West Virginia Headline News
New In-Patient Detox Center in Martinsburg Prepares for October Opening
It’s been more than 20 years since Martinsburg had an in-patient detox facility. That changed Friday. The open house for the Paloma Crisis Stabilization & Detox Center attracted dozens from the community. The project took two years and was funded through a state grant of more than $1 million. The center will offer 16 beds to people with substance use disorders. It will be open 24/7.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:25:37 +0000
From Coal to Music: Appalachia's Connection to the United Kingdom
Coal miners and their families in Appalachia take great pride in their work and the fellowship that surrounds coal mining. As Jeremy Brock, one former Kentucky coal miner, put it: "It's a culture. It's a brotherhood." “Once you get used to it, I wouldn’t do nothing else," he told the documentary project, Humans of Central Appalachia, in 2016.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:19:01 +0000
Ohio Valley Schools Aim To Keep Trend of Lower Teen Opioid Use Going
On this West Virginia Morning, new data on drug use among teenagers show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Use of opioids appears to have dropped last year among high schoolers in the region. School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent substance use disorders. But as Aaron Payne reports, those programs use a new approach as officials learn from past mistakes.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Baseball Umpire Describes Life on the Road
On this West Virginia Morning, we continue our West Virginia baseball series. We’ll meet a Pocahontas County man who became a baseball umpire for 38 years. He’s retired now and lives in his hometown of Elkins. Roxy Todd met up with Virgil Broughton to find out what it takes to make a good umpire. Also on today's show, a recent federal report lists dozens of major U.S. airports vulnerable to storm surges and flooding from sea level rise. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports on how climate change could impact your flight and how Philadelphia International airport is adapting. West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content. Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Listen: Hiss Golden Messenger on Mountain Stage
Hiss Golden Messenger appears on this week's Mountain Stage, with songs from their album " Hallelujah Anyhow ," as well as this tune from their 2013 release " Haw ."
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:05:00 +0000