Margaret Ann O'Neal, executive director of the United Way of Southern West Virginia, puts her public relation skills to work as she moves a load of mulch Monday during a press conference at Control Products Inc. in Daniels as part of the United Way and Mulch for a Month. Greg Dacal, owner of Control Products Inc., announced earlier CPI will be donating to the United Way a portion of their mulch sales for one month. “This is the third year that Control Products has partnered with United Way during spring mulch season,” Dacal said. “This year, $.25 from every cubic yard of mulch sold from May 15 to June 15 will be donated to the United Way. This is an easy way for people to donate as they prepare their homes and businesses for the summer season.” To purchase mulch for your home or business, call Control Products Inc. at 304-763-4683 or go by their location at 1817 Ritter Drive in Daniels.
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Jerry & Sherry Rose honored with Spirit of Beckley award
The 27th annual YMCA of Southern West Virginia Spirit of Beckley was celebrated Monday evening at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center as the grapevine of lives touched by Jerry and Sherry Rose gathered in the hundreds to honor two community leaders and their achievement more than 50 years in the making.
Committee hears success stories about technology
The governor’s chief technology officer’s report to the Joint Committee on Technology Tuesday during the Legislature’s interim sessions was full of success stories: A kindergarten class in McDowell County using a Smart Table (an interactive table-size computer screen). A middle school class dissecting a frog online. All Raleigh County students with iPads. Green Bank Elementary-Middle School upgrading to 10 Mbps of bandwidth.
Man upset about ex’s new beau allegedly attacks both with sword
A Beckley man is in jail for attempted murder and malicious wounding after police say he cut his ex-girlfriend and seriously wounded her current boyfriend on Sunday with a sword, Raleigh County officials reported Monday.
Second Shady student arrested in threats case
A second student has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against Shady Spring High School.
Snow, chilly temps forecast
If you’ve already braved the weather to get the newspaper or to scrape the winter wonderland from your car windshield this morning, you’ve discovered that baby, it’s cold outside.
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Wintry mix causes region few problems
Many residents woke up to find a thin layer of ice coating their mailboxes and vehicles Sunday as a result of the frozen wintry mix that peppered the region overnight.
In 5 months, nearly 400 ticketed for using phone while driving
Officers with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program wrote 394 tickets for violations of the new distracted driving law from July 1 to Nov. 30, Beckley Police Capt. Lonnie Christian said.
Wyoming County Toy Fund faces shortage
Few used toys have been contributed to the Wyoming County Toy Fund this year and officials worry there will not be enough toys for the underprivileged children served by the project at Christmas.
Feds OK wildlife plan for Beech Ridge Energy’s wind farm
Federal authorities have approved Beech Ridge Energy’s plan to minimize the impact of its southern West Virginia wind farm on endangered bats and other wildlife.
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