County Commission finalizes Suddenlink service order

Staff Writer

WAYNE- Wayne County Commission moved to finalize an edited service order and agreement with Suddenlink Communications during a regular meeting on Monday.

The service order states that there will be two separate Primary Rate Interfaces (PRI) installed, whereas the original agreement approved in June was for just one for the main courthouse building. The new agreement includes two contracts for The Wayne County Courthouse, and one for the courthouse annex.

A PRI is a telecommunications interface standard used on an Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) for carrying multiple DS0 voice and data transmissions between the network and a user.

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REGISTER OPEN – Rachel Pyles, a sales associate at Wal-Mart, works the register at Wayne Monday. The store will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and stay open all night and all day Friday. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson

Customers can shop big deals close to home

Staff Writer

WAYNE — ’Tis the season for family, food and shopping.

This year Wal-Mart is making Black Friday deals even easier to scoop up than before with its convenient maps, organization in-store and upgraded online options to browse after the turkey coma sets in.

For the first time ever, the majority of Wal-Mart’s Black Friday deals will be available on Walmart.com – including many of the top items such as televisions, video game consoles and small home appliances – beginning at 3 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving morning, according to a news release.

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Grand Master M. Douglas Neal lays the mortar as the Grand Masonic Lodge of West Virginia performs the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School on the grounds of the former C-K High School on Saturday in Kenova. Photo by Anthony Davis/The Herald-Dispatch

Cornerstone laid for C-K school

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KENOVA - A cornerstone was laid Saturday afternoon for the new, $20 million Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School scheduled to open to 600 students in fall 2017.

About 600 pre-K through fifth-grade students currently are being housed in modular classrooms on the site of the former Ceredo-Kenova High School on U.S. 60.

The students were moved five years ago when a sinkhole closed the former elementary school, said Deidre Farley, elementary school principal.

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From Left: Sandra Pertee, Trey Morrone and Tim Kinsey

Giving Thanks in Wayne County

Wayne County Clerk Rennick Booth – I am thankful for the staff of my office and for health.

Kenova Mayor Terry Carpenter – I am thankful for the freedoms we have in this country and for the wonderful city that I serve.

Kenova City Council president Don Bias – I am thankful for family and the ability to still be healthy enough to serve this community.

Wayne County Assessor Tim Kinsey – I am thankful for my wife, family, friends, health and the wonderful staff of this office that have been a big help to me the last several weeks.

Superintendent of Wayne County Schools Sandra Pertee – I am thankful to be in a position that helps me to make decisions that directly and indirectly help shape the future of students that fill the classrooms of our county schools. I am glad to make an impact.

Wayne County Board of Education president Trey Morrone – I am always thankful for my family. My wife and children are the most important thing in my life. I am really proud of them and am truly blessed to have them in my life.

Wayne County News Managing Editor – I am most thankful for my kids. They are my joy and my pain – which means they truly are everything to me. Each one of them teaches me something new about myself daily in their own ways.

Survey shows more working on holiday

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ARLINGTON, Va. - It won’t be a lazy morning for all American workers on Thanksgiving, according to findings from Bloomberg’s Bureau of National Affairs Thanksgiving Holiday Practices Survey, which has been conducted annually since 1980 .

While more than 7 out of 10 surveyed employers have scheduled paid days off for both Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, 36 percent of all responding organizations will require at least some employees to work on the national holiday, up slightly from 33 percent in 2014, according to a press release.

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BOE approves several actions

Managing Editor

WAYNE – The Wayne County Board of Education took the following actions during Tuesday’s regular board meeting at Wayne High School.

Approved purchasing a utility truck for the Maintenance Department from Pioneer Used Auto for $34,000.

Approved $6,355 to Colonial Food Service Equipment for a cold food serving counter to add a garden bar at Kenova Elementary School.

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