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Officials want state to give abortion clinics a close exam
A “house of horrors” that led to murder convictions against a Pennsylvania doctor inspired a Raleigh County lawmaker to insist that West Virginia take a long, hard look inside its two abortion clinics.
Boy Scouts explain Jamboree traffic plans
Locals have long wondered just how the Boy Scouts of America plan to handle the movement of tens of thousands of Scouts to and from the National Scout Jamboree this July.
You can still call us while we’re in temporary offices
As Beckley Newspapers continues its transition into another location during the temporary closure of our plant at 801 N. Kanawha St., we are asking that those needing to get in contact with our various departments please call the following numbers and leave a message with a return telephone number.
Backlash emerging over state education standards
West Virginia is sticking with new standards for math, reading and writing in public schools, but faces opposition fueled by the tea party movement, which believes the benchmarks are part of an attempted federal takeover of local education authority.
15th annual Spring Wine Festival bigger, better
A large crowd gathered Saturday at Daniel Vineyards in Crab Orchard to enjoy sunshine and a variety of wines at the 15th annual Spring Wine Festival.
“Every year it gets bigger and better,” explained vineyard owner Dr. Richard Daniel. “It’s heartening every year to see these folks come back — they love to come back.”
Tanner supports lowering chargeable BAC to .05
By an estimation, Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner and others in the field of law enforcement face more intensified road patrols — and an increase in arrests — if West Virginia lowers the chargeable blood alcohol content from .08 to .05.
Even so, Tanner is in full support of the idea advanced by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Search for county administrator hits snag
Finding a successor to fill in for ailing Raleigh County Administrator John Humphrey has hit a snag, since one of the three finalists happens to be a nephew of Raleigh County Commission President Dave Tolliver.
Humphrey has been on medical leave since early May and isn’t expected to return to his duties.
Friends of Coal Auto Fair returns July 18-21
The Beckley-Raleigh County YMCA Friends of Coal Auto Fair 2013 is coming back to Beckley July 18-21 for the 10th year, and it’s going to take an extra day and more music to celebrate the anniversary.
This year, country music star Travis Tritt is the featured artist for the Saturday night concert, and Davisson Brothers Band will open for Tritt.
Fairgoers can expect the festivities to start early: The carnival rides open on Thursday, and two local bands are going to rock the stage.
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Raleigh General stages disaster drill
The convergence of approximately 100,000 people in 30 days for the National Boy Scout Jamboree has, during the last several months, prompted Raleigh General Hospital to prepare for an influx of patients with vast types of emergencies.
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