The Mingo County Grand Jury last week handed down 20 indictments accusing people of pushing methamphetamine, a sign of how the meth problem has exploded to the point of being an epidemic, according to Mingo County Prosecutor Duke Jewell and other law enforcement officials.

Williamson officials believe the inaugural Dirt Days festival this weekend will provide an economic boost to the entire Tug Valley area.

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Applications are now being accepted for WV Invests, the "last-dollar-in" grant program approved by the West Virginia Legislature earlier this year that allows eligible students to attend the state's community and technical colleges for free.

It's not every game that you can commit six errors and still win.

But that was the case on Wednesday night as the Class AA No. 10-ranked Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team won 11-5 at Westside.


Oh joy! Hope you, too, are basking in the glow of Easter 2019. Jesus is risen; the world is redeemed! How shall I celebrate this wondrous event, I asked myself. What came to me was to offer readers an Easter basketful of encouraging tips, things that I have integrated into my own life and that have worked out well.

There's about one week left till the end of April, the most magical month of the year.

Many poets have written about April. There's "April is the cruelest month," from "The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot. While I love the way Eliot put words together, I will be the first to admit I don't understand the entire poem, including the April part of it.

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