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Eric Freeman and Christopher Scarberry

Two men die in separate crashes on same road

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KENOVA - Two people died in separate accidents Saturday along West Virginia 75, according to the West Virginia State Police. The first accident was on West Virginia 75 in the Huntington area at 6 p.m. Saturday.

An all-terrain vehicle and a sports utility vehicle collided head-on, according to authorities. The victim was identified as Christopher Scarberry, 34, of Kenova. He was riding in the ATV. Scarberry was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the second crash, a vehicle was found on its side along Nana Lane off West Virginia 75 about 9 p.m. Saturday in the Kenova area. The victim in that crash was identified as Eric Freeman, 48, of Kenova. The vehicle ran off the road and was found on its side, according to authorities.

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HOMEBODY – Larry Kinser relaxes on the front porch outside his newly constructed home. WCN photos by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Volunteers construct new home for local man

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

DUNLOW – Larry Kinser spent 15 years living without running water in an old camper and then moved into a dilapidated mobile home with no floor and only a board to get him to his bed each night – but all that changed Saturday when he was presented with a brand new home.

Volunteers and work camp groups directed by the Cabwaylingo Presbyterian Chapel in Dunlow spent just three months constructing a new 16’ by 28’ home for the 63-year-old man with a team comprised of a 100 or so.

Kinser, who suffers from cancer and whose deteriorating eyesight has forced him onto disability, applied for the home in January and was chosen among a slew of other applicants.

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Commission looks into Section 125

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Commission is weighing options on developing a Section 125 Employee Benefit Plan in order to be in compliance with W.Va. code.

Section 125 Plans are employee benefit plans in which employees contribute a portion of their income on a pre-tax basis and are reimbursed for claims they must pay out of pocket.

In these types of plans, the employee deductions are not subject to Federal, State or Social Security taxes.

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Wayne democrats to meet Sept. 28

The Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee will meet September 28 at 6 pm at the Democrat Headquarters in Wayne.

The Democrat Headquarters is now open at the former Wayne County Newspaper office. Most hours that are open are still flexible, mostly on Fridays and Saturdays.

There are different signs available that can be picked up for your yard or car. Other information is available if you stop in.don Dennison said Thursday.

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