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Judge accepts plea deal in Crum murder trial

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – One of three indicted in the December 2014 death of Jeffrey “Bub” Crum agreed to a plea deal Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

William Messer, 32, of Kermit, W.Va., pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery before Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt.

According to the deal, Messer will be sentenced to 40 years for the murder plea and 80 years for the robbery plea.

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Linda Whaley presents Jack Wellman and Rennie Talbert with certificates and medals recognizing their military involvement during a ceremony by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Saturday.

Daughters of the Confederacy honors Wayne veterans

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE — The United Daughters of the Confederacy honored two veterans during a ceremony Saturday at Wayne United Methodist Church.

Rennie Talbert and Jack Wellman, both of Wayne, were honored by the Huntington Chapter 150 of the organization for their military service in the Vietnam and Korean wars.

The event featured many patriotic songs as entertainment including a performance of “My Country Tis of Thee” by the The Wayne United Methodist Choir as well was the posting of the colors by Cub Scout Pack 1170.

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Maynard descendants who helped set the marker pose for a photo. Photo submitted

Maynard monument completed

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FORT GAY – The Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society is proud to announce the completion of their work in erecting a grave marker for Revolutionary War soldier James Maynard.

James Maynard was born about 1750 and died in Wayne County, Virginia on October 13, 1852. Wayne County was then still a part of Virginia.

The location of his burial site was discovered about three months ago by Ron Maynard and his son Bob. They are both members of our society and live at Fort Gay. All of the many thousands of descendants of James Maynard should be very proud of these two men.

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Valley Health WIC to offer farmer’s market vouchers

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The Valley Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is now distributing Farmers’ Market vouchers to WIC participants during normal clinic hours in Wayne and other counties.

The vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as they are available.

Current Wayne WIC participants are eligible to participate in the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Participants will need to show a valid WIC ID to receive the vouchers.

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Commission gets $29,777 grant

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Commission received notice via letter from the WV Court Security Board that it was approved for a court security fund grant.

The letter, dated June 27, confirms the monies for the commission to use for the purpose of enhancing the county’s court security.

Commission also approved President Bob Pasley to sign a contract with the WV Department of Environmental Protection for the fiscal year 2017.

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Genoa Baptist Church hosts car show

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