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International phone scam comes to Lincoln County

CHARLESTON - A number of Lincoln County cell phone users received phone calls originating from as far away a Lithuania in recent weeks. The Lincoln News Sentinel received a number of calls from concerned phone customers. Meanwhile, the state’s attorney general (AG) issued a warning to residents about the scam.

According to the AG’s office, the calls originate from Lithuania, Morocco and other nations. Consumers can identify such calls by the country code, such as +370, +32 and so on, as opposed to the more routine area code that is surrounded by parentheses, such as (304).

The scam calls have become so globally pervasive that they even have their own name: “Wangiri,” Japanese for “one…

EPA announces new additions

MINDEN - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited the Mountain State on Monday, May 13, 2019 to announce new additions to the National Priorities List (NPL), including the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area in Minden, West Virginia.

“By adding the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek area to the National Priorities List, we are taking action to clean up the site and protect the health of the local community,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA listened closely to the concerns of the community in making this decision, and our commitment to the Minden community is that a site on the National Priorities List will be a true national priority.”…