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Two vehicle accident on Route 119 South

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
PLEASANT CREEK, At 6:05 a.m. Thursday morning, the Grafton Fire Department and the Taylor County Emergency Squad were alerted to a two-vehicle injury accident with entrapment on Route 119 South. The vehicles were located on Route 119 just north of Nuzum Road. No entrapment was found, but two patients from a 2002 VW Jetta were in need of emergency care.

History falls to fading memories

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
HISTORIC LANDMARK REMOVED - Even after every support beam was cut, and every cable clipped, the old projection screen for the once Grafton Drive In stood strong. Charles Eskridge's crew at LARMATT Construction were hired by property owner James Henderson to remove the structure. Henderson feared that a strong gust of wind would catch the 70-plus-year structure and send

What’s happening with All Aboard Grafton?

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
GRAFTON - All Aboard Grafton (formerly known as Turn This Town Around) has already had a busy spring, but event organizers have much more planned, according to team reports provided at the Thursday April 9 meeting at Jerry's Restaurant.
"It's one thing to hear about what is happening here in Grafton; and we've heard about it in

There is no excuse for abuse

Posted: Friday, Apr 10th, 2015
GRAFTON - Several local advocate agencies united their efforts last week to spread the word about Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse prevention. "We can all play a part in strengthening families," indicated Susan Davis of Taylor County Starting Points.
Participants in an educational walk started their journey in the parking lot of Taylor County Supply, proceeded up past

Arch Coal’s Leer Mine employees donate 3,672 food items to food pantries

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
GRAFTON, "Hunger of choice is a painful luxury; hunger of necessity is terrifying torture." ~ Mike Mullin
Arch Coal's Leer Mine Complex employees have been collecting food for the past month. Boxes of pasta; cans of fruits, vegetables and beans; and jars of peanut butter were stacked waist high in the front lobby of the mine main office.

“Paying It Forward” in honor of Gavin

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
GRAFTON - Many people across West Virginia and throughout the nation followed the courageous battle fought by four-year-old, Gavin Morris and his family after he was diagnosed in 2012 with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a malignant tumor that develops from nerve tissue. The iconic and hope-filled picture of Gavin in his Superman costume standing in his strong-man pose, saying "Be Gavin

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