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Hamlin Community Center board dissolved by council

By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE

Managing Editor

HAMLIN - The Town of Hamlin has assumed responsibility and control of the community center with which it shares a building. The unanimous (5-0) council decision came at the September 6, 2016 regular monthly meeting of the town council.

For many months, council members and the mayor have discussed the main problem with the community center board, specifically, the inability to hold meetings due to the absence of a quorum. Given that bookings for the community center and the taking of deposits are handled by the town clerk anyway, the council voted to dissolve the community center board and transfer control to the town council.

The community center is used…

Congressional delegation supports Tomblin's supplemental funding push

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Last week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley (R-WV1), Alex Mooney(R-WV2), and Evan Jenkins(R-WV3), sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s new request to include West Virginia in any Presidential supplemental appropriations request that the Administration may submit to Congress.

The delegation said in part: “In West Virginia, more than two months after the deadly June floods that killed 23 people, eight counties remain under a state of emergency. More than 5,000 homes and businesses were damaged during the disaster and over 70 percent of all…

Wild, Wonderful WV to launch #MYWV Fall Color

CHARLESTON - Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, in collaboration with West Virginia State Parks and tourism industry partners, will launch #MyWV Fall Color a web-based, user-generated platform to showcase fall foliage in the Mountain State. West Virginians and visitors are encouraged to share their fall foliage photos at GoToWV.com/leaves.

 "Fall is such a special time of year filled with harvest festivals and brilliant hues of red, yellow and orange. You’ll find leaf peepers from near and far taking to our scenic back roads and exploring the Mountain State’s natural beauty," Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. "We encourage folks to share photos of fall color in realtime at…