Only 45 people voted against Wyoming County Schools’ excess levy during the special election Jan. 26. With 27 of 27 precincts reporting, the final totals were 1,108 for the levy and 45 against it. The excess levy, more commonly known as the textbook levy, is added to the regular tax levy res…

On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice pulled his Senate Bill 289 after complaints the bill would reduce 911 funding by 11 percent.

WELCH — A McDowell County jury twice presented the same verdict to a Wyoming County man charged with shooting and killing his estranged wife and her teenage son: guilty of first-degree felony murder with no recommendation of mercy.

West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice and her Student Artist Series announced the new “Valentines to West Virginia” contest. All students in the sixth grade are invited to submit a Valentine to West Virginia that shows or tells what they love most about the Mountain State.

PINEVILLE – Senate Bill 289 will have a devastating impact on 911 agencies across the state, Dean Meadows, Wyoming County Emergency Services director, told county commissioners during their meeting Wednesday.

A Justice man pleaded guilty in a six-year-old cold case Monday in Wyoming County Circuit Court.

Wyoming County voters return to the polls Saturday, Jan. 26, to decide the fate of the excess levy, also known as the textbook levy. Voters have approved the excess levy every five years since 1927, according to schools officials.

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From zero to apricot, Wyoming County Schools’ best spellers competed in the annual Spelling Bee Thursday in the Pineville Middle School auditorium.

Kopperston water rates were raised to pay attorney fees incurred by the Kopperston Public Service District (PSD) and the increase was approved by the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC).

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When Chris Cook was growing up in Pineville, he had no intention of going into the medical field. He intended to go into his family's business, Cook's Excavating. Today, however, Cook is the program director of WVU Cardiothoracic Residency in Morgantown. He is responsible for overseeing the …

The Beckley Dance Theatre School and Beckley Preforming Arts are set to perform the iconic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker,’’ a “glorious celebration of the holiday season.”

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For five years, Brian Morgan of Oceana has served as the project supervisor at R.D. Bailey Lake. He began his career there as a Co-Op Student in 1998 while attending college.

Time is running out for 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 to apply for the homestead tax exemption.

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For nearly three decades, Richard Browning has been working to have the Coalfields Expressway completed. It will be the first four-lane road for both Wyoming and McDowell counties.

Wyoming County Toy Fund organizers are urging residents who want to donate used toys or make a cash contribution to do it sooner rather than later.

Wyoming County commissioners agreed to loan the Ravencliff-McGraws-Saulsville Public Service District the cost of a new pump and installation during their meeting Wednesday.

The City of Mullens is partnering with the Mullens Area Chamber of Commerce to provide a memorable celebration of the holiday season Thursday, Nov. 29.

Editor’s note: The following press release was provided by Wyoming County Schools. Funding for the after-school activity buses is provided through the voter-approved excess levy, also known as the “textbook levy,” which goes before voters again next year.

Editor’s note: The following press release was provided by Wyoming County Schools. Partial funding for school nurses is provided through the voter-approved excess levy, also known as the “textbook levy,” which goes before voters again next year.

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Wyoming County Toy Fund organizers will meet again today at 6 p.m. in the former Riverside Grade School building in Pineville, near Palisades Park, to accept, clean and organize donated toys.

Wyoming County Toy Fund organizers will kick off this year’s project today, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the former Riverside Grade School building in Pineville, near Palisades Park.

Wyoming County Commission members addressed a number of issues Wednesday morning, from the Harm Reduction Program to the county budget to increasing garbage rates.

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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.

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