The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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  • fop Sold-out event honors top officers

    It can be a thankless, dangerous, dirty job, but police officers say they’re glad their efforts get recognized, even if it’s only once a year.
    The 10th annual Fraternal Order of Police Black Diamond Lodge No. 81 awards banquet had a packed house and each filled seat meant more funding for Crime Stoppers. Officials with the event said they were able to sell every ticket to the event.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cause of deadly California bus crash unknown

    The California Highway Patrol says it does not yet know what caused a FedEx tractor-trailer to veer across a grassy highway median and slam into a bus, killing 10 people.

    April 11, 2014

  • Hinton native Burwell nominated to replace Sebelius as HHS Secretary

    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor.

    April 11, 2014

  • Utility plans $56 million in southern W.Va. work

    Appalachian Power has announced a $56 million project to improve the power transmission system in the Fayette County area.

    April 11, 2014

  • Would a Mega-Site bring the region mega success?

    Local leaders are looking for a large return on the region’s major assets — four-lane highways and the Raleigh County Memorial Airport — in the form of a 500-acre Mega-Site, which could attract a  bumper crop of economic engines in technology, cognitive science, clean energy and manufacturing industries.

    April 11, 2014 1 Story

  • NRGRDA’s Mega-Site envisioned as large-scale development area

    It is time to reshape the economic future of the New River Gorge region. Through development of the proposed Mega-Site, the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority is hoping to do precisely that.

    April 11, 2014 1 Story

  • dancing Dancing ‘stars’ paired up for competition

    The “stars” aligned in Black Knight Country Club’s ballroom Thursday as 12 area men and women paired off and partnered up to begin the first leg of their 2014 Dancing With the Stars journey.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal control officer’s method to euthanize dog alleged to be inhumane

    Complaints filed against a Fayette County animal control officer in March prompted the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a formal investigation into a county employee’s alleged inhumane euthanization of a “vicious” dog that weighed in at 145 pounds.

    April 11, 2014

  • kids Spinning wheels: Just For Kids fundraiser fights abuse

    Just For Kids, Inc. Child Advocacy Center held a Plant a Pinwheel for Prevention fundraiser Thursday in front of the Mayor’s office on South Kanawha Street in Beckley. The event celebrated things everyone can all do to help prevent child abuse.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Mining deaths up in 2013, injuries down

    Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year.

    April 10, 2014