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Bringing good tidings of great joy

Posted: Monday, Dec 22nd, 2014
GRAFTON, The young Angels of Taylor County will be in joy Christmas morning.
Grafton Salvation Army Officer Lt. Benny Carringer shared that 105 families received gifts and 68 families received food baskets during Friday's Angel Tree distribution event.
He also announced that 30 families were on the waiting list for gifts, and the annual Kettle Campaign was $10,000 short

“Today, I placed a wreath on the grave of an American Hero.”

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
PRUNTYTOWN, Despite the bitter cold breeze and falling flurries, hundreds gathered at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown Saturday afternoon, to pay respect to the Veterans that have passed on, and those in attendance, in the Wreaths Across America ceremony.
A quote from President Ronald Reagan was shared among the crowd during the opening observance, "Freedom is never more

Standing room only for AJ’s Christmas program

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
GRAFTON - Anna Jarvis Elementary was overflowing Monday evening for the second, third and fourth grades Christmas program. Parents, grandparents and loved ones gathered together to listen to the angelic voices of the youth sing beloved, traditional holiday songs, as well as, a few new selections. Music Specialist, Duretha Mayle, lead the evening's performance, her first at Anna

A First Responder’s Christmas

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
GRAFTON - It was red lights and sirens from Anna Jarvis Elementary to Wal-Mart Wednesday evening, but not for what you might think. Local emergency response vehicles were lit up to kick off this year's "First Responder's Christmas". First responders, including law enforcement, military, emergency squad, fire department, correctional officers and a cadre of community volunteers gathered together

Wildcats meet Saver-Tooth-Tiger

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
FLEMINGTON, It was a joyous surprise for the Wildcat students at Flemington Elementary School (FES) last week, when Fairmont Federal Credit Union's mascot the Saver-Tooth-Tiger paid them a visit.
FES students were gathered in the cafeteria to witness the $1,010.00 donation check from Fairmont Federal Credit Union AVP of Marketing Stacey Harvey, to the school's principal Jeanne Gren.

‘Tis the season

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
GRAFTON, "Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant…O come ye, O come ye to Gra-a-afton."
The Christmas season began in Grafton Thursday evening with Santa's Candyland Candy Hunt at Maple Avenue Playground, where children brought flashlights and bags to hunt for over 2,500 pieces of holiday candy.
Friday evening, many gathered downtown for the holiday festivities, and Grafton's First

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