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R.D. Bailey Lake 1

Near Hanover and across the Wyoming-Mingo County line, R. D. Bailey Lake was completed in 1980 by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a flood-control project at a cost of $180 million. The recreational facility has saved an estimated $220 million in flood damages along the Guyandotte — from Justice to Huntington, according to officials. The lake has 17 miles of shoreline with 630 acres of surface.

  • Summer recreation

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vietnam trip 1 Clear Fork man honors brother killed in war

    Johnny Smith, of Clear Fork, fulfilled a long-time dream this summer, traveling to Vietnam to visit the site of his brother’s Feb. 15, 1971, death. First Lt. James L. Smith, a 1969 graduate of West Point Military Academy, was among the victims of a helicopter crash, following a dangerous rescue mission in a driving rain storm.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • County facilities 1 New location

    July 14, 2014 4 Photos

  • Federal highway funding to slow

    With a reduction in federal aid for transportation projects looming for the states, area supporters of the King Coal Highway and the Coalfields Expressway say they are hopeful that Congress will now be compelled to act on a new long-term federal highway bill.

    July 14, 2014

  • Civil War Days to kick off Friday in Oceana

    Civil War Days will again be held in Oceana and kicks off Friday, July 18, with ghost stories by well-known storyteller and author David “Bugs” Stover, at the Gilliland Park Amphitheater, at 7 p.m.

    July 14, 2014