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Back Fork of Elk River

The Back Fork of Elk River falls through a small rapid on its journey to the Elk River above Webster Springs, West Virginia, in Webster County in the Allegheny Highlands Region. Photo by Rick Burgess.
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Rainelle Town Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance

The Rainelle Town Council met in a regular session on Monday, June 27. The meeting began with announcements, including welcoming a new police officer and reopening the town pool following some necessary repairs. Additionally, Mayor Robin Williams reminded the town that fireworks fall under the town’s noise ordinance and are not to be set off […] The post Rainelle Town Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Further delays in case of man charged in Nicholas deputy death

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicholas County prosecutors and defense attorneys for accused murderer Brent Tyler Kelly agreed to postpone Kelly’s preliminary hearing until August in a meeting in Summersville Tuesday afternoon. Kelly, of Birch River, is charged in the June 3 shooting death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker....

Rainelle Mayor cautions fireworks users, reiterates town noise ordinance

RAINELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Rainelle Town Council assembled Monday in a session which addressed a number of topics including town events, the introduction of a new town officer, and the town’s fireworks noise, among others. As Fourth of July weekend approaches, many citizens across the country are...

New River at Hawks Nest

The New River leaves the narrow confines of its gorge near Hawks Nest State Park, at Ansted, West Virginia, in Fayette County, in the New River Gorge Region. Photo by Rick Burgess.

Mudslide reported at New River Gorge

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — According to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, a small mudslide took place on the Kaymoor Trail. According to a post from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Facebook page, the mudslide happened .7 miles from the Wolf Creek Trailhead. Hikers are asked to avoid the area while the area dries.

Rupert Town Council to meet July 8

RUPERT (WVDN) – The town of Rupert will hold a regular meeting of town council on Thursday, July 8. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Rupert Town Hall. Agenda items include the review of business licenses, review of building permits, budget revisions, committee reports, financial reports, ordinance review and general monthly activities. […] The post Rupert Town Council to meet July 8 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Rescue underway for people floating down stream

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayetteville Fire Department is rescuing people floating down a stream on Fayette Station Road in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. According to dispatch, the call came in around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022. Dispatchers told 59News while there is an unknown amount of people needing […]

Best-selling novel and psychological film, Misery, to come to the Historic Fayette Theater

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – After being caught in a blizzard, getting into an accident, and being rendered unconscious, a famed author does not know what he is in for. Based on the 1987 novel by Stephen King and the 1990 film directed by Rob Reiner, Misery is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a novelist that has fallen into the hands of a crazy nurse.

LZ Rainelle to hold Veterans Appreciation Day

LZ Rainelle Veterans Reunion has coordinated the Veterans Appreciation Day 2022 Summersville Lake tour, Murble tournaments, and lunch. The event is hosted and sponsored by Sarge’s Dive Shop and the Summersville Lake Marina. Going US-Rt 19-N Summersville, pass through stop light at McDonalds, go 4 miles, turn right into Veterans’ Memorial Park. Go to first […] The post LZ Rainelle to hold Veterans Appreciation Day appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Nettie, Mill Creek, and Thomas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bonnie’s Bus mobile mammography unit will visit Nicholas, Randolph, and Tucker counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital screening mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals and the WVU Cancer Institute, Bonnie’s Bus will be at:. • Panther Creek Elementary...

Shirley Ann (Sutton) Tracy

Shirley Ann (Sutton) Tracy, 85, of Mt. Lookout, formerly of Cowen, passed away on June 25, 2022 at Stonerise Rainelle. She was born June 20, 1937 in Millcreek, WV to the late Ronal and Edith (Tyler) Sutton. Shirley was married to Charles Arlen Tracy (deceased) and was a long time resident of Cowen where she retired from the Cowen Public Service District. Shirley was preceded in death by her brother Ronnie Sutton of Bowie, MD and sister Carolyn Haddix of Dailey, WV. She is survived by sisters Betty and Jimmy (deceased) Waybright and Jeanie and Fred Sparks, both of Cowen, and three sons: Dr. Charles Alan & Kathryn Tracy, Mark & AnnaMary Tracy, and Paul & Glenda Tracy. Shirley celebrated and adored her eight grandchildren: Kelley (Whoolery), Ian, Joshua, Daryn (Moore), Tony, Erin (Hufstetler) and honorarily Alex and Gabe Garland. Shirley was known as “Granny” to her four great grandchildren: Garrett, Carson, and Jonah Whoolery and Lucas Hufstetler. She is also survived by many friends and extended family who will mourn her passing. Graveside services will be conducted privately for the family at a future date. In Shirley’s honor, Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen is honored to be serving the Tracy family.

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Town of Fayetteville gears up for annual 4th of July Heritage Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The community is invited to take part in four whole days of festivities this year for the Town of Fayetteville’s annual Heritage Festival. Including a parade, food and craft vendors, live music, fireworks, and more, the town provides activities for the whole family to do to celebrate the 4th of July.