Independent Herald- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:21:25 EST 1800 Hall: Republican agenda will be different Sen. Daniel Hall expects a change in the Legislature's agenda now that Republicans are in control. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:43:06 EST BOE meets at new Huff There was lots of praise for the new Huff Consolidated School when the Wyoming County Board of Education met in the school's library last Friday.The school, located a short distance off Route 52, opened its doors in August. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:09:07 EST Pineville Library open at new location Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:44:02 EST DOH getting prepared for winter’s challenges Winter made a brief visit on Tuesday and gave the Wyoming County Division of Highways an early glance at what is coming.Temperatures dipped into the teens, and a light snow fell across most of the county on Tuesday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:40:04 EST EDA: More scholarship money Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:37:06 EST Club: Spirit of giving Wyoming East High School's Leo Club is making Thanksgiving memorable for seven families this year. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:26:05 EST A peek at the library This is a view of the Pineville Library at its new location at the Riverside Complex. The library has reopened. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:23:01 EST No to bullies Anti-Bully Week was observed at Mullens Middle School. Students were encouraged to wear blue in honor of anti-bully week. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:17:03 EST Inside the Dome Road Branch Elementary & Middle School hosted the DOME Theater on November 7. The Dome is a Mobile Digital Theater featuring highly innovative, immersive, and educational programs. Pictured are Ms. Shonda Zastawniak's third grade class and Mr. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:04:02 EST Healthy choices West Virginia University Extension Service is partnering with Road Branch Elementary & Middle School to teach students healthy choices. Mrs. Peni Adams, Health Educator, visits the school weekly to teach students how to make healthier choices. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:01:07 EST Guest speaker at MMS Lieutenant Will Hall with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department spoke with Mullens Middle School students about bullying and domestic violence and the effects that it has on people. Pictured with Mr. Hall is the 8th Grade Student Council, from... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:55:05 EST Balloon release Students at Baileysville Elementary & Middle School released blue balloons in honor of Anti-Bullying Week. Before release, the students said a pledge and upon release stated “Riders are not Bullies”. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:51:09 EST Elk restoration topic at Gilbert meeting A meeting to help determine public interest in the restoration of elk to West Virginia has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, Mingo County. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:33:06 EST Attorney General: Secure home while hunting Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today offered some tips citizens can follow in order to help protect their homes against would-be burglars during hunting season and the holidays. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:20:11 EST Bank names investment officer Frank W. Wilkinson, President & Chief Executive Officer of First Century Bank headquartered in Bluefield, WV is pleased to welcome Acie Hylton to the First Century Bank team. Acie is working at the Beckley Office at 1826 Harper Road as an Executive... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:15:02 EST Rockefeller honored by intelligence agencies This week Senator Jay Rockefeller was honored by top officials from the intelligence community for his longstanding leadership in modernizing and strengthening the country's intelligence capabilities to defend against an increasingly complex... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:13:04 EST Senators introduce bill to improve black lung benefits In an effort to ensure coal miners receive the benefits they've earned and deserve, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2014 along with Senators John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), Bob Casey... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:10:08 EST Humanities Council awards grants The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:07:07 EST Concord to host open house Concord University is celebrating the season with the annual Holiday Open House at University Point on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:56:07 EST U.S. Attorney’s Office collects nearly $8 million$8-million United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that his office has collected $7,847,442.99 in fiscal year 2014. Of this amount, $2,887,853 was collected in criminal actions, $2,430,992 was collected in civil actions, and $1,923.369.99 was... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:51:08 EST