1 - Numerous arrests made in Wyoming County in connection to drug-related burglaries.
2 - Faces of Faith organizes a walk to reach out to drug users and families affected by drugs.
3 - Major fire destroys downtown Beckley buildings, including Trio Consignment and Kopy Xpress.
4 - After uptown Beckley fire, around 40 tenants displaced indefinitely from Presidential Hall apartment building.
5 - Lawmakers discuss host of issues on horizon for upcoming legislative session.
6 - Beckley Fire Department Capt. and Fire Marshal Kevin Price begins investigating origin and cause of Uptown Beckley fire.
7 - Boy Scouts of America make first move toward securing $200 million tax-exempt bond to further construction at The Summit Bechtel Reserve.
8 - Lawmakers expect texting and driving bill to come early in 2012 session.
9 - Overcrowding at West Virginia regional jails causing upward trend in assaults on officers.
10 - Raleigh County Judicial Annex sees minor damage from Uptown Beckley fire.
11 - All wrongful death lawsuits settled with families of 29 victims of Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
12 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin pledges to lead West Virginia into “a new and dynamic chapter” by creating jobs, making mines safer and fighting drug epidemic.
13 - West Virginia Board of Education votes to close Danese Elementary and Nuttall Middle schools.
14 - Mercer County delegate plans to introduce bill to have turnpike tolls removed seven months after bonds are paid off in July 2019.
15 - West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses gives Mountain State University 30 days to correct nursing school’s deficiencies.
16 - Raleigh County chapter of NAACP celebrates life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
17 - Former Gov. Hulett C. Smith passes away at age 93.
18 - Sen. Joe Manchin visits Woodrow Wilson High School and New River Community and Technical College to talk about jobs and evolving education.
19 - West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses posts findings about MSU Nursing Program, asserting university disregarded past mandates.
20 - Mountain State University Board of Trustees terminates Dr. Charles H. Polk as university president.
21 - U.S. Supreme Court blocks ruling that had struck down West Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan, allowing state to rely on that map in 2012 House of Representative races.
22 - Several southern West Virginia lawmakers back legislation that would increase salaries of county commissioners, sheriffs and other elected officials by $10,000 or more.
23 - Fayette County representatives hopeful for impact of Boy Scouts’ arrival on small business economy.
24 - Wyoming County Sheriff Randall Aliff announces five arrests in drug bust.
25 - Theatre West Virginia’s future remains in limbo, four weeks after general manager Gayle Bowling announced it would close temporarily due to financial difficulties.
26 - House panel approves legislation to make texting or talking on cell phone while driving a secondary offense.
27 - Mountain State University has closed-door forum for nursing students; meeting was held while many nursing students were in clinical rotations.
28 - Fayette County Commission authorizes $200 million tax-exempt bond for Boy Scouts to finance further design and construction at The Summit Bechtel Reserve.
29 - With Raleigh County redistricting, voters will see new delegate districts and new polling places.
30 - West Virginia immunization requirements changed for seventh- and 12th-graders for 2012-2013 school year, now requiring booster dose of Tdap and MCV4 vaccine.
31 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposes mine safety bill, making a tip to underground crews of an inspector’s arrival a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
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Beckley officer and K-9 partner Ciro win award from WVPCA
They say every dog has his day, but a local pooch and his handler have had about 365 days of success.
Cpl. Jamie Blume of the Beckley Police Department and his K-9 partner Ciro have won the 2013-2014 Officer and K-9 of the Year award from the WVPCA, according to a press release from the Beckley Police Department.
Shooting at Quality Inn injures one
A shooting took place at the Quality Inn in Beckley on Friday night, according to Raleigh County dispatchers.
Area 911 dispatchers report several fires
Fire departments from all over Raleigh County and its surrounding areas dealt with fires Friday night, according to dispatchers.
High court overturns Raleigh ruling
An audio recording between a confidential informant and a Beckley attorney accused of selling cocaine will now be allowed into evidence, according to a West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruling.
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State agency announces new WIC income guidelines
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Nutrition Services has reported new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
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Service workers want voice in choice in Raleigh County Schools superintendent hiring
The president of the Raleigh County School Service Personnel Association has asked Raleigh County Board of Education members to choose a school superintendent who will hear the concerns of service workers in the school system and involve them in the decision-making process.
Two internal candidates will interview for superintendent position Monday
Two current administrators at Raleigh County Schools will be interviewed for the position of superintendent Monday, Raleigh Board of Education members verified Friday.
Raleigh Schools Director of Secondary Education Miller Hall and Raleigh Schools Assistant Superintendent David Price were chosen from a pool of six applicants, BOE members said.
Public to get a chance to offer opinions on Caldwell Post Office
Changes are on the way for the Caldwell Post Office, but the public will be afforded an opportunity to attempt to sway the Postal Service’s decision on the facility’s fate when an informational meeting is staged Tuesday afternoon.
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