Free Art Exhibit on Recycling, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley.
Pet items for fines, today, Raleigh County Public Libraries, bring in specific pet items to wipe off library fines. Call 255-0511, items will benefit the Raleigh County Animal Shelter, support of Responsible Pet Owners Month, donate the pet supply items listed below and have overdue fines reduced or removed from your library record. All the Raleigh County Libraries will be closed for Presidents Day, but open regular hours the rest of the week.
DuBois on Main, 116 Main St., Mount Hope, 1 to 3 p.m., exhibit “The Bowles Family,” teachers who kept records, displaying many education-oriented documents, etc. Refreshments and music to follow.
GoldWing Road Riders Association WV Chapter G meeting, 6 p.m., Ryan’s, Eisenhower Drive, Beckley. Call Joey at 304-320-0197.
Women United for Christ (WUFC) food distribution program, Lochgelly Baptist Church, for those who meet the guidelines, intended to help those who have excessive prescription costs each month which cut into their food budget. Applicants required to show proof of income and medical expenses. First-come, first-served basis. Call Margaret at 304-658-5411 or Jo at 304-575-7221 to see if you qualify.
King Hiram ABIFF F & AM Lodge No. 25 meetings, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 770 S. Fayette St., Beckley, 6 p.m. Call 304-731-3702.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4326 of Midway karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight, 1000 Midway Road, Midway. They also have daily raffle.
Hinton Veterans Museum, Ballengee Street, Hinton, noon to 4 p.m.
Breakfast served, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moose Lodge, 810 Monroe Ave., Ronceverte, dine in or carryout welcome, call 304-645-6255.
Bingo, Lester Fire Department; early bird, 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Call 934-6622.
Bingo, 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Summers County Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Station 13, beside Kirks Restaurant, Hinton. Refreshments.
Freedom Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Duhring and Tazewell streets (annex), Bluefield, 6 p.m.; Drop Inn Center, 325 Prince St., Beckley, 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-766-4442; Wellness Center, 221 Temple St., Hinton, 7 to 8 p.m., call 304-466-3916.
AA meetings, Beckley, SWV Fellowship Home, 201 Woodlawn, 8 p.m. (OD); Primary Purpose Group, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 250 Central Ave., 8 p.m. (CD); Rainelle Medical Center, 645 Kanawha Ave., 7 p.m. (OD) (Dist. 17); Summersville Presbyterian Church, 407 S. Laurel St., 8 p.m. (OD); Rupert, candlelight meeting, 7 p.m., Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Road, 0.4 mile off Rt. 60, for information on any meetings, call 304-252-9444 or 1-800-333-5051.
Mountain Area Narcotics Anonymous High on Life Group, Princeton Group open meeting, 2 p.m., Princeton Community Hospital, board room, discussion.
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5,000 rally in Pittsburgh against EPA Clean Power Plan
The echo of people chanting, “Hey, hey, EPA, don’t take our jobs away” could be heard in downtown Pittsburgh Thursday. The voices came from about 5,000 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) members and their families, along with other unions such as the Boilermakers and the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International (IBEW), marching through the streets.
Alpha plans to idle coal workers
Approximately 1,100 employees at 11 Alpha Resources-affiliated surface mines, preparation plants and other support operations in southern West Virginia got notice late Thursday afternoon that their jobs could be in jeopardy.
New rules to fight black lung disease kick in today
Joe Massie has spent the last 22 years of his life fighting a disease that takes his breath away, a disease he contracted deep underground in the coal mines over a period of 30 years. Black lung may take away his breath; it has not stilled his voice.
Zero tolerance Target Red campaign hopes to lessen intersection crashes
It happens every day. A driver hurries on his or her way to work, school or maybe nowhere in particular. Just ahead, a green light turns yellow. With a little more gas, the vehicle just might be able to clear the intersection before that light turns red. Or maybe not.
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.
Artisans show off skills at String Band Festival
The Appalachian String Band Festival celebrates the music of the mountains each year.
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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.
Beckley festival seeking vendors
Taste of Appalachia is seeking restaurants, vendors, organizations and churches to participate in the Aug. 23 event.
Only 13, Shady Spring and TWV teen has big resume
Well-rounded is an understatement for 13-year-old Rachel McNeel.
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