Vol. 44, No. 46

November 13, 2018

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County has record breaking voter turnout

Surpasses state average

The recent election led to a record number of Braxton County voter turnout in both early voting and Election Day results. According to the statistics from the Braxton County Circuit Clerk, Sue Ann Rutherford, of the 8,235 registered voters, 51.66% cast a ballot in the mid-term election. During the early voting, 1,399 ballots were cast and on Election Day it was 2,794. Sixty-one absentee ballots brought the total ballots cast to 4,254. The local turnout surpassed the statewide numbers which was also a record breaking one with 47.67%. The numbers also substantially surpassed those who voted in the 2014 off-year election.


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County celebrates Veterans Day


Braxton County’s Annual Veteran Days Celebration, hosted by Central West Virginia Aging Service, Inc., and American Legion Post #33 was held on Monday, November 12.

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Pleas and more heard in Braxton Circuit Court


The Honorable Richard A. Facemire recently completed several court orders in the Braxton County Circuit Court. Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine R.H. Morton represented the state during the hearings.

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CVB introduces county’s first souvenir Penny Press

On Monday, November 5th, Braxton County became home to its first penny press. Penny presses are machines that will press a design into a U.S. penny. Travelers probably have encountered them while on vacation or in popular tourist destinations. The designs found on these unique souvenirs are usually related to the attraction or area where the press is located. Typically, the price of pressing a penny is fifty cents.

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Chase resulted in damaged
Sheriff’s cruisers, arrest


Richard Thurmer, 24 of Grantsville was arrested on November 1 and charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, four counts of fleeing with reckless indifference, and destruction of property greater than $2500.

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Charleston woman charged with sister’s identity theft

Rosanna Lee Dennison, 32 of Charleston was arrested November 2 and charged with two felony counts of identity theft based on a criminal complaint filed in December 2017.

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