Arnold L. Ayers
82, of Cowen

Patricia "Patty" Lucille Butler
55, of Richwood

Kay F. McAvoy Cole Clay
82, of Pleasant Ridge

Hazel E. Cutlip
99, of Charleston

Patricia Green
86, of Cowen

Dennis Dean Hart
47, of Summersville

Marie Elizabeth
"Libby" Sholes Hayhurst
82, of Ivydale

Sylvia Orene Mullens
84, of Cottle

Darlene Rose Pettry
64, of Koperston

Franklin Edward Spencer
95, of Rainelle

Wanda Lee Wright
89, of Cowen


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Two die in Craigsville shooting

Two people are dead following a shooting in Craigsville on Friday, Sept. 21, around 3:20 p.m.

According to the Nicholas County Sheriff's Department, the shooting occurred at the Go-Mart during a child custody exchange.

Sheriff's deputies report, an unidentified male shot another unidentified individual. As officers attempted to talk the shooter out of further actions, the male killed himself.

Deputies report that the children are safe.

Look for the complete story in the Sept. 27 edition of the Nicholas Chronicle


Council appoints Drennen to fill Baber's term

At the Thursday, Sept. 6 Richwood City Council meeting, Recorder/Interim Mayor Chris Drennen informed council that city attorney Jared Tully notified her that the city’s charter stipulated that city council had to appoint a person to f ll out the remainder of Bob Henry Baber’s term. At this point, council person Robin Brown requested that council go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.

Council removed Baber from offi ce in September 2017 for fi nancial improprieties, and their actions were affi rmed by a three-judge panel on July 20, 2018.


Superintendent responds to Social Media attacks, misinformation

Nicholas County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Burge-Tetrick on Monday evening. Sept. 10, lashed out against a Nicholas County Commissioner and former Board of Education president for posting on social media that the Nicholas County Board of Education was under investigation by the state auditor’s offi ce.
The board, also at the special meeting, conducted a student expulsion hearing and discussed their hiring of a truancy diversion specialist.


Former RHS music teacher terminated by BOE

The Nicholas County Board of Education, in a special meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, voted to terminate the employment of former Richwood Middle School and High School vocal music teacher and assistant RHS band director Charles Michael Fox.

The board went into executive session to discuss a personnel matter shortly after the meeting was convened.