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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.
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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.
AmeriCorps team, volunteers work on projects
An AmeriCorps NCCC six-member team from Vicksburg, Miss., is spending 10 weeks in Mullens through the Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL).
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Woman injured in bear attack
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) officials are still investigating a recent encounter between a black bear and a woman injured near Morgantown, according to Colin Carpenter, DNR Wildlife Resources Section black bear project leader.
Rick Staton appointed to Justice post
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has made three appointments to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. Notable among those named was Rick Staton, currently Deputy Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. Staton will be replacing retired director Norbert Federspiel as director of the Division of Justice and Community Services.
Va. must conduct study for expressway project
With only a portion of the Coalfields Expressway constructed in Raleigh County, a major portion of the planned road in Virginia will undergo a detailed environmental impact statement.
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