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New Preston High School principal hired

KINGWOOD — Todd Seymour is Preston High School’s new principal. The Preston County Board of Education voted 4-0 Monday, with Board President Jack Keim absent, to appoint Seymour to the position, effective July 1. Seymour is currently an instructional coach for Preston County Schools and director of the county’s summer...
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NEWBURG — A Tunnelton man was arrested by the Preston County Sheriff’s Department on June 11 on charges of driving while license suspended or revoked. Deputies wrote in the criminal complaint they were patrolling Bird’s Creek Road when they observed a vehicle with a passenger side brake light malfunctioning. The...
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Preston Relay for Life is Saturday

ROWLESBURG — After a year off because of COVID-19, Preston County Relay for Life returns Saturday to the Rowlesburg Park. Registration will begin at noon for the survivors’ dinner, which will be catered at 1 p.m. by Monroe’s Restaurant and Deli. Pre-registration is required for the dinner. Each survivor can bring one other person to the dinner.
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Terra Alta residents petition to have CSX bridge reopened

KINGWOOD — About 200 people have signed a petition being sent to the West Virginia Division of Highways, expressing concern that the closure of the CSX bridge at Terra Alta creates a health and safety hazard. Preston County Commissioner Samantha Stone said Tuesday that a concerned Terra Alta resident contacted...
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Clean-Up Committee members comment on dilapidated building ordinance

KINGWOOD — County commissioners received comments this week from three members of the Preston County Clean-Up Committee on a proposed dilapidated building ordinance. The commission asked the committee to comment on proposed versions of the ordinance by Tuesday. The committee wrote the ordinance to enforce the cleanup of dilapidated properties that endanger public health. The county commission must pass it in order for the ordinance to become law.
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Blood donors urgently needed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The American Red Cross has a severe blood shortage. All blood types are needed, especially type O. Donations are crucial to support patients’ ongoing medical needs and unforeseen emergencies, including those at WVU Medicine hospitals, especially as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries rise.
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Kingwood Post 56 officially begins season

KINGWOOD — American Legion baseball season is officially just around the corner in Preston County. Following a meeting held on Monday evening, there is officially enough interest for a 2021 American Legion season for Kingwood Post 56. Tryouts for the junior American Legion team (ages 13-17) began on Wednesday, and...
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Vadna Walls

BRUCETON MILLS — It is with great sadness that the family of Vadna Eletta Bishoff Walls, age 85, of Bruceton Mills, announce her passing on June 18, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loved ones, including her beloved dog, Blue. She was born on Sept. 12, 1935, in Preston...
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Around the community

KINGWOOD — The Preston County Association of Retired School Employees meeting will be held July 13 at the Evansville Community Building. Lunch will be served at noon. The guests for the afternoon with be Tony and Sheila Amato, volunteers with the Preston County Health Department. They will be discussing COVID-19.
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Reunions

July 10-11 • 51st annual Marshal Hauger reunion at the home of Herbert and Dorothy Reckart. July 10 will be annual hot dog roast at 7 p.m. with local live band from 8-11 p.m. On July 11, the reunion will begin at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. A handmade quilt will be given away along with other items.
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Supreme Court rules against charter school’s challenge to its rejection

The state Supreme Court has ruled against a charter school’s challenge to its rejection in Monongalia and Preston counties. Justices issued a memorandum decision on Tuesday afternoon, siding against the arguments brought by West Virginia Academy, which last year proposed a new school serving Monongalia and Preston counties. All five justices signed the decision.
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New Preston High School principal hired

KINGWOOD — Todd Seymour is Preston High School's new principal. The Preston County Board of Education voted 4-0 Monday, with Board President Jack Keim absent, to appoint Seymour to the position, effective July 1. Seymour is currently an instructional coach for Preston County Schools and director of the county's summer...
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Zinn Chapel Road residents want road repaired

KINGWOOD — Zinn Chapel Road will be paved over two fiscal years, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways, but the Preston County Commission is trying to determine if money was set aside by the contractor on the Upper Deckers Creek dam to repair the road. At last week’s...
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West Virginia Day is also Preston County History Day

KINGWOOD — Commemorate West Virginia’s 158th birthday by visiting various historic sites in Preston County and you will be learning more about many aspects of life experienced in recent centuries. On June 20, you can also celebrate Preston County History Day at Arthurdale Heritage, which is open 1-5 p.m.; the...
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James Henline

James Frederick Henline Jr., 74, of Tunnelton died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Preston Memorial Hospital. He was born March 31, 1947, in Wainville, aka Lost Run, a son of the late James Frederick and Pearl Agatha Weese Henline Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during...
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For the record

TUNNELTON — On June 8, a Tunnelton man was arrested by the Preston County Sheriff’s Department on felony charges of strangulation. According to the criminal complaint, 911 reported a domestic disturbance in progress in which the caller stated that “he was going to kill her” before the phone line went dead.
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Regional jails won't refuse prisoners if counties don't pay

KINGWOOD — Faced with a possible increase in regional jail bills, the Preston County Commission wondered what happens if counties don’t pay. After a legislatively mandated, three-year moratorium on increases in regional jail rates, counties now face the possibility of rates going from $48.25 per day to about $55 per day. The actual rate will be determined by the State Budget Office.