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  1. Numbers On Kids Not GoodRead the original story

    Saturday | 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 ...

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

    Thursday Mar 26 | 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 ...

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

    Thursday Mar 26 | 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."

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

    Wednesday Mar 25 | 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 ...

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

    Tuesday Mar 24 | 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.

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

    Tuesday Mar 24 | 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, ...

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  7. Police search for man involved in shootingRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | WOAY

    According to McDowell County dispatchers, Deshawn Hairston was involved in a shooting and State Police issued a BOLO for Hairston's car. He was last seen in a blue Chevy Cobalt and is approximately 5'7 and weighs around 170 pounds.

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

    Friday Mar 20 | 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, ...

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  9. Appalachian Power seeks SCC approval for $38 million transmission upgrade in southwest VirginiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Electric Energy Online

    ... substations are located in Tazewell County, Va. The remaining line rebuild and the Faraday substation are in McDowell County, W.Va. Most of the work on the transmission line will take place in the utility's existing right-of-way. The current 60-foot ...

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  10. 3rd person charged in slayings of 2 Iaeger menRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... n Mullins on Oct. 19, 2014, while responding to a report of a wreck and vehicle fire in the Longpole area of McDowell County.

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  11. 3rd person charged in slayings of 2 Iaeger menRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Marietta Times

    ... n Mullins on Oct. 19, 2014, while responding to a report of a wreck and vehicle fire in the Longpole area of McDowell County.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. After career abroad, Elkins native returnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | 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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  15. Program increases exercise in McDowell CountyRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | 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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  16. Customer connectionRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2015 | 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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  17. In rural West Virginia schools help grandparents who are parenting for the second timeRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | 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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  18. Woman arrested on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | 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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  19. Schools in rural West Virginia aim to improve students' prospectsRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | 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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  20. Hero honored at WCDRead 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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