Jharad K. McClung-Lester

Jharad K. McClung Lester is the founder of The Richwood Leader. He's a bi-weekly columnist at the Rogue Review, and has words published in the Charleston Gazette, Lone Conservative, and FlipSide News.
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First concert of the summer was a success

Richwood, WV – Nearly one-hundred people gathered at the Sculpture Garden in Richwood yesterday night, June 14, 2019. Gabe Dixon…

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More water problems voiced at City Council meeting yesterday

Richwood, WV – The Richwood City Council met in regular session yesterday evening, June 6, 2019, at the Richwood City…

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Richwood City Pool opens with a great start

Richwood, WV – Yesterday afternoon was the perfect day to open the City Pool. The weather was great, the kids…

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Politics

Hundreds Rallied at WV State Capitol this morning

Charleston, WV – Hundreds of West Virginia public school teachers and public school supporters gathered at the state Capitol today,…

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Cherry River Elementary School’s Awards Day

Richwood, WV – The Cherry River Elementary School held their annual awards day on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Every student…

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Sports

RHS Football Standout out for senior season

Morgantown, WV – Nearly one month ago, Richwood High School football standout, Jeremiah Johnston, got injured while participating in an…

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Richwood: High-Speed Chase Led by Man on Motor Bike

Richwood, WV – Richwood Police Officer, Cody Lowe, trailed a suspect, Christopher Lee Louden, on a high-speed chase through the…

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Opinion

Memorial Day: Honoring the Fallen

Today, some may cry, and some may rejoice. To me, today isn’t about sobbing; instead, it’s about remembering those who…

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Locker Snooper

RHS: Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Richwood, WV – Richwood High School’s graduation ceremony for the senior class of 2019 occurred yesterday, May 23, 2019, at…

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Locker Snooper

A Letter to a High School Underclassman

Dear Underclassman, As I near graduation day, a day that I have been longing for, I feel as though it…

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The Richwood Leader of the Week

The First Richwood Leader of the Week…

Richwood, WV – A Richwood leader is an individual who shows excellence academically, athletically, or by doing something great in…

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The Richwood Leader of the Week

New Edition: Insight on The Richwood Leader of the Week

As a leader in providing accurate news regarding the town of Richwood, West Virginia, we are now beginning a new…

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Locker Snooper

RHS Baccalaureate Service at First Baptist Church

Richwood, WV – The Richwood High School senior class of 2019 had their annual Baccalaureate service Sunday evening, May 19,…

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Sports

RHS Competes in the State Track Meet

Charleston, WV – Ten Richwood High School student-athletes competed in the state track and field championships last Friday and Saturday…

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News

Richwood City Council Meeting

Richwood, WV – With only four councilmembers in attendance, the Richwood City Council held their council meeting yesterday evening, May…

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Locker Snooper

RHS: “Lumberjack Olympic Day” in Richwood

Richwood, WV – Richwood High School held their annual “Lumberjack Olympic Day” event today, May 16, 2019, at the Richwood…

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Sports

RHS Advances to Quarterfinals of C&C Preseason Magazine Cover Tourney

Richwood, WV – In the round of 32 of the Coalfield & Company’s Preseason Magazine Cover Tournament yesterday, Richwood High……

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Opinion

School Consolidation Supporters: Fiscally and Socially Ignorant

I often ponder to myself as to why the state of West Virginia still thinks it’s a bright idea to…

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News

Cherry River hosts annual play

Richwood, WV – The Cherry River Elementary School presented their annual play, Peter Pan, last Friday and Saturday at Cherry…

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Locker Snooper

RHS Succeeds Again

Craigsville, WV – A significant accomplishment, led by two Richwood High School teachers, Mrs. Carrie Mullens and Mrs. Kayla Thomas,…

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Sports

RHS: Many student-athletes to Compete in State Track Meet

Charleston, WV – Richwood High School performed well at the WVSSAC Region 3A Track and Field Championships yesterday evening, May…

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News

City Council Meeting; New Chief of Police in Richwood

Richwood, WV – The Richwood City Council met this evening, May 9, 2019, as a make-up meeting from last week,…

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Sports

RHS: Student-Athlete Jumps to the State Track Meet

Richwood, WV – The WVSSAC Region 3A Track and Field Championships took place today, May 9, 2019, at Laidly Field…

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Sports

C&C Pre-Season Cover Athlete Tournament begins round of 32, vote for RHS

Richwood, WV – The 2019 Coalfield and Company’s Preseason Magazine Cover Tournament will begin the round of 32 today, May…

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Searching for Volunteers: Trail Days in the National Forest

Richwood, WV – The Monongahela Outdoor Volunteers will be prepping for this summer as they begin cleaning local trails on…

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