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Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was possibly abducted and may be in “extreme danger.” Police are looking for Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn, who was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Russell County. Authorities believe he was abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, and the two were thought to be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor-trailer with license plate 78471PY. Lucas is about 4 feet 8 inches tall and about 84 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans.

“The child is believed to be in extreme danger,” state police said in the alert.

Jimmy Donald Guinn is white, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 235 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown to partially gray hair. Police said the two may possibly have headed north towards West Virginia or Ohio. They also said Guinn may have abandoned the truck and may be in a large burgundy diesel pickup.

Anyone who sees Lucas is asked to call 911 or 276-889-8033.

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Community Members:

Help save NHS gym!

We want and need a community and recreational center for our district. We are petitioning for the rights to save the Northfork High School Gymnasium.

We would like to continue this and convince our school board that it is more cost effective and will be more beneficial to the community to allow us to keep the high school gynasium.Historical Northfork High School is sitting as a deteriorating monument to a time when no other high school in the United States had accomplished eight consecutive basketball championships.  As a result, the town of Northfork became known as “The Basketball Capital of the World” with Guinness Book of Records recognition.  Now plans are being made to tear down the structure. True, the education facility poses a safety hazard. However, the gymnasium which carries great memories can be salvaged and made into a useful facility to maintain the rich history and serve the cultural, social, and recreational needs of the area. We support the razing of the school building, but want to save the gymnasium.  Support for the “Twin Cities Campaign for Change” plan will build momentum in keeping the accomplishments of our communities in the North Elkins District of McDowell County alive for generations to come.

Sign our petition here!

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Community Members:

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After Senator Truman Chafin’s staff saw the HOLLOW clip of us at the food bank, they invited us to hold opening prayer at the Senate! So on March 7, Bob delivered the Senate opening prayer (listen below)! It was an exciting day to watch all the action on the Senate floor.

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Xris Hess thank you so much for all the great hospitality and all you did to make our day at the Capitol so enjoyable! Looking forward to your visit to the Food Bank.

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CAPITOL MUGSHOT! In Charleston today where Bob was very honored to be delivering the State Senate Opening Prayer.

 

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John Adam Church, 17According to a press release issued by McDowell County Sheriff Martin B. West, McDowell County teen John Adam Church, 17, was last seen Wednesday, March 5 by his mother.

Church, who has brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen at his uncle’s residence on Honey Bee Road near Bradshaw, W.Va., at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans and a Size 13 brown boot.

According to the MCSO, there is a possibility Church could have headed in the direction of  Charleston.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.