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Marrowbone Creek Bridge to be renamed after army sergeant

By NIKKI DOTSON
Staff Writer

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Senate resolved that a bridge in southern Wayne County would be renamed in memory of a U.S. Army Sergeant from Mingo County.

The bridge, now known as the Marrowbone Creek Bridge, will be renamed the “U.S. Army SFC Jesse Muncy Memorial Bridge.”

It carries U.S. 152 over Marrowbone Creek in Wayne County. Senate has requested the Division of Highways to have signs made and placed identifying the bridge with its new name and also to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to the family members of Muncy.

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Cathie Kinsey shows off a sign she made in memory of her friend Mary Williamson during a Relay For Life kick off event at Wayne Elementary on Thursday. . WCN photo by Nikki Dotson

Relay for Life hosts kick off

By NIKKI DOTSON
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Relay For Life kicked off 2016 with a event on Thursday to get team leaders prepped for the upcoming walk and luminaria ceremony in May.

The event, hosted by Holley Durham, had a somber mood as relay participants remembered Mary Williamson, who was very much involved in the cause.

“Everything I went to she was right there with me,” Durham said. “She was very committed to relay.” Williamson, who passed last year in a car accident, was instrumental in the Wayne County event.

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Mark Maynard’s legislative role makes for full days

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing Editor

CHARLESTON – Many people were surprised to see the number of bills Senator Mark Maynard (R-Wayne) has introduced this legislative session.

There is a perfectly good explanation though. It is not that Maynard is an overachiever – rather a leadership role the junior senator was placed in explains everything.

Maynard is the chair of the Senate Rulemaking Committee. “The purpose of the committee is that we look at bills that have been passed and how they effect what agency. We look at how the bill in code should be delivered and enforced – basically how to carry out the rules,” Maynard said.

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Pasley signs grant acceptance letter

By NIKKI DOTSON
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Wanye County Commission President Bob Pasley signed an acceptance letter that will award the county a $17,109 grant that would aide in the continued digital preservation of records.

The grant awarded by the Records Management and Preservation Board is to be used as follows: $5,000 for personnel costs to index deed books digitalized by the Statewide Preservation Project, $4,723 for Myler encapsulation of earliest copies of the assessor’s land books and $7,386 to purchase map cabinets with Myler sleeves to encapsulate map books.

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County adjusting school calendar

WAYNE – The Wayne County Schools Calendar will be adjusted to account for the three snow days missed in January.

The county is adding April 8, 15, and 22 to the calendar. They were originally marked as Outside School Environment days. The adjustment brings the calendar back to 180 days of instruction. The county built in the OSE days when selecting this year’s calendar. The county will continue to use OSE days to make up missed days. Once OSE days are used up the county will then be forced extend the school year to make 180 days of instruction.

Last year, poor weather forced counties throughout the state to extend school years.

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