The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

July 11, 2013

5K walk/run to benefit Hospice

Serious runners sought for ‘It’s a Hospice Thing’

Hospice of Southern West Virginia has extended early registration for the “It’s a Hospice Thing” 5K Memorial Walk/Run until July 15.

The run, scheduled July 27 at the YMCA’s Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex, benefits Hospice.

Serious runners and those who want to memorialize a loved one are welcome to sign up, said Josh Jones, HSWV public relations director.

“HSWV has extended the deadline for 5K early registration an additional week to allow those interested in participating the opportunity to sign up at a discounted rate,” said Jones.

“We hope everyone takes advantage of this window to register early in what will be a truly memorable day.”

The run begins at 9 a.m. with the walk following at 9:10 a.m.

Cost is $20 per registrant up until July 15, when the registration fee will increase to $25 per registrant.

Registration and pledge forms are available online at www.hospiceofsouthernwv.org, or by calling 304-255-6404.

A golf tournament and the area’s first Wing Night will also be part of “It’s a Hospice Thing” this year.

The golf tournament, a four-person scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, will be held at the Brier Patch Golf Links.

The cost is $60 per person and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as closest to the pin on all par 3s, longest putt and straightest drive.

The Wing Night begins at 5 p.m. on July 27 in the Crossroads Mall parking lot.

Local restaurants will compete to see who has the best wings in Southern West Virginia.

There will be musical entertainment, celebrity wing eating contests, various vendors, a Kids Zone with face painting and inflatable playhouses and more.

Those attending will be able to purchase wings from local restaurants as well as vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Participating restaurants will compete in three wing categories: Mild, hot, and unique.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Raleigh’s $19.6 million budget approved at special meeting

    Raleigh County’s $19.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15 is on the books. The budget and the levy rate were approved at a special county commission meeting Tuesday morning.

    April 16, 2014

  • Calendar — Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    April 16, 2014

  • Learn about advance directives at RGH

    Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day and personnel will be available at Raleigh General Hospital from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to anyone interested in learning more about advance directives or who are ready to prepare them at no cost.

    April 16, 2014

  • Greenbrier Valley Famer’s market to open

    The Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market will be opening for the 2014 season Saturday at its “green space” on the corner of Arbuckle Lane and U.S. 219 in downtown Lewisburg.

    April 16, 2014

  • Oak Hill council discusses vacant buildings

    Oak Hill City Council met in regular session Monday to talk ordinance adoption and smoking issues reported in Oak Hill City Park, which was an issue recently raised to Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass.

    April 16, 2014

  • Beckley’s emergency preparedness efforts still ongoing

    Although the City of Beckley Director of Emergency Services position was eliminated two months ago, the county is continuing Kevin Taylor’s emergency preparedness efforts.

    April 16, 2014

  • Old GHS building may get new life

    A Ronceverte school building that was shuttered by consolidation in 1992 may find new life as apartments for senior citizens, if plans floated by a Kentucky development firm come to fruition.

    April 16, 2014

  • Faculty recital set for Wednesday at Concord

    Concord University’s fine arts faculty will perform during a recital Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Building.

    April 15, 2014

  • Press conference Body found near Wyoming-Mercer county line

    Human skeletal remains have been recovered near the mountainous border of Mercer and Wyoming counties, officials said Monday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mega-Site Project: Are we ready?

    The economic success of any area in West Virginia is dependent on many factors, but one essential element is an educated and trained workforce. And increasingly, an educated workforce doesn’t just mean people with four-year college degrees, but instead references residents who are proficient at ready-to-work skills in construction, health care and other fields.

    April 15, 2014