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  1. Cable worker injured in fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 18 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... company Thursday to a Virginia hospital after a fall was reported on Cabin Branch Road. Lt. Chris Nicholson of the Matoaka Volunteer Fire Department said that he saw a service pole had snapped when he got on the scene. His department was dispatched ...

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  2. Suspects lead police on 90 minute chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 17 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Two Mercer County men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading five law enforcement officers on a 90-minute chase through back roads from Matoaka to Gardner before their arrest in a stolen vehicle that had been taken from South Charleston on Tuesday.

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  3. Two men in custody following pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 16 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... an hour-long pursuit through Mercer County that ended on Gardner Road near the intersection with Rocky Branch Road. Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers said that he had visited the suspects to question them about a grand larceny and two breaking and ...

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  4. American Jesus movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 7 | Examiner.com

    ... churches that have members dancing with torches burning their skin and snakes biting them. One such church is in Matoaka, West Virginia, the Full Gospel Apostolic House of the Lord Jesus, run by Pastor Mack Wolford. Wolford is interviewed and ...

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  5. Matoaka police chief arrests Navy deserter following routine traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 7 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... Jackie Combs Jr., 39, formerly of Rock, has been a resident of the Bluefield City Jail since Friday night when Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers arrested him following a routine traffic stop. "I was doing my normal patrol in town when I observed a ...

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  6. Man arrested on charge of desertion from U.S. NavyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 6 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... Jackie Combs Jr., 39, formerly of Rock, has been a resident of the Bluefield City Jail since Friday night when Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers arrested him following a routine traffic stop. Sommers made a routine NCIC (National Crime Information ...

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  7. 'He saved their lives' from blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... and woke his parents and his sister up to get them out to safety. "He saved their lives," Chief S.A. Sommers of the Matoaka Volunteer Fire Department said. The Matoaka department received the call at about 7:15 or 7:30, Sommers said. Firefighters ...

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  8. Princeton Police blotter June 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... turned herself in on warrants. FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR DRIVING SUSPENDED AND DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Amanda Weiss, 32, of Matoaka, was arrested on warrants. PETIT LARCENY: A loss prevention officer at Auto Zone reported unauthorized use of the company's ...

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  9. Rocking the two VirginiasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... 10,000 people showed their love for great country, rock and urban music. Austin Edwards and Santana Thomas - both of Matoaka - attended their very first Second Chance Rocks the Two Virginias concert with different favorites. "I'm just waiting for ...

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  10. 70-year-old stops armed manRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... in wooded areas of the Brushfork and Bluewell area. "We also had assistance from the West Virginia State Police, the Matoaka and Bramwell police departments and the Bluefield City Police Department," Ellison said. Law enforcement officers searched ...

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  11. First Native Indian WarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... by a Powhatan hunting party and taken before Chief Powhatan. The daughter of Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas (Indian name Matoaka) saves the life of John Smith and in January of 1608, Captain John Smith is released. In September, the coronation is ...

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  12. Richard Hart sentenced to 3-15 yearsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | WOAY

    ... in prison after trying to run down a State Trooper in October of last year. 46 year old Richard Anthony Hart of Matoaka was sentenced in Judge William Sadler's court room on Monday for attempt to commit first degree murder. The incident began on ...

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  13. PocahontasRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2014 | How Stuff Works

    ... the Indian heroine who befriended the early Virginia colonists. Her father was Powhatan, a chief. Her real name was Matoaka; Pocahontas was a nickname meaning "playful one" and may have been applied to all the chief's daughters. In 1608 Captain John ...

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  14. Is Axl Rose the Greatest Singer of All Time?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2014 | WBAB-FM West Babylon

    ... of the band are reportedly planning to file. **Today's "Dead Guy" is a WomanANSWER: Pocahontas Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial ...

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  15. A Crowe Flies AloneRead the original story

    May 21, 2014 | WBAB-FM West Babylon

    ... of the band are reportedly planning to file. **Today's "Dead Guy" is a WomanANSWER: Pocahontas Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial ...

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  16. Led Zeppelin Facing Legal Battle Over Stairway To HeavenRead the original story

    May 20, 2014 | WBAB-FM West Babylon

    ... of the band are reportedly planning to file. **Today's "Dead Guy" is a WomanANSWER: Pocahontas Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial ...

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  17. Students bring historical figures to life at Lurgan Elementary Wax MuseumRead the original story

    May 16, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... and her hair in braided pigtails, she told visitors to her station about how Pocahontas -- whose real name was Matoaka, she said -- helped colonists at Jamestown, Va., married John Rolfe and moved to England. "She seemed interesting to me and I ...

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  18. Firefighters battle logging truck fire near MatoakaRead the original story

    May 15, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Volunteer firefighters were dispatched approximately 9:35 a.m. Thursday morning to a logging truck fire reported on Route 10 near Matoaka.

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  19. Blaze damages Matoaka homeRead the original story

    May 14, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Arson is suspected in two separate fires that were reported Tuesday afternoon near downtown Matoaka.

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  20. Wyoming County remains identifiedRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2014 | Big News Network.com

    ... has been made on human remains found recently in a shallow grave in his county. Cochran said Theresa Ford, 38, of Matoaka, had been missing since last year. Her body was found on the property of 44-year-old Oscar Combs, Sr. in the Bud Mountain area. ...

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