Greenbrier County, WVMetro News

Greenbrier County community shares a common thread

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — When the waters of Howard’s Creek, Dry Fork, and several other smaller tributaries around Greenbrier County finally receded five years ago, the aftermath was haunting. Hundreds of people were out of a home and unsure where to turn. Leaders in the community of White Sulphur...
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Mercer County, WVPosted by
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Wandering cows found on railroad tracks on their way back home

BLUEFIELD — Three cows that ventured away from their home and onto railroad tracks Monday evening were on their way back to their owners Tuesday. Mercer County 911 received reports of wandering cows about 7:40 p.m. Monday. They first appeared at East Wayne Street and eventually reached local railroad tracks. Norfolk Southern Railroad halted trains passing through Bluefield until members of the Bluefield Police Department and Bluefield Fire Department managed to herd the three cows into a livestock trailer.
Mercer County, WVPosted by
The Associated Press

4 die from COVID-19 at WVa assisted living facility

ATHENS, W.Va. (AP) — Four people have died due to COVID-19 at an assisted living facility in Mercer County, West Virginia. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported that 12 of the 14 residents at Rockin’ Chair Residential Care in Lerona tested positive for the coronavirus, according to owner Airwana Arnett. Lerona is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Bluefield.
Rupert, WVPosted by
The West Virginia Daily News

Rupert Elementary Has A Mindfulness Success Story

Extensive research suggests that stress and trauma experienced during childhood can have a significant effect on social, emotional, behavioral, and physiological development. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction have been significantly associated with poor emotion regulation, worse mental health, and worse physical health outcomes (e.g., drug use, heart disease, liver disease; Centers for Disease Control, 2019; Cloitre et al., 2019; Felitti et al. 1988). In the state of West Virginia, the majority of children under the age of 18 (52%) have experienced at least one ACE, compared to 46% nationally (ACES Coalition WV, 2018). Adverse childhood...
Raleigh County,

Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department receives $5,000 DUI grant

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – One Raleigh County law enforcement department receives a grant to continue to keep impaired drivers off of the road. The Raleigh County Commission approves a DUI grant worth $5,000 for the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department. The grant is used to pay deputies working overtime with the sole purpose of monitoring the roads for impaired drivers.
Beckley, WVPosted by
The West Virginia Daily News

Some Of The Coolest Antique Cars Ever Built Arrived In Beckley For The Great Race

Over 100 of the coolest antique cars ever built rolled into Beckley on Friday, June 25, as part of The Great Race, a controlled-speed road rally and test of endurance for classic cars built in 1974 or earlier. The Great Race begins at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, TX, on June 19, and ends in downtown Greenville, SC, on Sunday, June 27. Along the way, each driver must take their car through checkpoints located along scenic, county and state highways. Competitors will travel through 10 states covering 2,300 miles in 9 days. This year, one of the overnight checkpoints will...
Beckley, WVAndover Townsman

City lowers lifeguard age to 16, urges teens to apply

The City of Beckley is now hiring lifeguards ages 16 and older, lowering the age requirement from 18 years, Parks and Recreation Director Leslie Baker announced Tuesday. City officials, acting on a plan proposed last week by local businessman Brian Brown, aim to increase the number of lifeguard applicants in order to open New River Park pool, the larger municipal pool, for the rest of the summer.
Raleigh County,

Morgan Spolarich sworn in as newest Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office adds another member to its team. Morgan Spolarich was sworn in Tuesday in Raleigh County Circuit Court as the county’s newest Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Spolarich grew up in Wyoming County before moving to Shady Spring and is excited about the opportunity to continue serving the people of Raleigh County.
Raleigh County,

STEM camp students engage in science demonstrations, inquire about college admissions

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Bio-diesel and college admissions all in one day. Raleigh County high school students at the WVU Tech STEM camp learning about both science and their futures on-campus Wednesday. The morning session included creating bio-diesel and studying the human lung, while the afternoon was spent taking a tour of campus and getting advice from the WVU Tech Admissions Office. An employee from Conn-Weld Industries in Princeton was also on hand to answer questions about post-graduate life.
Beckley, WVPosted by
The Register-Herald

Mills tees off on Mill Rats

Pat Mills hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the fifth inning, to lead the West Virginia Miners to a 13-8 win over the Johnstown Mill Rats Tuesday at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. Mills added a two-run homer to start a five-run eighth inning. It was...