Matewan swearing-in ceremony

Matewan incumbent Mayor Matt Moore is publicly sworn into office on Thursday, June 1, by the Rev. David Smith. Moore’s son, Dawson, held the Bible as Moore took his oath of office. His wife Crystal, who is the town recorder watches the ceremony. In addition to Mayor Moore, oaths of office were taken by incumbent Town Recorder Crystal Moore and councilmembers Michael Dotson, Angela Gooslin, Tonya Jones, Marsha Lockard and Larry Ross. All five councilmembers are political newcomers. Mayor Moore has served as mayor since the Dec. 21, 2020, resignation of previous Mayor Shelia Kessler.