BECKLEY — Miss West Virginia 2012, Kaitlin Gates of Bridgeport, left, talks to Beckley-Stratton Middle School students about her “Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures” program, which targets childhood obesity, during a Thursday after-school program. The Beckley-Stratton after-school program, 21st Century Community Learning Center, funded by the West Virginia Department of Education through RESA 1, has hosted a series of speakers this year on a variety of topics, from the prison system to child abuse awareness.
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Tunnel traffic to be restricted to one lane for repairs
Highway crews are planning to do additional repairs Tuesday night and Wednesday night inside of the East River Mountain. As a result, traffic inside of the tunnel will be limited to one lane in both directions, according to Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Earl.
Meth lab bust nets two Raleigh residents
An anonymous phone call about two children in danger led authorities to a meth lab bust and the arrests of two Raleigh County residents Monday night.
Congress closes in on benefits for veterans
On the cusp of Congress’s lengthy summer break, factions sparring over legislation to strengthen health care and funding reforms for the Department of Veterans Affairs may have reached a compromise.
Voters to decide on youth nonprofit tax status
Legislation passed late in the session in March will put one issue on the November ballot for voters — whether Boy Scouts’ Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve will be able to rent its property and facilities to other organizations, and not pay property taxes on its 10,600 acres in Fayette County.
Judge denies continuance; murder trial to begin Aug. 5
The trial of a 24-year-old man accused of the first-degree murder of his stepfather will go on as scheduled, after a judge denied a defense motion Monday for a continuance.
Litter can endanger public health
Cleaning up Wyoming County remains an ongoing priority, according to County Commissioner Silas Mullins.
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US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.
Couple stops attempted robbery, holds suspect until police arrived
A store clerk and her husband were able to stop an attempted robbery Sunday night at the Little General Store on Johnstown Road in Beckley.
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