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Crusade targets political signage
Brad Toler, a member of the Baileysville Sportsman Club, has waged a crusade against illegally posted campaign signs for three decades.
- Annual recognition
Free garden plots available for disabled individuals
Free garden spaces are being made available to physically-challenged individuals at the Mullens Opportunity Center, in conjunction with the Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL), on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Married teachers win top awards
Bobby Collins, of Rockhouse, is McDowell County’s Teacher of the Year.
His wife, Lisa, is Wyoming County’s Teacher of the Year and she was featured in the March 31 edition of this newspaper.
Flood insurance rates in W.Va. 20 percent high and rising
With the expiration of government subsidies on flood insurance come higher rates for state residents, who now have to cope with the increase, as well as a potential flooding threat.
New law expected to help lower cost
A new state law, signed Thursday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, will help residents with rising flood insurance costs by opening the market to private insurers. Flood insurance is now usually purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program, which recently hiked premiums because of high pay-outs from federally declared disasters like Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Wednesday is deadline for candidates to submit profiles
Only three days remain for candidates in contested races in the May 13 primary election to submit a candidate profile, “Why I Should Be Elected,” for one-time publication in The Wyoming County Report at no cost.
- End of an era
Die-hard Rough Rider named top teacher
Lisa Collins, of Rockhouse, grew up in Baileysville and is now teaching at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School, where she attended herself. She is Wyoming County’s Teacher of the Year.
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