Allison and Lillian O'Dell get fitted for free bicycle helmets by Teresa Harvey and Brad Anderson with the Brain Injury Group of Southern West Virginia at Crossroads Mall in Beckley. Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents/young adults. The group gave away more than 100 helmets Saturday, donated by the Law Offices of Stephen New. The Brain Injury Group meets the third Tuesday each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at 201 Grey Flats Road in Beckley.
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‘Two angels never forgotten’
On Sunday night, the Deliverance Temple church was the center of the universe in terms of prayers for a family and a community that are still in mourning over the loss of two young souls — Madison, 4, and her 19-month-old sister, Daralynn — who died Wednesday in a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. Route 52 in front of the church.
Empty Bowls Project to help fill food pantries
The women of Quota International of Beckley have been working ardently since the fall to raise awareness of the world’s hunger issue, and their efforts will soon pay off at the inaugural “Empty Bowls Project” Soup Dinner slated for March 22.
Lawmakers approve chemical response bill
Three days into the legislative session, Freedom Industries spilled chemicals into the water supply for 300,000 people. A water-use ban lasted up to 10 days, and the issue consumed lawmakers for the next two months.
Future fund is limited to three percent
It’s a different Future Fund than the one initially proposed by Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, but the idea of a savings account that will bank a percentage of tax monies for infrastructure improvement, economic development projects and educational enhancement passed both legislative bodies Saturday night.
Legislators agree to raises
Minimum wage workers, teachers and service personnel and State Police Forensic Lab staff will all get raises as a result of the 2014 legislative session.
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Abortion limits bill passes both Senate and House
A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception passed the West Virginia House late Saturday and will be sent to the governor to sign into law.
Greenbrier swimming pool making waves again
More controversy has bubbled to the surface in the ongoing dispute over ownership of $1 million in Greenbrier County bed tax funds given to New River Community and Technical College for renovation of a swimming pool.
The singing cat is in a hat
Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the magical world of children’s author Dr. Seuss this month as Greenbrier Valley Theatre, in association with Greenbrier County Schools, presents “Seussical Jr.”
Chuck Lucas wins Beckley community service award
From his church involvement, civic engagement and unselfish willingness to extend a neighborly hand, revered Beckley community member Chuck Lucas has touched the lives of many throughout his lifetime with his generosity and goodwill. In recognition of his ongoing community commitment, Lucas has been selected as the 25th recipient of the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.
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