The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 29, 2014

Thumbs — Saturday, March 29, 2014


Thumbs up ... to a new digital magazine focused on the arts in West Virginia for pledging a portion of its subscriptions to help with the revitalization of Theatre West Virginia. For every subscription State Of The Art Magazine receives through June 10, $5 will be donated to help TWV Act II. SOTA Magazine works to connect artists and art lovers across the state and invites them to share in a statewide creative community.

Thumbs up ... to Sewing for Souls, a group of women who meet at Daniels Bible Church in Daniels to sew dresses for children. The clothing is then sent by Greater Beckley Christian School seniors to the Dominican Republic where the clothes are distributed at orphanages. This is the group’s second year for providing much-needed clothing. The latest gift included more than 100 dresses.

Thumbs down ... to a decline in mining and other industries that has left West Virginia with the slowest growing personal income nationwide in 2013. Statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated the state’s personal income grew 1.5 percent in 2013 as compared to North Dakota’s highest increase of 7.6 percent.

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  • Missing from the show

    If they attended, lawmakers would see strides made by TWV

    July 31, 2014

  • VA breakthrough

    Compromise shows Congress can put partisanship aside for the proper cause

    July 30, 2014

  • Doughnut holes

    Annexation benefits outweigh the taxes

    July 29, 2014

  • The play’s the thing

    TWV twins reveal local riches that can’t be found anywhere else

    July 27, 2014

  • Primary care

    DHHR program weans folks away from the ER

    July 24, 2014

  • Rain? What Rain?

    Community still enjoys auto fair despite uncooperative weather

    July 23, 2014

  • Do tell

    It’s hard to keep a secret in today’s here-a-camera, there-a-camera, everywhere-a-camera world. Whatever one does that is embarrassing is immediately posted on YouTube, Facebook or other social media of choice.

    July 22, 2014

  • Juvenile justice

    West Virginia nearly doubled the rate it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, in contrast to declining rates of youthful incarceration elsewhere in the United States.

    July 20, 2014

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    July 19, 2014

  • Do something

     Johnstown police have charged three men in the brutal murder early Sunday of a city academy student.

    July 18, 2014