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A panel tasked with spending the next nine months studying West Virginia's Public Employees Insurance Agency to find ways to reduce growing costs and ... teacher for Raleigh County Schools; Dr. Sherri Young, Medicare medical director for Aetna Insurance; and Amy Loring, human resources coordinator ...
With the latest winter storm hitting the Southern West Virginia area Monday March 12, 2018 many people are reporting power outages. According to Appalachian Power over 20,000 customers in the state are without power as of 1:30 am. Locally Raleigh county was hit the hardest with outages with 2,792 ...

She said Hollywood students received higher math and English scores on the West Virginia General Summative Test than any other elementary school in Raleigh County. "This was 100 percent because of the teachers and hardworking students," Hodges said. "All of the teachers are so supportive and ...
2-5 inches is possible from Tazewell county through McDowell and Wyoming counties, north into Raleigh county where Winter Weather Advisories are in effect.Even in these areas up to 7 inches of snow cannot be ruled out. Rain may still eat into snow totals in these areas. With warmer air present, less ...
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) -- On March 11, 2018, the West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association concluded their state tournament at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Ranging from under 5 years old to middle school, the top six wrestlers from six age groups across four different regions ...
Delaney Mitchell of Raleigh County holds the first place trophy after winning the Gazette-Mail Regional Spelling Bee at Capital High School Saturday. ... at Marshall University's South Charleston campus; and Mark Stotler, the director of academic programming for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy ...

LESTER, W.Va. — A man died after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in Raleigh County Friday evening, authorities said. The collision came during a police pursuit by Lester Police and the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department that traveled through the community of Lester and then onto Slab Fork ...
MOUNT HOPE, WV (WVNS) -- On March 3, 2018, Rural King launched their 109th store inside the former Sear's store at the Crossroads Mall. Renovations only took crews six weeks to convert the space into a one-stop shop for more than just farming supplies. "You can buy nuts and bolts by the pound," ...
While a lot of Raleigh County teachers and service personnel went to Charleston to rally at the state Capitol Thursday, some stayed behind to raise awareness in their communities. In downtown Beckley, a ... She hopes the State of West Virginia and PEIA can reach a better deal. Until then, she's happy ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. — A portion of the West Virginia Turnpike remained closed Thursday night following a multiple vehicle pileup believed to be caused by a snow squall. Raleigh County authorities confirmed that around 17 vehicles were involved in the wreck that happened at around 4 in the afternoon.
An early Saturday car chase in Beckley is detailed in court documents from the Raleigh County Magistrate Court. According to ... At the request of the Beckley Police Department, an independent investigation of that accident is under way by West Virginia State Police and the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office.
The West Virginia Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia is scheduled to host a press conference at 2 p.m. to ... David Pack, a teacher for 15 years, and Renee Shiflett, a teacher for 27 years, both of Raleigh County, said they would like to see a stable revenue stream.
Jim Justice held town hall meetings across West Virginia to address the work stoppage by teachers, during which time he promised to call a special session of the Legislature regarding natural gas severance ... “Bring all the experts to the table,” implored Paul Baker, a school counselor from Raleigh County.
Marie Hamrick, president of the Raleigh County Education Association, briefs teachers from 40 counties outside the state Capitol on March 10, 1990, the ... The 1990 strike is often referred to as West Virginia's first statewide teacher strike, but eight of the state's 55 counties didn't participate in the walkout.
The workshop will be held in Room 706 of the WV SBDC office, West Virginia University, 886 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown. ... 20, the Chamber will host a “Get to Know Your Chamber – Lunch Break” event beginning at noon at the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Building at 245 North ...
Jim Justice has appointed Chanda Adkins of Raleigh County to the House of Delegates representing the 31st District Feb. 9. Adkins ... Chadwick returned home to West Virginia to practice medicine at Davis Medical Center in Elkins, where she joined the surgical team of Dr. Jon Winkler and Dr. Amy Bair.
But the biggest reason for considering government consolidation is to reposition southern West Virginia to take advantage of the multiple opportunities on the horizon. The creation of a metro government between the City of Beckley and Raleigh County makes a lot of sense. They have already passed ...

Fayette County Schools are receiving assistance from the Fayette County Sheriff, WV State Police, local law enforcement and the Fayette County ... The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department said Shady Spring High School's resource officer was notified of a potentially threatening Facebook post by a student ...
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) -- While the rain continued to fall outside, not a dry eye was in the Vet Center in Beckley on February 17, 2018 as one of its residents received one of America's most prestigious military awards, a tradition congressman Evan Jenkins never gets tired of. "One of the best parts of the job ...
BRADLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) Crews are working to remove a large fallen tree in Raleigh County. Both lanes of traffic are shutdown on Maple Fork Road in Bradley as crews were to clear the scene. Workers from the Division of Highways (DOH), Bradley Vol. Fire Dept., and Pax Vol. Fire Dept. are all working to ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept. is currently looking for three qualified candidates to join their team. Anyone interested in applying must possess a GED or high school diploma. Candidates meeting those requirements are subject to a drug test, background check, physical fitness ...
BECKLEY, W. Va. (WVNS) — A local mother is outraged after a video showing a science teacher yelling at her middle-school son surfaced. Donna Hockett said the video shows one of her son's teachers making fun of him- in front of his classmates. She shared the video to social media Thursday evening.
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) -- Deputies in Raleigh County are asking for help from the community to track down a man who escaped from home ... he is located should contact the Sgt. Stump with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office at 304-255-9300 or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept. is currently looking for three qualified candidates to join their team. Anyone interested in applying must be 21 years of age and possess a GED or high school diploma. Candidates meeting those requirements are subject to a drug test, ...
"I'm very optimistic for what's going on in West Virginia and the economy there," he said. "I'm just very optimistic about the economy for both of our facilities. "If we can keep going in this direction, it will be good for everybody." A core group of Cogar employees will transfer from Raleigh County to Virginia, ...
RCBOE President Larry Ford told The Register-Herald all board members wanted to show the nearly 1,500 school employees in Raleigh County they support them in their efforts to fight for additional compensation with their West Virginia Public Employee Insurance Agency (PEIA) health insurance, as well ...
He was born on July 17, 1943. in Raleigh County, WV, to James and Sarah (Petry) Peters. On March 21, 1970. in Elyria, OH, he married Merna Van Diviner; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Debbie (Ruben) Montanez of Goshen, IN; three sons, Ron (Tina) Peters of Winfield, WV, ...
18, 1969: Hundreds of miners in Raleigh County went on strike over the issue of black lung. Within days, the walkout spread ... For more information, contact the West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25301; 304-346-8500; or visit e-WV at www.wvencyclopedia.org.
On this West Virginia Morning, The Legislature Today host Andrea Lannom speaks with Delegate Mick Bates, of Raleigh County. He's minority vice chairman of the House Finance Committee. Bates talks about a potential teachers' strike and the debate at the statehouse over teacher pay and PEIA issues.
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) -- Staring on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office began accepting application for new deputies. Forms can be picked up at the County Clerk's office. They must be turned in by the close of business on Friday, March 9. Applicants must be between 18 and 45 ...
COOL RIDGE, WV (WVNS) -- An accident between a car and a school bus happened on Route 19 in Cool Ridge at around 2:45 p.m. The car was coming out of the Cool Ridge Post Office near the ... The Raleigh County School Transportation Department dispatched another bus to take the children home.
“We're still negotiating,” said Wendy Peters, the Raleigh County WVEA president. Peters said that union leadership will meet with West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, on Monday. “If we feel that it is necessary to take a statewide action, the majority of teachers and service personnel ...
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The following roads have been shut down by the West Virginia Division of Highways for high water. Greenbrier County. Caldwell Rail Road Tunnel - County ... According to Raleigh County dispatchers, flooding has been reported in Killarney and Amigo. Rhodell Volunteer Fire Department has closed Coal ...
Law enforcement officers from the Beckley Police Department and Raleigh County Sheriff's Office partnered with agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Control ... The sting was funded by the WV Governor's Highway Safety Program and coordinated by the ABCA and theWest Virginia Southern Regional ...
CHARLESTON — To fill the seat left vacant after Lynne Arvon was appointed to the West Virginia Senate, Gov. Jim Justice on Friday appointed Chanda Adkins to represent the 31st District in the House of Delegates. Adkins, a mother of two from Raleigh County, said she is the director of West Virginians for ...
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced Facebook will be the featured employer for this year's Job and Resource Fair March 23 at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center. ... Joe Manchin, Workforce West Virginia, and the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.
The Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center's team, along with community leaders, partners and state officials came together to work towards this initiative to end veterans homelessness in our area. In 2017, they reduced the overall homeless veterans population by more than 50 percent. This is the largest ...
According to the report, West Virginia was ranked the fourth worst in the nation in 2018. This is based off of diet, smoking habits, dental treatment costs, and frequent check-ups. Dentists here in Raleigh County said it's a shame we are on the list, but one of the main problems is a lot of people are scared of ...
A public hearing held Tuesday night for a petition by the Town of Mabscott to annex a stretch highway packed the Raleigh County ceremonial courtroom. The proposal would have taken a roughly 1.5 mile stretch of U.S. Route 16, also known as Robert C. Byrd Drive, into Mabscott. The proposed section ...
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) -- A Fayetteville man has been sentenced on drug charges after authorities found a large amount of marijuana in his home. According to Raleigh County Prosecutor Julie Wisman, Benjamin Villenave was arrested in March 2017. During a search, the Beckley Raleigh County Drug ...
ORIGINAL STORY: Hundreds of people throughout Southern West Virginia are waking up Friday without power due to snowy conditions. According to American Electric Power, Mercer County has the most outages- specifically in the Bramwell area. There are more than 100 people in Raleigh County ...
This falls on the same day hundreds of teachers throughout West Virginia plan to rally outside of the Capitol to bring awareness to their concerns regarding changes to their insurance and pay raises. ... On Thursday, parents stood with signs in front of sixteen schools throughout Raleigh County. Many told ...
PRINCETON — An Ohio tractor-trailer driver was arraigned Friday on charges including fleeing with reckless indifference and battery on an officer after leading police on a chase down Interstate 77 from Raleigh County and into Mercer County. William K. Rehm, 54, of Columbus, who is being held at the ...
Services will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM, in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home. A Military graveside service will follow on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Raleigh County Animal Shelter, 325 Grey Flats Rd., Beckley, WV ...
In addition, inspectors with the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training may nominate mines and facilities for the awards. Republic Energy LLC's Workman Creek Surface Mine in Raleigh County has been honored with the Barton B. Lay, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award, one of only two ...
Following the tip of a local mom, WRC launched “Causeacon,” a three-day “pop culture” convention that turned half of the Beckley Raleigh County ... teen, “tween” and adult guests, panelists and vendors into Beckley from southern West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, ...
He was also wanted on a charge in a separate county. During its homicide investigation, the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office connected Dunbar to a shooting in Beckley, according to the recent news release. Investigators contacted the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, which issued a warrant for Dunbar's ...
Hundreds of teachers packed the auditorium at Woodrow Wilson High School on Tuesday night to express their concerns regarding changes being made to the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), a Senate bill making changes to seniority in the public school system, a proposed 1 ...
(WVVA) A local businessman was among those indicted in the Raleigh County Grand Jury in January, 2018. Stacey Wade ... on Harper Road. He is set to be arraigned on the charge in front of Judge Andrew Dimlich in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Thursday, February 1st, at 9 a.m. No bond has been set.


 

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