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19 hrs ago | The Review

Skills put to test at K-9 convention

The annual state convention for West Virginia K-9 units opened in Hancock County on Monday, with dogs and their handlers testing their skills on everything from narcotics detection to tracking.

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Related Topix: Drugs, West Virginia, Hancock County, WV, Newell, WV

Mon Apr 14, 2014

ESchool News

Tablets turning the page on textbooks

With more than 170 million units sold, the iPad has revolutionized mobile computing since its release in 2010.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WOAY

FOP; 10th Annual Awards Banquet

The 10th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Awards Banquet was held at the Moose Lodge in Beckley for the law enforcement agencies of Raleigh County.

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Beckley 'Make it Shine'

West Virginia 'Make it Shine' is an initiative that gains momentum every year. Volunteers gathered at the Kroger on harper Rd. in Beckley to do their part for Raleigh County.

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Related Topix: Beckley, WV

Wed Apr 09, 2014

West Virginia Division of Natural Res...

Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014

The annual Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, W.Va.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Photography, Arts, Handley, WV, Beckley, WV

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WOAY

New VFD denied

Bobby Palmer, Assistant Fire Chief for the Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department, attended the Raleigh County Commission meeting on Tuesday regarding the construction of a fourth fire station.

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WOAY

Stines case continued to fall term of grand jury

The case against a Raleigh County man charged with murder following an altercation in 2013 is continued to the fall term of the grand jury.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail

Editorial: Raleigh County schools innovating in education

In the 19th century, students in West Virginia schools learned to read, write and do 'rithmetic using a piece of chalk on a slate board in the school house.

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Related Topix: Computers, Beckley, WV, Rachel, WV, Opinion

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WOAY

UBB mine explosion remembered

Residents and political leaders remembered 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster on the 4th anniversary of the nation's deadliest mining accident in 40 years.

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Related Topix: Explosion

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Helmet giveaway to raise Brain Injury awareness

The Brain Injury Group of West Virginia handed out free bicycle helmets to children on Saturday in hopes that they'll use them this summer.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Chronicle-Telegram

Dr. Eugene L. Schoolfield II

Dr. Eugene L. Schoolfield II was born in Beckley, West Virginia, to Eddiena L. Schoolfield and the late Eugene, Sr. He was educated in the Raleigh County Public School system where he graduated with honors from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1987.

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Related Topix: Beckley, WV

Wed Apr 02, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Film company releases statement on Blankenship documentary

The company that filmed the Don Blankenship-based documentary about the 2010 tragedy at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County that claimed the lives of 29 miners released a statement to media members Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Mar 29, 2014

WOAY

Board of Education holds 'Meet and Greet'

A Raleigh County board held a 'meet and greet' on Saturday in hopes of informing residents about an upcoming election.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

WOAY

Prosecution, defense strike deal in police officer battery case

A Beckley Police officer once accused of applying a martial arts maneuver on his then-girlfriend will likely avoid jail time.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Charleston Gazette

Beckley man denied bond in Hunter murder case

Prosecutors said Wednesday they have a solid case against Deveron Patterson, one of the men charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kareem Hunter last year.

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Related Topix: Beckley, WV, Cross Lanes, WV, Charleston, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Former trooper serving as new litter control officer

A former state trooper is now applying his skill and experience to curbing littering and illegal dumping in Mercer County.

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Related Topix: Mercer County, WV, Littlesburg, WV, Greenbrier County, WV, Summers County, WV

Tue Mar 25, 2014

WOAY

Kroger robber waives preliminary hearing

A Parkersburg man charged with a recent armed robbery at a Raleigh County grocery store appears in court on Tuesday.

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Manchin addresses senior citizens

Senator Joe Manchin's staff said this Senator is trying to protect senior citizens in our state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin

Mon Mar 24, 2014

WOAY

YMCA Happy Kids Preschool currently enrolling

YMCA Happy Kids Preschool is now engaged in registering children, ages 2 - 5, to their full and half day programs for the upcoming school year.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Buckhannon, WV

Balloon Juice

Mining the Mountaintops

One of the interesting questions that will fuel more than a single dissertation is the impact of local political factors on PPACA acceptance and utilization.

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