The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest News

February 22, 2013

Brides to convene for knot-tying know-how, prizes

BECKLEY — One lucky bride-to-be can save her tax return for the honeymoon when she walks away with a bedroom suite valued at $1,000 as her name is chosen from among the 500-700 expected attendees at the 14th annual Bridal, Prom and Special Occasions Show at Tamarack Conference Center Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

According to grand prize sponsor and John Eye’s Big Sandy Superstore manager Scott McKinney, a free headboard is a good head start.

He and his employees are accustomed to brides and grooms seeking their advice as first-time furniture buyers.

“At John Eye, we get couples coming in quite regularly who are looking to furnish their whole houses.” Many times, admits McKinney, those couples are newlyweds.

“We are always having different sales and we work with couples, whether it’s a single room or an entire house they’re furnishing, to get them what they need.”

The show prize includes a mission-style, cherry finish headboard and footboard with rails, a matching nightstand and a dresser and mirror (everything except the mattress).

While the tangible prizes given away at the event are determined by odds and good fortune, the intangibles include peace of mind and advanced planning for the masses, with opportunity for gathering information from 50 diverse vendors for everything from bridal jewelry and wedding dress advice to skin care, loan and financial planning options.

“We have 13 vendors new to the show this year with unique venues for receptions, bridal accessories and more,” said the show’s point-person, The Register-Herald’s Ann Kelly.

Organizers announce there are only a handful of tickets remaining for the 10 a.m. pre-show bridal brunch, which offers a taste of lauded Tamarack cuisine and a VIP preview of vendors.

Two full formal fashion shows at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. will close out the day’s prenuptial activities, directed by Harvey’s Fashions and Bridal. The shows will include popular styles in bridal and attendant attire, along with the latest looks for Prom 2013.

General bridal show registration opens at noon and is free to the public. VIP preview brunch tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at Beckley Newspapers, 801 N. Kanawha St., or by calling 304-255-4409.

— E-mail:

Text Only
Latest News
  • pasiley Watery delight

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Americans continue to be plagued by debt

    Credit card debt may have reached its lowest level in a decade, but according to a recent study on personal debt vs. income, just as more people are paying off their credit card debt monthly, nearly the same number of people are being reported for unpaid bills. 

    July 30, 2014

  • twvcheck Theatre West Virginia gives back to hospice

    Theatre West Virginia, even with its shortened season this year, has found a way to give back to the community. 

    Mike Cavendish, a past board president at TWV, presented Hospice of Southern West Virginia with a check Thursday for over $1,000. 

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Former Summers County commissioner indicted

    The Summers County grand jury handed up indictments against 17 individuals this month, including one against a former county commissioner. 

    July 30, 2014

  • Weaker prices widen second quarter losses for Arch Coal

     Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened partly because of nagging rail disruptions and weaker prices for coal used in making steel, though cost controls helped the coal producer’s latest earnings surpass analysts’ expectations.

    July 30, 2014

  • State DHHR workers to picket over large caseloads

    West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees are picketing outside the agency's Fayette County office to raise awareness over what they call large, unmanageable caseloads.

    July 29, 2014

  • Arch Coal posts bigger 2Q loss

    Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened partly because of nagging rail disruptions and weaker prices for coal used in making steel, though cost controls helped the coal producer's latest earnings surpass analysts' expectations.


    July 29, 2014

  • Tunnel.jpg 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.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014