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County tax bills delayed by software problem

KINGWOOD — County tax bills are being mailed out late in about 16 West Virginia counties — including Preston — because of a software problem. The tickets are usually mailed out July 15, which is the first day county tax offices can start collecting the new year’s taxes. That date...
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County commission wants Terra Alta bridge meeting

KINGWOOD — The Preston County Commission is inviting the state Division of Highways, CSX and the Town of Terra Alta to sit down together in August and discuss a solution to the closed bridge in Terra Alta. “We’d like to put together a meeting of all parties ... just to...
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Preston County Schools going to online student forms

KINGWOOD — Preston County schools won’t be sending home stacks of paper for parents to fill out the first day of school this year, and schools won’t be calling parents frequently. Instead, it’s all going to be done digitally. The paperwork will be completed online, and a new cell phone...
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Community calendar

• The annual Beech Run Picnic will begin at 6 p.m. at the Beech Run Church. Bring a covered dish and lawn chair. • Amboy United Methodist Church’s old-fashioned ice cream festival at 5 p.m. July 31 at the church, 3088 Aurora Pike. Full menu and bake sale items also will be available.
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Schools prepare for students' return

KINGWOOD — In less than a month, Preston County students will begin returning to the classroom. Students will return on a staggered schedule, a few grades at a time. That’s because over the last two years, the return to school has been anything but normal, Superintendent Steve Wotring said. “Some...
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Preston County Schools to get $10.23 million stimulus money

KINGWOOD — Preston County Schools will receive another $10.23 million in federal funding. Superintendent Steve Wotring told the Board of Education Monday that the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds are the third round of federal stimulus funds, provided through the American Recovery Plan. “We had to go do...
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Juyly 27, 2021

Notice of Administration to Creditors, Distributees & Legatees. Notice is hereby given that the following estate(s) have been opened for probate in the Preston County Clerk's Office at 106 West Main Street, Suite 103 Kingwood, WV 26537‐1131. Any person seeking to impeach or establish a will must make a complaint in accordance with the provisions of West Virginia Code 41‐5‐11 through 13. Any interested person objecting to the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file written notice of an objection with the County Commission through the Preston County Clerk's Office at the.
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Across the State

The city of Wheeling finished the 2020-21 fiscal year with a general fund cash carryover of more than $3.5 million, and from the surplus, each city employee will be receiving a one-time $1,000 salary increase. Members of the Finance Committee of Council met Tuesday night before the regular city council...
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Agriculture exemptions added to dilapidated building proposal

KINGWOOD — In a work session Tuesday, Preston County commissioners made changes to a proposed county-wide dilapidated building ordinance, adding elements they believe will protect agricultural properties. County Administrator Kathy Mace rewrote the proposed ordinance presented to the commission by the County Clean-Up Committee to include the changes. Once commissioners...
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Division of Highways to meet with CSX about bridge

KINGWOOD — The West Virginia Division of Highways and CSX are meeting today to discuss the CSX bridge in Terra Alta. That meeting led to the cancellation of another meeting regarding the bridge that had been scheduled earlier this week at the state level. The Program Review Committee was to meet Tuesday, the DOH said earlier.
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Big Bear Lake Campgrounds asks commission to help with water

KINGWOOD — Big Bear Lake Campgrounds needs public water for its long-term survival, and the manager asked the Preston County Commission to help fund upgrades to the public water system in northern Preston County. Mark Schooley, general manager of Big Bear Lake Campgrounds, spoke to commissioners Dave Price, Don Smith...
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Road Patrol: CSX bridge in Terra Alta

TERRA ALTA,W.Va. – Crossing railroad tracks is proving to be difficult for some Preston County residents. The CSX bridge near Salt Lick Road has been closed for more than four years. Now, residents want it back open. “The worst thing is I just can’t see why it doesn’t happen, people...
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Health department ends fiscal year in good shape

KINGWOOD — Preston County Health Department Administrator V.J. Davis is working with his counterparts in other parts of the state to improve legislators’ knowledge of how health departments are funded and to standardize services. The Preston County Health Department ended the 2020-21 fiscal year better than it expected, Davis told...
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Town, county, emergency service providers ask for CSX bridge fix

TERRA ALTA — The Preston County Commission, Terra Alta Volunteer Fire Department, county emergency services, ambulance services and the Town of Terra Alta have all submitted letters to the state Division of Highways asking the agency to address the closed CSX bridge. That’s in addition to more signatures added to...
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Two Preston teachers win state honors

KINGWOOD — Two Preston County teachers received honors recently. Preston County’s Teacher of the Year is one of 10 in the running for West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Claire Jones teaches elementary and middle school art at Aurora and Rowlesburg. The state winner will be announced in September. Steve...
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Community calendar

The 101st-annual Bowser reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Accident Community Park pavilion. Bring a covered dish. All family and friends are welcome. The Broadwater reunion will be held at the Grantsville Park at 11 a.m. Aug. 1. Everyone is welcome. Dinners. Divine Hope...