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Hard times at Grafton High for Lady Bearcats  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team hosted one of the top teams in WV at home on Wednesday night. The Bearcats' opponent was the ...



Two area schools recognized for outstanding achievements  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—At Tuesday's Taylor County Board of Education meeting, two local schools received recognition for all of their hard work and dedication to their ...



North Central WV students to compete in statewide Poetry Out Loud competition  WBOY.com

Fifty-one West Virginia high school students, including ten from the north central region, will compete in the statewide finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition.



Toothman goes above and beyond in athletics and beyond | High School  WV News

Over the last couple of years Bailey Toothman has been a strong competitor both on the soccer field and on the hardwood for the Grafton Bearcats.



Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord lives for the law and football  WV News

GRAFTON — After giving up a career as a college football coach, Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord followed in his father's footsteps, making a life in law in ...



GHS Lady Bearcats fall to Cougars  Mountain Statesman

SHINNSTON—The Grafton High School Lady Bearcats played a make-up game on Tuesday night, as they traveled to Shinnston, to take on the Lincoln Cougars ...



Grafton High School golfers improve to 7 and 0  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School golf team remained unbeaten last week as they added to more dominating performances to their impressive resume.



Judge Alan D. Moats in Taylor, WV, livid that regional jail didn't transport prisoners on time  WV News

GRAFTON — The prisoner transportation problem that continues to vex courts throughout the region and the state popped up again Tuesday, this time in Taylor ...



Joseph Leonard Robinson, Sr.  Mountain Statesman

Joseph Leonard Robinson, Sr., age 75, of Lincoln Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Rosewood Health Care Center in ...



Frederica “Elaine” Whitescarver Brown  Mountain Statesman

Frederica “Elaine” Whitescarver Brown, 79, of Grafton, passed away at United Hospital Center on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, with her loving family by her side.



Youth wrestlers prepare to battle on the mats at states  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY—After wrestling hard all season, the Grafton Youth Wrestling Club is proud to announce that they would have numerous kids taking on the ...



GHS Entertainers are ready to compete  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Get ready to come out this weekend to support a local group of talented students, while they celebrate the brave men and women that have served ...



TCHS Theatre Club Qualifies for WV State Thespian Festival  The Parsons Advocate

By Heather Clower The Parsons Advocate. Drama and theatricals have been a growing area of interest in our schools over the past several years. TCHS second ...



GHS Band to host a special event  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—High school band members work tirelessly to learn their instrument and hone their skills and can often be thought of as just half-time entertainment ...



Announcers pleased that Bearcat football to fill airwaves once more  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON–Most of us can remember a time in the past that we heard the Bearcat football games being called over the radio, and just like that, last year, there ...



Capital High VIPS to debut new show | Arts & Entertainment | wvgazettemail.com  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Charleston's Capital High School VIP show choir will debut their new competition show at 6 p.m. Friday night at Capital High School.



Deanna (Helm) Kisner | Obituaries  WV News

BRIDGEPORT — Deanna (Helm) Kisner, 78, of Bridgeport, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at her daughter and son-in-law's residence.



GHS teachers defeat TCMS teachers on the hardwood  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—In front of almost 1400 students in a packed Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium, the Grafton High School and Taylor County Middle School teachers put ...



“Grafton High School Bearcats: Where are they now?” Brian Westerman  Mountain Statesman

Where are you now? I live on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Floriday, where I am a Logistics Manager of Joint Communications Support Element. What was ...



GHS Homecoming court announced  Mountain Statesman

2018 Grafton High School Homecoming Court. This year's court includes seniors Payton England escorted by Andrew Devart, Morgan Griffith escorted by Garrett ...



Grafton High School Alumni game held at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The 7th annual Grafton High School alumni basketball games were held last Friday night in the friendly confines of the Scotty Hamilton Gym.



GHS volleyball season under way  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School volleyball team has been very busy the last couple of weeks as they have played in seven matches in less than two weeks ...



Grafton Police make an arrest after threat made at Grafton High School  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—A Virginia resident has been extradited back to Taylor County to face some serious charges following an incident that occurred nearly a month ago.



Grafton High Speech and Debate participates in novice tournament  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Speech and Debate Team traveled to Parkersburg High School on Saturday, September 29. Five students competed in ...



Bearcats end season with loss to North Marion Huskies  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Bearcat football team (5-4) played their final contest of the 2018 season last Friday night, at McKinney Field. On a rainy ...



UPDATE: Social media post from Rockingham County, Va., no threat to Grafton High School, students, police say  WV News

GRAFTON — An investigation into a social media threat “to shoot three people” at Grafton High School posed no threat to the school or its students, Grafton ...



Local craft and vendor shows to offer unique gifts for Christmas  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY—The holiday season is right around the corner, and many may be looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. To help with finding ...



BOE hears updates at TCMS meeting  Mountain Statesman

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting at Taylor Country Middle School and discussed many business ...



Grafton High School Theater Club takes the stage in multiple competitions  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Seven Grafton High School Theater Club students put on their best acts and competed in the West Virginia State Thespian Festival, held in ...



Bearcat football improves  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team was back on the field Friday night as they hosted Richwood in their second scrimmage of the season.



Final stats for Grafton High School boys basketball  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Coach Mike Johnson just released the final stats for his 2017-2018 boys basketball team. The leading scorer this season will not be a surprise if ...



Grafton Freshman Boys finish 3rd in University Tournament  Mountain Statesman

MORGANTOWN- Grafton traveled to Morgantown this past Saturday to compete in University High School Holiday Tournament. Grafton would lose in the first ...



Grafton falls just short vs. Keyser | High School  WV News

GRAFTON — When Keyser's girls' basketball team visited Grafton high school for a matchup with the Bearcats, the two teams went blow for blow until the very ...



Eagles fly past Mountaineers, 59-35 | High School  WV News

GRAFTON — Robert C. Byrd overcame 28 turnovers by shooting 46 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line to down Liberty, 59-35, in the ...



Grafton Wrestling Club host Tony Williams Memorial Tournament  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton Wrestling Club held their annual Tony Williams Memorial Tournament last Saturday at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on the campus ...



GHS tennis teams open the season against B-U  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School tennis teams opened their season on Monday night as they played host to Buckhannon-Upshur. On a very cold and windy ...



Grafton High School Swim Team ready for new season  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School swim team will be taking to the pool for their third season in a row. The Cats welcomed 12 swimmers into their practice ...



New look for GHS baseball  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School baseball team will have a “new look” this season as they take the diamond at Upton Field. The Cats will be showing off ...



Taylor, WV, grand jurors accuse Clarksburg, WV, man of taking money, failing to provide monument  WV News

GRAFTON — A Clarksburg man accused of taking money to provide a monument for a beloved Grafton sports figure and then failing to provide it has been ...



Harrison and Taylor County schools expand health services  WV News

GRAFTON — Students, faculty and staff in two Taylor County schools will have in-school access to medical and behavioral health professionals for the first time ...



Masons to open time capsule from 1915  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Masons from Grafton Lodge No. 15 will play host to The Grand Lodge on Saturday, April 7, for a unique experience, that has reportedly never ...



Tigers spoil Senior Night at Grafton High School  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School football team played their final home contest last Friday night, as they hosted the Elkins Tigers at McKinney Field.



Terring Wayne Skinner  Mountain Statesman

Terring Wayne Skinner, 60, of Grafton passed at Mon Health Medical Center on Monday, January 7, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born ...



Christmastime coming to Grafton  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Grafton, as city workers have been busy prepping for the upcoming holiday season. From hanging ...



CSM. Tim Bolyard's body returns home to Grafton  WDTV

Command Sergeant Major Tim Bolyard was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month when two Afghan officers opened fire with a rifle and machine gun.



Students at Taylor County Middle School set new Penny Wars record  Mountain Statesman

PRUNTYTOWN—The Grafton Rotary Club wrapped up Penny Wars at the Taylor County Middle School last week, with a new Penny Wars record, to be donated ...



Freshman Bearcat ballers defeat Keyser at Clair Bee Gymnasium  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON- The Grafton High School Freshman boys basketball team welcomed the Golden Tornadoes of Keyser to the Clair Bee Gymnasium last Wednesday ...



Behind the scenes of Grafton High School's fall play  WDTV

GRAFTON, W. Va. (WDTV)- A lot goes into theater production behind the curtain. Sherwood Forest has taken root in Grafton High School theater with Robin ...



Taylor assistant prosecutor Shawn Nines soon moves to judge in Barbour, Taylor, WV  WV News

GRAFTON — Come Jan. 1, Shawn D. Nines goes from one side of the bench to the other.



Grafton's newest attraction will hopefully draw tourists to town  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Grafton native, Brendan Gallagher, is making sure that the town is ready for the release of the game Fallout 76. The new game has a host of ...



Pastor Ronald Gene “Ron” Ford  Mountain Statesman

Pastor Ronald Gene “Ron” Ford, 74, of Grafton, went to his heavenly home, Sunday December 16, 2018, after one month of knowing he had pancreatic and liver ...



Local girl initiated into WVU honor society  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—One former Grafton High School student was initiated into the nation's oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Jasmine ...



Caleb Bish named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week  Mountain Statesman

Senior Caleb Bish has been named the Grafton High School student athlete of the week for his performance against the Philip Barbour Colts. Bish was very ...



Susan M Bartlett Burrows | Obituaries  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Susan M Bartlett Burrows, 68 of Bridgeport passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 27, 2018 with her husband by her side.



Parades, ceremonies to celebrate North Central West Virginia veterans  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Veterans Day will be celebrated throughout North Central West Virginia with ceremonies and parades to honor veterans and military ...



Bish carries Bearcats to second win of the season  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team opened its home scheduled last Friday night, as they hosted the East Fairmont Bees, at McKinney Field.



North Central West Virginia high school cheerleading squads prepare for regionals Saturday  WV News

CLARKSBURG — North Central West Virginia's high school cheerleading teams will compete in regional competitions this weekend, with one Harrison County ...



Mary Ellen Haney - East Fairmont's first female principal is an 'open book'  WV News

When classes resumed at East Fairmont High School this fall, there was — for the first time in the century since its founding — a woman occupying the corner ...



GHS Golf's outstanding season recognized by Taylor County BOE  Mountain Statesman

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Board of Education recognized the accomplishments of one local sports team at a recent meeting. Many may remember a ...



James Andrew Poling  Mountain Statesman

James Andrew Poling, 28, of Grafton, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born in Clarksburg, WV. December 31, 1989, son of the late, James ...



Grafton, other cities host Veterans Day parades, ceremonies  WV News

GRAFTON — Several cities in North Central West Virginia paid homage Saturday to current members of the military and veterans from all generations.



Grafton High School tennis season in review  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School tennis team finished their season last week, in the West Virginia AA regional tournament. The Bearcats brought many new ...



2017 GHS Homecoming Court  Mountain Statesman

The 2017 Grafton High School Homecoming Court poses for a picture outside of the school. Pictured in no particular order are Seniors: Susanna Clelland and ...



Lady Bearcats continue to grow  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team will open the 2018-2019 season looking to build off of some experience that was gained last year.



Rachel Nicole (Bailey) Davis  Mountain Statesman

Rachel Nicole (Bailey) Davis, age 28, of Grafton Road, Fairmont, WV, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 4, 2018, in Logan County, WV. She was born ...



Grafton residents say 'good riddance' to old school building  WDTV

Residents in Grafton are relieved to see an old school building torn down, decades after the school closed.



Lloyd Ellsworth “Mick” Elsey, III  Mountain Statesman

Lloyd Ellsworth (Mick) Elsey, III, age 66, of Woodyard Road, slipped away peacefully to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, June 17, 2018, with his loving family and ...



Bearcats roll at Lewis 76 to 59  Mountain Statesman

SOUTH WESTON – The Grafton High School boys basketball team put together a solid performance in Lewis County last Thursday night as they defeated the ...



Jacobs sinks 18 in contest against Tigers  Mountain Statesman

ELKINS—The Grafton High School girls basketball team made the cold drive to Elkins on Wednesday night to battle the Lady Tigers of Elkins. The Cats could ...



Mark the calendar for Memorial Day events | News  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Local organizations are hosting Memorial Day ceremonies to honor the fallen, as well as weekend celebrations.



Grafton Bearcubs host Tony Williams Tournament  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton Youth Wrestling Club hosted the Tony Williams Memorial Tournament last Saturday at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on the campus ...



Darl Robert Laulis  Mountain Statesman

Darl Robert Laulis, 80, of Grafton, went to be with his Lord and Savior at Grafton City Hospital, on Monday, December 10, 2018, with his family by his side.



Juanita Grace Wolfe Lipscomb | Obituaries  WV News

GRAFTON — Juanita Grace Wolfe Lipscomb, 97, of Middleville Community, passed away at River Oaks Nursing Home, Thursday, November 22, 2018.



Williams takes 1st place at Braxton  Mountain Statesman

FLATWOODS – The Grafton High School wrestling team participated in the Braxton County Invitational last weekend in Flatwoods. The Bearcats had a strong ...



Assistant Harrison County, WV, Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hage works to support teachers and students in curriculum  WV News

CLARKSBURG — A photo of Dr. Donna Hage's last class as a teacher sits on a shelf in her office in the Harrison County Board of Education central office. In.



Late field goal lifts Bearcats over East Fairmont Bees  Mountain Statesman

FAIRMONT – The Grafton High School football team (1-1) headed to Fairmont last Friday night in hopes of returning to Grafton with their first win of the season.



Taylor County custom built house up for auction  WV News

BRIDGEPORT — A custom built house completed in 2017 in Taylor County, but with a Bridgeport address, will be auctioned Aug. 21.



Wellman throws 3 touchdowns, Cats still fall to Cougars  Mountain Statesman

SHINNSTON – The Grafton High School Bearcat football team made the journey to Shinnston last Friday night to battle the No. 16 Lincoln Cougars. In what ...



Trophy case at GHS remembers teams from former Flemington High School  WDTV

These cases are full of different memorabilia from the school's different sports teams and other organizations.



Command Sergeant Major Timothy Allen Bolyard  Mountain Statesman

Command Sergeant Major Timothy Allen Bolyard, age 42, of Ft. Benning, GA, formerly of Thornton, WV, was killed in the line of duty in Logar Provence of ...



Code Red drills clear the hallways at Anna Jarvis Elementary School  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Shots rang out through the hallways and a Code Red lockdown was called at Anna Jarvis Elementary School. Minutes later, Grafton Police ...



CSM Bolyard laid to rest at West Virginia National Cemetery  WDTV

Command Sergent Major Timothy Bolyard was laid to rest today at the West Virginia National Cemetery.



Taylor County Prosecutor named as 19th Judicial Circuit Judge  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY—After serving the citizens of Taylor County for the past 11 years as a prosecutor, Shawn D. Nines was appointed as the newest Circuit Judge ...



GHS track teams began season at Irwin International  Mountain Statesman

ELKINS—The Grafton High School track teams opened their 2018 season by traveling to Elkins to run in the Irwin Invitational. The meet, which was held at ...



Grafton comes to life with the magic of Christmas time  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON— With the arrival of December, let the countdown to Christmas begin! Grafton City Manager Kevin Stead and public works employees have spent ...



GHS cheerleaders to compete for Big Ten Championship  Mountain Statesman

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton High School cheerleaders recently competed in a Regional competition on Saturday November 4, at East Fairmont High School, ...



Bearcats take a bite out of the Vikings 28-13  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School Bearcat football team looked to improve on their 1-1 record last Friday night, as they played host to the Petersburg Vikings, ...



Music will waft through the mountains Saturday | News  WV News

KINGWOOD — Music will echo from the hills around Kingwood on Saturday, Sept. 22, as the Preston High School Marching Band hosts the 23rd-annual Music ...



Man on probation for failure to pay child support gets sent to prison, curses court system  WV News

GRAFTON — Moments after Judge Alan D. Moats sentenced a 31-year-old Taylor County probationer to prison for violating his alternative release, the man ...



Schools and organizations welcome students back with back-to-school bashes  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Area schools are gearing up with back to school events to welcome students. The first instructional day of school for students grades first-12 is ...



Hometown girl returns to keep Grafton smiling  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON— Career choice is often a very difficult decision for young adults, however, for Grafton native Christa Bryan, the decision was an easy one, that came ...



Knorr enters guilty plea in the death of Michael T. Gavitt  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY— Nineteenth Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats heard testimony in some large cases including death, arson and threats against other ...



Bearcats qualify for West Virginia state track meet  Mountain Statesman

KEYSER—The Grafton High School track team competed in the WV Region I AA Championships last Thursday, at Keyser High School. The Cats ran and ...



William Merle "Bill" Watkins II  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Bill Watkins passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born on March 11, 1926, in Grafton, and was a devoted supporter of his ...



Rotary Club of Grafton honors students with scholarships  Mountain Statesman

Doug Rogers Scholarship. The Doug Rogers scholarship established this year in honor and memory of Grafton's most beloved citizen and most loyal Bearcat.



Coaches welcome 55 campers to GHS Basketball Camp  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School basketball camp finished last Wednesday night at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. Coach Michael Johnson and Coach ...



Bridgeport man, woman top finishers at FBI Jerry Dove Memorial 5K  WV News

CLARKSBURG — While Harrison County runners were well represented at the 17th annual FBI Jerry Dove Memorial 5K at the FBI Criminal Justice Information ...



Mildred McFarland  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mildred "Tiny" McFarland, of Charleston, W.Va., passed away on Friday, November 9, following 101 years of a full and wonderful life. Tiny was born to Walter ...



Mrs. Lois Kathryn Robinson Wilson | Obituaries  WV News

BELINGTON — Mrs. Lois Kathryn Robinson Wilson, age 92, a long time resident of Belington, departed this life Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2018, at her ...



June Elizabeth Loar Hebb Longenecker  Charleston Gazette-Mail

June Elizabeth Loar Hebb Longenecker, 91, of Cross Lanes, WV, has gone to be with the Lord from Hubbard Hospice House West on Wednesday, December ...



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