nursing and Rehabiltation Center at New Richmond.Games, cake walks, food and pony rides were part of the day’s activities. The evening ended with fireworks.


Youth football making a comeback in Pineville

Youth football is coming back to Pineville.The sport disappeared for a while after Shuff Field, where the Pineville teams played their games, was torn down to make room for the new elementary school.Bev Cook says bringing the sport back started with a Facebook conversation.“We’ve always been a football family,” Cook remarked. “My friend said (on Facebook) that they could practice at the Senior League Field at Pinnacle.”...

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Care center brings fair to residents

Family Fair Day gives residents of the Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to enjoy the activities of a typical fair or festival.“They can’t go out to the fair, so we bring the fair to them,” said Joyce Bailey, activities assistant at the 60-bed facility in New Richmond.This year’s event was held last Thursday evening.It included a petting zoo, pony ride, bounce house, water slide, face painting, fair-style foods, cake walks and, ...

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Smith fulfills life long mission

Johnny Smith, a lifelong resident of Wyoming County, always had the dream of going to Vietnam since his brother, Jimmy, died there on Feb. 15, 1071.Smith, a Clear Fork resident, started his journey on Memorial Day weekend and returned on June 3.Smith said he always respected his two older brothers, Teddy and Jimmy, for their service to their countryTeddy completed three tours of Vietnam and Jimmy was a 1969 grade of West Point Military Academy. This prompted h...

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Man facing felony charges appears in court

A man facing felony charges in Wyoming and two other counties appeared in Magistrate Court in Pineville on Wednesday.According to the Wyoming County Prosecutor’s Offce, 25-year-old Keith Tex Hatfield appeared for preliminary hearings on felony charges of escape, attempted robbery, grand larceny and transfer of stolen property. Hatfield has addressed in Pineville and War.The Prosecutor’s Office said Hatfield also has pending felony charges in Raleigh and McDow...

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Print edition has new look

The print edition of the Independent Herald now features a new look designed to make the newspaper ea...

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Bowles edged in match play

Oceana’s Colin Bowles bowed out of the U.S. Junior Amateur in a tight match on Wednesday at The Woodlands, Tex.Andy Zhang of China edged Bowles 2-up in match play.It was close throughout and the two-hole margin existed only once, after Zhang won the 18th.The two players were all square most of the way.Bowles was 1-up after 14, but Zhang won three of the last four holes to get the win and move on to the round of 32.Bowles shot a two-...

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Pineville library to move in September

The Pineville Library will be moving to its new location in September, according to Library Director Caroline Gaddis.The library will be moving from its Castle Rock Avenue location to space in the Riverside Complex.Gaddis says the new site is about the same size as the old one. “But this building is in much better repair than the current site,” she pointed out. “And it has much better parking. We’ve had several people tell us that they just can...

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Income surveys starting soon in Bud-Alpoca

The Wyoming County Commission approved an estimated $3,000 last Wednesday for a contractor to start conducting the surveys.County Commission President Jason Mullins said water projects all over the state are being reevaluated to determine how much AML (Abandoned Mine Lands) funding for which they are eligible.AML funding is determined by how much damage to a water system was caused by pre-1977 mining.Water lines to Bud-Alpoca would be extended from the Covel w...

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Bowles is three-over after two rounds

Colin Bowles of Oceana has finished the first two rounds of the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Tournament at The Woodlands, Texas.Bowles followed his 74 on Monday with a one-over par 73 today and is three-over 147 for the tournament.He is currently tied for 43rd but a number of golfers are still on the course final results won’t be known for a while.The top 64 players move on to compete in match play beginning tomorrow.Check our Twitter @PIHnews for...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Independent Herald is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to n...

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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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Stover dips into pool of ghost stories

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 ...

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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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