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Mitigation plans form the foundation for a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The Region I Planning & Development Council has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, […]

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Notice: McDowell County Redevelopment Authority has moved!

McDowell County Redevelopment Authority has moved to the first floor of the County Commission Building located at 109 Wyoming Street, Welch, WV 24801.The NEW Phone number is 304-436-8582, and office hours are 8 am to 4 pm M-F.

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Online Tax Inquiry System

Sheriff Martin West is pleased to announce that you can now go on line to view your county personal property and real estate taxes. Payment on line will come in the future. The web site for your convenience is www.wvpropertytaxes.com; click on Software Systems, INC:Property Tax Inquiry. Review the state map and click on McDowell […]

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Two charged with taking emergency vehicle during tunnel fire

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Virginia Price of Maine and Colin Dunn of Maryland are charged with hindering government process after they allegedly stole an emergency services vehicle on Friday. According to officials, the two were attempting to help officials fight the flames in the East River Mountain Tunnel, but firefighters said they didn’t need any help. Price […]

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First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

(WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released Friday night after being treated for smoke inhalation at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Thompson says the tunnel fire along the […]

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DUI Checkpoints this Friday – June 13, 2014

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting two DUI checkpoints on Friday, June 13. The first checkpoint will be located at the intersection of Route 635 and Route 83. The alternate route will be route 83/5 and 5/5. The second checkpoint will be located at the intersection of Route 16 and 83. The alternate […]

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Flooding in McDowell County leaves people devastated

Flooding in McDowell County leaves people devastated.

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Train Fire in Northfork

NORTHFORK (WVVA) – A train caught fire while traveling through McDowell County Tuesday, spilling oil and filling part of one town with heavy smoke. McDowell County 911 says the initial call came in at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters tell WVVA News the train initially caught fire and began smoking in Keystone but was unable to […]

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Roderfield Bridge Named for Late Businessman

By Cathy Patton RODERFIELD – Friends and family members gathered Friday afternoon to dedicate the Roderfield Box Beam Bridge in honor of a well-known and well-liked Roderfield businessman, the late Carnie L. Spratt. Born in May 1901 in Baileysville, Spratt and his two brothers, William and Buster, moved to Roderfield in the 1930s and operated […]

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Sheriff’s Budget, Lay Offs Dominate Commission Meeting

By Cathy Patton WELCH – Budget issues and employee lay offs dominated the regularly scheduled McDowell County Commission meeting Wednesday evening, May 28. Attorney Amanda Gardner, Beckley, counsel for McDowell County deputies, addressed the Commission in regard to overtime pay and remediation of salary differences. Noting that “comp time is of no value” to the […]

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