The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 8, 2013

Thumbs — Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thumbs up ... to the Tamarack Foundation for being honored with the prestigious 2013 Top-Rated award from GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofits organizations. The tribute was based on the number of positive reviews Tamarack received from volunteers, donors and clients.


Thumbs up ... to Cliffs Natural Resources Pinnacle Prep Plant near Pineville for receiving a Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Award during the 30th annual West Virginia State Council meeting. The Pinnacle Prep Plant employees worked 182,000 hours without a lost time or reportable accident over the past year.

Thumbs up ... to the Raleigh County Assessor’s office, Beckley Veterinarian Clinic and Pet Supplies Plus for joining together to offer vaccinations against rabies clinics in several locations around the county, beginning today. The assessor’s office has been offering the clinics for more than 30 years.

Thumbs down ... to the sad report some hospitals in West Virginia are seeing an increase in the number of babies being born with drug addictions. Facilities are struggling to provide the complex care these babies need while also meeting the care other newborns require.

Thumbs up ... to the economic boost the Hatfield-McCoy Trail is bringing to the region. The newest branch, the Pocahontas Trail, is spurring property sales in Mercer County. That bonus is in addition to the money ATV visitors are spending on fuel, lodging, food and entertainment.

Thumbs up .. .to Beckley Sanitary Board for receiving one of only 24 statewide environmental excellence awards from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Beckley was noted for its stormwater program. With 18 rain gardens that treat runoff, the city leads the state in the adoption of green infrastructure.

Thumbs up ... to Shady Spring Elementary School, which raised $1,200 through its Spring Concert to benefit Hospice of Southern West Virginia. Hospice has been providing quality end-of-life care for more than 30 years in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Wyoming counties.

Thumbs up ... to Pineville resident Jack Martin for decades of service in his community. Martin was recently presented with the Distinguished West Virginian Award and the West Virginia House of Delegates’ Legislative Award. Members also renamed the local chapter as the Jack Martin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.


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

    July 27, 2014

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    July 24, 2014

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    July 23, 2014

  • Do tell

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    July 20, 2014

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