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Thanksgiving turkey for 155 families

Posted: Friday, Nov 28th, 2014
GRAFTON, The First Baptist Church, located along Route 119 South, was as busy as a Black Friday Sale day at a major department store Monday morning. Brenda Rosier, who faithfully manages the church's food pantry, explained that through the community's effort, the church was able to give 155 families a Thanksgiving dinner. "We are serving nearly 2,000 people,"

Women’s Self-Defense Class

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
GRAFTON - In the United States a violent crime occurs every 15 seconds; a property crime occurs every 2 seconds; a theft occurs every 4 seconds; a burglary occurs every 13 seconds; a motor vehicle theft occurs every 19 seconds; an assault occurs every 28 seconds; a robbery occurs every 42 seconds; a rape occurs every 2 minutes (17% of

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

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