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  • Structure fire claims home

    A structure fire occurred in Vadis on the afternoon of November 9. Midway Volunteer Fire Department responded, with assistance from Pricetown Volunteer Fire Department, and Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department. The home was a total loss. [Photos courtesy of Pricetown Volunteer Fire Department]

  • Vehicle wrecks over embankment on I-79

    The Weston Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis County EMS, and the West Virginia State Police responded to a wreck at the southbound 94 mile-marker on I-79 on Sept. 26.

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Heavy rains lead to area flooding

After an already wet week, Lewis County experienced more flooding after some heavy rain on Thursday, Sept. 27. Water rose across the county and many roads became impassable.

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Weston residents asked to decorate home for Halloween

The City of Weston will be holding its first annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest encouraging residents to get in the Halloween spirit. The contest, which is also sponsored by Bennett’s Home and Auto and Mountain State Waste, kicked off on Oct. 1 and will continue taking entries until later this month.

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Lewis County Midget winning streak ends with loss to Bridgeport Red

The Lewis County Minutemen midget football came into Saturday’s home contest with Bridgeport with an undefeated record and had yet to be scored on the 2018 season.

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Minutemen-Bucs to Meet for 107th Time

A familiar foe will be at the Lewis County High School Sports Complex this Friday night when the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers come to town for the 107th renewal of the rivalry.

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Jane Lew Elementary School gets new artwork

ane Lew Elementary School students, parents, and school employees will now be greeted by a new piece of art as they arrive at school each day. As part of Dominion Energy’s volunteer project, a chainsaw carving was completed last week. The carving is an eagle holding a dreamcatcher (the school’s symbol) with the word “DREAM” below it. The project was completed by the Mason Dixon Boys, a company based in Raleigh County in the town of Cool Ridge.

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Advanced Placement scores discussed at BOE meeting

Lewis County High School Advanced Placement test scores for the 2017-18 school year were presented to the Board of Education at their meeting October 8. LCHS Principal John Whiston said the results are not what they want, and they are looking at ways to improve those scores, including ensuring that the correct teachers are teaching what they should be. The paper based tests are scored on a one to five range with five being the highest. College credit may be earned based on scores, with colleges requiring different minimums and most requiring a “three” or higher.

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Families enjoy Annual Fall Festivities at TALA

Many people came out on this past Saturday and enjoyed the Annual Fall Fest hosted by Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (TALA).

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Sixth-Annual Weston Volunteer Fire Department Gun Bash held

The Weston Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Gun Bash at Stonewall Resort Sept. 29.

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Ducks and Turtles Race through Lewis County Park

The United Way of Gilmer, Lewis, & Upshur held the annual duck and turtle race on Saturday, Oct. 6. The race was originally set to take place in the West Fork River across from City Hall in Weston, but instead had to be moved to Lewis County Park due to high waters.

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    Midway Volunteer FD holds annual Ox Roast fundraiser

    Midway Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Ox Roast fundraiser October 7. Crowds gathered not only for a meal, but door prizes were awarded as well. Chief Jesse Shackleford said the department recently passed inspection, and their Insurance Services Offices rating is at 5/5y. This rating could affect homeowner’s insurance rates, and lower numbers could mean better rates for that fire department’s service area.

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    Lewis County Pee Wee Football Team edges South Harrison 14-13

    The Lewis County Pee Wee Football team was at home on Saturday, Oct, 6, and hosted the South Harrison Hawks in a Mountaineer Youth Football game at the Robert L. Bland Middle School Athletic Field.

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    Lewis County Midget Team Gets Back On Track With 41-20 win Over South Harrison

    The Lewis County Midget football team was at home on Saturday, October 6 to face the South Harrison Hawks in a Mountaineer Youth Football game at the Robert L. Bland Middle School Athletic Field.

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    Lady Patriots JV and Varsity Squads each get 2 wins

    The Lady Patriots volleyball team was at home Tuesday, Oct. 2, taking on East Fairmont. The JV girls won a thriller 25-12, 22-25 and 25-20. Haylee Lewis scored 8 points followed by Leah Watson with 8 points. Destiny Sizemore scored 6 points with 4 aces.

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    LCHS Golf just misses state tourney

    The Lewis County High School Golf team came up just one shot short of their season goal of making the State Tournament.

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    Lady Patriots Down Philippi

    The Lady Patriots traveled to Philippi on Wednesday, September 26. The JV squad played a thrilling 25-15 22-25 and 25-23 match. Haylee Lewis scorched the nets for 10 points with 6 aces and a kill. Karli Foster added 7 points with 2 aces. Destiny Sizemore chipped in 6 points with 3 aces.

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