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Local Chiropractor welcomes new physician to practice at his office

Posted: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
GRAFTON--Dr. Clifford Bickerton's Chiropractor office welcomes Chris Darlington to the staff and the community.
Darlington, who is originally from Weston, WV, said, "I decided to come to Grafton because I saw a need in the community."
He added that he plans to move to Taylor county soon.
"I like Grafton, it has a really good feel to
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Swick attends kumite training

Posted: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
GRAFTON-- Local eight-year old boy, Draken Swick, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, when he traveled to Nitro, West Virginia, earlier in the month, to participate in kumite (sparring) Martial Arts training.
The training seminar was held at the USA Martial Arts Training Center, and was conducted by instructor, Sensei Dustin Baldis, of the Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club.
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Several plea agreements entered

Posted: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
GRAFTON--Circuit Court Judge, Alan D. Moats, presided over 15 cases on Wednesday. Among those cases were seven plea agreements.
Cara D. James, 52, entered a guilty plea for attempting to deliver a controlled substance onto the grounds of a correctional facility. According to James' own statement, she attempted to leave generic forms of Xanax and Oxycodone to a prisoner at
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Bidding now open

Posted: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
GRAFTON--The City of Grafton will be accepting sealed bids for vehicles and equipment from now until Friday, March 17, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
According to City Manager Kevin Stead, the city will auction off three vehicles and a snowplow, which were previously used by departments within the city. He said the vehicles will be sold "as is."
The vehicles
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New business in Grafton focused on more than just food

Posted: Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017
GRAFTON-- Every Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m., until 6:00 p.m., Grafton residents can get a taste of heaven, by visiting Heavenly Hoagies, which sets up on Beech Street, beside Circle K.
Owner of Heavenly Hoagies, Brian Coleman, has been operating his business with the help of his wife, for nearly seven years.
After switching his focus from a sit-down
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Local contractor arrested

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
GRAFTON-- A Taylor County contractor was charged with felony obtaining money or property by false pretenses on Thursday, February 9.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Taylor County Prosecutor's Investigator, Michael Todd Satterfield, 42, of Grafton, was arrested after he had allegedly wrote a bad check from an account belonging to his company, Vapor Oil Field Services LLC, for
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GHS Principal discusses multiple topics at Tuesday’s Board of Ed. meeting

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
GRAFTON-- Grafton High School Principal Dr. Joseph Findley unveiled his plan to raise the C grade to a B grade, at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.
Board member, Doug Flohr, was unable to attend the meeting, but was on speaker phone, to hear Findley present his plan.
Findley presented the board with a PowerPoint presentation, that outlined four
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Superintendent Green undergoes evaluation by the Taylor County Board of Education

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
TAYLOR COUNTY--Superintendent of Schools, Kathy Green, will be leading the Taylor County School System for another two years.
According to a press release from the Taylor County Board of Education, during a meeting on January 31, the board discussed Green's performance during her reign as Superintendent.
Green, who is currently serving in her second year of her two-year contract, was
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Preschool and Head Start sign-ups to kick off on Feb 23

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
GRAFTON­--Applications for the 2016-2017 Preschool and Head Start programs, through Taylor County Collaborative Preschool, will be taken, starting on Thursday, February 23.
The Universal Preschool Team, which is comprised of the Taylor County Board of Education, North Central West Virginia Community Action Head Start, and Little Feet Daycare and Preschool, have released preschool application dates, as well as, information on
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Taylor Co. Assessor working to fill big shoes

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
GRAFTON--The Grafton Rotary Club held its weekly meeting on Wednesday, welcoming newly elected Taylor County Assessor Christa Kinsey, as their guest speaker.
Kinsey took office on January 1, replacing long-time Taylor County Assessor Judy Collett, who decided to retire after nearly 30 years in the position. "I've got big shoes to fill," she exclaimed.
" I did volunteer
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Elizabeth Cather Towers names Valentine’s Day king and queen

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
GRAFTON--Residents at the Elizabeth Cather Towers had a Valentine's Day party on Wednesday, and crowned a king and queen.
Site Supervisor Darlene Weber planned the party for the first time this year, "I really enjoyed planning the party for the residents and baking treats for them to enjoy on Valentine's Day."
"The residents really enjoy having parties for the
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Flemington Elementary School earns 2016 Distinguished School honors

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
FLEMINGTON--Flemington Elementary School has been designated as a National Title I Distinguished School in 2016, for exceptional student achievement.
According to principal Jeanne Gren, only 54 schools in the nation were recognized this year, with Flemington being the only school to be designated, in the state of West Virginia.
Gren shared that today; the school will reveal the
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Local veteran named as WV’s Senior Vice Commander for VFW

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
GRAFTON--A local veteran, and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3081, has been named as West Virginia's Senior Vice Commander.
Trenton Pauley said he is honored to be serving in his new position, but wishes it were under different circumstances. According to Pauley, the transition would have taken place next year, but, because of the death of Robert Kish,
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TCMS students receive life advice from WVU Baseball coaches

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
GRAFTON--West Virginia University Baseball Assistant Coach Cody Atkinson, visited Taylor County Middle School to talk the students, on Friday.
Atkinson spoke to grades fifth through eighth, about being positive and staying focused to make good life choices.
Guidance Counselor Renee Mahon, contacted WVU Baseball and asked them to come speak to the students.
"I wanted to get a speaker to
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Chamber of Commerce up and running

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
GRAFTON-- The Taylor County Chamber of Commerce is officially up and running, and will be holding their first official meeting on Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m., at Jalisco restaurant.
The meeting is open to the public. The chamber's Vice President Mike Manypenny shared that the Chamber Board is still looking for individuals and businesses that would be interested in being
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Taylor County Commission votes to pursue drug manufacturer lawsuit

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Commission met last week to discuss multiple items on their agenda.
According to Commission President Orville Wright, the commission has decided to pursue a drug manufacturer lawsuit, which is a class action suit against that stems from southern West Virginia counties, where excessive prescription pills were distributed.
"It's a no-lose situation for the county," shared Wright. "If
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Spring Sign-ups

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
GRAFTON-- Taylor County Youth Soccer and Taylor County Little League, are looking forward to the spring seasons, with the opening of signups.
Signing up for the 2017 spring soccer season may be done online, beginning tomorrow, February 14, by visiting wv-taylorcoSC.sportsaffinity.com. Deadline for online registration is March 1.
In-person signups will also be held on Saturday, February
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TCMS students receive life advice from WVU Baseball coaches

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
GRAFTON--West Virginia University Baseball Assistant Coach Cody Atkinson, visited Taylor County Middle School to talk the students, on Friday.
Atkinson spoke to grades fifth through eighth, about being positive and staying focused to make good life choices.
Guidance Counselor Renee Mahon, contacted WVU Baseball and asked them to come speak to the students.
"I wanted to get a speaker to
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Doug Flohr attends Grafton Rotary meeting

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017

GRAFTON--The Grafton Rotary Club welcomed guest speaker Doug Flohr, who is a board member for the Taylor County Board of Education, to their meeting on Wednesday.
Club member Shaunda Rauch, introduce Flohr by saying, "He is a man of honor and integrity, and having children in the school system myself, it makes me feel better knowing he is on
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Burn Awareness Week tips for fire safety

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
GRAFTON--In recognition of Burn Awareness Week in Grafton and Taylor County, Grafton Fire Chief Dave Crimm would like to provide some tips and tricks to make sure residents stay safe during a fire.
"As part of our job, we here at the Grafton Fire Department feel that it is very important to help educate both adults and children on fire
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Past parade pictures sought

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
GRAFTON--The Mountain Statesman and the West Virginia Memorial Day Committee are seeking pictures from past Memorial Day Celebrations.
The pictures will be used for the Memorial Day program and the Mountain Statesman's special Memorial Day section, to celebrate the 150-year history.
Bryson Taylor Advertising Manager for the Mountain Statesman said, "We are very excited to be working with the West Virginia
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Vanhorn addresses City Council

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
GRAFTON-- Director of the Grafton-Taylor Health Department Boyd Vanhorn, delivered a decision to City Council, on Tuesday, in regards to the health department's wishes to hold a special election for a levy that would allow them to construct a new building if passed.
Vanhorn had previously asked the council to consider assisting in the cost of holding the special election,
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Route 50 wreck

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
GRAFTON--Crews were called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 50 West, Thursday morning.
According to Captain Randy Durrett, of the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, an individual was traveling west on Route 50 toward Bridgeport, when he struck an icy patch, causing him to lose control of his 2002 Pontiac Sunfire and hit an embankment.
The individual
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Taylor County Middle School basketball roundup

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
PRUNTYTOWN--The Taylor County Middle School basketball team defeated the East Fairmont Hornets 37 to 28.
The Lady Knights dominated the first half, as they headed to the locker room with a 16 to 6 lead.
The Lady Knights were not surrender the lead on their way to anther win.
Bria Jacobs led the Lady Knights with 15 points,
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Snowbird visits Anna Jarvis Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017

GRAFTON--Snowbird visited Anna Jarvis Elementary School students on Tuesday.
Amanda Knotts, the school librarian, planned the event with the help of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
According to Knotts, the PTO paid for books, t-shirts and bracelets for every student that read over the summer.
Knotts said, "The students are very excited to see Snowbird, and I want
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Two transported to Grafton City Hospital following Monday’s wreck

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
GRAFTON--At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Monday, crews were called to the scene of a head-on type collision, which occurred between Newlon's Rentals and Burger King, on U.S. Rt. 119 North/Victory Ave
According to Grafton Fire Chief Dave Crimm, an F150, traveling southbound, collided with a PT Cruiser that was traveling north.
Crimm shared that the accident took place along the
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Energy Express seeking to fill positions for this summer’s program

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
GRAFTON--The West Virginia University Extension Services of Taylor County is looking for bright leaders for their Energy Express program.
The organization is looking to fill two AmeriCorps positions, Mentors and Community Coordinators.
Mentors are college students, who spend their summers working with the children in the Energy Express program. These mentors are responsible for helping kids gain and maintain
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Volunteers needed for upcoming Renaissance fair

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
GRAFTON---The Church of the Covenant is seeking volunteers for a Renaissance and Reformation Fair, which is planned to be held in the downtown Grafton area, during late August.
 The event will be held in observance of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, while also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the church's building, along with its' 45th anniversary of the
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