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Quaint church makes a big impact

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
ROSEMONT - Long time members of Bailey Memorial United Methodist Church Susan Christian and Betty Marks, are excited to announce the church's third annual Backpack Program.
In October of 2011, the church began the program to help children in the community receive meals over the weekend during the school year. 
Backpacks were donated by World Vision, and with the help

Proposed airshaft is further away from Tygart Lake

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
KNOTTSVILLE, Randy Moore of the WVDEP, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, based out of Philippi, opened last Tuesday's meeting at Paradise Cove. The meeting was requested by ICG and the Leer Mine to inform the community concerning the newly proposed location of its airshaft in Knottsville.
The facility received huge amounts of opposition concerning its originally proposed

“West Virginia legislature has potentially opened up Pandora’s Box”

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
GRAFTON, In the early morning hours of March 16, 1995, the body of a teen was found in a stream along Pleasant Creek, in Barbour County, West Virginia.
His body had been beaten, strangled, drowned, choked, and then carried around in the trunk of a car for days until he was finally disposed of.
Like a deer's carcass after a

You can’t have a fair without funnel cakes and french fries!

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
PRUNTYTOWN - The sounds of screaming kids, rides and bells, and the smell of funnel cakes, french fries and horse manure are a few things Taylor County residents have been missing.
The Taylor County Fair announced that they will be back this year, and from the looks of the turn out at the Spirit of Grafton, they are ready to

North Central West Virginia Swimming Championship

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
GRAFTON, The Grafton City Pool was filled with excitement and competition Friday and Saturday as it was the venue for the 2014 North Central West Virginia Swimming Championship Prelims. This is the first time the facility has had the opportunity to host such a competition.
Youth from 13 different teams, including Grafton's Gators, competed in the event. Opening

Farmers market is growing in Grafton

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
GRAFTON, Grafton's Farmers Market set up in front of the Historic B&O Depot on Wednesday.
The market vendors were selling fresh produce, homemade appetizers, baked goods and more.
Grafton Area CVB gave out free homemade ice cream, and the Lego's Movie was playing for free at the Manos Theatre.
Grafton City Manager Kevin Stead posted on facebook, "10

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