The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 9, 2012

NRCTC plans to offer public speaking course

New River Community and Technical College will offer a six-week public speaking course on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 29.  The class will meet from 9 a.m. until noon at New River’s Jefferson Office Park location in downtown Lewisburg.

This course is designed to give participants the tools and confidence needed to engage their audience and convey thoughts, ideas, information and instruction.

Upon completion, attendees will be able to address groups with confidence and conduct presentations to colleagues and clients, make positive and lasting impressions during interviews and interact with others in any situation.

The skills and experiences gained during the course will be invaluable to students, teachers, public safety/service employees, supervisors and managers, job applicants and anyone wanting to gain confidence and bearing in a public setting.

Instructor Helen Ann Barlow has more than 40 years of experience in public school and university settings as a teacher of theater/drama, stage production, advanced-placement English and broadcasting/journalism.

She has also acted in and directed stage productions at the high school, college and community theater levels. She is a graduate of Edinburg University, in Pennsylvania.

Tuition is $150, and preregistration is required by Sept. 15.

For more information, or to register, call Wanda Coleman or Gloria Kincaid in the New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education at Jefferson Office Park, 304-793-3001, 304-793-6101, or e-mail


Text Only
  • News Bikes 1.jpg Re-Cycle

    This is the first in a spring/summer series about bicycling in West Virginia. This installment addresses choosing equipment. The May installment will concentrate on bicycle laws and safety.

    Beautiful, sunny days have been visiting the Mountain State with more frequency the past few weeks and with this we think of getting outside and pursuing various activities.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • crowcookbook Kitchen comfort

    For Janet Crow of Quinwood, this Easter marks a deeply personal miracle — that of countless prayers for her physical restoration whispered by people who cared more than she could’ve ever imagined.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Scholarship for girls in a health science field established at BAF

    In every community there is work to be done and each community member has something to contribute.

    April 20, 2014

  • Concord University mounting production of ‘Spoon River’

    Concord University’s Theatre Department will perform “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters in the H.C. Paul Theatre April 23-26 at 8 p.m. nightly.

    April 20, 2014

  • Society seeking items for Vietnam War exhibit

    The Greenbrier Historical Society is seeking photographs, artifacts and local history to include in an upcoming exhibit about remembering the Vietnam War.

    April 20, 2014

  • Rock violinist, stand-up comic to perform in free events at Lewisburg

    The Greenbrier Valley Campus of New River Community and Technical College will celebrate Student Appreciation Week April 21-25 with a number of events including two special performances that are open to the public free of charge.

    April 20, 2014

  • Dance workshop, show planned

    The stars will shine brightly over the pyramids this month — only these pyramids will be in Beckley. And these stars will both twinkle and dance.

    April 20, 2014

  • Live transmission of The Met’s ‘Così fan tutte’ at GVT

    In partnership with The MET: Live in HD series, Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents a live transmission of Mozart’s joyful and heart-rendering masterpiece, “Così fan tutte,” Saturday at 12:55 p.m.

    April 20, 2014

  • Stories give us kinship with strangers

    Editor’s note: This column by the late Bev Davis originally was published April 10, 2010.
    My dad was a coal miner. By the time I came along, he was working above ground as a tipple foreman.

    April 19, 2014

  • momrun Just do it W.Va.!

    “Missy’s here — we’re not going to win. Missy’s here…”
    Learning she was a perceived threat from two women whispering at the starting line behind her, women she had never met from among the hopping, stretching, Lycra-clad crowd, had one effect on Missy Burleson — a smile spreading as far as her feet were about to sprint her.

    April 16, 2014 5 Photos