The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 6, 2013

Our Readers Speak - Thursday, June 6, 2013

What happens to money seized in drug busts?

I would like to know what goes with the money when a drug bust is made? The $570,000 they got in Wyoming County, who gets it. And the drugs, where do they go?

We hear about the bust when it happens, but we never hear where the money goes.

I think it should be put back in the county to help the elders. They work all their lives, and end up with nothing. A lot of them go to bed hungry because of paying for the medical care. They don’t have enough to buy food. And unless you haven’t got anything you can’t get food stamps.

Food stamps are a very good thing, but a lot of young people should have to work, if they are able, providing they can find a job.

When we die out, and the young ones are “our tomorrow,” God help us!

Shelby Stapleton



Thanks for help with work-based learning

On behalf of Raleigh County Schools I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to the following community businesses for providing work-based learning opportunities for area high school students during the past school year.

Hats off and applause to the following businesses:

-- Country Inn & Suites

-- Elder-Beerman

-- Family Dollar - Glen Daniel

-- Family Dollar - Beckley

-- Food Lion - Beckley

-- Food Lion - Sophia

-- Glade Springs Resort

-- National Mine & Safety Academy

-- Pizza Hut - Harper Road

-- Pizza Hut - Beaver

-- Quality Inn

-- Raleigh County Convention Center

-- Rick’s  Supermarket - Glen Daniel

-- Sleep Inn

-- Tamarack

-- Tudor’s Biscuit World - Glen Daniel

-- Walmart - MacArthur

Work-based learning stresses the importance of the work place as an active learning environment that emphasizes the importance of work attitudes and participation skills in addition to job specific skills.

Thank you for providing Raleigh County students with the opportunity to “Create Their Future.”

Mark Kodack

Transition Specialist