McDowell County Newswire

McDowell County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for McDowell County, WV.

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  1. Appalachia's heroin and opiate problem is insideous, sad, and seemingly unstoppable.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | OpEdNews

    ... problem is such an epidemic that fatal overdoses in McDowell are more than eight times the national average. McDowell County's incarceration rate is one of the highest in the USA and almost one out of every three babies born in the county's hospital ...

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  2. Myers, Ramona Sue RameyRead the original story

    Wednesday | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Va., died on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the rehabilitation center. Sue was born on April 22, 1949, in McDowell County, W.Va., to the late John Gillispie Ramey and Bertha Hopkins Ramey. She was a beautician and worked for Blue Ridge Rehabilitation ...

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  3. Hickam tells story of love, marriage & an alligator in latest bookRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | West Virginia Metro

    Hollywood and Broadway are reportedly already interested in the latest book from Homer Hickam, best-selling author and McDowell County native, which tells the story of how his mother raised a pet alligator and later released it in Florida. "All the story is true except for the parts that aren't," said Hickam of "Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband and her Alligator" which will be released on Oct. 13, 2015.

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  4. Dedication ceremony held for Marine who walked 404 miles from Welch to Camp LejeuneRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Stars and Stripes

    ... joined Maynard in uncovering the signs on both sides of the bridge on U.S. Route 52 north of Welch. McDowell County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Kornish assisted with removing the coverings from the signs. After the bridge dedication, the scene shifted ...

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  5. Dedication ceremony held for Marine that walked 404 miles from Welch to Camp LejeuneRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Stars and Stripes

    ... joined Maynard in uncovering the signs on both sides of the bridge on U.S. Route 52 north of Welch. McDowell County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Kornish assisted with removing the coverings from the signs. After the bridge dedication, the scene shifted ...

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  6. Bridge dedication honors fallen Marine from West VirginiaRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 16 | WLOS

    ... to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in 31 days to re-enlist. His walk was a show of support for the war effort. MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. --For the second time in a week, a person has fallen at Catawba Falls in McDowell County. EMS officials say a man in ...

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  7. McDowell County water project moving forwardRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | NewsandSentinel.com

    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports contractors are working on a $12 million project that could serve 500 families and more than 350 existing customers. The new project will serve families living along the Route 52 corridor between Iaeger and Premier, including the Big Sandy, Roderfield, and Hensley communities.

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  8. Virginia fugitive nabbed in McDowell CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Big News Network.com

    ... unn said. "We picked her up here as being a fugitive from Virginia." Dunn said Church was arraigned before a McDowell County magistrate and held at the county's holding facility in Welc...

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  9. Marine who walked 404 miles from W. Va. to Camp Lejeune honoredRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Stars and Stripes

    Public works employees have been putting in extra work in recent days to prepare a new monument at the Veterans Memorial Park at Coney Island. The park is already a McDowell County Honor Roll of the men who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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  10. Woman arrested on fugitive from justice chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Big News Network.com

    ... unn said. "We picked her up here as being a fugitive from Virginia." Dunn said Church was arraigned before a McDowell County magistrate and held at the county's holding facility pending extradition back to Taz...

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  11. Man arrested for failing to register as sex offenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... n and Trooper E.W. Booth, also of the Welch Detachment, arrested Bailey without incident. He appeared before McDowell County Magistrate Richard Vandyke. Dunn said that the defendant bonded out.

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  12. Coal slump puts Coalfields Expressway project on holdRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2015 | NewsandSentinel.com

    The state planned to build a section of the four-lane highway in McDowell County through a public-private partnership with a coal company. The company would convert a mined area into roadbed.

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  13. Limiting Truancy In Every CountyRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2015 | The Intelligencer

    ... school without excuses during the 2013-14 year. But in neighboring Brooke County, the percentage was 5.23. McDowell County had the worst number in the state, at 10.69 percent. Clearly, some counties have found effective ways to deal with truancy, ...

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  14. Martinsburg WV to host legislative conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... of WV Dept. of Environmental Protection: Before (left) and after: The Carswell Eroding Refuse project in the McDowell County community of Kimball cost a total of $2.5 million and was under construction from Jan. 16, 2006 to May 15, 2007....

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  15. Ripley's Marino uniqueRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2015 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... came to Ripley High School from Welch High School where he spent eight seasons coaching the Maroon Wave in McDowell County. "He had that Cadillac and as a kid I remember. Wow, what a car," Frashier added. "He was just a great guy. "Being a little ...

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  16. Education and America's Third WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | American Thinker

    ... and a center of extreme poverty -- a meager 28 percent of 8th graders are proficient in language arts. In McDowell County, the poorest in West Virginia, only a quarter of high school students can claim reading proficiency according to the latest ...

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  17. Book review: 'A Hanging at Cinder Bottom' by Glenn TaylorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... lion." Cinder Bottom is a real place, the once-flourishing red-light district of the town of Keystone in McDowell County. Located in West Virginia's southernmost curve, McDowell County is a place of chronic poverty - John F. Kennedy stopped there ...

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  18. Homer Hickam saddened, expects arson at alma materRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Homer Hickam says the burning down of Big Creek High School Friday is just another painful episode of what's happened in McDowell County during the last 40 years. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Hickam, the noted author and former NASA engineer and one of the Rocket Boys who excelled at Big Creek High, said the burning of his alma mater was probably arson and that hurts.

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  19. Historic school destroyed by fire in McDowell Co.Read the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | WOAY

    McDowell County dispatchers confirm Old Big Creek High School first caught fire at 5:30 Friday morning. Numerous fire departments were on scene including War, Welch and Coalwood Fire Departments along with State Police.

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  20. Big Creek High building damaged in McDowell County fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    More than three dozen volunteer firefighters in McDowell County expected to be on the scene for most of the day Friday battling a blaze moving through old Big Creek High School in War. The fire was reported at just after 5:30 a.m. Fire crews from War, Welch, Berwind and Coalwood were called to the scene.

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