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Virginia man arrested in Summers County

Hinton WV (Hinton News) A Virginia man was arrested in Summers County on Friday, July 1. The individual, George Everett Treadway Jr., is facing multiple charges, including domestic battery and transport of a controlled substance into the state. According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to a complaint of a domestic altercation. The responding officer received advisement that Treadway had left the scene in his vehicle. Before reaching the residence, the officer spotted Treadway and performed a traffic stop. The officer notes that he could smell the distinct scent of fresh marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. According to the criminal...
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Back Pew July 5

The dog days of summer are upon us! But don’t let the heat fool you when reading this month’s column. It may sound familiar with many of the same issues from last month, but the details contain brand new updates on several ongoing issues. BUDGET SURPLUS. With the fiscal year now over, our state holds […] The post Back Pew July 5 appeared first on The Hinton News.

City of Hinton Patriotic Decorating Contest winners announced

Hinton WV (Hinton News) The City of Hinton invited downtown retail businesses to participate in a 4th of July patriotic decorating contest during the recent holiday. The following businesses did an incredible job showing their red, white, and blue patriotic colors and spirit: 1st place winner- Grandma’s House 2nd place winner- New Stand Antiques 3rd place winner- Hinton Floral 4th place winner- Big-4 Drug Store Congratulations to each of the businesses who participated. The post City of Hinton Patriotic Decorating Contest winners announced appeared first on The Hinton News.

A look at the legend that inspired John Henry Days

In the small, quiet town of Talcott lies the site of an American legend. People across the country are familiar with the ballad of John Henry, a song that tells of a man who could drive steel faster than a machine. According to legend, John Henry was one of the many men working on the Great Bend Tunnel, part of C & O Railroad's tunnel through the Appalachian Mountains. Henry supposedly worked as a steel driver. These men used large hammers to drive steel bars held by "shakers," into the mountain. The holes created by the steel drivers were filled with...

Attorney General Morrisey says EPA Supreme Court Ruling is a Great Win for West Virginia, Nation

CHARLESTON (Hinton News) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court is a “great win for West Virginia and her residents.” In West Virginia v U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court ruling in a 6-3 decision that would have given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency virtually unlimited authority to regulate wide swaths of everyday life. In particular, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals mistakenly concluded that a narrow provision of federal law grants EPA broad authority to reorder entire economic sectors, such as manufacturing, hotels, and power...

Memories of the past: Independence Day

The Fourth of July was always a special time when I was growing up, even though, in my mind, it meant summer was speeding by too fast. In my mind, going back to school was merely around the corner from July Fourth. I remember my Granny and Papaw graveling new potatoes to go with the […] The post Memories of the past: Independence Day appeared first on The Hinton News.

WLU Business Students excel in Peregrine Outbound Assessment

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (Hinton News) — Seniors in the Gary E. West College of Business at West Liberty University scored an average of 19 points higher than other business schools on the Peregrine Outbound Exam taken last fall, and even better at the end of the spring term. At the end of their senior year, West College of Business students take this national exam evaluating their knowledge on 13 core business administration topics, including accounting, finance, management and marketing. This examination is used to assess the proficiency of business school graduates across the country and provides ranking data on participating...

New report shows rural voters rely on Vote By Mail and Early Voting

CHARLESTON, W.VA. (Hinton News) — Voters in rural areas across the country heavily rely on alternative ways to vote, including voting by mail and in-person early voting, and newly proposed state legislation would restrict their ability to cast a ballot, according to a new report by the nonpartisan election policy group Secure Democracy USA. The report, The Forgotten Voters: How Current Threats to Voting Hurt Rural Americans, found that nearly half of all rural voters in the United States voted by mail or voted early in-person in the 2020 election. “Nothing should restrict an American’s ability to make their voice heard and...

Congresswoman Miller calls for Woody Williams to Lie in Honor in U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON D.C. (Hinton News) – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to bring Congresswoman Miller’s resolution to the House floor, which would allow World War II Medal of Honor recipient and West Virginia native Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol. The letter reads in part, "As a tribute to the ‘Greatest Generation’ and to honor the life of Woody, we ask you to bring H.Con.Res. 7 to the floor immediately to allow Woody to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda... I urge you to act...

Dear Abby 7-1-22

MOTHER UNSUPPORTIVE OF TRANSITIONING TEEN DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old trans man. I told my mother years ago, and while she hasn't stopped me from transitioning, she's wholly unsupportive. Despite telling her my new name and pronouns, she refuses to refer to me that way even when we are alone. (I can't tell the rest of my family; they would disown me.) Every time I bring it up, she gets quiet or changes the subject. I love her and she loves me, but it breaks my heart to see her ignore who I am, and I know she won't back me...

Social Security Column: Celebrate your independence with Social Security

Every July, we take pride in celebrating our nation’s independence. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and our benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement shows the benefits that you and your family may be entitled to with personalized fact sheets tailored to your age and earnings situation. The benefits estimator tool allows you to get estimates based on different ages you want to begin receiving benefits. These tools...

Gov. Justice announces Woody Williams as first inductee into the new West Virginia Military Hall of Fame

CHARLESTON, WV (Hinton News) – Gov. Jim Justice announced that Hershel “Woody” Williams has become the first-ever inductee into the new West Virginia Military Hall of Fame. A native of Quiet Dell, WV, Williams was America’s last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. He passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, surrounded by his family at the VA hospital near Huntington named in his honor. He was 98 years old. Gov. Justice announced earlier today that he had officially nominated Williams for the honor. The West Virginia Veterans Council met today and unanimously voted to induct Williams. “I couldn’t be more...

Epilepsy Foundation West Virginia welcomes New Board Members

The national Epilepsy Foundation’s West Virginia chapter is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its statewide advisory board: Heather Black, Parent, Proctorville, OHAzara Singh, Pediatric Neurologist, CAMC Women and Children’s HospitalAmanda White, Community Outreach Supervisor, The Health PlanLauren Lynd, Territory Manager, Neurelis The new board members bring a wide range of […] The post Epilepsy Foundation West Virginia welcomes New Board Members appeared first on The Hinton News.

WVU Tech Women’s Basketball welcomes Alva Hedrich

Morgantown (Hinton News) WVU Tech Women's Basketball welcomes Alva Hedrich: 6'1", Forward/Center, Math Major Muecke Hessan, Germany Theo-Koche-Schule, Grunberg (High School) TSV Grunberg Bender Baskets (Club Team) What they are saying about Alva: "Alva is a very hard-working, dedicated teammate. She has been the team captain of several teams she has been on. I am convinced, that WVU Tech added a very solid player, who will improve during her stay. A great person, and an excellent student as well." ~Rene Spandauw, Head Women's Basketball Coach BTI Grunberg Alva brings an outstanding mix of size, skill, and versatility to our program. She is an athletic post player that has perimeter skills as well. I am really excited about how she defends and rebounds in addition to her offensive abilities. Alva is a person of great character and has performed extremely well in the classroom. She is a perfect fit for our program and we could not be happier that she has chosen to be a Golden Bear!" ~Coach Roger Hodge The post WVU Tech Women’s Basketball welcomes Alva Hedrich appeared first on The Hinton News.