Rachel Dove

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-235-4242


About Rachel Dove

Rachel Dove is a reporter for the Daily News. She covers city and county government and police and crime. If you have a story idea or a news tip for Rachel, you can contact her at 304-235-4242, ext. 18, or at rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Rachel Dove

By Rachel Dove
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The voice of the Pike County Tourism Board is a very strong one and in an attempt to reach new levels of success, their leaders are asking for the community's participation.
“Travel and Tourism is the world's largest industry, and Pike County is ready to take their tourism business to

Hatfield's and McCoy's; our past and future

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The voice of the Pike County Tourism Board is a very strong one and in an attempt to reach new levels of success, their leaders are asking for the community's participation. “Travel and Tourism is the world's largest industry, and Pike County is ready to take their tourism business to

Hatfield descendant giving back to land of his ancestors

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Tulsa, Oklahoma may be a great distance from Pike County, Kentucky and Mingo County, West Virginia, but William (Billy) Keith Hatfield has a longing to retain a relationship with family and friends who reside in the Appalachian Mountains where he ancestors lived, loved, fought and died. Hatf

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
DELBARTON - Two felony drug arrests have been made during the past few days by the Mingo County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) and the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force, which consists of officers from several police agencies that is headed up by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP).
The first arrest was conducted on T

Drug arrests by MCSD

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com DELBARTON - Two felony drug arrests have been made during the past few days by the Mingo County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) and the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force, which consists of officers from several police agencies that is headed up by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP). The first arrest was conducted on T

Plans for “Great White Way Bake-Off” announced

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON - Are you famous among your family members and circle of friends for your delicious desserts? If so, the Action in Mingo (AIM) Group and the City of Williamson invite you to prove your talents, and receive cash for your successful efforts. During the “Great White Way” celebration that

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Those individuals who serve on the Pike County Grand Jury spent a considerable amount of time hearing the criminal complaints reported earlier this month by law enforcement and the prosecutor's office, and returned over 30 true bills (indictments).
Natasha Belcher, 33, of Gilbert, WV, has be

Pike County indictments released

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Those individuals who serve on the Pike County Grand Jury spent a considerable amount of time hearing the criminal complaints reported earlier this month by law enforcement and the prosecutor's office, and returned over 30 true bills (indictments). Natasha Belcher, 33, of Gilbert, WV, has be

HARDY, Ky. - “Black gold” is not the only treasure buried beneath the ground in eastern Pike County, Kentucky and proof of that was recently unearthed at the site where the Randal McCoy home stood at Hardy, Ky.
The McCoy water well remains on the property that is now owned by Bob and Rita Scott and over the past two years, there has be

Archaeology dig yields Hatfield and McCoy artifacts

HARDY, Ky. - “Black gold” is not the only treasure buried beneath the ground in eastern Pike County, Kentucky and proof of that was recently unearthed at the site where the Randal McCoy home stood at Hardy, Ky. The McCoy water well remains on the property that is now owned by Bob and Rita Scott and over the past two years, there has be

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
CHARLESTON - District 20 House of Delegate Representative Justin Marcum, a Democrat who calls Mingo County home, has announced that he wants to become the next W. Va. House Minority Leader.
Should he garner enough support among his fellow democrat delegates to win, Marcum, heading into his fifth year in the

Marcum vying for Minority Leader position

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com CHARLESTON - District 20 House of Delegate Representative Justin Marcum, a Democrat who calls Mingo County home, has announced that he wants to become the next W. Va. House Minority Leader. Should he garner enough support among his fellow democrat delegates to win, Marcum, heading into his fifth year in the

HARDY, Ky. - “Black gold” is not the only treasure buried beneath the ground in eastern Pike County, Kentucky and proof of that was recently unearthed at the site where the Randal McCoy home stood at Hardy, Ky.
The McCoy water well remains on the property that is now owned by Bob and Rita Scott and over the past two years, there has be

Archaeology dig yields Hatfield and McCoy artifacts

HARDY, Ky. - “Black gold” is not the only treasure buried beneath the ground in eastern Pike County, Kentucky and proof of that was recently unearthed at the site where the Randal McCoy home stood at Hardy, Ky. The McCoy water well remains on the property that is now owned by Bob and Rita Scott and over the past two years, there has be

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Diann Hannah is pictured taking the oath of office as the newest member of the Mingo County Commission on Wednesday. Administering the oath is Circuit Judge Miki Thompson. Holding the Bible during the ceremony is Helen Varney, Hannah's mother. The new commissioner stated she appreciated all those who cast their vote for her. She vo

Hannah takes oath

Rachel Dove/WDN Diann Hannah is pictured taking the oath of office as the newest member of the Mingo County Commission on Wednesday. Administering the oath is Circuit Judge Miki Thompson. Holding the Bible during the ceremony is Helen Varney, Hannah's mother. The new commissioner stated she appreciated all those who cast their vote for her. She vo

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
LENORE - Nearly 80 percent of all the calls for help that the Mingo County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) respond to each year are domestic violence in nature. Sheriff James Smith wants to lower those statistics and believes that educating the teens in Mingo County is the key to achieving that goal.
Thursday mo

MCSD talks domestic violence with teens

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com LENORE - Nearly 80 percent of all the calls for help that the Mingo County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) respond to each year are domestic violence in nature. Sheriff James Smith wants to lower those statistics and believes that educating the teens in Mingo County is the key to achieving that goal. Thursday mo

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
WILLIAMSON - In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, volunteers with the Jacob's Well Mission and Food Pantry, have made it their goal to provide a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings to needy residents from both sides of the Tug River.
With the decline in the local economy, the mission is brac

Jacob's Well plans Thanksgiving feast

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON - In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, volunteers with the Jacob's Well Mission and Food Pantry, have made it their goal to provide a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings to needy residents from both sides of the Tug River. With the decline in the local economy, the mission is brac

Change in commissioners for Mingo County

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON - An interim commissioner presided over his last meeting on Tuesday evening, and the newly elected candidate replacing him was administered the oath of office on Wednesday and will now begin serving Mingo county. In Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, appreciation for a job well done was expres

Rachel Dove/WDN
Diann Hannah is pictured taking the oath of office as the newest member of the Mingo County Commission on Wednesday. Administering the oath is Circuit Judge Miki Thompson. Holding the Bible during the ceremony is Helen Varney, Hannah's mother. The new commissioner stated she appreciated all those who cast their vote for her. She vo

Hannah takes oath

Rachel Dove/WDN Diann Hannah is pictured taking the oath of office as the newest member of the Mingo County Commission on Wednesday. Administering the oath is Circuit Judge Miki Thompson. Holding the Bible during the ceremony is Helen Varney, Hannah's mother. The new commissioner stated she appreciated all those who cast their vote for her. She vo

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
CHARLESTON - Don Blankenship, former CEO for Massey Energy, had a request denied to postpone his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Beckley scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at 1 p.m.
According to a summary of the action listed on the federal court computer system, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDe

Request denied to postpone Blankenship hearing

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com CHARLESTON - Don Blankenship, former CEO for Massey Energy, had a request denied to postpone his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Beckley scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at 1 p.m. According to a summary of the action listed on the federal court computer system, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDe

CHARLESTON — Don Blankenship, former CEO for Massey Energy, had a request denied to postpone his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Beckley scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at 1 p.m.
According to a summary of the action listed on the federal court computer system, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort entered an order denying Bla

Request denied to postpone Blankenship hearing

CHARLESTON — Don Blankenship, former CEO for Massey Energy, had a request denied to postpone his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Beckley scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at 1 p.m. According to a summary of the action listed on the federal court computer system, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort entered an order denying Bla

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
CHARLESTON - A civil trial in U.S. District Court that was scheduled to begin Monday morning has been averted, as settlements were reached between the plaintiff Robert Woodruff and several defendants that included former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury.
Woodruff, the husband of Thornsbury's for

Civil case settled against Thornsbury and other defendants

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com CHARLESTON - A civil trial in U.S. District Court that was scheduled to begin Monday morning has been averted, as settlements were reached between the plaintiff Robert Woodruff and several defendants that included former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury. Woodruff, the husband of Thornsbury's for

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
BECKLEY - An order has been issued barring all parties and attorneys alike who are involved in the federal case against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship from speaking to the media, and sealed all court records from being viewed by the public.
Blankenship, who is scheduled to appear for his arraignment at 1

Court documents sealed in Blankenship case

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com BECKLEY - An order has been issued barring all parties and attorneys alike who are involved in the federal case against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship from speaking to the media, and sealed all court records from being viewed by the public. Blankenship, who is scheduled to appear for his arraignment at 1

Court documents sealed in Blankenship case

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com BECKLEY - An order has been issued barring all parties and attorneys alike who are involved in the federal case against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship from speaking to the media, and sealed all court records from being viewed by the public. Blankenship, who is scheduled to appear for his arraignment at 1

By Rachel Dove
rdove@civitasmedia.com
WILLIAMSON - The 2014 General Election vote canvassing process was completed earlier last week in Mingo County, with no changes reported regarding the candidates who were victorious.
All 39 precincts (100 percent of all ballots) were counted, which shows that out of 21,785 registered voters only 6,310 (28.96

Vote canvassing completed in Mingo

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON - The 2014 General Election vote canvassing process was completed earlier last week in Mingo County, with no changes reported regarding the candidates who were victorious. All 39 precincts (100 percent of all ballots) were counted, which shows that out of 21,785 registered voters only 6,310 (28.96

Court documents sealed in Blankenship case

By Rachel Dove rdove@civitasmedia.com BECKLEY - An order has been issued barring all parties and attorneys alike who are involved in the federal case against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship from speaking to the media, and sealed all court records from being viewed by the public. Blankenship, who is scheduled to appear for his arraignment at 1





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