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Hot Cup to open Harry Potter themed reading room

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The Hot Cup of Logan is launching a magical program tonight to capture the interest of teens and young adults and help raise the literacy rate in Logan County.If you have frequented the Hot Cup recently, you may have noticed some Harry Potter themed decorations (i.e. the 9 ¾ train platform outside of their front door). What you may not know is the owner, Michael Cline, is also building a Harry Potter themed “Cupboard Under the Stairs” Reading Room, and it will be open for readers on April 28.The reading room consists of high quality replica props from the Harry Potter series (including the elder wand, a golden snitch, Harry’s glasses and more) and will be filled with top notch young adult genre books.

 

Logan Co. ranked 41 in state for childhood development

The West Virginia Kids Count Data Book was released Wednesday, April 16, and the results for Logan County were shocking.Logan ranks 41st out of W.Va. 55 counties in early child development. The ranking is based on percent low birthweight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; percent four year olds enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten; percent children approved for free and reduced-price meals; child abuse/neglect rate; teen birth rate; percent births to unmarried teens; percent ...

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Littering bill dies in Senate

The Appalachian Mountains are considered some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Anywhere one goes in West Virginia the splendor of the mountain state is best represented by its hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and streams. Unfortunately, it may be that many of us take them for granted.American Heritage Dictionary defines a Mountaineer as “a native or inhabitant of a mountainous area.” It defines Hillbilly as “a person from the backwoods or a remote moun...

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And the wall came tumbling down

WEST LOGAN — A retaining wall on Third Avenue has begun crumbling due to recent heavy rains in the West Logan area.West Logan Police Chief Robert Ward told members of the town council about the problem during the April 2014 meeting.Ward said that he was contacted be residents on a Thursday evening patrol about the problem during a recent storm and the street was promptly shut down.“This section of Third Avenue collapses every time we have a big rai...

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Plans announced for Shriner’s Car Show

WILLIAMSON - With spring offically here, thoughts soon turn to outdoor activities and community events that have become a common sight in Mingo County. One such annual event that is always popular among people of all ages is the Tug Valley Shrine Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show.Organizers and supporters of this event say they are planning to hold their 16th consecutive show on May 17, beginning at 9 a.m., with a rain date of May 24. This year, however; the Shriners will be doin...

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County Commission signs proclamation, declares April Child Abuse Awareness Month

Thursday, April 10, a special signing ceremony was held to highlight the Logan County Commission’s proclamation for April as Child Abuse Awareness Month.Several community representatives were present as Commission President Danny Godby signed the proclamation: “children are vital to our future, all children deserve a safe and stable home and communities that foster their well-being and effective child abuse prevention strategies succeed because of partnerships created a...

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Emergency services plans expansion

LOGAN — Logan County emergency services plans to modernize and provide more space for training sessions and other administrative work when some of their staff moves into a Logan building in a few months.Roger Bryant, emergency services director, confirmed that the agency has purchased what is known as the “old Social Security building” on Dingess Street.Bryant said when the decision was made that the organization had outgrown its current facilities, loc...

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House fire in south Man

The City of Man Fire Department was assisted by Buffalo Creek Fire Department and Station 200 Tuesday when they responded to a house fire at a residence in South Man. The home belonged to Mike and Gretchen Donahoe.The family was not home during the fire, but unfortunately three family dogs perished.According to the MVFD Chief, Bill Weese, the fire started in the kitchen area of the house and was accompanied by a great deal of smoke, heat, and water damage. The damage to ...

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