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Report: WV’s mental health system hurts kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Children in West Virginia’s mental health system are too often sent to institutions rather than given services that would allow them to stay in or near their homes, the U.S. Department of Justice has found. The report, the result of a year-long investigation begun in April 2014,[Read More…]

Education Alliance program funds community partnership grants 

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  (June 2, 2015) – The Education Alliance announced this week a new grant program for local organizations and community partnerships that have the goal of promoting a greater public understanding of a support for a strong West Virginia education system. Under the program, 10 local partner organizations will be awarded $2,000 grants to engage their[Read More…]

Cole announces run for governor

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUE FIELD, W.Va. — Surrounded by friends and family Tuesday morning, Senate President and Mercer County businessman Bill Cole formally announced his intention to run for governor. “I stand before you today, ready to roll up my sleeves, work hard and seek a position[Read More…]

WV OMEGA raises nearly $80,000 for Children’s Home Society 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The goal of the “Every Child Deserves A Loving Home” campaign  is helping the children and families cared for by the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.   The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), an organization representing convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers across West Virginia, raised $79,615 to[Read More…]

Helping Hands quilters try to keep tradition, art alive

  CUZZART, W.Va. —  There is a group of women in northern Preston County who some might consider to be the last of a very rare breed of West Virginia artisans. The 14 women call themselves the “Helping Hands” and spend each week working on unique and intricate quilts. “It started[Read More…]

Bruceton Mills Council considers Business & Occupation tax

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. — Business owners in Bruceton Mills are speaking out against a potential business tax that town council is considering. “We, as business owners, do not know anything about this tax,” Country Petals and Floral owner Sue Wolfe said. “We haven’t heard much about it. No council members[Read More…]

Treatment centers seen as key in battle against herion

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Jessica Lilly West Virginia Public Broadcasting Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as[Read More…]

United Citizens for Coal launches Coalfields 2030 Project  

LOGAN, W.Va. – United Citizens for Coal joined with local and regional community, business and education leaders in launching Coalfields 2030, an alliance of business, labor, community and political leaders with the goal of protecting the area’s coal and coal-dependent jobs while helping expand the area’s economy. The organization, which was officially announced[Read More…]

New book looks at history of Fayette County churches

By Steve Keenan Montgomery Herald Staff Writer MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — Dale Payne’s latest journey back in time focuses on the early years of churches in Fayette County. Payne, a retired State Policeman and Fayette County magistrate, recently released Fayette County Churches 1790 to early 1950s, a book featuring photos and[Read More…]

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