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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Golden Girl Group Home seeks sponsors



Twelvepole Trading Post a spot to help local vendors reach customers

WAYNE — Lacy Ferguson had no idea if opening a business on Small Business Saturday — during a global pandemic –would result in a crowd too big…

WAYNE — The Wayne County Board of Education is considering building a network of aspiring leaders ready to step into leadership roles as neede…



Shelter dogs get Thanksgiving field trips thanks to community volunteers

HUNTINGTON — Dogs of all shapes and sizes enjoyed a little freedom during the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter’s Thankful Furry Feast ev…



4-H creates Kindness Rock Garden

WAYNE — The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors secured a small grant from Volunteer WV earlier this year to create a Kindness Rock Garden just outsi…



Kilgore's 70th

On Dec. 8, 1950, Carl Kenneth Kilgore and Betty Dolores Plaster were united in marriage at her parents’ home on Harvey Road in Huntington. Thr…

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is offering 21 tips to keep families safe and warm when the power goes out and freezing …



Goodwill Industries receives grant for free victim counseling

HUNTINGTON — Family Services in Goodwill Industries received a grant worth $111,945 to assist victims of crime through counseling, and it hope…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to use caution, shop wisely and protect their personal informat…


Tuesday, December 01, 2020

CEREDO — The West Virginia Division of Highways plans a temporary closure of CR 2, Broad Hollow Road, in Ceredo, according to a news release.



Elected officials, commission to discuss county concerns with community

WAYNE — The Wayne County Commission is inviting community members to join them after their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Dec. 3 to dis…



Wayne Public Library adds Blessing Box at branch location

WAYNE — A Blessing Box has one mission — take what you need and give what you can.



Wayne Public Library bazaar begins today

WAYNE — The Wayne Public Library is kicking off the month of December with its annual Christmas Bazaar beginning Tuesday.



Holiday season kicks off in Fort Gay with 4th annual tree lighting

FORT GAY — Four Christmas trees shined brightly in the Town of Fort Gay during the fourth annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Sunday, Nov. 29.


Wednesday, November 25, 2020



Genoa pair charged in Huntington home invasion

HUNTINGTON — A Genoa pair was given large bonds in Cabell County after pleading not guilty to charges filed by police after a Sunday home inva…



Clyde Beal: A remarkable flying career

During a long ago summer afternoon, young Bobby Raines lay in his backyard watching an airplane fly gracefully through the clouds. He remember…

The holiday shopping season is upon us. With the pandemic, many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have mov…

BATON ROUGE, La. — The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selectiv…



SV graduate nominated for Service Academy

CHARLESTON — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced this week that he will nominate 45 West Virginia students from 16 counties to the U.S. …

Student earns Shepherd University scholarship

The National Fire Protection Association is urging the public to make fire safety a priority when preparing this year’s Thanksgiving feast.



Vietnam veteran's letter finds its way back to his son -- 50 years later

CHAUNCEY, W.Va. — Just before Thanksgiving Day in 1969, Gunnery Sgt. Richard Mayo, who was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Da Nang, Vietna…


Tuesday, November 24, 2020



Fort Gay girl passes away after cancer complications

FORT GAY– It is very evident that Fort Gay PreK-8 student Taylor Messer was loved by her community.



Library staff thank community members with drive-thru event

FORT GAY — Cars lined up for cotton candy, popcorn, nachos and hot chocolate during the Fort Gay Public Library’s drive thru “thank you” event…



Wayne County residents honor Civil War colonel, wife

WAYNE — Community members remembered and honored Civil War Col. Joseph Mansfield and his wife Amanda Smith Mansfield Walker Osburn during a me…


Monday, November 23, 2020



Details released, bond set in Huntington home invasion

HUNTINGTON — A Genoa pair was given large bonds in Cabell County after pleading not guilty to charges filed by police after a Sunday home inva…


Wednesday, November 18, 2020



Huntington Mall extends hours for holiday shopping

BARBOURSVILLE — COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but Huntington Mall officials say its holiday shopping hours schedule will follow health…

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Federal Security Directors are sharing some tips for travelers as they arrive …

CHARLESTON — Dale Lee, head of one of West Virginia’s largest school worker unions, called Monday for the governor to close classrooms for the…

CHARLESTON — With the holiday season quickly approaching, the West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) is encouraging all West Virginians to g…



Big Brothers Big Sisters to host 40th annual Christmas tree sale

HUNTINGTON — The 40th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas Tree Sale begins Saturday, Nov. 28, and will continue until all trees are sold…

Thought we had seen the end of COVD-19 scams? Think again! Scammers are sending out text messages promoting participation in phony clinical st…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia American Water recently announced the recipients of its second Bottle Filling Station program including two locatio…

Crum fire ruled homicide; authorities seek help

WAYNE — Wayne County schools could transition to a four-to-one in-person school week after the holidays pending reactions and responses from p…

FORT GAY — As a thank-you for continued support and approving the levy in this year’s general election, employees of the Fort Gay Public Libra…



Fort Gay High School Alumni Association elects officers

FORT GAY — The Fort Gay High School Alumni Association recently elected officers for the 2020-2021 year.



Local author presents book about Fort Gay at meeting

WAYNE — A local author gave a presentation about her book featuring Fort Gay at a recent Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa virtual meeting.



Local Democrat receives statewide recognition

WAYNE — United States Senator Joe Manchin III joined with Democratic Party leaders Saturday, Oct. 24 for a Virtual 2020 Roosevelt-Kennedy Cele…



WV state society NSDAR honors teachers

BRIDGEPORT — The West Virginia State Society NSDAR honored teachers among the organization recently with mailed certificates due to a cancelle…



Veterans honored with caravan through region

CEREDO — A caravan of vehicles made its way from Ceredo to Milton on Wednesday in honor of the country’s veterans and members of the military.



Clyde Beal: Family works to add beauty to Ceredo

This is a story with two main characters. First, I’ll introduce 84-year-old Delcie Elkins, a resident of Ceredo for more than 55 years. She is…


Tuesday, November 17, 2020



Wayne County News launches new website, e-edition

WAYNE — The Wayne County News on Tuesday launched a new website as well as a new way to access E-edition subscriptions.



50 years later, MU keeps alive memories of the 75

HUNTINGTON — Lucianne Kautz-Call lifted a Marshall University football helmet in the air and directed the crowd to join her in shouting an all…



Wayne County 4-H to offer virtual rabbit workshops

WAYNE — The Wayne County 4-H Program will offer FREE Rabbit workshops starting November 19 at 4 p.m. for youth 9-years and older.


Friday, November 13, 2020



Damron sentenced to life with mercy in murder at Tudor’s

LAVALETTE — A Cabell County man will serve a minimum of 15-years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Tudor’s Biscuit World employee at the L…



Police roundup: Crum fire from 2018 ruled arson; authorities seeking information

CRUM, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Fire Marshal is seeking information to help solve a double homicide that occurred in Crum in 2018.


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Here is a reminder of what to watch for with the ever-returning utility scam calls, from a recent article by the Federal Trade Commission:



Plymale earns Senate re-election, Phillips eager to return to Charleston

HUNTINGTON — One West Virginia senator will return to a seat he’s held for over two decades, while a former delegate is likely to return to Ch…



Capito rolls to second term in US Senate

CHARLESTON — Incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate for another six years, according to…

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