Diligence and hard work are having positive impact on Mingo County

It appears that two Mingo County development projects may soon become a reality after having undergone a great deal of negotiation between the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority and several state and federal agencies

Because of these...

December 9, 2018

EAST WILLIAMSON – Leasha Johnson, executive director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority, said she is “cautiously optimistic” about the spring opening of the Twin Branch Drag Strip.

The MCRA has been working with the Division of Natural Resources and Division of Environmental Protection about...

October 14, 2018

Mingo County needs to diversify its economy and at the same time continue to work with the coal industry, according to Leasha Johnson, executive director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority, or MCRA.

She was the featured speaker Thursday at the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, which w...

September 14, 2018

Pete Scalzo, a drag racing enthusiast and developer from Sarasota, Florida, appeared before the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority at its regular meeting Sept. 6 to answer questions about a lease and operating agreement that the MCRA is taking under consideration.

Scalzo has owned and operated four...

July 24, 2018

The revving of engines may soon be echoing from the mountain tops in southern West Virginia as plans continue for the Twin Branch Drag Strip to be located off of U.S. 119 between Williamson and Logan.

Plans for the quarter-mile drag strip are in the works; however, there are still a couple of hurdles...

April 25, 2016

TWIN BRANCH, W.Va. — An estimated 1,000 people gathered near the border of Mingo and Logan counties at the newly laid Twin Branch Drag Strip for a sneak peek at the new facility Saturday afternoon, April 23.

The drag strip is located about 10 miles south of the Fountain Place Mall in Logan on U.S. Rt...

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