The Paloma Crisis Stabilization & Detox Center is located on Wilson Street in Martinsburg, W.Va. It's the first of its kind in Berkeley County since the 1990s.
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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.

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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.

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September 18, 1989: Playwright Maryat Lee Dies in Lewisburg

Sep 18, 2018
WV Regional and History Collection

Playwright Maryat Lee died in Lewisburg on September 18, 1989, at age 66. She was born in Covington, Kentucky, in 1923, and graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in religious studies before studying at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary.

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Four people who sued West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner last year accusing him of wrongful termination have settled outside court for nearly $1 million total.

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West Virginia lawmakers have gathered in Charleston to discuss some hot-button issues as part of interim committee meetings.

Pipeline ready for construction.
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Federal regulators gave the Atlantic Coast Pipeline the green light to restart construction Monday.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission halted construction of the 600-mile pipeline last month after a federal court threw out two of the project’s federal permits.

Kara Lofton

Teachers gathered on the steps of the state Capitol Sunday to rally support for electoral candidates who say they will make “fixing” the Public Employee Insurance Agency a top priority.

Organizers hope to continue the momentum they built during the March teacher’s walkout. That action resulted in a 5 percent pay increase for WV teachers and other state employees. Now, they want to tackle PEIA.

The New DARE: Schools Aim To Stop Next Generation Of Opioid Crisis

Sep 17, 2018
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New data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Fewer high schoolers in the region appear to be using opioids.

School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent substance use disorders. But these are not the same drug prevention programs many people remember from their school days.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morining, teachers gathered on the steps of the state Capitol Sunday, Sept. 16, to rally support for electoral candidates who say they will make fixing the Public Employee Insurance Agency a top priority. Kara Lofton reports.

September 17, 1847: Lawrence Nuttall Born in Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2018

Amateur botanist Lawrence Nuttall was born in Pennsylvania on September 17, 1857. In 1878, he moved to the New River Gorge town of Nuttallburg in Fayette County to join his father, pioneer coal operator John Nuttall. Within just seven years, Lawrence Nuttall had collected about 1,000 species of flowering plants, many of which were named after him, and hundreds of fungi. At least 108 of the fungi species were new to science.

In a sign that America's two centuries-old democracy is under strain, nearly 2 in 5 American voters do not believe elections are fair, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Nearly half of respondents lack faith that votes will be counted accurately in the upcoming midterm elections.

Updated at 3:55 a.m. ET on Monday

Tropical Depression Florence is continuing to bring relentless, torrential rain to much of the South. Florence has already set a record for rainfall in the state of North Carolina, and thousands have evacuated to shelters in North and South Carolina to ride out the storm.

More than 500,000 remain without electricity in North Carolina.

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