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Meeting the mask needs of the community

TAYLOR COUNTY—Residents continue to answer the call when it comes to the COVID-19 response, and many community members have been crafting masks for those in need in the area.

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Grafton City Hospital receives a much needed upgrade

GRAFTON—Grafton City Hospital is always looking for new ways to better serve the community, by adding new services and upgrading their facility. Recently the hospital acquired new equipment that will not only aid in patient care but will increase someone’s overall experience when having to undergo services at the facility.

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Taylor County Public Library closed

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Public Library is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. All programs, services,  and meeting room reservations have been canceled.  

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Backpack food pickup announced

TAYLOR COUNTY—Students from Anna Jarvis Elementary, Grafton High and Taylor County Middle Schools who participated in this year’s FUMC/AJE Backpack Program may pick up their food at the Fetterman United Methodist Church

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All registered voters to receive absentee ballot applications

TAYLOR COUNTY—Taylor County Clerk Georgianna Thompson announced Friday that in conjunction with Secretary of State Mac Warner, all registered voters of the county would be mailed an absentee ballot application for the upcoming election.

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Healthy Grandfamilies halts session

TAYLOR COUNTY—Although Healthy Grandfamilies has chosen to suspend the remainder of their Spring Session meetings, organizers are still hoping to help make Easter a little special for children within their program.

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Stay at Home order issued in wake of COVID-19 spread throughout WV

WEST VIRGINIA— On Monday, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that the Novel Coronavirus 2019 is now transmitting within the state, leading him to put a “Stay at Home” order in place.

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YCF establishes Emergency Impact Fund to aid in COVID-19 response

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) Board of Directors has established the “Emergency Impact Fund for North Central West Virginia” to assist nonprofits in addressing the immediate impacts of COVID-19.

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Minnesota non-profit supports GHS

GRAFTON, WV- On Wednesday March 4th, a group of students accepted a donation of “period packs” from Only Hope, MN, a charitable organization based in Minnesota, on behalf of the Grafton High School nurse’s office.

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Studio C offering fun way to get kids moving

GRAFTON—The Novel Coronavirus 2019 has rapidly swept through the nation, and now the state of West Virginia, effecting everyone in its path including the youth of Taylor County. With the closing of all public schools and postponements of sporting events, one local dance teacher is doing her part to keep kids active, while providing them with sense of normalcy.

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Gov. Justice, WVU Hospitals announce plans for keeping Fairmont Regional Medical Center open; construction of new community hospital

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Fairmont Regional Medical Center will continue operating under the umbrella of WVU Hospitals and that a new, state-of-the-art, full-service 100-bed facility will be constructed during the next 18-24 months preserving hundreds of jobs in the region.

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Green Day Hike offers mental health break while social distancing

TYGART LAKE— Despite a chill in the air, and the threat of COVID-19 looming down on the Mountain State, nearly 50 individuals gathered at the Tygart Lake State Park Campgrounds on Saturday, March 14, to venture off on a newly developed trail for the park’s annual Green Day Hike.

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Area students take on regional Math Field Day competition

After performing well in the Taylor County Math Field Day competition, students from Taylor County Middle School, Anna Jarvis Elementary School and Flemington Elementary School took on students from surrounding counties during the Regional Math Field Day, held at University High School in Morgantown, on Saturday, March 7

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Grafton Subway closed for renovations

GRAFTON—The Grafton Subway will be getting a new face lift next week, and will be closed while renovations are being completed.

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Taylor County students learn citizenship in Charleston

TAYLOR COUNTY—Local Taylor County students returned from an exciting 3-day experience in Charleston with the YLA 8th Grade Youth & Government Seminars. Selected representatives from Taylor County Middle school were at the State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, executive offices, and even sat in on a night court session.

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Flu and cold supplies being sought

TAYLOR COUNTY—With all the hype surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19, many people have forgot that the nation is still in the middle of cold and flu season. In fact, many residents are in need of supplies to help ease them through this time of year.

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Campus closed for active shooter drill

GRAFTON—Taylor County Schools in conjunction with Grafton City Police Department will be conducting an Active Shooter Drill at Anna Jarvis Elementary on Monday March 23, 2020 at 8:00 am.

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GHS singers represent school, city and county well

All State Choir students Emily Rock, Elias Rubenstein and Kassidy Simmons represent Grafton High School, the city and county at the WVMEA All State Conference that was held Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Charleston.

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Local church institutes program to help the needy in the community

GRAFTON— Many organizations in Grafton are constantly striving to better the community and assist those in need. Recently, one local church has created a unique and anonymous way for individuals to both give and receive a little help.

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Healthy Grandfamilies kicks off spring session

TAYLOR COUNTY—Families came together for the start of the spring session of the Healthy Grandfamilies program, earlier this month.

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Taylor County students recognized in WV Youth Art Month competition

GRAFTON—The month of March is Youth Art Month here in West Virginia and across the nation. Judges chose six pieces of student artwork to represent Taylor County in the statewide competition, with pieces from Anna Jarvis, Taylor County Middle School, and Grafton High School.

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Taylor County Relay for Life hosting various fundraisers

TAYLOR COUNTY—The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement has become the nation’s largest fundraising event to save the lives of those living with cancer.

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Air Rifle team hits their mark in recent competition

TAYLOR COUNTY—Taylor County 4-Her’s made their mark on the West Virginia 4-H Air Rifle competition, as the team claimed a top spot and a member of the team reigned supreme over the contest.

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Arts Council adds new services

GRAFTON— The Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) is on an ongoing mission to keep the arts alive and thriving in Grafton and Taylor County. In doing so, the group continues to add to and enhance their amenities to better serve the community.

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GCH to celebrate 75th Anniversary

GRAFTON—For many years, Grafton City Hospital has sat atop a large hill, overlooking the town and the residents that it serves, and in just a few short days, the hospital will be commemorating their 75th Anniversary with a special celebration.

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Kids get creative for upcoming art show

GRAFTON—Allowing children to expand their imagination and explore their creativity through art is a critical step in the development for a young mind.

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