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SUPPORTING CAST – Former players, players and parents show their support for Buffalo Middle Coach Mike Ward outside a Wayne Board of Education meeting Tuesday. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Buffalo community shows support for coach Ward

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Members of the Buffalo community gathered at the Wayne County Board of Education meeting to show support for coach Mike Ward Tuesday night.

Past, current and parents of players on the Buffalo Middle School girl’s basketball team attempted to voice their opinions to the board about the head coach position.

Ward has been the head coach for the team for the last 11-years and has led Lady Bison to several county championship games – a feat that players say should not be overlooked.

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MODELING ATTIRE – Phillip Skeens poses in his unique attire by Ronnie and Dee Hatfield’s 1926 Ford Model T at the Ceredo Antique Car Show Saturday. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Car show cruises into Ceredo

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

CEREDO – People from near and far gassed up their antique cars and cruised into Ceredo Plaza Saturday for The Huntington Region Antique Automobile Club of America’s 16th Annual Ceredo Antique Car Show.

Phillip Skeens came from Milton to attend the show and support his friends Ronnie and Dee Hatfield who entered their 1926 Ford Model T and 1930 Ford Model A in the show.

“I came down here when I heard Ronnie was going to drive his Model A in,” Skeens said. “It’s a nice automobile.”

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State changes rules on fireworks

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ
HD Media

HUNTINGTON - West Virginians seeking a bigger bang this Fourth of July will have an easier time finding a greater variety of fireworks within the state’s borders thanks to a new law that went into effect June 1.

But while the new law expands the fireworks that can be sold, local officials are reminding residents that local laws regarding these explosive devices remain unchanged. In Huntington, that means the more potent fireworks remain illegal to use.

The new state legislation allows for the retail sale of consumer fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, mortar shells and roman candles.

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East Lynn program seeking volunteers

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

EAST LYNN – Coordinators of the Energy Express program at East Lynn Elementary School are looking for volunteers to help the weeks of June 27 to July 29.

Volunteers would have responsibilities such as one-on-one reading, helping out in the classrooms or lending a hand anywhere that help is needed.

Energy Express AmeriCorps members serving either as a mentor or community coordinator will receive a living allowance, an AmeriCorps educational award to be used for tuition and loans, and 300 community service hours.

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