OCEANA — Wyoming County Civil War Days in Oceana kicked off Friday on the field behind Oceana Middle School. Re-enactors camped on site Friday night and will again tonight, sleeping in tents behind the school. The camps will open to the public today at 9 a.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Civil War church service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Sunday and a re-enactment skirmish will take place at 1 p.m. Various other activities are planned today and Sunday. From the History Channel, Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee will be portrayed by Al Stone from 2 to 3 p.m. today, sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council. Civil War Days is sponsored by the Wyoming County Historical Museum, the county commission, convention and visitors bureau and the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.
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Beckley officer and K-9 partner Ciro win award from WVPCA
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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