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  1. PocahontasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 31 | The Free Dictionary

    ... and might be used in different contexts. Pocahontas was no different. Early in her life she was given a secret name, Matoaka, but later she was also known as Amonute. None of these names can be translated. The name Pocahontas was a childhood ...

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  2. Manchin tours fire-damaged MatoakaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    U.S. Senator Joe Manchin encouraged residents of the Mercer County town of Matoaka Tuesday to get the debris from a four-building fire removed soon.

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  3. W.Va. man faces arson charge in Matoaka fireRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2014 | Big News Network.com

    ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers tells media outlets that 29-year-old Brandon Paul Coomes of Lashmeet was charged with one count each of ...

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  4. Four W.Va. Buildings Destroyed; Suspect ArrestedRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2014 | FireHouse.com

    Aug. 10--MATOAKA -- A Mercer County man is behind bars today following his arrest Friday evening for "accidentally" setting the fire that destroyed four buildings on Barger Street in Matoaka, severely damaged another building and caused an estimated $4 million in damages.

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  5. West Virginia man faces arson charge in Matoaka fireRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2014 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    A Mercer County man has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed four buildings and damaged a fifth in Matoaka.

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  6. Man Charged With Setting Fire In Mercer CountyRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2014 | WCHS-TV Charleston

    Matoaka, Mercer County , West Virginia A Mercer County man has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed four buildings and damaged a fifth in Matoaka.

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  7. Building from the ashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Todd Colonna, mayor of Matoaka, was in Florida repairing the brakes on his truck when his son called him to tell him that smoke was coming from the fourth floor of the old hotel building on Barger Street in downtown Matoaka.

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  8. 5 buildings destroyed in Matoaka fireRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | NewsandSentinel.com

    The Register-Herald reports each of the burned buildings had active businesses on their ground floors.

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  9. Five buildings destroyed in Matoaka fireRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Firefighters said there wasn't enough water available to quickly fight the fire.

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  10. Police chief to ask court to release arson suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers said that he hopes to ask a Mercer County magistrate tonight if he can release arson suspect Brandon Coomes into his custody so he can attend the funeral on Monday for two of his family members.

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  11. Friday's fire in Mercer County is rocking the Matoaka community, but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | WOAY

    The feelings around Matoaka are all the same Sunday following this week's fire that destroyed several downtown landmarks.

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  12. Matoaka works to come back after fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... with all the toppings to people traveling up and down Route 10. The ladies made sign that read simply: "Community of Matoaka Silent Angels" and hung it from their table. Sales were brisk all day Saturday as people stopped to buy hot-dogs. Several ...

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  13. Arson suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    A Mercer County man is behind bars today following his arrest Friday evening for "accidentally" setting the fire that destroyed four buildings on Barger Street in Matoaka, severely damaged another building and caused an estimated $4 million in damages.

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  14. Mercer magistrate sets bond for arson suspect at $1 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    A Mercer County magistrate set bond at $1 million for the Lashmeet man who is charged with third-degree arson in connection with the fire that destroyed four buildings and heavily damaged a fifth building on Barger Street in Matoaka.

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  15. Mercer Co. under flash flood warning until 9 p.m. SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Some locations that could experience flooding are Bluefield, Princeton, Matoaka, Bramwell and Oakvale.

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  16. Matoaka Police arrest man on arson chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    An arraignment hearing was set Saturday morning for a Mercer County man who is charged with third-degree arson in connection with the fire that destroyed four buildings and heavily damaged a fifth building on Barger Street in Matoaka.

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  17. Fire rips through multiple buildings in MatoakaRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2014 | Big News Network.com

    ... ast five buildings in a Mercer County town were in ashes on Friday night following a fire that shut down Route 10 in Matoaka for much of the day.

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  18. Police chief: 'As far as I'm concerned, this was intentional'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    ... Valley, Bluewell, East River Volunteer, Green Valley-Glenwood, Montcalm, Mullens, Oakvale, Ghent, Montcalm, Matoaka and Northfork Volunteer Fire Departments all responded, along with the Bluefield Fire Department, Princeton Fire Department, ...

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  19. Matoaka burns: Blaze consumes five buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    A fire that started in an unoccupied apartment on the fourth floor of a Barger Street apartment building in the heart of downtown Matoaka spread to buildings to its south and north, ultimately destroying five buildings - all with active businesses on the ground floors.

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  20. Smokey the cat rescued from Matoaka fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2014 | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    A lucky cat was rescued from a Matoka apartment Friday during a fire that engulfed most of Berger Street.

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