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W.Va. school board seat vacant 18 months

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A seat on one of the state’s most influential boards has been vacant for more than a year, and there is no timetable for when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will appoint someone to fill it. The 12-member state Board of Education has been one member short since[Read More…]

Jefferson County clinic adapts by taking Medicaid

RANSON, W.Va. – Executive director Michele Goldman can’t help but smile when she talks about all that’s been accomplished at the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic since it first opened in 2001 and began successfully caring for a steadily growing stream of low-income, uninsured patients. Recently, however, the clinic has experienced[Read More…]

Raleigh County school adds outdoor classroom

BECKLEY, W.Va. — When you hear “classroom of the future,” do you think of a room with all of the latest technology or a “room” with plenty of opportunities to explore science, geology and other subjects? At Clear Fork Elementary, a new shelter is revolutionizing education. Built with a grant[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, June 23

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, June 23, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO NEEDS MORE ATTENTION AT BELEAGUERED VA The[Read More…]

Fayette County Boy Scout complex offers access

BECKLEY, W.Va. —  The adventure-filled expanse resting beyond the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve’s guarded gates still remains elusive to most, but the Boys Scouts of America announced last week that a portion of the 10,600-acre facility will now be open to the public on select days this summer. Members[Read More…]

UC-Beckley set to open nursing program

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The proposed nursing program at the University of Charleston-Beckley campus cleared a major hurdle by winning approval to initiate the program from the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, the university announced Thursday.  The nursing program — aimed at working students — will enable[Read More…]

Mural, film commemorate Buffalo Creek Disaster

BUFFALO CREEK — Kerry Chad Albright is somewhat of a “local celebrity.” Known as the Miracle Baby, Albright was only 9-months-old during the time of the Buffalo Creek Disaster. His mother, Sylvia Albright, and 18-year-old brother, Steven Albright, ran from their house after seeing the wall of water roaring down[Read More…]

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