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Oak Hill woman charged with arson
Beckley Police, aided by U.S. marshals, arrested an Oak Hill woman in connection with the Jan. 17 fire at Shooter’s Bar in Beckley.
DHHR announces emergency LIEAP funds
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling last week announced the Bureau for Children and Families is now accepting Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications. To qualify, households must meet all program guidelines and be in an emergency situation that will disrupt the primary heating source if not met.
Governor vetoes line item intended for Meadow Bridge
Meadow Bridge won’t have either of its schools become “isolation schools” now that a $100,000 line item was vetoed from the state budget by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Earth Day fundraiser set at Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant
Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant and the Fayette County Green Advisory Team will be teaming up for a day of fundraising. On March 25, Gumbo’s is donating 50 percent of the sales for its vegetarian red beans and rice dish. But feel free to order anything at any time on this special day, because a percentage of sales for the entire day will be donated to the 9th annual New River Earth Day Celebration. Bring the family out, or grab a friend and come enjoy a delicious meal for lunch (starting at 11:30 a.m.), or dinner until 9 p.m.
Glenville State ranked one of best colleges for veterans
Glenville State College is ranked in the top 20 of the best colleges for veterans within the south regional colleges division by U.S. News & World Report.
Dog obedience class coming up at New River
The New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education will offer a dog obedience training class at the Nicholas County Campus in Summersville this spring. The six-week class will be held on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., April 3 through May 8.
Time to rock with Snow White at HFT
“The Rockin’ Tales of Snow White” onstage at Historic Fayette Theater is not at all a “girlie-girl” musical, HFT officials say. “It’s a must see for everyone,” said Christy Ingram, theater administrator.
Early voting locations approved
An order approving primary election early voting locations for Fayette County was signed Friday morning by the Fayette County Commission in its regular meeting.
NPS hosts wildfire investigation course
Fire rescue personnel from across the state gathered at the New River Gorge National River headquarters in Glen Jean last week to expand their knowledge on proper wildfire investigation procedures.
Initial autopsies of children show no sign of internal trauma
The bodies of a 3-month-old boy and his 1-year-old sister who were discovered unresponsive inside their Hilltop home by their mother Tuesday morning showed no signs of internal trauma, strangulation or suffocation in the initial autopsies performed Wednesday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler reported Wednesday.
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