McDowell County Newswire

McDowell County Newswire

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

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  1. This week in West Virginia History -Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... wearing of little more than a self-made loincloth. Feb. 19, 1943: Author Homer Hickam was born in Coalwood, McDowell County. Hickam's second book, Rocket Boys: A Memoir, was published in 1998 and became a runaway bestseller. Feb. 21, 1895: Bluefield ...

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  2. Miners injured in mantrip collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | West Virginia Metro

    Six coal miners were treated and released from Welch Community Hospital Thursday after two mantrips collided at a coal mine in McDowell County, according to the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. The accident happed at XMV #39 near Gary.

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  3. New West Virginia Town Files Suit Against Drug Wholesalers Over Opioid AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Insurance Journal West

    The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the McDowell County town of Welch filed a lawsuit Monday against several out-of-state drug distributors. The lawsuit claims the companies delivered huge amounts of prescription pain pills that created a "public nuisance" in the town of 2,200.

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  4. Tourism: Tout state's beauty to boost economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... stomping grounds of Kanawha or Cabell counties? Harveywood, a comedy-themed park in Steve Harvey's native McDowell County? Meanwhile, assets such as our glorious rivers - though they managed to attract a mere131,028 visitors last year - are already ...

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  5. We Should Fight for Rural AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Bangor Daily News

    "I don't think any American can be satisfied to find in McDowell County, in West Virginia, 20 or 25 percent of the people of that county out of work, not for 6 weeks or 12 weeks, but for a year, 2, 3, or 4 years." - John F. Kennedy, May 5, 1963 I share the above quote to highlight that the issue of poverty in rural America is not a new one, especially in economically distressed areas that have historically been supported by a single industry.

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  6. DeVos to tour schools with teachers union headRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Hill

    ... "If she wants to work with the educators who work hard every single day - in districts as diverse as McDowell County, W.Va., Detroit and Scarsdale, N.Y. - to provide children the opportunities they deserve, we renew our invitation to have [DeVos] ...

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  7. Man killed in McDowell County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | West Virginia Metro

    State police said the driver drove his white GMC Jimmy off the road and over an embankment, overturning in the Buck Fork stream. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

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  8. Town of Chapmanville hires attorney for suit against drug distributors -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Logan Banner

    ... will join the list of places filing suit against drug distributors including Logan County Commission, The McDowell County Commission, the town of Welch and the town of Kermit. Chapmanville mayor Raamie Barker explained, "You recall at our last ...

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  9. Bernie Sanders - West Virginia uninsured rate has declined, though not as fast as Bernie Sanders saidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | PolitiFact

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had been planning to have a town hall with MSNBC's Chris Hayes and residents of McDowell County, W.Va., on Feb. 13, 2017, until the West Virginia National Guard told them they could not use a local armory for the event. Sanders instead appeared on Hayes' show by satellite from the U.S. Capitol, still tailoring his comments to West Virginia.

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  10. Another West Virginia Town Sues Drug WholesalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | WOAY

    A southern West Virginia town has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the McDowell County town of Welch filed a lawsuit Monday against several out-of-state drug distributors.

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  11. Another West Virginia town sues drug wholesalersRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 | NewsOK.com

    A southern West Virginia town has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the McDowell County town of Welch filed a lawsuit Monday against several out-of-state drug distributors.

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  12. After Cancellation, Sanders Vows to Hold WV Town Hall 'In The Streets'Read the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | Common Dreams

    Se. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to a sold out audience in Charleston, West Virginia on Sunday night. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will not be "intimidated" from speaking in West Virginia's McDowell County, "one of the poorest areas in one of our poorest states," after officials pulled the plug on a Monday town hall event.

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  13. Defense policy cited in axing Bernie Sanders' armory eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/2lEnmu9 ) that the event would be rescheduled at another venue in McDowell County. Sanders, who lost to Hillary Clinton in last year's Democratic presidential primary, also was scheduled to be in Charleston ...

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  14. Sanders won't be 'intimidated', vows to hold town hall in suffering W. Va. county that backed TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | PennLive.com

    ... statement by Sanders: "If anyone in West Virginia government thinks that I will be intimidated from going to McDowell County, West Virginia, to hold a town meeting, they are dead wrong. If they don't allow us to use the local armory, we'll find ...

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  15. Help the Poor Moveby Kevin D. WilliamsonFor the past year or so, I...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | National Review Online

    ... January edition of Reason under the headline "Stuck." Bailey pays a visit to his family's ancestral home in McDowell County, W.Va., a moribund coal-mining village suffering from all the familiar Appalachian maladies: poverty, unemployment, disease, ...

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  16. Sanders discusses future of movement, Trump in Charleston visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | West Virginia Metro

    ... Revolution: A Future to Believe In." The visit came after MSNBC announced a town hall event with Sanders in McDowell County as part of its program, "All In with Christ Hayes." The event was scheduled for Monday, and would have taken place at the ...

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  17. Defense policy cited in axing Sanders' eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... spokeswoman had told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the event would be rescheduled at another venue in McDowell County. A message left with Sanders' Senate office wasn't immediately returned Sunday. Sanders, who lost to Hillary Clinton in last ...

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  18. Bernie Sanders cries foul over canceled town hall meeting in West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Washington Post

    ... on short notice. "If anyone in West Virginia government thinks that I will be intimidated from going to McDowell County, West Virginia, to hold a town meeting, they are dead wrong," Sanders said in a statement. "If they don't allow us to use the ...

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  19. WV Doe to draft superintendent job posting as Martirano continues to address teacher shortagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | West Virginia Metro

    ... loan - going to the areas that are geographically isolated," he explained. "I have close to 40 vacancies in McDowell County out of 225 teachers." The "teacher corps" idea is part of a three-pronged approach he plans to present to the state ...

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  20. David Carl ShortridgeRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 8 | The Taylorsville Times

    ... at his residence, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born May 10, 1936, in McDowell County, West Virginia, son of the late Sparrow Nelson Shortridge and Georgia Ann Davis Shortridge. Mr. Shortridge retired as a ...

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