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Mingo County Schools officials announced that the school system’s “Literacy League” was recently notified that it is being recognized as a National Bright Spot winner for its efforts to increase literacy in Mingo County.

A variety of vendors will be on hand Saturday morning as the Williamson Farmer’s Market will host its inaugural event for 2018.


Late last year, both West Virginia and Kentucky officials came to Matewan and met with an estimated 150 residents from both sides of the Tug River, some of whom already had a plan in place to make the waterway a choice destination for fishing and boating enthusiasts.

The Gilbert Clinic located at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center will now be called The Brick Clinic, LJHCC officials announced this week in a released statement.

The Tug Valley High School music students of Band Director J. Alan Riffle performed at the Region II Solo and Ensemble Festival held recently at Marshall University. The performers — either individually or as an ensemble — were rated one through four (i.e., superior, good, fair, or needs imp…

An opportunity for both the accomplished and not-so-accomplished competitor to take an endurance test is coming via an endurance race being staged later this year at the West Williamson floodwall by the Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Tug Valley Roadrunners Club.

Over the past few years a Williamson woman has been becoming more and more aware of a need in the local area. Over the past month or so she has been working to meet that need with the opening of a grocery store in Williamson.

Officials say although volunteer dedication and commitment are important elements in any program, those elements were particularly vital for the first year of the Larry Joe Harless Community Center Summer Feeding Outreach program.

Not only is Mingo Central High School gaining notoriety for its athletic prowess on the gridiron and basketball court, but the school is also gaining a growing reputation for its academic ability in and out of the classroom — specifically its Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms.

The Wolfpack was well-represented on the University of Pikeville campus last week, as Williamson K-8 brought home their third consecutive win from the UPike Film and Media Arts Festival. 

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College students in Aesthetics, Nail Care, and Prepared Speech won gold and silver medals in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference held March 31 - April 1, 2017.  Fairmont State College and Pierpont Commu…

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to West Virginia, according to a statement released this week. They plan to film episodes of the hit series ‘American Pickers’ throughout the region in May.

Currently, if a child gets sick at school, normal procedure is that the child get examined by the school nurse, who then must decide if the illness is serious enough to call his parents to come to the school and either take him home or on to the doctor.

In an effort to move the area forward economically by combining ideas and strengths from both sides of the Tug River, the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce last week sponsored a forum to discuss the need for a strategic plan for the region.

In spite of heart disease maintaining its hold on being the leading cause of death in the world — with 17.3 million people currently dying each year and possibly as many as 23.6 million succumbing each year by 2030 — health experts say there is another condition that’s just as serious and wh…

Although Williamson Memorial Hospital officials chose Valentine’s Day as the day to hold the health facility’s annual Community Health Fair, hearts were not the only part of the human condition the event focused on.

In two weeks the Tug Valley Roadrunners Club will again be staging its annual Cause for Paws 5K/10K fundraiser for Save Our Strays, the no-kill animal shelter located on Deskins Drive at Borderland.