- Local News
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
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.
- New location
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.
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.