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

    Saturday | 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.


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

    Saturday | 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.


  3. 2 men charged with entering abandoned mine to steal copperRead the original story

    Saturday | Big News

    ... 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 ...


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

    Wednesday Jan 21 | 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 ...


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

    Sunday Jan 18 |

    ... 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 ...


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

    Monday Jan 12 | 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 ...


  7. Raiders roll past Hannan, 78-41Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | Point Pleasant Register

    The Hannan boys basketball team dropped their fourth straight game by a 78-41 count to undefeated River View, Saturday evening in McDowell County. The Wildcats held close through the opening period and trailed 15-14 after eight minutes.


  8. Concord honored for community serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Independent Herald

    ... LINK grant, Dr. Susan Williams, social sciences division chair, and her students were paired with the McDowell County Economic Development Authority to assist with developing a business plan for sustainability and a marketing plan for the Houston ...


  9. Creating Healthy Minds with First BookRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Switched

    ... time for educators to connect with parents and give them the tools they need to help their children. In McDowell County, W.Va., one of the poorest counties in the nation, the AFT partnered with First Book to teach parents how to make reading a fun, ...


  10. William M. SmithRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 28 | The News Journal

    Born in Yukon, McDowell County, WV, on January 13, 1928, he was the son of the late James P. Sr., and Clemmie Ratcliffe Smith and stepson of Naomi Reynolds Smith.


  11. More coal layoffs in southern West VirginiaRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Big News

    ... the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. MCDOWELL COUNTY, W.Va. More than 50 coal miners are being laid off in McDowell County ahead of the holidays. ArcelorMittal issued layoff notices to ...


  12. A conversation with Elaine McMillion Sheldon about HollowRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 |

    Hollow is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through stories of over 30 residents of McDowell County, West Virginia, an area that is representative of many regional boom-and-bust economies across the country. The project is also available in a DVD edition for classroom use along with a study guide .


  13. New inductees for West Virginia Hall of Fame announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    ... in Montgomery, on the banks of the Kanawha River, John Ellison was raised in the mining town of Landgraff, McDowell County. In 1959, Ellison quit his job at the Carter Hotel in Welch and bought a one-way ticket to Rochester, NY, to pursue his dream ...


  14. McDowell County woman pleads to fraudulent water reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Independent Herald

    United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Bonita Witt-Hird, 60, of Thorpe (McDowell County) West Virginia, pled guilty today in federal court in Charleston to filing fraudulent water quality reports. Witt-Hird was formerly employed as the ...


  15. Mary E. BlyRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Medina Gazette

    Mary E. Bly, 93, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at her home at Emeritus of Medina. Mary was born in Filbert, McDowell County, West Virginia on August 13, 1921, to the late William Sydney and Aulena Bowman.


  16. Fraudulent water quality report case nets pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Norwalk Citizen News

    A former office manager for a West Virginia environmental engineering firm has pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent water quality reports. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the resident of Thorpe in McDowell County was employed by Richmorr Associates Inc. The Elkview company conducts required testing of wastewater treatment plant discharges throughout the state to ensure compliance with water quality standards.


  17. Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Filing False Waste Water Treatment DocumentsRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Huntington News

    United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Bonita Witt-Hird, 60, of Thorpe (McDowell County) West Virginia, pled guilty today in federal court in Charleston to filing fraudulent water quality reports. Witt-Hird was formerly employed as the ...


  18. Three dozen coal miners lose jobs in McDowell CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | West Virginia Metro

    WELCH, W.Va. - Thirty-six coal McDowell County coal miners lost their jobs Monday when they were told by an Alpha Natural Resources subsidiary the mine was being "permanently idled."


  19. Bids sought for McDowell County water projectRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2014 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... Extension Project will bring public water service to households along Route 52 between Premier and Iaeger. McDowell County Public Service District general manager Mavis Brewster tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( ) that most ...


  20. Ohio girl reported missing 2 years ago is found in WelchRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | WOAY

    ... Crawley is charged with domestic assault and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He is being held in the McDowell County Holding Facility, in Welch pending arraignment. He will be sent to the Southwestern Regional Jail in Holden. Police say Dajanae ...