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f! :i t 1 i .I t t f* HINTON NEWS Home of estival Volmne 97 No. 1 Hinton, Wrist Virginia Tuesday April 20, 1999 40 Cents Giving Back to their Community ...... " : ":::: With the completion of 1-64 at day, they continue to be there noted that in 1967, the death of her ::!iii!iiiii:iii!iiiiii:iiii:::!i:i::::i .xx-..::: : . :. Sandstone in the late 1980% came whenever needed. They are truly parents necessitated their move a steady stream of interstate ambassadors of good 11, always back to Sandstone where thefve ;ii:/;/ ..... travelers pouring into Summers available to do whatever is remained eversince. .::::::t&gt;.:.:::: County. Faced with the need to have necessary to help us promote The building which houses the iiiii{iiiiiii: :i: i;i: .......... :..: .... a means to greet them, the Summers Summers County." Visitor Center was built about 1935 ........ County Convention & Visitors The Boyd's, married in 1948, took after the completion of Route 20. It Bureau approached Charlie and up residence that same year at was originally a 2 story structure Janis Boyd, owners of a prime piece Sandstone as business associates of which housed a restaurant, operated of property near the exit the CVB J.C. and Mary Honaker, Mrs. Boyd's by Wills Huddleston Cales, and a hoped to use as a Visitors Center. parents In 1955, Charlie purchased feed store. The ground floor had a Without hesitation, the Boyd's a building and property at Green large garage with two apartments agreed to open up their property to Sulphur Springs from Mrs. Virginia overhead, One facing the railroad be used as a welcome center, free of Boggs and was subsequently tracks and one facing the New River. char. "They were so excited and appointed as Postmaster. He then The first occupants of the ready to help," recalls Hinton Mayor added a general store on the other apartments were Wills Huddleston Jim Leslie. "They ran over and side of the post office, named Boyd's Cales, who also ran the restaurant, immediately started to clean it up, Cash Store, and continued to and Irvin and Marie Maddy, who do necessary repairs and offer their operate both until his retirement as were married in 1938. Remodeling assistance to us in anyway. To this Postmaster in 1989. Mrs. Boyd of the building was done by Arnold Campbell in 1984, which altered the building by removing the top story completely. Mr. Boyd.says in addition to the restaurant and feed store, the building has been used for various types of other businesses throughout the years, including a craft shop, office for stone industry, an electronics repair shop, and equipment storage. Visitor Center employees praise the Boyd's who they say are always eager to lend a helping hand and ..ertoo0000.tot00,kto,o,00. Mini Mall Opens In fascinated by the quaintness and beauty of the area. "We are truly  ' .fr  ,t o. h tJa,)A our . Downtown Hinton Hinton man, convicted in law because he took the Fifth said, choking on the words, he A nearly one hundred year old Davis during a recent interview October on three felony counts of Amendment learned that his children had been building, located at the corner of 2nd "For five years ] looked at that delivering marijuana to a police He also complained that Special turned out of their home by their Avenue and Temple Street in beautiful, decaying, empty building undercover informant in 1996, last Prosecutor Steve Dolly never mother to become wards of the state, downtown Hinton, has taken on a when I was stopped at the traffic week, was denied a motion for a new received any authorization from the The children had no one to turn new life over the past few months, light. I could vision it filled with trial and was ordered to complete a County Commission to assist to but him, he said. He had a good The old four story building, that life. In talking with local residents 60-day evaluation prior to final County Prosecutor Mike Turner job working for the railroad, an formerly housed the Western Auto and downtown merchants, almost sentencing, with the case load, and that during engineer for CSX Transportation, Store, has been renovated and now everyone mentioned the need for a James William "Magoo  the Oct. trial, when questioning Fox, and between his family and his job, contains several spaces which have good crafters and antique mallin the Leftridge, 52, appeared in Circuit he forgot one of his questions and he said, he didn't have time to deal been rented out to individuals who downtown area. Court Monday where his attorney, the judge would not permit the court in drugs, are displaying and selling different "I was very pleased when I was Steve Hunter, unsuccessfully argued recorder to read it back, saying if he "I made $250 every day, your types of crafts, antiques, able to purchase the building and try several grounds for a new trial, couldn't remember it, it wasn't honor. What reason," he asked, collectables, and other memorabilia, to make it happen  he continued. Hunter complained that the state important enough to ask. "would I have to sell marijuana? He Jeff Davis, a native Hinton "I'm encouraged by the reception failed to provide him with full He also argued that LeflTidge had had none, he said, and was glad to resident who moved away for a few I've received and it seems like as disclosure of the deal they made grounds for a new trial because he see the cleanup, years, returned to the area with a soon as the word got out about what witbqpolice informant Roger L. Fox was not permitted to offer an But Leftridge was heard on tape strong sense of devotion and we were doing here, people came to Jr. to use a wire and make drugbuys entrapment defense, making a drug trade with Fox and dedication to helping redevelop look at and rent spaces. that resulted in 34 people being "I'm sorry about this," Leftridge the conviction cost him his railroad Hinton, especially the downtown "One lady stopped in the middle indicted in Nov. 1997. told Circuit Judge Robert Irons after job and he faces a three to 15 year area. Hunter complained that he was seeing the motion denied. "1996 was prison term "I can remember this town when , , unable to properly cress-examine a badyearforme" Lefridge will remain free on his the streets were so crowded that all Award Created in Honor Fox about his past run-ins with the That year, the father of seven $i0,000 bend until a bed opens at a the people couldn't walk on the ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== ii!ii!::::iq::iii:@i!ii::iiiii::..!;::::ili state correctional facility for the 60- sidewalks; when the stores were $5.k.:.>...r.@:!:!:::::: ::t:.,:: :::::: (.:::::::::'::::;: ::::::::::::::::::::: :i::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::: :::: :!: 8 :::i::: Si-@ :::. :: $: :!:::<:'?.$:!:::. :s.:::>::::-,:,:,:.:::::" ::::::; ..................... ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .....................  .............................................. -s::::.:::-:.:.::.:.:,.:.....: ..... da evaluation and Irons filled with various shops and eating ..................... ' ............. ' of Prominent Educator ============================================================================================================================ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: encouraged him to seek substance places and I'm sure there are many :" ::::'2;.:::.;:::::!;j::: :,:: ::: :,'-" "' "'," " "".-:;;.:-::::::: :: ::::: ::: : ::: : : ::: -::::::::::::::::: W:::::::::::.: : :." ".:,:.::.:i,:.:.> .'..: .'.:: ;:i:!t;i:!it:i!tti::!i;i!:!ttttsi:iss!:!sis!;s;:!:t;:it!it.!t! abuse counseling in the meantime, others with the same memories" said Natzonal Bank of Summers Changes Everette G Name To City Natzonal Bank :,:. :::e': :.:.,.:;::::::::y::..:.:::;::::::$:?:.,?;. ., ,::.. ..:. 'i!:'-';'.':.'..:.',:.:..':-'.:.:.:. ::@ ::.>.!.  ::: . ':':" : i :: :'::: , ..... ::!t.@.i.;!.i;:i;::t.,"; ..... : ". ::,:i.i.i: Sc e :s a new High j The National Bank of Summers Freedom Checking account which is award that will be presented to a President Joe Blankenship absolutely free. In addition, senior at the Senior High Awards announced today that beginning customers will soon have access to Assembly on May 20th. "The Best April 23rd., the bank will be all of the services of City's other All Around Senior Boy  will be introducing a new product line and affiliates including: a full-service presented in honor of the late !i taking on a new name - City broker dealer for investments, an prominent Summers County iiii::i::iiiiiiii!!::i:!:i:: ........................................................................................ .: ....................................................... National Bank. insurance company that offers a educator Everette Garfield Charlie and Janis Boyd, above, owners of the building which . h0use - th=SgOne,visri.Cent er. . -', ....... New Trial Denied Hinton Man The former Western Auto building on the corner of 2nd Ave. and Temple St., vacant for the past several years, opened its doors last Thursday, after weeks of renovation, to become Hinton's first Downtown Mini-Mall. The building features numerous antiques and collectables. of the street and just thanked me for pulling down the old torn curtains from the upstairs windows and another told me how great it is to see lights on in the building again. "All I can say is THANK YOU to the people and businesses of the area who have supported us and we, the vendors of Hinton's downtown mini-mall and "Yesterday's Best" welcome your visit" Davis concluded. Michelle Robinson and Jarrod Gore, above, Summers County High School sophomores, will participate this week in the WV CARES program at Marshall University. Two Selected for W. Vs. CARES Program Summers County High School opportunities, the students will sophomores Michelle Robinson and Jarrod Gore have been selected to participate in the WV CARES (Career Academy Resources Enhancement Symposia) program at Marshall University from April 22-25.  Sonsored by the W. Va. Un4'v.ersity Extension Service, this wogram is designed to increase the postsecondary attendance rate among W. Vs. youth -' Every high school in W. Vs. was invited to select two sophomores as participants in a new program which will expand the students vision of th, e future. After participating in a (Carefully planned three day elosure to postsecondary return to their local communities to share the information with other students. The students attending WV CARES will have the opportunity for extensive exploration of themselves, careers and educational options and planning. They will work with college faculty to garner information on their chosen career goals and how to attain these goals. Jarrod and Michelle are being sponsored by the Hinton Moose Lodge Michelle is the daughter of Wilma Robinson of Hinton and Lee Smith of Alexandria, Virginia. Jarrod is the son of Tony Gore of Talcott and Janie and Andre Mann, also of Talcott. As was previously announced last year, National Bank of Summers' holding company, Horizon Bancorp, merged with - City Holding Company. Now, in an effort to create a true statewide banking presence for the bank's customers, National Bank of Summers and other former' Horizon Bancorp. affiliates are taking on the City National Bank nalne. City National Bank is the lead bank of City Holding, now a $2.7 billion West Wtrginia-based company that is increasingly recognized by the entire industry for a wide range of innovative, technology-based products and services. =Local decision-making will continue and you can expect to see the same familiar faces at the same familiar places that you have enjoyed banking with over the years," Blankenahip said. plus, now our customers will be able to bank at 59 other City National Bank offices throughout West Virginia, as well as two locatious in Ohio. Plus, the bank is introducing a new product line that includes a complete line of products and an internet company that offers a special internet access package rate to City customers. There are many exciting opportunities that lie ahead for the National Bank of Summers as a part of West Virginia's third largest banking network/ Blankenship said. "And even though the bank win be gaining many more products and offering customers the opportunity for statewide banking, th'ey will still maintain a local presence, with their local staff who will still make financial decisions based on their knowledge and understanding of local needs," he continued. Blankenship said he believes customers will be pleased by all the advantages that will be theirs as customers of City National Bank and that folks will soon see why City National Bank truly is "all the bank you need.  For more information about City National Bank, check out the web site at Crawford Mr. Crawford attended elementary school in Monroe, Fayette and Summers counties and was a member of the first graduating class at the former Lincoln School in Hinton in 1923. Mr. Crawford attended West Virginia State College and was a member of the football team that won the National Championship of Negro Colleges. He was graduated from W Vs. State with a bachelor of science degree. Mr. Crawford later obtained a .master's degree and completed postgraduate work at Ohio State University. From 1945 to 1963, he served as principal of both Lincoln High School and Lincoln Elementary School. Upon Lincoln High School's closure in 1963, he became the first Black teacher at Hinton 'High School, heading the math department and teaching science before retiring in 1970. Mr, Crawford died March 18, 1999 at age 95. For almost half a century the While the crafters and antique mall may be new to downtown Hinton, it is not a new concept. The surrounding cities of Beckley, Princeton and Bluefield each boast of similar establishments that have enhanced their communities. EVEp, ETTE G. CP, AWFORD faculty has presented The Betty Bare Award to "The Best All Around Senior Girl." Thefaculty also selects the recipients of The Kiwanis Award, the outstanding senior boy or girl based on leadership, character, and service to the school; The Mary Bernice Cundiff recipient, for good citizenship; The Citizenship Medal and Award recipients; and The Women's Club recipients, the senior boy and girl who best personify the trait of courtesy.