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Salvation Army to host spaghetti dinner

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
GRAFTON-- The Salvation Army, of Grafton, will be holding a spaghetti dinner, on Saturday, March 4, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at their location on Beech Street.
The cost is $8 for an adult meal, and $5 for children, ages ten and under. Carryout is offered, as well.
All of the funds raised from the dinner will goes toward The Salvation
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Spirit of Grafton Pageant accepting contestant applications

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
GRAFTON-- The Spirit of Grafton Pageant is now accepting applications, for the 2017 pageant.
Melissa Knotts, Pageant Director shared, the applications can be requested on the Spirit of Grafton Pageant facebook page, or email at melissaknotts@frontier.com, or by calling, 304-669-9863.
Contestants will need to complete the application, pay an entry fee and send in one 5x7 photo and one wallet-sized
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Nature park discussed at County Commission meeting

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Commission met Tuesday evening, to discuss multiple issues, among those was the possibility of a nature park/walking area.
According to Phil Kelley, who has been working to get a river park created, several groups are teaming up to make the park dream come true.
"We are working in conjunction with the Save the Tygart Watershed, the City
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Two defendants charged in two seperate incidents

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
GRAFTON-- Joseph Scott Hefferin, 34, of Grafton, was arrested on several misdemeanor charges including, Obstructing an Officer, Destruction of Property, Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct, on February 20.
His arrest came after an officer from the Grafton City Police Department responded to a disturbance call, at a local gas station.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Grafton City
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Paper Quilling offered by TCAC

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
GRAFTON--The Taylor County Arts Council will be hosting Paper Quilling workshops in March.
The workshops will be held on Sunday, March 5, as well as, Sunday, March 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and running until around 5:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at Gallery 62 West, in downtown, Grafton.
The cost of the classes, which include all materials and
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County Roundup seeking judges

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
GRAFTON--Taylor County 4-H is looking for visual presentation and cookie judges for the County Roundup.
The County Roundup is a competition for 4-Hers to compete at county and state levels. Every year, 4-Hers complete projects in various subjects, such as cooking, animals (small and large) and photography. Some 4-Hers also design projects for themselves.
Program Assistant with WVU Extension
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Conclusion to Circuit Court cases

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
GRAFTON--Judge Alan D. Moats heard multiple cases in Taylor County Circuit Court, including arraignments, sentencings, bond issues and extraditions.
Derek P. Robinson was arraigned on one count of forgery and one count of uttering, stemming from a traffic stop in Taylor County.
According to Moats, Robinson was stopped for speeding and was cited for not wearing his seatbelt. Robinson reportedly
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The battlefield is calling!

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
GRAFTON-- Dragon's Den Mixed Martial Arts will be holding a special "Parents Night Out"(PNO) event on Saturday, February 25, from 4-7 p.m., at 2 West Main Street, in downtown, Grafton.
Eric Swick, owner and operator of Dragon's Den, revealed that he holds a PNO event every several months, and this month it will be in the form of a Nerf
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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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