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Community steps in to help food pantry

Posted: Friday, Feb 12th, 2016
GRAFTON - In over 36 hours, customers at Wal-Mart purchased and donated over 800 cans of soup for the Grafton First Baptist Church Food Pantry. Brenda Rosier, food pantry manager at the First Baptist Church, approached Adam Blair, Wal-Mart store manager, for assistance when the food pantry was in need of canned soup. As each customer was being checked out,

Entertainers Score High Marks

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016
GRAFTON - This past weekend, the Grafton High School Entertainers travelled to Poca, West Virginia for the 2016 Poca Musicfest Show Choir Festival, where they won grand champion for division C, as well as, second runner up overall. And tenor, Jensen Tucker, picked up the Best Overall Male Soloist Award.
Through donations from the community, the Entertainers have secured their

Jedi Training Camp

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
BLUEVILLE, Let it be known to all in the galaxy that last Wednesday evening, over 20 young Padawans, Jedi apprentices, gathered at Dragon's Den Mixed Martial Arts to learn how to be a Jedi Knight.
With their light sabers in hand, Jedi Master Instructors Sensei Eric and Sensei Mike spent two hours teaching special moves to the eager

Taylor County Emergency Squad receives unexpected funds

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
GRAFTON - West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue presented an unclaimed property check for $3,338, Tuesday, to the Taylor County Emergency Squad. The funds were a result of workers compensation incorrectly charging the squad in the past, they have since corrected their account and transferred the funds to the state treasurer's office, for disbursement to the squad, as set

Infant shaken to death for crying

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
GRAFTON, Jeremy Kurt Shaffer was charged for the murder of his 16-week-old son on January 31, 2016. On September 10, 2015, Shaffer drove his son to United Hospital Center, in Bridgeport, claiming that the child "became injured." After the child was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, and further examined by a Pediatric Critical Care Doctor, authorities were notified

Rauch introduced as Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
GRAFTON, Just in time to square off with Winter Storm Jonas, Shaunda Rauch stepped in to the ring as Taylor County's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department. "Taylor County has become a safer place," expressed Health Department Administrator Boyd Vanhorn.
Vanhorn explained that the health department has been building a program, but that Rauch is coming on

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