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Dennis James Miller, 50, of Moorefield, has been sentenced to 108 months incarceration for his involvement in a fentanyl and methamphetamine distribution operation.

Firefighters are still working to combat a wildfire near Upper Tract that has seen more than 2,000 acres of forest set ablaze.

The fire began on Thanksgiving Day in the Dry Hollow and Upper Tract areas.

In a release from the Monongahela National Forest Service, public affairs officer Kelly Bridges explained that firefighters are working to prepare the North Fork Mountain Trail as a control line for the fire to spread to the west.

A Pendleton County woman is facing charges after being discovered in the Petersburg McDonald’s parking lot with multiple illegal substances.

While many families have heirlooms they pass from generation to generation, for one Grant County family that unique heirloom is a cactus.

The holiday cactus, which is currently owned by Janie and Larry Berg, has lived and grown alongside six generations and, according to the family’s estimations, is likely more than 100 years old.

Janie received the cactus from Nellie Carr, Larry’s grandmother, who had owned the cactus for decades.

Young people feeling lonely or in need of a friend will now have a creative way to communicate that with the installation of the “Buddy Bench” in the Petersburg City Park.

The bench was donated through Petersburg High School student, Molly Kuykendall, who made the initiative part of her platform as she competed for and won Miss West Virginia Junior High America earlier this year.

Three Grant County residents were arrested earlier this month following the discovery of a suspicious vehicle parked in “the Field” section of Petersburg.

Viking enrollment drops 20% over decade, falls below Yellow Jackets

Beginning the next academic year, Petersburg High School will no longer be competing as a Class AA division school. The move comes after a recent re-evaluation of West Virginia high school attendance.

A local man is facing multiple drug charges following a routine defective equipment traffic stop in Petersburg.

The charges stem from an incident on Nov. 20, when Deputy J.M. Rohrbaugh of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was conducting road patrol in the area of Keyser Avenue in Petersburg. During his patrol, he observed a blue Ford Ranger with defective equipment pull into Hartman’s Gas and Go.

According to a new report, Verso Corporation, owner of the now-closed Luke Paper Mill, is facing a lawsuit for the ongoing unlawful discharges of a toxic waste called “black liquor” that has allegedly been spilling into the North Branch of the Upper Potomac River.

“Being fed, not being hungry, is a very basic part of who we are. There is a lot we can get through in life without, but you have to have food. I really believe people are not at their best when they are hungry - providing food to someone is providing a massive improvement to their life and the way they interact with others.” -Karnsey Kimble, Petersburg Interfaith Food Pantry

As the weather cools and the holiday season moves closer, there is one American tradition that is celebrated in millions of homes across the nation - the holiday meal. It is a hallmark of the year, with an estimated 90% of American households celebrating with some form of family meal and consuming an estimated 46 million turkeys, according to the National Turkey Foundation

What may be a harder statistic to swallow for those struggling economically is the fact that this meal costs an average of nearly $50 a household for an extended family gathering, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. This reality can pose a painful burden to those struggling with food insecurity, meaning they live in a home that has inadequate or unreliable access to food.

This can be especially difficult in rural parts of the nation, which have less access to company-based giving, established homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

Three Grant County residents have been sentenced for distributing Fentanyl, a deadly opioid, throughout the county.

“The amount of drugs seized during this investigation curbed a potential increase of overdose incidents and deaths,” said Grant County Sheriff B.W. Ours. “Investigations of this nature reaffirms my decision to assign a Grant County deputy as a full-time member of the task force.”

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