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Logan’s beloved romantic will make its way back to the stage next week as this year’s performances of The Aracoma Story will begin Tues., July 15, at 8:30 p.m.Legend has it that Logan County lays claim to what has been described as one of America’s most romantic legends, the story of Princess Aracoma and British soldier Boling Baker, who was captured by Aracoma’s father Shawnee Chief Cornstalk. The story asserts that Princess Aracoma and Baker moved into the valley sometime close to the year 1760 and lived in peace on the island (today’s City of Logan) until 1780.Based on historical facts and local legend, the drama unfolds as a wise old mountain man weaves the tragic tale of Aracoma.


LHS broadcasting team honored

Logan High School’s student-lead broadcasting team, WLHS-TV, will be published in this year’s publication of The West Virginia State Journal’s “55 Good Things About West Virginia.”

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Madison wins District 2 championship

CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison All-Stars proved to be the dominant team in this week’s 11-12-year-old Little League Baseball Tournament at Chapmanville.They were able to wrap up the District 2 championship with Friday night’s 12-2 win over Mullens in the finals at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.With the win, Madison advanced to play in this week’s Little League State Tournament, which is scheduled to begin on Friday at Chapmanville. The 14-t...

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Church honors dads on Father’s Day

Father’s Day was observed on Sun., June 15, at the First Baptist Church of McConnell where 53 fathers were honored by recognition and each were given a gift from the church. The oldest father present was Clyde Keaton at age 84. The youngest father was Zak Martin. The father with the most children present was David Meade. The youngest grandfather in attendance was Jesse Kitchen. Dale Sheppard was the father with the youngest child present and the father with the oldest child present was ...

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Chapmanville takes down Man All-Stars 2-1

CHAPMANVILLE — When the Chapmanville and Man 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars met on Friday night in a District 2 Tournament rematch there was much anticipation.Given the talent of both teams it was sure to be a classic.It sure was.Both teams put on an outstanding exhibition of Little League baseball and played the game the way it was supposed to be played.It was expected to be a close one.A nail-biter.It could go e...

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County all-star teams advance in Little League tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — Chapmanville and Man lived to play another day.The Chapmanville and Man 11-12-year-old All-Stars fought back with wins in the loser’s bracket on Thursday night in the double-elimination District 2 Little League Baseball Tournament at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.Man downed Tug Valley, 4-1, in Game 1.Then in Game 2, host Chapmanville scored a 12-1 victory over Pineville.Man and Chapmanville were scheduled to mee...

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Just a little friendly fishing competition

If you like a little tribulation, trout fishing the low flows of July can be just the ticket. But just don’t plan on a fish dinner if you know what I mean. The stocking season is long gone as most of it has already met with the frying pan. But if you just can’t get by without the even somewhat warmer summer waters come flowing past your tootsies, you just have to give it a whirl. However there may be a bit of friendly competition of the wild sort for the last few surviving fish!...

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Chapmanville 11-12 all-star Chase Berry was the starting and winning pitcher in Wednesday’s 9-1 win over Welch in the District 2 tourney at Chapmanville.Chapmanville’s Braxton Browning slides safely into third base for a triple in the win over Welch.Chapmanville’s Isaac Dixon jumps over a batted ball and heads to third.Trey Pancake of Chapmanville runs to third base for a triple.Man’s Dylan Privett tosses to first base....

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Mud Fork ladies aid meets

MUD FORK — Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church ladies aide met for their July meeting with 10 members present.Ann Deer opened the meeting taking prayer request and Jackie Thatcher led prayer. Gladys Schmitt sang the hymn “Thank You Lord.” Sissy Adams read a poem and several testimonies were given. Deer read from I Thessalonians 5:11, with a story about giving each other strength.Business was discussed and the treasury report was read. Plans were made to ha...

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VBS theme at McConnell – “Operation Salvation”

McCONNELL — Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church of McConnell will begin Mon., July 21, and continue through Fri., July 25, at 7 p.m.The theme for this year’s VBS is “Operation Salvation”. These Bible lessons are about stories in the Old and New Testaments concerning miraculous healings and medical recoveries. The objective of the lessons will be to show the wondrous demonstration of God’s power over impossible situations for His glory....

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Newspapers offer free apps for smartphones

Whether you are at home, at work or away on vacation, your local news and sports are now just a click away and at your disposal 24/7, at no cost.Smart-phone apps for both The Logan Banner and Williamson Daily News are now available free of charge. These apps keep you in touch with up-to-date news, weather and sports in your hometown, without the need for Googling other websites. In today’s world, time is of the essence and what better way of staying on top of what’s hap...

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Where is the compromise?

Editor,July 7, 2014 marked a new horizon for the State of West Virginia and one I pray is filled with hope and opportunity for our citizens of the Mountain State. For the first time in 82 years, the number of registered Democrat voters has dropped below fifty percent. Yes, as I predicted just a few weeks ago, West Virginians are fed up with the weak, liberal leadership we’ve been provided from the Democrats we’ve elected. The sad truth is they have no one to blame but t...

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Recent arraignments in Magistrate Court

Those recently booked and arraigned in the Logan County Magistrate’s Court include;• Tracy Danielle Long, 24, was booked on June 15 by the Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies for DUI. Her bail was set at $2,500.• Henry Jay Stewart, 36, was booked on June 15 by the West Virginia State Police for conspiracy and cultivation of marijuana. His bail was set at $5,000.• Roger Lee Walls, 25, was booked on June 19 by the WVSP for conspiracy. H...

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McCoy Cemetery owned by Hatfield descendants

The Hatfield Cemetery of Logan County has been the topic for discussion for quite some time, originally because of the condition of the final resting places for many of the Devil Anse Hatfield family and others, and because of a cable which had been placed across the bridge leading to the sacred site prior to the beginning of the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion which concluded Sunday, JuneWith those issues now being resolved thru the help of two of the Hatfield’s oldest living descend...

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Graduates honored by church

The First Baptist Church of McConnell held Graduate Day Sun., May 18, for 14 graduates. In the morning service, the graduates were recognized and participated in the worship by leading in prayer and ushering. Before the evening worship service, a dinner was prepared for the grads and their families. During the evening meeting, each senior was given a Bible from the church. Those graduating from Chapmanville Regional High School were Casey Vance and Katelin Farley. Those graduating from Logan ...

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Justice students excel on WESTEST 2

Four students at Justice Elementary received the highest level of performance on several categories for their 2013 WESTEST 2 scores.As third graders, Korbin Bostic, Mika Dalton, Chloe Harry, and Rosey Gillette all received distinguished scores in math and language arts. Rosey Gillette also received distinguished scores in social studies. The third grade teacher at Justice Elementary is Mrs. Regina Howes.To receive a distinguished level of performance on the third grade W...

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MHS releases 2nd semester Honor Roll

MAN — Sandra Manning, principal of Man High School, has announced the honor roll for the 2nd Semester for 2013-14 school year.

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SWVCTC releases Spring 2014 Dean’s List

MUD FORK — Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has released the listing of students making the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.To make the Dean’s List, students must have a scholastic average of 3.25 or higher in at least 12 semester hours of academic work.Those making the Dean’s list are:

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