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Beckley native to receive Emmy for advancement of drone cinematography technology

Beckley native John McGraw will be awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award is in recognition for his contributions to the advancement of drone cinematography technology. The award is a prestigious, industry-first Emmy Award given in

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Two arrested in Beckley drug bust

Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies and K-9 "Leo," in cooperation with Beckley Police Department and the Raleigh County Drug and Violent Task Force arrested two Beckley men after a drug bust Thursday. Officials arrested William Kessler for possession of 220 doses of methamphetamine with intent to del

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 22:28:00

Beckley man who attempted to run over officer gets maximum sentence

BECKLEY, W.Va. - A man accused of attempting to run over a Beckley Police officer on July 4, 2016 appeared for sentencing Thursday in Raleigh County. Timothy Howard II, 26, was riding an ATV illegally along East Prince Street when Beckley Police Cpl. William Gravely attempted to stop him. Cpl. Grave

METRO NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:51:33

30 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine seized from Beckley home

Drug task force officers in Raleigh County seized a large amount of marijuana and hundreds of doses of methamphetamine during a bust Thursday. Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Jarrell Street in Beckley. A total of 220 doses of meth, 30 pounds of pot, and Suboxone were recovered.

WVVA.COM - 2017-09-21 23:40:00

Bishop Fred T. Simms to be honored

A well-known, well-loved and well-respected member of the faith community - Bishop Dr. Fred T. Simms - is being honored as this year's YMCA Spirit of Beckley Community Service Award recipient. Simms' recognition comes with another special honor - he is the first African American recipient of the awa

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Amjad to take over father's research

The daughter of Dr. Hassan Amjad, the late Oak Hill physician who was researching the influence of PCB exposure on the number of cancer deaths reported in the Fayette County town of Minden, will begin overseeing her father's project following his Aug. 29 death. Dr. Ayne Amjad, a Beckley physician wh

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:02:00

Road bond breakdown; Nearly half a billion dollars hangs in the balance for southern W.Va.

Early voting is under way to determine the fate of the Roads to Prosperity Highway Program in West Virginia, and nearly $500 million in projects throughout southern West Virginia hang in the balance. In total, each county has projects big and small lined up for work if the referendum passes. A total

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Roads bond needs to pass to save our state

The fiscally conservative voice in our head keeps reminding us that a "pay-as-you-go" approach to finances is a rock solid strategy to keep a balance in the savings account and the debt collector off the front porch - even as we pay a home mortgage and the installment on that pretty little car in th

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Prince Harry, Melania Trump at Invictus Games opening

TORONTO (AP) - Britain's Prince Harry and U.S. First Lady Melanie Trump are scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of Harry's Invictus Games for wounded veterans. But there's no indication Harry's girlfriend will be there. Harry visited one of Canada's top mental health facilities before Saturday

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-23 16:31:56

Local author introduces new book

Lynette Maynor beams as she turns the pages of her book, "Heaven: How to Live Til We Get There." "I'm just so excited," she says, smiling. "The books convey an important message. They're just in my heart and I want to share them." It's the second effort for the Mount Hope resident, who penned "Heave

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Hidden Valley Golf Course set to host national motorbike event

Hidden Valley Golf Course will be shifting its emphasis to motorbike racing, as the recently installed cross-country track plays host to the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro race this coming weekend. The Sprint Enduro is a motorbike racing competition that hosts off-trail and grass races for cash prizes

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Houck working to create opportunities for his community

Dewey Houck has worked hard all his life. Today, at the age of 82, he is still working, but now as a volunteer and community leader. After retiring from the railroad at the age of 55 in 1989, he went to work to give back to his beloved community. +3 Dewey Houck, RAIL president, stands on a handica

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Man arrested after standoff in Bradley

A Raleigh man was arrested at North Sandbranch Road in Bradley Friday morning after a standoff with the U.S. Marshal Service and the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team. U.S. Marshal Service Deputy Fred Lamey said officials were attempting to serve a warrant to David Justin Pfost,

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 19:57:00

Local physician again offering needle exchange program

Dr. Ayne Amjad is again offering a needle exchange program in Beckley, but the window for exchange is narrow - Wednesdays only from noon to 1 p.m. The needle exchange will be offered at Jafary Plaza in Beckley at a building near the pharmacy. Amjad said a sign will direct those who want to utilize

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 18:23:00

Hickam proposes dark sky observatory for McDowell County

BECKLEY - One of the most anticipated festivals of the year is under way in Beckley this weekend - The Rocket Boys Festival. And despite the loss of his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Rocket Boy Homer Hickam is still making his stops throughout the region to spread

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-23 08:45:00

Hidden History a perfect reason to get out and about this weekend

Chris Jackson/The Register-HeraldTrish Wolfe, from Beckley, looks over photographs from the 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest on exhibit at Tamarack on Thursday. The contest is part of the region's annual Hidden History Weekend. Kristin Carnes 'Nature's Coal Car" displayed at the Hidden History Phot

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:01:00

Escape rooms slated at WVU Tech

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will host two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus Oct. 5-8. WVU Tech staff said two themed escape scenarios have been designed. The first, a take on "Alice in Wonderland," will task escapees with finding

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Early voting for road bond election starts today

Early voting for the "Roads to Prosperity" bond measure begins today and will continue through Oct. 4. During the special election, residents will vote whether to approve the issuance of $1.6 billion of state bonds to build and upgrade the state's roads and bridges. Early voting times and location

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

18th Annual Downhill Derby in downtown Bluefield set to get underway Saturday

BLUEFIELD - Downhill racing and searching for rocks worth some money are part of the festivities lined up Saturday for the 18th Annual Downhill Derby in downtown Bluefield. Sign ups will begin at 11 a.m. at the Warlick Building on Raleigh Street with the races starting at noon, according to Art Rile

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-22 08:30:00

Young has the Patriots on the rise (with VIDEO)

Mention sports at Independence High School and many first thoughts turn to the highly successful wrestling program. But the Patriots have been successful over the years in several sports. The baseball team has a state championship to its credit and has made several trips to the state tournament in C

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 22:00:00