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Last Thursday's storm brought this tree crashing down into the home of Mike and Debbie Alfred on Olive St. High winds and water plagued much of the county during the storm, but nothing compared to areas in the south central and southern areas of West Virginia. (Photo Submitted)

The Pricetown Department is serving as a collection point for residents to donate water to those in need. (Photo Submitted)

May Aid in
Aliayah Case

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Missing Aliayah Lunsford


Aliayah Lunsford, 3, was last seen Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 6:30 a.m. She disappeared from the Bendale area, wearing purple pajama pants and a pink sweat shirt. Lunsford has short brown hair and brown eyes and is missing four front teeth. If you have any information, please call 304-269-8241.


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Flood Cleanup Underway
Death Toll Stands at 23 in WV

Lewis Countians were spared the full wrath of storms and downpours that struck the state early last Thursday morning, leading to one of the worst area natural disasters in history. Statewide, at last count, 23 individuals lost their lives as a result of the storm that dumped over 9 inches of rain in a short time causing flash floods over much of the south central and southern portions of West Virginia.

Big July 4th Events Slated

A variety of activities await Lewis Countians for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, including the annual Independence Day Parade in downtown Weston at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 4 and two scheduled displays of fireworks.

Jobless Rate Falls In County in May

Workforce West Virginia released their unemployment numbers for May 2016, with Lewis County reporting a decrease in unemployment. April 2016 showed Lewis County’s jobless rate at 9.1 percent and May is showing a rate of 8.6 percent. The total number of employed residents is 6,380, with 600 unemployed residents. Statewide, the total number employed residents is 738,00, with 45,400 unemployed residents for May.









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