2021-03-25

RCHS 3-11 after pair of matches

Roane County split a pair of wrestling matches at Ritchie County and won one of three when they hosted a quad meet Saturday.

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Too many rules, or too much poverty

He moved down here from up north, as we like to say.

A different basketball season right from the jump

A few weeks ago we promoted our annual basketball special sections on the front page by using the headline: “Ready for tipoff.”

County vaccination rate approaching 40%

With 38% of the county’s adults having received at least one vaccination for COVID-19, local health care providers are aiming even higher.

Festival back on track

Governor lifts ban brought by COVID

After it was canceled because of the coronavirus last year, officials are already making plans for the return of the annual W.Va. Black Walnut Festival in October.

Pay raise amount still uncertain

Commissioners have one more budget meeting

There is still no county budget for the coming fiscal year as officials have yet to agree on how big a raise employees with receive.

Obituaries for 3-25-21

Martha Ash, 83; Stephen Allen Fisher, 73; Lola Gayle Hunt, 80; Bobby Neal King, 71; Jason Brell Knight, 42; Charles Phillips Jr., 56

Two perish in house fire

Rescuers work to pull victims from flames

Two men perished in a house fire Saturday that also left a woman clinging to life in a burn unit.

Editorial cartoon 3-25-21