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Bearcats vs Colts in Arch Coal’s “Coal Bowl”

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
GRAFTON - The annual football rivalry between the Grafton Bearcats and the Philip Barbour Colts has ratcheted up a notch, or twelve. Arch Coal's Leer Mine Complex has thrown down the gauntlet to their sister complex, Sentinel Mine in Philippi, in true Bearcat fashion.
The Arch Coal facilities will award two $1,500 scholarships to the MVP from each

Samantha Metzgar arraigned Friday

Posted: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
GRAFTON, A not-guilty plea was entered by the honorable Judge Alan D. Moats for Samantha Erin (Price) Metzgar during her arraignment Friday morning. The grand jury met on Thursday, finding that there was probable cause in the case against Metzgar.
Metzgar is charged with the first degree murder of her husband, Benjamin Adam Cooper, in the Boothsville area

Grafton National Cemetery repairs continue

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
GRAFTON - Most of us are used to seeing each of Taylor County's National Cemeteries in pristine condition, but we often forget that it takes a lot of work to keep them looking like something from a postcard.
Visitors to the Grafton National Cemetery this past weekend were shocked to see a section of the cemetery without sod, while

Spirit of ‘45 remembrance

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
GRAFTON - The Spirit of ‘45 Celebrations conducted in Taylor County this past Sunday were made even more memorable, as two of the Taylor County Honor Guard members are World War II Veterans. The Spirit of ‘45 Celebration was organized as a way to memorialize the end of World War II, and express a deep appreciation to each of

Central playground is getting an upgrade

Posted: Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
GRAFTON, During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Grafton City Council on Tuesday, August 11, City Manager Kevin Stead shared a picture of the new playground equipment that has been ordered for Central Playground.
Stead explained to council members that crews have been busy at the playground removing the old equipment, deteriorated cut stone walls, and blacktop debris to

August’s “First Fridays in Grafton”

Posted: Friday, Aug 14th, 2015
GRAFTON - August's First Fridays in Grafton was filled with newly discovered histories of the past; the joy of friendships built; the thankfulness of a community, who thoroughly enjoyed a place of fellowship, music, and laughter; delicious food; works of art; and so much more. During the weekly meeting of the volunteer All Aboard Grafton group yesterday, Chairman Tom

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