WVDN JUN 22, 2021

Dear Abby: Tuesday, June 22

Landlord Mother Dragged Into Bitter Breakup Dear Abby: My daughter is separated from her husband, who rents a room from me. Recently, without telling her, he dropped her from his insurance. Now she wants me to kick him out and she's mad at me because I refuse to do it. She says it shows I [...]

(MH) Lasting Progress On Substance Use Disorders Will Depend on Identifying Long-term Funding

Many members of Congress have distributed press releases over the past few days about receiving grants for their communities from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding. The National Council has also applauded this historic and significant funding because of the important role [...]

Tokyo Olympics to allow local fans — but with strict limits

TOKYO (AP) — A sharply limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics, organizers announced Monday as they tried to save some of the spirit of the Games where even cheering has been banned.Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans, all of whom [...]

Sculpture To Become Focal Point Of Former Beckley Hole

The infamous Beckley Hole at the corner of Neville and Heber Streets will soon be home to a sculpture designed to represent the comeback of the downtown area. According to Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold, the 12 ft. high sculpture will depict a cardinal ascending out of a nest. It will be placed at the former [...]

Mason Miller Chosen To Nat. Youth Leadership Foundation

Mason Miller, a fifth-grader at Ronceverte Elementary, was chosen to be a delegate to the 2021 National Youth Leadership Foundation: Pathways to STEM conference in Washington, D.C. this summer. Candidates for this opportunity were first nominated by a teacher who recognized scholastic merit and leadership potential, which Mason demonstrates in the classroom, the afterschool program [...]

New public and private internet accessibility mapping shows WV in the red

*bobby editorial note - this should run with a data graph and a map both* While Greenbrier County prepares its own broadband accessibility mapping, new data from both public and private sources was recently compiled and made available to the public. The new data and maps were released by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National [...]

Longanacre To Host Education 'Brainstorming Session'

During this past Legislative session, a Resolution was passed which has given authority to the Legislative Education Committee to review public school policy for possible rewrites and updates. The purpose of this review is to ensure that educators have all the necessary advantages inside their classrooms to effectively teach and students have the best possible [...]

W.Va. high court: Governor was right in appointing lawmaker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court said Republican Gov. Jim Justice acted within his right when he appointed a lawmaker to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates.The high court said in a filing this month that Justice had not erred in naming Republican Del. Joshua Booth to the 19th delegate [...]

West Virginia father-son duo writes children's book

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) — When Chris Isabella was a small child, his father Tom promised they'd write a book together one day. Recently that promise came true.Most people have a list of things they'd like to finish in their lives. For Tom, one of the things at the top of his list was writing [...]

Campaign encourages residents to support small business

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new campaign is encouraging West Virginia residents to support small businesses as the economy continues to reopen.The West Virginia Small Business Development Center launched its "Come In, We're Open" campaign on Sunday. It's an invitation to people to visit local businesses in their communities, center Director Debra Martin told The [...]

Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial justice protests that swept the country.Hundreds of top companies had already pledged last year to observe [...]

US hitting encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms approached another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.The coronavirus was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in [...]

Dorothy Hunter

HUNTER Mrs. Dorothy Hunter, age 82, of Crawley passed away on June 18, 2021, with her family by her side. She is eternally reunited with her infant daughter and is surely singing with the angels. Dorothy Lou was born on June 10, 1939 in Trout to the late Samuel and Dessie (Lewis) Sizemore. She married [...]

Barbara Jean “Cot” Decker Sponaugle

SPONAUGLE Barbara Jean “Cot” Decker Sponaugle of Frankford, WV joined our Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley. She passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born May 17, 1940 at Frankford, WV and was the daughter of the late Louella Wheeler Decker Hughes. She attended Lewisburg [...]

Some Of The Coolest Antique Cars Ever Built Arrived In Beckley For The Great Race

Over 100 of the coolest antique cars ever built rolled into Beckley on Friday, June 25, as part of The Great Race, a controlled-speed road rally and test of endurance for classic cars built in 1974 or earlier. The Great Race begins at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, TX, on June 19, and ends in [...]

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