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2008-08-05 12:01:07

By Fred Pace, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Aug. 5--A Surveyor man involved in a serious accident Friday in Fairdale is now receiving treatment in a Charleston hospital. According to a nursing supervisor at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division, Aaron Snuffer is under evaluation at the hospital and added that she was not able to release any other information about his condition or injuries. A press release issued by the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department after the...

2008-08-03 12:00:31

By Matthew Hill, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Aug. 3--Flat Top seems to be a prime location for planting -- or transplanting -- the annual bloom known as Lilly. A large crowd from across the United States and Canada is once more expected there beginning Friday and running through next Sunday for the 79th Lilly Family Reunion. Lilly Family Reunion Association president Darrell Lilly is optimistic that high gas prices and the simultaneously occurring West Virginia State Fair will...

2008-08-01 12:00:54

By Mannix Porterfield, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Aug. 1--President Bush is right on target in promoting clean coal technology as an answer to expensive foreign oil, but there's just one problem, Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia says. Bush is about eight years late, Byrd complained Thursday after the president spoke to the West Virginia Coal Association at The Greenbrier. "The president's rhetoric today on clean coal technology doesn't match his record," Byrd said in a...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Fred Pace, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 31--Those who strive to protect the environment were honored recently by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. DEP Secretary Randy Huffman distributed awards recognizing businesses, municipalities and individuals working to protect the environment, working to be good corporate neighbors and educating the state's citizens. "We look forward to this event each year because it affords us the opportunity to recognize...

2008-07-30 12:01:01

By Mannix Porterfield, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 30--CHARLESTON -- West Virginia's coal inspectors are being lured away by higher pay in the industry, prompting Ron Wooten, director of the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training, to ask lawmakers for bigger salaries. Within the past two years, Wooten told the House Select Committee on Mine Safety in Tuesday's interims, the turnover rate within the ranks of inspectors reached 18 percent. In many instances, he...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Fred Pace, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 26--FAYETTEVILLE -- A request from the City of Oak Hill to annex more than 650 acres of Wolf Creek Park was unanimously tabled Friday by the Fayette County Commission after commissioners said they needed some additional questions answered by the Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority. "This additional information will allow us to make a better and more informed decision on this matter," commission president Ken Eskew said. The city...

2008-07-25 15:00:50

By Christian Giggenbach, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 25--LEWISBURG -- After the Greenbrier County Commission put another $50,000 chip into the pot, The Greenbrier anted up Tuesday by announcing it will continue to honor its subsidy contract with Delta Airlines through the end of October. Resort officials had previously, on several occasions, threatened to cancel the flight after revealing Delta invoked a fuel surcharge clause in its contract which allowed the airline to...

2008-07-24 15:01:08

By Christian Giggenbach, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 24--LEWISBURG -- The Greenbrier Valley Medical Center will have a new chief executive officer starting Aug. 4. Rob Followell replaces Michael Lutes, who moved to North Carolina in March to pursue another opportunity, according to a GVMC news release. Brenda Hamilton was named interim CEO upon Lutes' departure. "I am grateful for the opportunity to join the dedicated employees and medical staff at Greenbrier Valley...

2008-07-24 15:01:08

By Matthew Hill, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 24--A South Charleston-based group committed to combating underage smoking visited the New River Gorge this week. Participants spent Wednesday rappelling and rock-climbing in the natural wonder. The stopover in Fayette County -- which also includes hiking and a whitewater rafting trip -- was part of a three-week tour of the Mountain State by the Institute for Courageous Destinies (ICD) that began July 6 in Kanawha State Forest,...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 23--Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital is getting $265,548 from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to buy emergency room equipment as part of a $7 million renovation project. In the just-ended fiscal 2008, the facility treated 6,089 emergencies in a community of some 14,000 residents. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., who sought the grant in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, said the emergency department's 1,808 square...


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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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