The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Editorials

April 5, 2014

Thumbs — Saturday, April 5, 2014

(Continued)

— Thumbs up ... to West Virginia’s receiving nearly $8 million for public housing projects from the Public Housing Capital Fund Program. The Housing Authority of Raleigh County received a $79,441 grant, the Housing Authority of the City of Beckley received $279,750, and the Housing Authority of Mount Hope received $173,359.

 

Thumbs up ... to Glenville State College, ranked in the top 20 of the best colleges for veterans within the south regional colleges division by U.S. News & World Report. GSC received the rating of 17 in Best Colleges because of graduation rates, faculty resources, reputation, and other markers of academic quality. In total, there were only 234 ranked schools across the nation chosen for the honor.

 Thumbs up ... to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s distribution of about $11 million to West Virginia for conservation and recreation projects. The funding comes from excise taxes on sales of sporting firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing equipment and tackle, and electric outboard motors. It also includes revenue from fuel taxes on motorboats and small engines.

Thumbs up ... to Freese and Nichols Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., designer of a series of dams and lakes at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, which earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement for the work at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 48th annual Engineering Excellence Awards. The site selected to be the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree had no developed water features but now has lakes for swimming, fishing, rowing, and other aquatic activities.

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Editorials
  • 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

  • Reminder

    Study points out old, new problems with W.Va. roads

    July 13, 2014