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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
Thursday morning students and family members gathered in the Grafton High School auditorium for the 84th National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony. Fourteen students were welcomed and inducted into the student recognition organization that distinguishes students who have committed themselves to the pursuit of academic excellence, community improvement, and personal development.
NHS member, Jacob Morgan welcomed the ceremony attendees

Gigantic Toy Giveaway donations continue

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
GRAFTON, The phones at the Mountain Statesman have been ringing off the hook with people looking for Gigantic Toy Giveaway applications. Gigantic Toy Giveaway applications will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, November 24, 27 and 28, publications of the Mountain Statesman, as well as, the Saturday, November 29, Taylor County Value Guide. Applications can be cut from any

Beautification of the Replica Dam

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
GRAFTON - A team of volunteers gathered on a sunny Veteran's Day to beautify the Replica Dam in Parkview, the realization of a plan that Mayor Tom Bartlett has been working on for years. The Replica Dam is a scale model of the Tygart Dam, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1936 in the Grafton City Park

Snowbird Visits West Taylor Elementary

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
MEADLAND - Three-year old Julie Hall and her mother anxiously awaited a special guest at West Taylor Elementary School Thursday morning. Snowbird was coming to visit and recognize her brother, Jimmy, along with twelve other "Snowbird Top Readers" for their accomplishments in Snowbird's Summer Reading Challenge.
Kristian Claus, WBOY-TV Meteorologist, congratulated the Top Readers and encouraged all

A “Digital Imaging” Showdown At GHS

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
GRAFTON - From grave markers to stop signs, the walls of the Taylor County Technical Center at Grafton High School are showcasing the creative and technical skills of Ms. Devine's Digital Imaging and Multimedia I class. Forty-seven students are competing this week in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Digital Imaging/Art Competition. The class submitted seventy-three pictures

For those who have borne the battle...

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
GRAFTON - "Today we celebrate the service, sacrifice and enduring achievements of almost 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform, at home and abroad during times of both war and peace.
On this 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, as we have in so many years past, Americans will reflect on our

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