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Mount Lookout man facing felony drug charges

HICO, WV (WVNS) — A Mount Lookout man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said on the evening of June 23, 2022, deputies were out in a suspected drug area of Miller Ridge and Sunday Roads in Hico. While there, they saw a man known not to have a […]
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Flood Victim’s Son Still Gets Emotional Talking About His Parents

The anniversary of the rainfall that sent waters rushing into the hollers of West Virginia might be June 23, but for victim’s loved ones, the nightmare really began the next day in 2016. Edward Thompson died of hypothermia and stress-related heart failure during the 2016 flood that ravaged West...

Melvin W. Cochran “Papaw”

Melvin W. Cochran “Papaw”, 87 of Webster Springs peacefully entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Webster County Memorial Hospital. He was born November 9, 1934 down Elk River in Howell Run Hollow to the late Leslie William Cochran and Vergie Clutter Cochran. Melvin went to work, at the age of 16, in the coal mines for Bert Clutter. Melvin, along with Bill and Rab Cool, started Cool Motors of Webster Springs in 1964. He then, along with his son Max, went on to become owner of Cool Motors. Melvin was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; liked to hunt, fish, go camping, and ride around. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Waldo and Bobby Cochran and two sisters, Jean Harrison and June Powell. Melvin is survived by his loving wife of close to 55 years, B. Caroline Gillespie Cochran; son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran, Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; brothers and sisters, Bonnie (Eddie) Garvin of Parkersburg, Juanita (Bob) Chaney of Buckhannon, Terry (Cheryl) Cochran of Elderton, PA, and Tommy (Judy) Cochran of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time. Please join the family for Graveside Services at 3:00 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839 Cowen, WV 26206. Online condolences may be made to the family at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.

Obituary: Carrie L. O'Dell, 74

O’DELL Carrie L. O’Dell, 74, of Fairlea, formerly of Rupert, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on June 18, 2022. She was born in Randolph County on January 6, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Enoch and Wilda Salisbury Currence. Carrie loved flower gardening, animals, Elvis, and big family dinners. She had a […] The post Obituary: Carrie L. O'Dell, 74 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Obituary: Elmer Hedrick, Jr., 98

HEDRICK Elmer Hedrick, Jr., 98, of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at his home after a long illness. Born June 2, 1924, he was the son of Elmer Hedrick and Jessie Arbaugh Hedrick of Cornstalk, WV. Elmer (Jr.) was a lifetime farmer, farming mainly in dairy and beef. For many years, his neighbors […] The post Obituary: Elmer Hedrick, Jr., 98 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Energy Express seeks volunteer readers

GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVDN) – Attention volunteers: young readers need you. Entering its 26th year, Energy Express is one of WVU Extension’s premier programs, uniting children and community members to make summer a time for food, fun and learning. Volunteers are needed for the six-week reading program at Frankford and Rainelle Elementary schools. With a focus […] The post Energy Express seeks volunteer readers appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Obituary: Rebecca Yoder Petre

PETRE Rebecca Yoder Petre went home to be with Jesus at 9 p.m. on June 20th, 2022. She was surrounded by her family at the time of passing in Renick, WV. Born May 17, 1948 to the late Roman and Cora (Hostetler) Yoder in Goshen, IN. She gave her heart to Jesus in her youth. […] The post Obituary: Rebecca Yoder Petre appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Ansted honors hometown heritage with weekend long festival

ANSTED, WV (WVNS) — The Mountain State is full of rich history and one local town celebrated their heritage this weekend. Executive director of the festival, Stephen Eades, said Ansted’s been located on Route 69 since around the 1890’s. This weekend, the town was home to roughly 4,000 people, according to Eades, all honoring the […]

Tiller to retire from Andrew Chapel UMC

WILLIAMSBURG (WVDN) – Pastor Denver Tiller from Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church will be retiring after 15 years at the church. His last service will be Sunday, June 26, at the 11 a.m. service. Special music will be by Aaron Green, and a covered dish meal will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend. The post Tiller to retire from Andrew Chapel UMC appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Cottrills celebrating 65th anniversary

I.J. Cottrill, son of Alph and Flossie Cottrill, and Beverly Robinson, daughter of Ed and Isabel Robinson, were married in her parents’ home in Clarksburg on June 21, 1957, with the Rev. Clyde Hibbs officiating the ceremony. They resided in Clarksburg until 1967 when I.J. was transferred to Gassaway...

Sutton police chief resigns, just months after department restored

SUTTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Less than three months after getting city police for the town of Sutton, the chief resigned. In March, we shared how after three years of no city police, the town of Sutton got its first officers. Sutton Police Chief Shane Boggs resigned on Thursday, June 9.

Shrimpy and Snappy's Seafood Now Offering Ready-Made Lunch/Dinner Options

In September, Shrimpy and Snappy’s Seafood opened its doors, selling seafood, freshly retrieved via plane from the Carolinas. Now owners Josh and Amy Harris have taken their journey one step further; offering prepared to-go foods. “We do it every day from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m., offering certain menu...