2/4/2014 3:55 PM
by Stuart Hammer
BECKLEY – Raleigh County has a new spelling bee champion after winning the county-wide competition this morning.
Cierra James is a 5th grader at Bradley Elementary won the Spelling Bee, beating out more than 20 others from area schools.
James and the runner-up Katelyn Cornett will compete again tomorrow in the middle school division at Woodrow Wilson High School.
That winner will head to Charleston next month for the state competition.
Cierra's winning word was “ductile.”