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Hicks awarded 2022 Distinguished Service Award at annual Salad Luncheon

Berlin Community Education Service Outreach (CEOS) member Lucille Hicks was awarded the 2022 Distinguished Service Award at the annual Salad Luncheon on Monday, May 16. The luncheon is held each year and sponsored by the Lewis County CEOS clubs. This is the first year it has been held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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An evening of the Arts held at LCHS

The Lewis County High School Music Department hosted its spring concert on Friday, May 13. The percussion ensemble, concert band, choir, and LC Blue performed. Selections included “Margaritaville”, a Led Zeppelin medley, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Rocky Top,” the “Liberty Bell March,” and several others.
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Lewis County Senior Center Transportation and Menu

Daily: Weston Arbors, 10 a.m.; Criss Manor, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.; Weston Commons, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Walmart, 12:30 p.m. Call to be put on the list. Thursday: Clover Fork, Orlando, Oil Creek and Walkersville. Out-of-county transportation: Requests for transportation to medical appointments must be made in advance by calling David...
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A reminder of our backyard blessing

It was exciting to have West Virginia Secretary of Tourism Chelsea Ruby in Lewis County as the guest of the local Chamber of Commerce. Ruby is the state’s Cabinet-level secretary of Tourism, as Gov. Jim Justice and the Legislature elevated the status of the tourism chief in 2021. She has been an inspirational leader of the tourism industry and, in reality, all of the Mountain State since she came to the Justice Administration when he took office in 2017.
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Lewis County Circuit Court update

Several cases were recently heard in Lewis County Circuit Court:. Robert Eugene Jones, 51, Hurricane, entered a guilty plea to the charge of attempting to obtain property in return for worthless check under a plea agreement. He was sentenced to one to three years incarceration, and must pay $2,900 in restitution to Chemical Retailers. Court costs must be paid within 180 days, and court appointed attorney’s fees were waived. The remaining charges were dismissed. In March 2021, he entered a not guilty plea to two counts of obtaining property in return for a worthless check and one count of fraudulent schemes.
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Spring has arrived in Weston

I walk around Weston a lot as I go from place to place, and Saturday was no different. It was a beautiful day, and I scored some Gumpcakes which is always wonderful. If you do not know what a Gumpcake is, well, it’s the best cupcake you can ever eat, rivaling Mandy Jones’s of course.
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Memorial Day events shaping up in Lewis County

WESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Though still two weeks away, Lewis County organizations are preparing for Memorial Day activities and events. Beginning Saturday, May 28 with the annual Memorial Day Parade, and ending Monday, May 30 with the Weston Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Day Service, it is going to be a busy weekend.
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Kniceley, Braxton County blank Lewis County in elimination game, 3-0

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (WV News) — Kolton Kniceley pitched the Braxton County Eagles into the Class AA Region II, Section 2 finals with a dominant performance on a the mound on Saturday. Kniceley kept the Minutemen off balance at the plate, racked up 12 strikeouts, and got just enough offense to secure the 3-0 win.
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Varsity Bucs claim pair of rivalry wins against Elkins, Lewis counties

TENNERTON — Head Coach Adam Squire’ Buckhannon-Upshur High School Varsity Buccaneer Baseball Team (7-16) picked up a pair of huge rivalry wins last week against Elkins and Lewis County last week on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5, respectively. The Bucs traveled to Elkins for the first...
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Lunch & Learn event held with WV Secretary of Tourism

WESTON, W.Va. – The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce held a ‘Lunch & Learn’ at Lambert’s Winery on Wednesday. This event featured special guest speaker Chelsea Ruby, who is the Secretary of Tourism in West Virginia. She spoke to local leaders in Lewis County and gave them an update on tourism from the past couple […]
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Herbert Hoover survives scare from Lewis County, prevails 6-3

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (WV News) — The Herbert Hoover baseball team, the top seed in Class AA Region II, Section 2, survived a scare from No. 3 Lewis County and plated four runs in the sixth inning to pull out a 6-3 win. The win advances the Huskies to the...
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Braxton County 3, Lewis County 0 box score

Lewis County (9-12) Brayden Carder ss 5 0 3 0, Grant Mealey 3b 4 0 3 0, Luke Davisson c 4 0 1 0, Trenton Hunt p 2 0 0 0, Zach James 1b 4 0 0 0, Jonah Clem rf 3 0 1 0, Joey Aman cf 3 0 0 0, Ryder Aman 2b 3 0 0 0, Drew Cayton lf 3 0 0 0. Totals 30 0 8 0.
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Minutemen clip Hawks wings, fall to B-U to close regular season

Minuteman baseball closed out the regular season last week with two games, a huge non-conference win over University High in Morgantown, and a loss to Buckhannon-Upshur. The Minutemen arrived in Morgantown to face off with the Hawks on Tuesday while riding a two- game winning streak after downing Liberty and Lincoln last week.
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West Virginia Tourism Secretary speaks at Lewis Chamber event; highlights county's, region's and state's successes

WESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia Secretary of Tourism Chelsea Ruby visited Lewis County Wednesday as a guest of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce. She, along with Lewis County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Chris Richards, spoke about tourism in the Mountain State and Lewis County during a Chamber-sponsored Lunch and Learn held at Lambert’s Winery.
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Lewis Sends Four to Charleston for State Tennis Tournament

The 14 tennis teams that make up Region 2 last week to decide who would punch their ticket to the State Tournament this year, and Lewis County fared well, sending four to the state competition when the dust had settled. The girls teams competed at Robert C. Byrd High School,...
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Maids softball ends season with runner-up finish in Section

Lewis County Maids softball battled hard last week in the sectional tournament, dropping their opening game to Roane County before rebounding with wins over Clay County and Braxton County, and getting revenge against Roane in the semifinal, only to fall to the defending state champion Herbert Hoover Huskies in the final.
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6-run 7th inning puts Lewis past Braxton County, 9-6

SUTTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Lewis County saved the best for last on Tuesday night in their opening game of the Class AA Region II, Section 2 tournament, scoring six runs with two outs in the seventh inning to down second-seeded Braxton County, 9-6. Lewis County, the third seed in the tournament, got on the board first with Trenton Hunt driving in the first run on a two-out triple.
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Lewis County Schools retirees recognized for years of service

Retiring personnel from the Lewis County school system were honored with a reception on Monday, May 9. A combined 327 years of service were represented. Lewis County High School Principal John Whiston commended the retiring personnel for their dedication to students and families throughout their careers. “We can’t measure the...
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Companies approved for work at two elementary schools

Lewis County Board of Education members approved two companies to complete work at Jane Lew Elementary School and Roanoke Elementary School. True North, LLC, was approved for consulting services for sale of timer at RES. Doss Enterprises was approved in the amount of $125,000 for demolition of the former JLES building. This project also includes the burned-out structure located next to the school.
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