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GLEN FORK - Though it is off the beaten path, the Roscoe Plumley Wyoming County Youth Camp is one of the county’s most beautiful attractions. The 28-acre camp sits in a quiet, rural area, surrounded by lush mountains.

The Public Service Commission has ordered natural gas utilities to lower the purchased gas portion of their rates for more than 95 percent of the natural gas customers in the state.

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As deer-vehicular collisions increase significantly during the months of October and November, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is urging motorists to be extra cautious while driving.

Pineville – West Virginia University students held two roundtable discussions last week as part of the new “branding” project for the small town.

Clear Fork – West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice helped kick off Westside High School’s Communities in Schools program Sept. 21.

Beginning this month, Shentel began collecting a fee for the “Wyoming County Franchise Authority.”

William Casey Marland was a maverick by all accounts. It took him only a few days into his one term as governor of West Virginia to alienate the entire state Legislature and the coal companies doing business within West Virginia’s borders.

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Editor’s note: Savannah Lusk, of Covel, is a 2014 graduate of Wyoming County East High School and one of 10 West Virginia University students named a Fulbright Scholar. The federally-funded international exchange program allows students to study, teach and/or conduct research in other countr…

Pineville has been chosen as the West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s next community branding partner.

Featuring live entertainment and hometown fun, Wyoming County’s Labor Day Festival will be held on the courthouse lawn in Pineville today, Sept. 3, from 6 until 9:30 p.m.

Students return to the classroom Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Mullens – Virginia Mae Wildey Cook wanted music and dancing for her 100th birthday party; she got her wish.

Wyoming County Commission members said they are still receiving numerous calls from residents inquiring about the “Wyoming County Franchise Authority” for which Shentel will begin collecting franchise fees next month.

Last week, postcards were mailed to 44,939 West Virginia residents who have been identified as eligible but not registered to vote, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.

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Twin Falls Resort State Park will be among the nine state parks hosting controlled deer hunts this fall.

Fake checks sent to residents through the mail is one of the most common scams to circulate through the area. The scam is making its rounds again.

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Filled with essays and poems, Gracie Lester shares slices of her life along with the lessons learned in her new book “Gracie’s Corner – I Have Something To Say And I’ll Say It My Way...”

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A month before his 19th birthday, U.S. Army Pvt. Kenneth R. Shadrick, of Skin Fork, was killed in action during the Korean War. Incorrect news accounts distinguished him as the first casualty of the war.

Wyoming County Commission members dealt with routine matters Wednesday during their regular meeting.

Using the theme “Unforgettable Fun,” the 94th annual State Fair of West Virginia is set Aug. 9-18 on the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea, near Lewisburg.

OCEANA — One of the goals of the Grow Wyoming County project is “making sure small business can thrive here,” explained Terry Bartley, of the West Virginia Community Development Hub.

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Once a popular restaurant and meeting location, Hardee's Restaurant closed its doors last week in Oceana.

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Magic Mart’s imminent closing is not only an economic issue, but an emotional issue as well – for customers as well as employees.

County residents who will be 65 years old or older prior to July 1, 2019, as well as those who are permanently and totally disabled, are urged to apply for the homestead tax exemption prior to Dec. 1 in the assessor’s office in the courthouse, according to Michael E. Cook, Wyoming County assessor.

Ammar’s Inc., the parent company of the regional Magic Mart chain, is closing all of its department stores in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia, as well as the company’s headquarters and warehouse facility in Bluefield, Va.

One of the oldest family reunions in Wyoming County, the 65th annual McGraw Family Reunion will be held July 15 at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Wyoming County Campus in Saulsville.

Several new technology systems and equipment await not only Wyoming County students and teachers when the new school year begins, but will enhance communication with parents as well.

Summer is the season for traveling, and West Virginia consumers are being reminded to protect their identity and finances when making travel arrangements.

For nearly 50 years, Jon McKinney operated his barber shop in Mullens. For six of those years, he also served as the mayor. After hanging up his shears, he continued for another six years as the mayor.

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With summer’s arrival, the fields and forests are filled with young wildlife.

Pinnacle Mining Company made the final payment on its back taxes June 13, according to Wyoming County Prosecutor Mike Cochrane.

From helicopter rides with state Sen. Chandler Swope, R–Mercer, to a tour of the Coalfields Expressway to kayaking on the Guyandotte, Visit Wyoming County Days has something for everyone.

Editor’s note: Last week, a portion of this story was inadvertently omitted. It is published here in its entirety. This is the second in a series of articles about bringing potable water to residents.

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As a result of municipal elections Tuesday, Mullens and Pineville elected new mayors, Pineville voters approved a recreation levy to help fund repairs to the pool, and Oceana voters again approved two-year terms for town officials.

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Wyoming County Career and Technical Center will offer two new classes beginning next fall, including FAA 107 drone flight/licensing and FANUC robotics certification.

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It is the time of year when bears are on the move and, at least in some residential areas, making pests of themselves.

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