Halloween Activities

The Freedom Message will host their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Friday October 27 at 7:00 p.m., while Trunk-or-Treat sponsored by the CVB will take place behind the Mother's Day Shrine on Saturday October 28, at 6:00 p.m.Trick-or-Treating for area youth will take place on Tuesday, October 31 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. Also, on October 31, Churches of the Knottsville Charge and the community of Thornton will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event, at the old Thornton School, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. In addition, All Aboard Grafton is once again putting on their haunted house fundraiser which will be open on weekends starting at dark, beginning on October 13.

  • TCAC urges creativity with two new art classes

    GRAFTON— The Taylor County Arts Council will be hosting artist Charlie Cowger in October, as he teaches not one, but two art classes. “We have had Charlie in the past, and we are so excited for him to be with us again,” share Taylor County Arts Council Member Holly Hill. Cowger will work to release the inner artists in his students through two classes— Art with Charlie Cowger and Portrait Drawing with Charlie Cowger. “We are looking for both interested art students, as well as models for the portrait drawing class,” shared Hill. “Models will be paid for their time.” Models are needed in four different age groups including, 7-8-year-olds, 10-11-year olds, those 18-44 years of age and 65 years and older.

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GHS Volleyball team working to make improvements before facing the Fighting Irish later this week

FAIRMONT – The Grafton High School volleyball team faced Fairmont senior last week. The girls played hard but fell to the Polar Bears three games to zero. In the contest Brianna Farnsworth recorded two kills and one block while Hailey Skiles had two aces and one block. Hannah Taylor added one ace, one kill and three blocks followed by Morgan Harrison with one ace, one kill, and four blocks. Kylie Hess added two kills as did Shannon Linton. The JV team lost to FSHS two games to zero.

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Lady Cats shutout Cougars

GRAFTON –The Grafton High School girls soccer team hosted a first round sectional game at home on Monday night. The Lady Cats drew the Lincoln Cougars for their first round game. The Lady Cats overcame a strong defensive effort by Lincoln to win 3 to 0. Kaycie Cochran scored the first goal for the Lady Cats as she found the back of the net with the assist coming from Maggie Dickey. The remaining two goals were scored in the second half as Morgan Griffith scored with just under eight minutes left in the contest. The assist on the Griffith goal was credited to Ally Peters.

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GHS cross country team runs at Big Ten Championships

FAIRMONT – The GHS cross country team competed in the Big Ten Championships last Thursday night in Fairmont at the White Day Golf Course. The Bearcats completed against Big Ten teams from Bridgeport, Preston, Philip Barbour, East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, North Marion, Robert C. Byrd, Elkins, Lewis County, Liberty and Buckhannon-Upshur.

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Are you ready to hit the mats? Taylor County youth wrestling registration going on now

GRAFTON—It’s that time of year again, when the weather begins to cool down outside, but indoors the temperature begins to heat up, as athletes take to the wrestling mats to prove they have what it takes, and the Grafton Wrestling Club, located at 24 West Main Street, Grafton, has announced they have begun holding registration for the upcoming season.

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Bearcats drop third consecutive game of season

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team returned home last Friday to face Braxton County. The Bearcats were able to keep up with Braxton in the first half, but the Cats were not able to score in the second half and fall to Braxton 35—14.

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