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449 calls to Lincoln 911:guilty plea to single charge

By SEÁN O'DONOGHUE

Managing Editor

HAMLIN - A West Hamlin man recently pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency incident. The single charge was just one of 449 stemming from a July 22, 2014 incident. Jamie Watson Clayborn, 26, with an address at Friday Street in West Hamlin, was charged in connection with the incident on July 25, 2014. The matter was assigned to Lincoln County Magistrate Mona Snodgrass.

According to court documents, Clayborn was arrested and made his initial appearance in magistrate court on August 7, 2014. The 449 calls to Lincoln 911 were in violation of WV Code 61-6-20, Falsely reporting an emergency incident. Violators are deemed…

WVDNR urges deer caution

 ELKINS - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year, as deer/vehicular collisions increase significantly during the months of October and November.

 “West Virginia is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, including a healthy white-tailed deer population,” said Gary Foster, supervisor of Game Management for the DNR. “Although deer are found throughout the state, their population densities vary considerably from one region to another. West Virginia’s rural nature and mountainous terrain also contribute to collisions between deer and vehicles, as the highest quality deer habitat is often associated with…

AG says deed scam is back

 CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia residents to be cautious of companies offering to sell them a copy of the deed to their home.

In the past few weeks, the AG's office has received a number of complaints and inquiries from residents who have been mailed official-looking “Recorded Deed Notice” letters. Inside, the letters offer to sell homeowners a copy of their deed for $83.  The letters include language that may result in the homeowner believing he or she must comply by a specific date.

“This is an issue that surfaced last fall and is making its rounds in the state again,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Homeowners should know that…