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A “Homeward Bound” kind of moment

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
GRAFTON, Almost everyone has experienced the grief of a lost dog or cat, but can you imagine what it would be like to loose a horse, let alone two? The pictured horses were found along Bosser Road, just off of Wilson Ridge, last Friday. To protect the animals, Arty Ball and family put the horses in their meadow, and

Turn This Town Around Farewell

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
GRAFTON, In spite of mother nature threatening snow and ice Monday evening, several of Taylor County's devoted volunteers gather at the Taylor County Shriners to bid farewell to West Virginia Focus Magazine and the Turn This Town Around (TTTA) program. Although Amanda Yager and Sheila Westfall will continue to be in the area for TTTA, and the All Aboard Grafton

Parkview home a total loss

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
This home in Parkview burnt Friday afternoon. Neighbors reported that the owners were not home at the time of the fire. The structure was a complete loss. The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, Thornton Volunteer Fire Department, Taylor County Emergency Squad, West Virginia State Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Department were all on scene.

Final Turn This Town Around meeting Monday

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
GRAFTON - The Turn This Town Around Program is coming to an end. But as one great program comes to an end, another is prepared to continue the work. All Aboard Grafton has been working very hard to organize a wonderful send-off for the final meeting of Turn This Town Around Monday evening.
The final meeting of

Taylor County Middle School Wins Best-in-State

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
GRAFTON - Student teams from Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) and Parkersburg High School have earned the title of "Best in State" in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.
When they first started the project they tended

All Aboard Grafton appoints “Shark Tank”

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
GRAFTON - As All Aboard Grafton prepares to take over where Turn This Turn Around leaves off, participants choose five individuals to serve on a committee that will review proposed projects, and then forward projects meeting program requirements to grant providers, much like that which was down through the Hub with Turn This Town Around. Since proposed funding would be

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