CALM AFTER THE STORM – After a day of severe thunderstorms, the sun sets over Toms Creek Road Thursday in Wayne. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Weather wreaks havoc on state, county

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WAYNE – Severe thunderstorms swept the region Thursday leading to flash flooding, electricity outages and deaths in W.Va.

Around 5 a.m. Thursday morning a line of storms touched down in Wayne County making the early morning commute a tricky one.

Emergency personnel received reports of trees and downed power lines in roadways, flooding and several car accidents.

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Deidre Farley stands at the future site of C-K Elementary where she will be principal. The school is projected to open in August 2017. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Farley named principal of new Ceredo-Kenvoa Elementary

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KENOVA – Deidre Farley grew up in Kenova. She attended Kenova Elementary and Ceredo-Kenova High School.

She then decided to get a teaching degree, and after obtaining that, she came back home to Kenova where she taught special education classes in 1997.

In 2005, she took on the role of principal at Kenova Elementary, and never left. Though she has been hired to be principal of the new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary, she said she still wants the school to be home.

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I-64 traffic stop nets three felony drug arrests

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HUNTINGTON – DRUG POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER: Justin Edward Ruggles, 24, of Wayne; Julius Marice Hurt, 31, of Huntington; and James Tyrone Pugh, 41, of Wheeling, West Virginia, were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance following a traffic stop on Interstate 64.

Police stopped a vehicle after the driver committed several traffic violations on U.S. 60 and found that Pugh, a passenger, was wanted on a felony drug warrant. A police dog indicated drugs were in the vehicle, and a large sum of money was in plain sight, police said.

Police found 1.56 grams of heroin, digital scales and $1,945.

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Cabell, Wayne Shelter awarded federal funds

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HUNTINGTON - The Cabell/Wayne Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been awarded $55,145 in federal funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, according to a release.

The money will supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Cabell and Wayne counties, and the local board will determined how the funds will be distributed among local service agencies.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, have a voluntary board (if they are a private voluntary organization), and have a DUNS number and FEIN number.

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