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Searching for answers at Nolan

Nolan St. residents  Buddy and Patricia Whitt, above, say the closure of the Nolan Toll Bridge is not simply a matter of lost convenience for the 22 families living in that neighborhood. They say the bridge’s closure represents a clear and present danger when a train blocks the only exit from their homes. Below, on Tuesday, about 100 area residents from both sides of the Tug River gathered at the bridge to bring attention to the problem.

In late December, 2012, in the early hours of the morning, the driver of a large tractor-trailer truck was traveling on Ky. 292 when he wrongly made the decision to use the Nolan Toll Bridge to cross the Tug River to gain entry into West Virginia.

  • icon Posted: March 21
Mingo facing $400K budget shortfall

WILLIAMSON — A $400,000 shortfall in Mingo County coal severance dollars, coupled with a significant decrease in homeowners’ payment of personal and real property taxes resulted in the institution of  an immediate spending freeze, projected layoffs and elimination of some county services this week.

Posted: March 21, 2015
Two facing robbery charge

Police arrested and charged two men last week with the armed robbery of another man. According to the complaints against Paul Anthony Marcum, 30, of Kermit, and Paul Mills, 61, of Beauty, Ky., on March 12 an officer responded to a call from the victim at Marrowbone Creek, who stated that the two ...

Posted: March 21, 2015
Former youth minister guilty in sex abuse case

WILLIAMSON -- Following a two-day trial, it took a jury less than two hours to find a former minister and church youth leader guilty of having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor female relative. At the time the abuse occurred, the victim was seven years old.

Posted: March 14, 2015
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Panthers get stung by the Jackets

CHARLESTON— The Tug Valley Panthers left it all on the court Wednesday night, falling to the Williamstown Jackets 46-42 in the state tournament quarterfinals.

Posted: March 21, 2015
Mingo Central falls short of title dreams

CHARLESTON— Mingo Central has closed out a historic season, falling to Fairmont 59-44 in the quarterfinals Thursday morning.

Posted: March 21, 2015
Historic season comes to an end for Lady Miners

MATEWAN— The Lady Miners ended a historic season last weekend as Mingo Central’s ladies took on Sissonville Saturday afternoon, ending their season with a 47-30 loss.

Posted: March 14, 2015
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