The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 4, 2012

New River College Notes

The Business Opportunity Center of New River Community and Technical College will have a “Create-A-Job Fair” from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Summersville Conference Center.

Small business owners, local lenders and representatives from the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, the Women’s Business and Training Center and the Summersville Area Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to attendees.

The event also will feature two free workshops. Using Facebook as a Marketing Strategy will be the topic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and a session on Starting a Business 101 will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

For more information about the Create-A-Job Fair, contact Holliday at 304-929-3305.


New River Community and Technical College is offering a six-week specialty cooking workshop at the Snowshoe Career Center in Marlinton, beginning Nov. 17. “Cooking with Jennifer” will meet on Saturdays, concluding Jan. 4. There will be no sessions Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.

Instructor Jennifer Carter credits her grandmother for her love of cooking and her respect for proper techniques. She also traveled around different areas of the country when she served as a nurse, and she learned new styles of cooking along the way.

The workshop will include lessons on how to prepare appetizers, breads, noodles, desserts, soups, and main courses in cooking styles ranging from Amish to Mexican.

The cost of the workshop is $80, plus a $15 supply fee.

For additional information, or to register, contact Wanda Coleman or Gloria Kincaid in the New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education in Lewisburg at 304-793-3001 or 304-793-6101.


With many Southern West Virginia residents feeling a budget crunch, especially with the holidays fast approaching, New River Community and Technical College will once again offer its popular How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half class at two locations in November.

The one-session class will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the WorkForce West Virginia Building, Northside Drive, Summersville. It also will be offered Nov. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at New River’s Advanced Technology Center in Ghent.

Stacy Raffo is the instructor. The class will cover couponing basics such as finding, organizing and redeeming coupons, where to find high value coupons, how drug store reward programs work, tips on saving on groceries and holiday shopping.

Tuition is $15 for either location. Preregistration is required, as these classes have limited space and typically fill up quickly. To register, or for more information, please call the New River Office of Workforce Education in Summersville at 304-883-2446.


New River Community and Technical College is offering a fun and educational camp during Thanksgiving break. The Mad Scientist Academy for youth ages 5-12 will take place Nov. 19-20 at New River’s Nicholas County Campus in Summersville. The camp will feature various aspects of science to go along with the mad scientist theme.

A meteorologist from one of the Charleston news stations will visit the camp to talk about how science is used to predict the weather, and students will participate in several weather- related experiments and activities.

Other topics will be Simple Machines, Gases and Density, Chemistry and Engineering. As a component of Engineering, students will make a small robot and work with Lego Robotics and Sumo Wrestling Robots. Lego Robotics is part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative from the WVU Extension Service, which will be providing the equipment for this aspect of the camp.

The academy will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per student, which includes snacks and lunch daily. Preregistration is required as this camp is expected to fill up quickly.

To register or for more information, call 304-883-2446.


Text Only
  • bob thompson The jazz man

    If Bob Thompson’s 30-year career as a professional musician has taught him anything, it’s that there are really only two kinds of music.


    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leave a good legacy, and respect others’

    The death this week of the Rev. Jerry Falwell led to a network and cable blitz of commentaries on his life. We’ve been bombarded with a flurry of eulogies, criticisms, apathetic shrugs and lots of news footage regarding Falwell’s faith and foibles.


    July 26, 2014

  • 072314 Life CrossFit 4.jpg Crossfit Nation: Working out the WOD way

    Just as fashion trends come and go, so do fitness fads, and Cyndie Chinn had tried them all.

    July 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • downsize 1 Living large in smaller spaces

    How is it possible that as your nest gets emptier, your garage gets fuller? Living off the grid sounds tantalizing — the extreme version of paring down. But are you ready for solar panels and growing your own groceries or would a smaller home do the trick?

    July 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Relishing the faith of little children

    July 19, 2014

  • Guns 1 ‘Guns’ for Life

    With the latest World Health Organization figures showing global life expectancy increasing from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011, staying healthy enough to add quality to the quantity of life is an important consideration.

    July 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • coconut 4 Crack open the power of the coconut

    Now let’s get this straight …
      We know about Parrotheads. And Cheeseheads. But when did Coconut Heads become cool?
    Move over, argan — you are so last season. Another exotic oil is taking lead role in everything from shampoo to weight-loss supplements. That cast-iron skillet seasoning, stretch-mark banishing essence of the hour is — coconut oil.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Free summer serenade concert to be held

    Aurora Celtic, sponsored by Ivy & Stone, presents the free Summer Serenade concert Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Brown House lawn in Summersville.

    July 13, 2014

  • WVU Extension: Healthy summer eating tips for all occasions

    Summer and early fall are the times of year for family reunions, potluck picnics, pool parties and various other celebrations where we like to share food.

    July 13, 2014

  • new BAF fund Endowment still helping students attend college

    The “Beckley College, College of West Virginia, Mountain State University and University of Charleston-Beckley Alumni Association Fund” has the distinction of having the longest name of any of the 400 permanent endowments managed by the Beckley Area Foundation.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo