Beckley http://wvpublic.org en Concerns About Road Construction, Beckley Annexation, Teaching Teachers, Charleston's Barbeque http://wvpublic.org/post/concerns-about-road-construction-beckley-annexation-teaching-teachers-charlestons-barbeque <p></p><p>Beckley could become the third largest city in the state if plans to annex some communities go through. State roads are in poor condition and contractors who work on these roads worry about the federal funding shortfall.&nbsp; And Adrian Wright began his barbeque business in Charleston on a street corner.&nbsp; Now he owns his own restaurant.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:01:03 +0000 Beth Vorhees 15735 at http://wvpublic.org Concerns About Road Construction, Beckley Annexation, Teaching Teachers, Charleston's Barbeque Beckley Looks to Boost Population with Annexation http://wvpublic.org/post/beckley-looks-boost-population-annexation <p>Beckley officials are looking to boost the city's population by annexing several residential areas.</p><p><br />Beckley director of information technology Bill Kelly is chairman of the city's annexation committee. <a href="http://bit.ly/1okaKVL">He tells The Register-Herald</a> that annexing these areas bordering the city could increase Beckley's population from about 17,000 to nearly 35,000.<br />&nbsp; Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:48:19 +0000 Associated Press 14671 at http://wvpublic.org Beckley Looks to Boost Population with Annexation US Army Moving Recruiting Center from W.Va. to Va. http://wvpublic.org/post/us-army-moving-recruiting-center-wva-va <p>The U.S. Army is moving its recruiting center in Beckley to Virginia.<br />&nbsp;<br />The U.S. Army Recruiting Command's relocation to Richmond, Virginia, is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:12:47 +0000 Associated Press 13082 at http://wvpublic.org US Army Moving Recruiting Center from W.Va. to Va. Two Men Indicted for Museum Break-in http://wvpublic.org/post/two-men-indicted-museum-break <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Cabell County grand jury has indicted two Beckley men on charges stemming from a 2012 break-in at the Huntington Museum of Art.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:48:34 +0000 Associated Press 10845 at http://wvpublic.org Two Men Indicted for Museum Break-in Demolitions Could Affect Beckley Historic District http://wvpublic.org/post/demolitions-could-affect-beckley-historic-district <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>State historians say a proposed demolition project could threaten uptown Beckley's historic district.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Dan Bickey has proposed demolishing three buildings that he owns and developing the space for metered parking.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Only one property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing resource to the Beckley Courthouse Historic District. But State Historic Preservation Officer Susan M. Pearce <a href="http://bit.ly/1lspMWO">tells The Register-Herald</a>&nbsp;that demolishing the buildings would significantly alter the district's viewshed.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:18:08 +0000 Associated Press 10639 at http://wvpublic.org Demolitions Could Affect Beckley Historic District W.Va. Courtesy Patrol Contract Extension Sought http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-courtesy-patrol-contract-extension-sought <p>The operator of West Virginia's Courtesy Patrol is seeking a two-month extension of its state contract.<br />&nbsp;<br />The Courtesy Patrol is one of nine nonprofit entities overseen by the nonprofit Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia.<br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/QTAKLP">The Register-Herald reports</a> that the Beckley-based nonprofit's contract through the Division of Highways expired in July 2013 and has received three-month extensions since then.</p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:31:04 +0000 Associated Press 9837 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. Courtesy Patrol Contract Extension Sought Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia http://wvpublic.org/post/righteous-remnant-jewish-survival-appalachia <p><strong>Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia</strong> is the West Virginia PBS documentary produced by West Virginia University School of Journalism Professor Maryanne Reed. The half-hour film, produced in 1997, examines the history and modern-day concerns of the small Jewish community in Beckley, W.Va. Click play below to watch the entire film.</p><p>http://video.wvpubcast.org/video/2365199620/</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:55:31 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 8974 at http://wvpublic.org Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia They’re Keeping the Faith at Temple Beth El http://wvpublic.org/post/they-re-keeping-faith-temple-beth-el <p></p><p><em>This article is part of a special series highlighting the Jewish experience in </em><em>West Virginia</em><em>. It's a companion to the television series <a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews">T</a></em><a href="http://wvpublic.org/programs/story-jews"><em>h</em>e <em>Story of the Jews</em></a><em>,</em><em> airing </em><em>March 25 and April 1 at 8 pm </em><em>on </em><em>West Virginia</em><em> PBS.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tom Sopher was once a teenager helping the rabbi at Temple Beth El in Beckley with maintenance and yard work.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:19:01 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 8841 at http://wvpublic.org They’re Keeping the Faith at Temple Beth El