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Stacey Hicks, who owns property in the area, came before Council to urge quicker action on alleviating drainage problems in the Rogers Street area.

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PRINCETON — Mercer County residents should not throw away letters from the county clerk’s office or the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office because they contain information about changes in precincts and polling places.

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PRINCETON — A federal investigation has recovered $270,984 in back wages and liquidated damages for 166 workers of a Princeton skilled nursing care facility, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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PRINCETON — Children returning to classrooms and other places outside the home have increased the numbers of child abuse and neglect cases being reported in Mercer County and across the state, according to the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network.

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GREEN VALLEY — At their meeting Wednesday at the Mercer County Health Center, the Mercer County Board of Health discussed plans to become the primary agency to administer school sports physicals.

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CHARLESTON — Several potentially controversial bills were filed this week by West Virginia legislators, including two that would set limits on when legal abortions can be performed.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues to see more COVID-related hospitalizations, with the total at 907 on Tuesday, the highest it has been since the Delta surge, when it peaked at 1,012.

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PRINCETON — The Charles T. “Chuck” Mathena II Foundation, Inc. in Princeton is among the West Virginia entities receiving funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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GREEN VALLEY — Route 460’s east and westbound lanes were shut down Tuesday after a fire burned a business located just off the eastbound lanes.

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PRINCETON — Two new deputies recently joined the ranks of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number officers available for regular patrols across the county.

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CHARLESTON — Almost 3,000 new COVID cases were reported in one day in the state on Wednesday, pushing the active case count to 17,718, the highest it’s been since early September when the Delta variant surge was taking off.

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PRINCETON — Staying focused on a few important goals is the city of Princeton’s plan for 2022, according to Mayor David Graham and City Manager Mike Webb.

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Officers discovered pills among candy canes when they responded to a Christmas Day domestic violence complaint which led to the arrests of two people on charges including child neglect resulting in risk of injury.

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PRINCETON — Individuals who served Princeton and the rest of Mercer County throughout their lives were among the people who were lost as the year 2021 progressed.

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PETERSTOWN — After an unexpected delay caused by frigid temperatures in Texas last winter, the new Peterstown School complex is getting back on track and will be ready to open in August 2022.

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — The Facebook memes, the editorial cartoons and the headlines from left-leaning publications all agree: Sen. Joe Manchin is living a lavish lifestyle while blocking Biden administration initiatives to relieve and comfort the ordinary folks of West Virginia and America in general. The evidence: Manchin drives an Italian sportscar and lives in Washington on a “luxury yacht.”

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PRINCETON — Some residents can still remember when a house off West Main Street was a place for milk and cookies with friends, but now it’s a house where children needing help with legal matters can find the support they need.

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PRINCETON — Answers received by a survey of the opinions Mercer County residents have about COVID-19 vaccinations were distributed recently after the results were tabulated.

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ATHENS — The effort to refurbish the Athens Town Park received a major boost Tuesday evening as the state gave a $9,000 donation. Delegate Doug Smith (R-Mercer) presented Athens Mayor Tim Pike with the check from the House of Delegates via the Local Economic Development Assistance program for the restoration of the park. Smith said the LEDA assistance was a yearly program and that it was up to each delegate to choose what projects received assistance.

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PRINCETON — Last week, three city businesses which participated in the "Make It Sparkle" Christmas decorating contest were recognized by the City of Princeton with monetary awards.

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PRINCETON — From Christmas trees to acts of kindness, memories of the holiday season were recently shared by people with local ties via Facebook.

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WASHINGTON — West Virginia and other states are going to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop an attempt by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to transform the nation’s power sector through emissions regulations

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ATHENS — In three ceremonies over two days, 160 Concord University graduate candidates received recognition in the Main Gymnasium of the Carter Center during the 23rd annual Fall Commencement Ceremony.

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PRINCETON — A campaign that urges holiday seekers to avoid the reckless behavior of drunk and drugged driving is partnering with local human service and law enforcement agencies to make the Christmas season safer for everyone is now underway

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PRINCETON — An agency that aids children needing legal services is celebrated its new location recently with a ribbon cutting, an open house, a book sale and, on Dec. 20, a visit from Santa Claus.



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