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  1. Demolition of McDowell County high school to start soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | West Virginia Metro

    Demolition for the historic War site is slated for this summer, according to McDowell County officials, making way for a new playground to serve Southside K-8 School. "Everybody who went to Big Creek High School is very sad today to hear that it's finally going to be demolished," said Homer Hickam, one of the school's most famous graduates.


  2. Randi Weingarten: : Sleight of Hand Artist - Part 2Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Schools Matter

    ... The first program (6:58) Weingarten described was the public-private partnerships the AFT is creating in McDowell County, West Virginia, one of West Virginia's poorest counties. Weingarten said this is to be expanded to all counties in West Virginia ...


  3. Battling What Causes TruancyRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Intelligencer

    ... on a universal scale," she called it. "That's a huge barrier right there," White said. "Getting people into McDowell County to offer these services, getting people into Roane County, or Mingo County." Parents should be the first line in the attempt ...


  4. Why a Confrontation Between Photographers and Locals Turned Ugly in AppalachiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Photo District News

    A photograph of a road sign in McDowell County, West Virginia, by local photographer Alan Johnston. Johnston says he was once confronted by local resident while making landscape pictures, and that a lot of people in McDowell County are "skeptical of anyone doing anything around here."


  5. Welch Pot ArrestRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | WOAY

    ... city police arrested Clendenin. Officer Harman confirmed to Newswatch that she was arraigned in front of the McDowell county Magistrate Richard Vandyke and her bond was set at $10,000. Welch police say there are more charges coming connected to this ...


  6. JuvenilesRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 |

    ... on a universal scale," she called it. "That's a huge barrier right there," White said. "Getting people into McDowell County to offer these services, getting people into Roane County, or Mingo County." Parents should be the first line in the attempt ...


  7. McDowell ArrestRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | WOAY

    The McDowell County Sheriff's Department says 38 year-old Stuart Baker from War was arrested Friday for delivery of a schedule four controlled substance and delivery of a schedule three controlled substance. He is the holding center in Welch awaiting transfer to Southwestern Regional Jail on $25,000 bond.


  8. Farmers market: Meeting guages interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Independent Herald

    ... at the meeting on farmers markets held in Mullens last Tuesday. Sylvester Edwards, who moved from Seattle to McDowell County, observed that money spent at a farmer's market "keeps bouncing around this county," unlike money spent elsewhere. Edwards ...


  9. The Big ScreenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Estacada News

    ... Elaine McMillion, "Hollow," which examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of McDowell County, W.Va., residents; Michael Premo, "Sandy Storylines," Hurricane Sandy recovery; Laura Lo Forti, "NPMTC Vanport Multimedia Project," ...


  10. Gas tanker crashes in McDowell CountyRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Big News

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  11. Tanker crash shuts down McDowell Co. highwayRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | WOAY

    A highway in McDowell County is shutdown following an afternoon tanker truck accident and possible fuel spill. Emergency Services spokesman John Sidote tells Newswatch a tanker truck overturned on US 52 near Eckman between the communities of Keystone and Kimball, just after 1pm Monday.


  12. McDowell coal company store being resurrected as museumRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 5 | Big News

    ... y Store - perhaps the best preserved of more than 100 company stores that once operated in the coal camps of McDowell County during the first half of the 20th century - intact and operating into the 22nd century....


  13. In a Win for Opponents of Mountaintop Removal, W.Va. Govt Decides to Study Health ImpactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Yes! Magazine

    ... from elevated rates of health problems like lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and birth defects . In McDowell County, for example, life expectancy for females is about 73 years, approximately eight years below the national average . Although many ...


  14. Reconnecting McDowell to attend seminarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Logan Banner

    The National Association of Counties has selected Reconnecting McDowell to attend a three-day seminar in Pikeville, Ky., where its members will learn new strategies to combat the economic challenges facing McDowell County.


  15. Numbers On Kids Not GoodRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Intelligencer

    ... in the southern counties. Those listed above had rates from 25.5 percent in Boone County to 49.3 percent in McDowell County. Again, however, the numbers were going down, sometimes substantially. For comparison, the state as a whole had a 25.1 ...


  16. McDowell County woman sentence in federal court for filing fraudulent water quality reportsRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Huntington News

    United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Bonita Witt-Hird, 60, of Thorpe (McDowell County), West Virginia, was sentenced today to one year and one day in federal prison for filing fraudulent water quality reports. Witt-Hird was formerly ...


  17. Next Reconnecting McDowell project to focus on student teethRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    As part of the larger Reconnecting McDowell project, students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will have access to virtual dental hygiene exams at school and, if needed, follow-up care through mobile dental vans or regional dental providers. "Ultimately, what we want to do is make sure that every student in McDowell County has a dental checkup once a year so that you can make sure that they don't have problems that will be problems later on, but also be real deterrents to focus on teaching and learning," Weingarten said on Thursday's MetroNews "Talkline."


  18. Ohio County Among Healthiest W.Va. RegionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The Intelligencer

    ... and University of Wisconsin researchers began ranking the health of the state's counties. In the 1960s, McDowell County ranked first in U.S. coal production. By 2003, U.S. Steel had sold the last of its mining operations there, and other businesses ...


  19. Report: Low-income kids at risk of falling behind in schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... percentage of high school dropouts. Among the state's 55 counties, the report ranked Putnam County first and McDowell County last for child well-being.


  20. Coalfield CAP helping Mingo County familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... 602 children between the ages of three and five and is available at 44 sites located in Mingo County and McDowell County. Coalfield CAP head start focuses on many areas including education, health, parental involvement, family development, ... 2 comments