McDowell County Newswire

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  1. WV billionaires make Forbes 400Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | West Virginia Metro

    ... He's worth 81 billion dollars. That list came out Monday. Two West Virginians made the cut. Coal magnate and McDowell County native Chris Cline made the list at 346. His net worth is listed at $1.9 billion. Jim Justice, the owner of the Greenbrier ...

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  2. Curb Truancy In Our SchoolsRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | The Intelligencer

    ... year, according to the West Virginia Department of Education. In some counties, the rate topped 50 percent; McDowell County had the dubious distinction of having the worst truancy, at 58 percent of students. It does not have to be that way. Some ...

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  3. W.Va. man charged with impersonating officerRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Inter-Mountain

    The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office says the charges are an offshoot of an ongoing investigation of fires in McDowell County.

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  4. McDowell man arrested for allegedly impersonating fire investigatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | West Virginia Metro

    A McDowell County man told people he was an investigator with the state Fire Marshal's Office and now he's charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. Genuine investigators with the Fire Marshal's Office arrested Jerry Moorehead, II, of Anawalt Wednesday.

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  5. Shepherd's Appalachian Heritage Fest set to startRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

    Shepherd University will play host to a showcase of Appalachian cultural events this week as the Appalachian Heritage Festival begins and bestselling author Homer Hickam starts his time as Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence. Hickam, a native of McDowell County who became a NASA engineer, is the author of "Rocket Boys," which became the hit film, "October Sky."

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  6. W.Va. public school truancy rate tops 30 pctRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Logan Banner

    ... truancy rates exceeding 50 percent, Department of Education figures show. The highest truancy rate was in McDowell County, where 58 percent of students missed at least five days of classes without an excuse. Wyoming County had the second-highest ...

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  7. W.Va. public school truancy rate tops 30 pctRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | Weirton Daily Times

    ... were truant during the 2013-2014 academic year. According to Department of Education data, 58 percent of McDowell County's students were marked as truant. That was the highest rate in the state. McDowell County Superintendent Nelson Spencer tells ...

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  8. Truancy Tops 30 Percent In W.Va.Read the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | The Intelligencer

    Nearly a third of West Virginia's public school students were truant during the 2013-2014 academic year and several counties had truancy rates exceeding 50 percent, Department of Education figures show. The highest truancy rate was in McDowell County, where 58 percent of students missed at least five days of classes without an excuse.

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  9. Exhibit of photographer Neal Menschel's work is on display at Freewheel Brewing CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | InMenlo.com

    ... and logging, with the third theme music, interspersed throughout. The first set of photographs were taken in McDowell County in southern West Virginia and follow Ray Kline, an independent coal miner and his three sons, as they mine "low" coal over a ...

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  10. Undefeated teams to clash tonight in grid actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... the region will see Logan traveling to Mason County to take on a tough Point Pleasant squad, Man travels to McDowell County to face Class 2A River View in what has become a new rivalry and the Chapmanville Tigers will be looking for their first win ...

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  11. Wagner's death shocks McDowell communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | West Virginia Metro

    The McDowell County community was shocked Wednesday to learn of the death of longtime community leader Keith Wagner. Wagner, 61, died Monday night at the Charleston Area Medical Center.

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  12. Rocket Boys' author to speak as part of festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... as a residency with West Virginia native and acclaimed author Homer Hickam. Hickam grew up in Coalwood in McDowell County in the 1940s and '50s. He attended Big Creek High School, where he and his friends formed a rocket club called the Big Creek ...

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  13. Former state senator Keith Wagner dies at 61Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Big News Network.com

    ... to the hospital due to complications.? Wagner served in the state Senate from 1989-1996 representing McDowell County. He later served as a deputy commissioner with the state's Alcohol Beverage Control Administration. Wagner was known as a lifelong ...

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  14. Miners' Celebration to be held at TamarackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Independent Herald

    ... Miners' Memorial Group) and the Coal Heritage Award for Research and Documentation (Author Jay Chatman of McDowell County). The evening's entertainment will be provided by Kayla Slone and the Coal Fired Band. Slone, who lives in Lenore, was ...

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  15. Former state senator Keith Wagner dead at 61Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | West Virginia Metro

    According to a family friend, Wagner was awaiting heart surgery when he was admitted to the hospital due to complications. Wagner served in the state Senate from 1989-1996 representing McDowell County.

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  16. Tickets on sale for gala to celebrate state's coal mining communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Huntington News

    ... Miners' Memorial Group) and the Coal Heritage Award for Research and Documentation (Author Jay Chatman of McDowell County). The evening's entertainment will be provided by Kayla Slone and the Coal Fired Band. Slone, who lives in Lenore, was ...

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  17. Second win in 'View' for ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | Logan Banner

    ... the annual Man Hall of Fame Game. The Golden Knights (0-1) come into the game off last week's 53-14 loss to McDowell County rival River View in the "Battle of the Views." Man is 1-0 after last week's emotional 32-26 overtime win over Class AAA ...

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  18. Four dead in Sunday accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | West Virginia Metro

    State Police in McDowell County said a man and woman were killed in a single vehicle crash on Powerhouse Road just off of U.S. Route 52 early Sunday morning near Maybeury.

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  19. Funds announced for justice, community service programsRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Independent Herald

    ... of Crime (VOCA) Program Grant recipients: grantees. These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time McDowell County Advocate, a part-time Wyoming County Victim Advocate and two full-time Mercer County Advocates to provide direct services to ...

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  20. WVU band to perfrom at River ViewRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Independent Herald

    Enough for McDowell County officials to reschedule a high school football season opener to accommodate the "Pride of West Virginia?" It's been nearly three decades since the Band performed for the fine folks of McDowell County - West Virginia University Extension agent Donald Reed has been keeping count.

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