The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Breaking News

Local News

October 4, 2012

Beckley Derby Dames give to Women's Resource Center

Several members of the Beckley Area Derby Dames presented a $500 check to the Women’s Resource Center Wednesday morning.

“Any donation we get, from classrooms that collect pennies to the $20,000 Mary Kay grant, all of it allows us to provide free and confidential services,” said Dee Sizemore, public relations and fundraising development coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center.

“We were expecting to get a donation from the Beckley Area Derby Dames because at every home bout, they give 10 percent of ticket sales to a local non-profit organization and we were selected for their last home bout. We never dreamed it would be $500 though.”

Kelly Elkins, aka Burn N Kell, said there are personal and heartfelt reasons why the dames chose the Women’s Resource Center as the primary charity for the Slaybor Day bout.

“Some of our teammates have experienced domestic violence or are close to someone who has been hurt or killed by a violent act at the hand of a loved one or acquaintance,” Elkins said.

“We want the Women’s Resource Center to be around as long as the need is there, which we all hope won’t be forever.”

Sizemore said these women provide a great example for the girls in the community.

“They are truly amazing women.”

The Beckley Area Derby Dames have also made donations to the Raleigh County Humane Society and Just for Kids.

For more information about the Women’s Resource Center, visit

To stay up to date on the latest about the dames, visit

Text Only
Local News
  • derby dames Beckley area Derby Dames to host WFTDA team Aug. 9

    The Beckley Area Derby Dames will face off against a WFTDA-certified team, the Harrisonburg, Va., Rocktown Rollers, Aug. 9 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. 

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • phil roop Artisans show off skills at String Band Festival

    The Appalachian String Band Festival celebrates the music of the mountains each year.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Calendar — Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

    August 1, 2014

  • VA clinic to remain closed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic will remain closed due to ongoing correction of environmental concerns. 

    August 1, 2014

  • Beckley festival seeking vendors

    Taste of Appalachia is seeking restaurants, vendors, organizations and churches to participate in the Aug. 23 event. 

    August 1, 2014

  • 080114 FRI TWV multitalented teen.jpg Only 13, Shady Spring and TWV teen has big resume

    Well-rounded is an understatement for 13-year-old Rachel McNeel. 

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 080114 ST.FrancisTeens.jpg Rummage sale to help teens attend WYD

    Young people at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will be sponsoring a rummage sale at the church today and Saturday. The sale will help raise money to send the young folks to World Youth Day in Poland to meet Pope Francis.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tamarack lists weekend events

    Tamarack Events Director Kelly Elkins invites everyone to pay a visit to the Best of West Virginia this weekend for free music, a farmer’s market and live artisan demonstrations. 

    August 1, 2014

  • New River CTC celebrates move to new campus

    New River Community and Technical College personnel greeted new neighbors Thursday with cookies and lemonade as furniture was moved into their institution’s new Mercer Street campus in the former First Community Bank building.

    August 1, 2014

  • ‘Biscuit guy’ makes his mark with anthem at TWV

    The old saying “being at the right place at the right time” couldn’t be more true for Calvin Alexander. Thanks to a salad dressing bottle (and some impressive vocal skills), Alexander was invited to sing the national anthem not once, but twice, at Theatre West Virginia before the opening of “Hatfields and McCoys."

    July 31, 2014