Heather L. Meade, daughter of John and Darissa Meade of Chapmanville, pictured with her grandmother, Lillian Porter Smith of Chapmanville. Heather graduated from Logan High School with honors May 24, 2019, exactly 60 years to the day after her grandmother graduated from LHS in 1959.

34th ANNUAL DEHUE/RUM CREEK REUNION: at Holden Grade School in Holden, West Virginia. Registration, refreshments and sock hop dance at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and annual picnic dinner and brief memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Bring food and drinks to share. To get to the school, turn right on Copperas Fork Road. Off the exit, turn right and the school will be on the right. Contact Donna Burress Lucas at 304-525-4218 or 304752-2062 or Antha Tooley at 304-752-1778.

CHERRY TREE An Amherstdale man is charged with breaking and entering, destruction of property, tampering with automobiles and possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested for reportedly attempting to break in to Premium Towing at Cherry Tree.

The West Virginia Board of Education voted 7-2 on Wednesday to accept a two-year pilot program from the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission that splits boys and girls basketball into four classes instead of the three it had been. Debra Sullivan and Dr. Daniel Snavely were the two board members voting against.

HUNTINGTON - Some of Marshall University's football players were back in pads on Thursday evening.

No, it isn't quite practice time, but it is fast approaching with camp set to open on Aug. 2.

Opinion

I know that when it comes to history, the names of Don Chafin and the Devil Anse Hatfield family standout for their distinguished contributions to true American history: Chafin for his renowned 1921 stance against marching miners at Blair Mountain. And, of course, the Hatfields for their role in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud that lasted for many years following the Civil War.

Amid the ongoing trade tensions, the White House recently issued a proclamation with the stunning conclusion that Toyota and other international automaker contributions to the economy have reduced the market share of "American-owned" companies and thereby are a national security threat.