Lincoln County, WV

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Person killed in U.S. 119 crash

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A person has died late Friday afternoon in a pickup truck accident on U.S. 119 in Lincoln County, according to county 911 dispatchers. It happened between 4 and 5 p.m. in the southbound lanes in the Pine Grove area. Lincoln County Sheriff Gary Linville said...
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WVDOH cleaning up following band of storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia Division of Highways road crews are quickly addressing damages after a narrow band of thunderstorms ripped across West Virginia on the afternoon and evening Thursday. Storms created areas of high water in Lincoln, Wayne, Jackson, Kanawha, and Marion counties, damaged several roads, and washed...
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Photo Gallery: Flash flood damages West Hamlin

WEST HAMLIN, W.Va. — A usually peaceful roadside stream which normally has a few feet of water in it turned into a raging river Thursday night in the Lincoln County community of West Hamlin. As much as five inches of rain fell over a short period of time causing significant...
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Lincoln County works to recover after high waters

ALKOL, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A family of three was trapped inside their home in the Alkol area of Lincoln County, due to flooding Friday. According to the Mud River Volunteer Fire Department, the water quickly rose high enough to make its way into the family’s home home and left them with no way to get in or out.
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Lincoln 911 center giving out bottled water; service restored to many customers

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - In West Hamlin, 400 people were without water, Mayor Farris Burton Jr. said. By Friday evening, though, he said service had been restored customers in the Route 3 and Mud River areas, but they’re under a boil water advisory. The mayor said crews are now checking the One Mile area. He said restoration is moving faster than expected due to the crews’ hard work.
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Cloudbursts create damaging flash flooding in W.Va.

WEST HAMLIN, W.Va. — Folks in Lincoln County have a lot of cleanup work to do today. Flash flooding from Thursday night left a number of homes damaged in the community of West Hamlin. Along with damage to homes and buildings there are several bridges used to access homes along...
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Serious Flood hits Lincoln County

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ)- A slow-moving cloudburst with two “dipoles” of heavy rain crossed Northern Lincoln county WV on its way into Southern Putnam and western Kanawha Counties on Thursday evening. The one -two punch mustered a 2″-4.5″ wallop of rain creating a serious flood for West Hamlin. 911 dispatchers told WSAZ that numerous water rescues were underway.
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Passenger killed in Lincoln County crash

PINE GROVE, W.Va. — A passenger in a pickup truck died in a crash Friday evening in Lincoln County. Authorities said the passenger was thrown from the truck that crashed on U.S. Route 119 near Pine Grove at about 5 p.m. The driver of the truck was injured and is...
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Two Lincoln County homes destroyed by Thursday floods

WEST HAMLIN, W.Va. — Heavy rain Thursday caused significant damage in West Hamlin, including two homes that were destroyed. West Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ron Porter said he was still out Friday morning assessing damages in the area. “We had two residences completely destroyed,” Porter said. “We had one...
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State BOE extends state of emergency for Lincoln County school system

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education has voted to continue a state of emergency for an additional six months for Lincoln County schools. The board vote, which took place Wednesday, comes at the end of an initial six-month review where progress has been reported. The board also accepted the six-month report Wednesday.
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West Hamlin residents cleaning up after flash flood

WEST HAMLIN, W.Va. — A usually peaceful roadside stream which normally has a few feet of water in it turned into a raging river Thursday night in the Lincoln County community of West Hamlin. As much as five inches of rain fell over a short period of time causing significant...
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State of emergency to continue for Lincoln County schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education has voted to continue a state of emergency for an additional six months for Lincoln County schools. The board vote, which took place Wednesday, comes at the end of an initial six-month review where progress has been reported. The board also accepted the six-month report Wednesday.
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Cabell Midland rallies to win section softball championship

ONA — Down 5-1 going into the bottom of the third, Cabell Midland coach Herman Beckett wasn’t worried. Or was he?. Lincoln County, which had a habit of building big early leads on the Lady Knights in two previous meetings, had done the same Saturday in the Class AAA Region 4, Section 1 title game at Midland’s Paul Adams Field.
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Lincoln wins fourth consecutive elimination game, 5-2 at PB

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — After dropping their sectional opener to Robert C. Byrd, Lincoln has won four consecutive games to force a decisive contest in the Class AA Region II, Section 1 tournament. The Cougars defeated Philip Barbour 5-2 Monday evening to set up the winner-take-all game Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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Midland softball advances to regionals

ONA, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Cabell Midland Knights softball team won the sectional title over Lincoln County by a final of 6-5 and now advance to the regionals next week. The Panthers had leads of 3-0 and later 5-1 but the Knights rallied to get the win. Here are the...
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Cabell Midland rallies to win section softball championship

ONA — Down 5-1 going into the bottom of the third, Cabell Midland coach Herman Beckett wasn’t worried. Or was he?. Lincoln County, which had a habit of building big early leads on the Lady Knights in two previous meetings, had done the same Saturday in the Class AAA Region 4, Section 1 title game at Midland’s Paul Adams Field.
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Lincoln County blanks Wolves

ONA — Lincoln County got its wish Friday. A sectional win to earn another chance to play Cabell Midland. The Lady Panthers blanked Spring Valley, 8-0, Friday in a Class AAA Region 4, Section 1 Tournament elimination game at Midland. The run-rule win (stopped after 41/2 innings) give Lincoln County...
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Hurricane, Midland and Lincoln Co. stay alive

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - With the baseball and softball state tournaments just a few weeks away, three teams were able to stay alive Friday night. Hurricane beat Parkersburg South for a Class AAA sectional title while Cabell Midland won in a slugfest over Spring Valley. Finally, Lincoln County shut out Spring Valley in softball to play another day.