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ELKHORN CITY, Ky. — After a search over the weekend, a Mingo County juvenile was pronounced dead after reportedly drowning while swimming at Pool Point.

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails reopened  last week for the Memorial Day holiday weekend following the COVID-19 shutdown. Riders from across the country rolled into Mingo County to take advantage of the recreational opportunities and business owners welcomed the riders back.

The last of three individuals believed to have murdered a man at an apartment complex and then set fire to the building with the intent of covering up the killing has been arrested, according to police.

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The Williamson Farmer’s Market will open Saturday, May 30, according to Amy Hannah, director of the Mingo County Family Resource Network. The market is located on the corner of Harvey Street and Third Avenue in downtown Williamson. It will be opened each Saturday through the fall from 9 a.m.…

Williamson Cub Scout Pack 314, led by Teddy Kania, placed flags at the graves of military servicemen at the Fairview Cemetery in West Williamson on May 21, prior to the Memorial Day Holiday. The activity was part of Scouting’s national “Do a Good Turn Weekend” celebrated by Scout troops acro…

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Last November members of Williamson PK-8's film studies class attended a Mingo County Board of Health meeting and requested that the board make the necessary amendments to its public smoking policy ordinance which would completely eliminate smoking and vaping in all Mingo County restaurants.

The last of three individuals believed to have murdered a man at an apartment complex and then set fire to the building with the intent of covering up the killing has been arrested, according to police.

After a search which began Saturday evening and trickled into Sunday, a West Virginia juvenile was pronounced dead after reportedly drowning while swimming at Pool Point.

Charting a course for the town’s reopening was the major focus of Monday night’s Delbarton Town Council meeting. While plans were generally agreed upon, the group reached an impasse when it came to discussions regarding the annual Fourth of July festivities.

The Mingo County Courthouse will begin seeing more activity next week as some of the restrictions to use of the facility will be lifted. However, strict guidelines will still be in effect.

Three people are dead and currently four individuals are facing murder charges as the result of three separate incidents having occurred in Mingo County — in Williamson, Delbarton and Lenore — over the last week.

A mobile home at Hatfield, Kentucky, was considered a total loss after a fire broke out in the structure at around noon on May 17. According to Hatfield Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jody Bailey, homeowners Robert and Anna Mae Blankenship had already escaped to the outside by the time fire…

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced May 19 that it has lifted its no-visitor policy for its hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia, but some restrictions will remain as the system continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Jim Justice just announced during his daily press briefing that he is deploying the West Virginia National Guard to the Eastern Panhandle in response to a one-day flare up of COVID-19 positive tests in to counties in that region.

Authorities said a massive fire that began 6:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment building on Elm Street in Williamson is believed to have been intentionally set by three individuals to cover up a murder that occurred earlier that morning in a vacant third floor apartment.

A Gilbert pharmacy that authorities said violated the Controlled Substances Act by filing illegitimate prescriptions has agreed to pay civil monetary penalties, according to a statement released by U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart's office.

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted public gatherings and consequently even prevented many outdoor events such as those associated with festivals and even sanctioned races and now one of the Tug Valley’s most popular events will also move in a virtual direction this year.

For the ninth straight week, Mingo County Schools cafeteria employees and other volunteers again met early Wednesday morning at Lenore PK-8 and Mingo Central High School to begin preparing and packaging five-day meals for the county's students. According the Child Nutrition Director Kay Mayn…

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails will once again see riders on Thursday, May 21, just the day before the Memorial Day holiday according to guidelines established for Week Four of West Virginia’s official reopening plan in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

GOODY, Ky. — The COVID-19 pandemic has left high schools across the country scrambling to put together and get into place some semblance of year-end events — particularly a stand-in graduation ceremony — for their graduating seniors.

For the past several weeks, local churches have been much different places because of restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregants have not gathered to fellowship with each other. Songs of praise have not been raised. Sermons have not been delivered. There has not been any hand…

With "religious entities" such as churches and funeral homes having joined some small businesses in reopening beginning on Monday, May 4, health officials are concerned that many people may not be aware that these are “soft" openings with provisions.

A woman's death from an overdose earlier this week resulted in charges being brought against two of her companions as well as charges possibly being brought against another in the future.

The 2020 West Virginia Primary Election will hold many changes for Mingo County voters ranging from forced date changes and public health protocols to new voting machines as they head to the polls next month.

For 19 years members of the Matewan community have been producing a reenactment of the historic Matewan Massacre. This year, the curtain will not rise on the 20th annual event that would have also commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the battle between townspeople and the security agency…

According to Mingo County Health Department Administrator Keith Blankenship, as of early Thursday, April 30, a total of 424 Mingo County residents had been tested for COVID-19, with 224 of those having tested negative. He said 198 test results are still pending.

Gov. Jim Justice unveiled plans to reopen the state on Monday providing three consecutive days of positive novel coronavirus results under 3 percent was maintained. That condition was met Wednesday evening and plans for Week One officially went into effect Thursday morning.

The Mingo County Board of Education met briefly last week to address a few pressing financial items, which included state-required final approval of the 2020-2021 levy rates.

Plans for the wood products plant at the James H. "Buck" Harless Industrial Park that officials said had been progressing relatively well have for the time being been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A group of hospital workers gathered in an unofficial ceremony to commemorate the official closure of the Williamson Memorial Hospital at midnight Tuesday, April 21. The hospital — whose motto was “your friends on the hill” — served the Tug Valley region for more than a 100 years.

Although there remain a few finishing touches before the Blue Acre Aquaponics facility at Kermit goes into full production, a persistent slide located on a high wall near the building and which began late last year has become the source of concern.

A Williamson woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her father and then setting fire to his residence, police said.

For almost four decades, one Williamson businesswoman has been part of the life celebrations of thousands of Mingo Countians and of the entire region. However, on Friday, April 10, her legacy as the Tug Valley’s queen of cakes ended as Angelina “Angie” Yagodich died.

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