The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 29, 2012

Thumbs — Saturday, Oct. 29, 2012

Thumbs up ... to everyone who participated in the state Department of Environmental Protection’s recent free electronics recycling event. By the end of the day, more than 70,000 pounds of electronics (35 tons) had been stuffed into tractor-trailers and sent off for recycling. Devices included televisions, computers, printers, copiers, zip drives, video game devices, electronic cables, laser and multifunction scanners, fax machines, laptops, mice, keyboards, speakers, Webcams, monitors, cables, hard drives, circuit boards, cell phones, CD players and tape players.

Thumbs up ... to Cook’s Manufacturing, under the direction of Larry Cook, for building and donating a bridge crossing Black Fork River in Twin Falls Resort State Park. The bridge will become part of the Great Eastern Trail, a multi-state hiking trial. Cliffs Natural Resources and the Wyoming County Commission also helped support the project.

Thumbs up ... to the continued support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Tamarack is hosting the world’s longest pink ribbon scarf — measuring more than 4,000 feet. David Hill Concrete has a pink ribbon on the drum of a concrete truck, and Fayette County residents are raising scholarship money for children who have lost a parent to breast cancer.

Thumbs up ... to New River Community and Technical College for receiving a $3 million federal grant to enlarge its nursing and allied health care program. The funds will allow New River to expand and improve its current programs and offer new associate’s degrees for Registered Nurse, Medical Laboratory Technical, Occupational therapist Assistant and EMS/Paramedic certifications.

Thumbs up ... to students at Independence and Rainelle middle school receiving new instruments through a partnership between the West Virginia division of Culture and History and VH-1 Save the Music. The VH-1 Save the Music Foundation has placed more than 700 instruments with students in 35 middle and K-8 schools across West Virginia during its three-year initiative.

Text Only
  • Continuing the fight

    Solutions for drug war may need to be as tough as the problem

    April 16, 2014

  • Take me home

    You can go home again.

    April 15, 2014

  • Team work

    There is no doubt that last week’s announcement by the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority of plans for a 500-acre Mega-Site development is one of the most visionary ideas we have seen in southern West Virginia.

    April 13, 2014

  • Thumbs — Saturday, April 12, 2014

    April 12, 2014

  • Concord

    Impressive achievements in higher education reflected in quality of finalists for president

    April 10, 2014

  • Service

    In West Virginia, we often measure our “wealth” by all the things we can generally do without.

    April 9, 2014

  • Nutrition

    How much can we trust government to advise us on food?

    April 8, 2014

  • War on miners

    The federal government in the form of the Department of Health and Human Services has decided to cut funding for coal miners suffering from black lung disease by 35 percent.

    April 6, 2014

  • Thumbs — Saturday, April 5, 2014

    April 5, 2014

  • Killer connection

    Police plan to keep you safe in crackdown on distracted driving

    April 3, 2014

AP Video