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  1. Don't Encourage School AbsencesRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Intelligencer

    ... in the state were truant, according to the five-day limit. The numbers are much higher in some areas; McDowell County had a 58 percent truancy rate. Lawmakers responded to requests that they loosen the reins by introducing bills to increase the ...

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  2. McDowell County man pleas guilty to drug chargesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | WOAY

    U.S Attorney Booth Goodwin has announced that 29-year-old William Sykes of Welch pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine. Sykes admitted on June 15th 2011 that he sold cocaine to a confidential informant.

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  3. After career abroad, Elkins native returnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... rounds, the video features Cousins speaking directly to the students, explaining his early childhood in McDowell County, health problems faced by his parents that influenced his career path and some of his personal reasons for choosing heart surgery ...

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  4. Program increases exercise in McDowell CountyRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 15 | The Inter-Mountain

    Since it was founded in January 2013 with funding from the Highmark Foundation, McDowell CHOICES has worked to increase physical activity for the 3,200 public school students in its namesake county.

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  5. Customer connectionRead the original story

    Friday Feb 6 | Northern Virginia Daily

    ... you of working' and I say 'Yes,' so he says, 'Let's open a pawn shop,'" At the time, Ralph Waller, from McDowell County, West Virginia, was president of Diamond Cab in Washington D.C. and Mike Waller was doing collections for the company. The pair ...

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  6. In rural West Virginia schools help grandparents who are parenting for the second timeRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 5 | Big News Network.com

    ... is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. In the rural West Virginia county of McDowell County, almost half of all children live apart from their parents. Families have splintered in the face of economic and social ...

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  7. Woman arrested on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WOAY

    While acting on a tip deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office went to a home in the Carswell hollow area of Kimball and found 34-year-old Brenda Gail Burks in possession of marijuana packaged for delivery. Burks was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell a schedule one controlled substance and was arraigned before Magistrate Richard Vandyke.

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  8. Schools in rural West Virginia aim to improve students' prospectsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Big News Network.com

    ... eping students active, safe and healthy. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports from McDowell County, West Virginia, on efforts there to improve life for students and to address the teacher shortage....

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  9. Hero honored at WCDRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Independent Herald

    ... booths were displayed around the Upper Rotunda of the Capitol building. "We've given coal figurines made in McDowell County before, but we thought it would be nice to give something made here in our county," said Laxton. The session included a ...

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  10. Honor for Cook highlights Wyoming County DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Independent Herald

    ... booths were displayed around the Upper Rotunda of the Capitol building. "We've given coal figurines made in McDowell County before, but we thought it would be nice to give something made here in our county," said Laxton. The session included a ...

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  11. Post office damaged in McDowell County fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Fire Marshal's Office is scheduled to be on the scene Monday to investigate a Friday night fire that damaged the building that houses the U.S. Post Office in the McDowell County town of Maybeury. Firefighters said flames were showing from the building when they arrived on the scene at a little before 11 p.m. Friday.

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  12. W.Va. man pleads guilty in 1981 fatal shooting of fatherRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | WOAY

    A McDowell County man has pleaded guilty in the 1981 fatal shooting of his father. Media outlets report 54-year-old David Miller of Premier entered the plea Friday to voluntary manslaughter in McDowell County Circuit Court.

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  13. McDowell County residents mourn loss of Georgia coupleRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    MCDOWELL CO, WV It seems unlikely that an elderly couple from Georgia would have any ties to southern West Virginia. But for the last fifteen years Bud and June Runion have traveled to McDowell County to spread love and their faith.

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  14. Speakers split at charter school public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    ... what are you doing? You are weakening the public school system and, thus, hurting the kids." Greg Crewey, McDowell County teacher: "Charter schools might be the best solution for the kids that get to go to them, but they are not the best solution ...

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  15. Man arrested after attempting to steal copper from local mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | WOAY

    According to a press release issued by State Police, 31-year-old Northfolk resident, Benny McPeak has been arrested for breaking and entering and attempting to commit a felony. On Friday, January 23, McPeak contacted McDowell County 911 to report his friend, 36-year-old Crumpler resident, Matthew Osborne missing.

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  16. Two Attempt to Steal Copper from MineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

    On Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at approximately 3 p.m., 31-year-old Benny McPeak, from Northfork, W.Va., contacted McDowell County 911 to report his friend, 36-year-old Matthew Osborne, from Crumpler, W.Va., as a missing person. Mr. McPeak advised that he was not sure of Mr. Osborne's location but had overheard him say that he was going to steal copper from an abandoned mine near Burke Mountain, in Keystone, W.Va.

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  17. 2 men charged with entering abandoned mine to steal copperRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. State police say they've charged two McDowell County men for going into an abandoned coal mine to steal copper. One of the men had to be rescued Friday. McDowell County 911 got a ...

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  18. Child bids farewell to cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Logan Banner

    ... the family was from such a small community, the word got out quickly about Gabe. Amanda teaches school in McDowell County as did her husband for many years before working at the Board of Education. They have been blessed to get to know a lot of ...

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  19. Report: W.Va.'s college-going rate drops over past 5 yearsRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2015 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... to 61.5 percent in 2009. In 2013, Monongalia County had the highest college-going rate at 68.1 percent. McDowell County had the lowest rate at 34.7 percent. During the same five-year period, the number of degrees and certificates awarded increased ...

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  20. Juveniles hit by vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Logan Banner

    ... ranged from 13 years to 15 years old. Three of the juveniles are from Logan County and the fourth is from McDowell County. Deputy Derrick Miller arrived on the scene approximately one minute after the accident and he, along with witnesses and other ...

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