The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 7, 2014

Thumbs — Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thumbs up ... to West Virginia lottery players being on a roll this year with nine Powerball tickets worth at least $1 million sold in the state. While five other states have had more people win $1 million or more, West Virginia is No. 1 per capita,

averaging one Powerball ticket worth $1 million for every 200,000 of its 1.8 million residents.


Thumbs up ... to Delegate Linda

Sumner, R-Raleigh, chosen by the West Virginia Community Action Partnership, a statewide membership organization comprised of the 16 community action agencies, selected as its 2014 Legislator of the Year award recipient. The award is given to the legislative member who best demonstrates a commitment to empowering low-income individuals and families and to eliminating the causes of poverty in the state.

Thumbs up ... to the mine rescue teams that competed at Bluefield State College during the eighth annual Mine Rescue

Competition sponsored by the Center for Applied Research and Technology along with Welch Post No. 1 of the National Mine Rescue Association. The first-place winner of this year’s mine rescue competition was Cliffs Natural

Resources’ Pinnacle White team. Second place went to Cliffs Natural Resources’ Pinnacle Blue team and third place was awarded to Consol Buchanan Mining Co. LLC Buchanan Black team.

Thumbs up ... to Cliffs Natural Resources for providing funding for a new scholarship program at Southern West

Virginia Community and Technical College in conjunction with the Southern Community College Foundation. The scholarship program

will be a multi-year partnership to provide financial

assistance to students pursuing career and educational opportunities in technology.

Thumbs up ... to the “Pennies for Paws” for the Raleigh County Humane Society. The fundraiser delivered $3,302.70 in

donations from Clear Fork, Shady Spring, Hollywood, Beckley, Stanaford and Marsh Fork elementaries as well as the community. The money helps support needed medical care for local homeless animals.

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  • 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

  • Thumbs — Saturday, July 19, 2014

    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

  • Showcase

    For White Sulphur Springs, there’s hardly enough time to catch a breath.

    July 17, 2014

  • Bon appetit

    Agriculture and farm products can help diversify state economy

    July 16, 2014

  • Generous

    Outsiders can say what they will about West Virginians — but they can’t say we’re stingy.
    Time after time after time, we band together to help our neighbors out of a jam, aid someone down on their luck or otherwise in a bad way.

    July 15, 2014