Marsh Fork Elementary School students played, learned and laughed Monday for the first time in their new multimillion-dollar school. Above, physical education teacher Dennis Dye, far right, instructs students in a parachute game, a game equally as colorful as their new school. In addition to the school’s eco-friendly and technology-infused aspects, the school bears the orange and black of the area’s old Marsh Fork High School and is an emblem of community pride. The state-of-the-art facility is the finished project funded by diverse groups including the Raleigh County Board of Education; Alpha Natural Resources (formerly Massey Energy); Annenberg Foundation; the School Building Authority of West Virginia; and Pennies of Promise, Coal River Mountain Watch.
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One man is arrested after a brief police chase
A Beckley man was arrested Saturday after he failed to yield to Beckley Police Patrolman Neal Smith’s attempt to pull the vehicle over for a routine traffic stop, police said.
NPS ready to welcome volunteers
As southern West Virginians wait for spring, the National Park Service is preparing for warmer weather by searching for gardeners, history buffs, artists/youth workers and nature lovers who want to do a good deed or a community service project.
The Greenbrier would get tax breaks under Senate bill
West Virginia may be about to add another facet to one industry — medical tourism.
Bill proposing veterans nursing home in Beckley passes House
Sen. Mike Green’s push for a veterans’ nursing home in Beckley was driven home late in the legislative session.
MCNB plans campaign to help with pet-related needs
A local bank is teaming up with the Humane Society of Raleigh County to help some furry friends in need of food, supplies and more.
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New River CTC plans career fairs at 3 locations
New River Community and Technical College will hold Career and College Transfer Fairs at three locations in April.
Celebrating Meals on Wheels
Brenda Linkous of Beckley knows how to budget.
Senate passes nearly 40 bills as time winds down
The State Senate passed nearly 40 bills on third reading Friday. Among them were raising the minimum wage, and electronic toll collection for roads built after the Division of Highways’ six-year plan has lapsed.
Renick woman reported missing
State Police are looking for a Renick area woman who has not been seen or heard from since the end of February.
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