AmeriCorps Volunteers Working In Lewisburg - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

AmeriCorps Volunteers Working In Lewisburg

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
    Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Woman struck by car on Robert C. Byrd Drive

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Woman struck by car on Robert C. Byrd Drive

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:27:01 GMT
    A woman was struck by a car in front of Family Coin Laundry on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley Thursday night.This is surveillance video given to us by the business owners. She was not walking on a designated crosswalk. So who is at fault?
    A woman was struck by a car in front of Family Coin Laundry on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley Thursday night.This is surveillance video given to us by the business owners. She was not walking on a designated crosswalk. So who is at fault?
  • Alpha Natural Resources may idle eight mines in the state of West Virginia

    Alpha Natural Resources may idle eight mines in the state of West Virginia

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:58:48 GMT
    Alpha Natural Resources might lay off over 1,000 minersAlpha Natural Resources might lay off over 1,000 miners
    Just days after coal miners rally in Pittsburgh over new rules on EPA emissions another problem arises for the coal industry.Alpha Natural Resources says because of a weak market and government regulations mine sites might have to be shut down.Eight Alpha affiliated surface mines in West Virginia are expected to be shutdown by mid October. Three of the eight mines are right here in Southern West Virginia.One of the mines that could be idled is the Pioneer Fuel's Ewing Fork number 1 Surface Mi...
    Just days after coal miners rally in Pittsburgh over new rules on EPA emissions another problem arises for the coal industry.Alpha Natural Resources says because of a weak market and government regulations mine sites might have to be shut down.Eight Alpha affiliated surface mines in West Virginia are expected to be shutdown by mid October. Three of the eight mines are right here in Southern West Virginia.One of the mines that could be idled is the Pioneer Fuel's Ewing Fork number 1 Surface Mi...
LEWISBURG -

A group of volunteers from all over the country came to southern West Virginia this month to perform a series of community service projects.

The group is the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and was in Greenbrier County Thursday and Friday.

The team put in a gravel path and a fence around the Greenbrier Valley Farmer's Market.

AmeriCorps Team Leader Tiffany Segura said, "We cut in a trail at the farmers market. I think it's about 5,000 linear feet. We cut it out with a bunch of heavy machinery, put fabric down, gravel on top so it's here to stay for a good while."

A group of about six young adults put in the new trail and fence in Lewisburg.

But they've been all over southern West Virginia the past couple of weeks and say the response has been heartwarming.

Justice Golembeck said, "We have been embraced by all the communities that we've been in, everyone is so thankful and grateful and we're just so grateful to be here."

The volunteers are college students or recent graduates that wanted to gain experience doing something different for a year.

Golembeck said, "It's really good to actually know what you're doing and be like yeah I've done this before. Getting your hands dirty is better than just book smarts."

Segura said, "Community service is just a passion of mine, I love doing it and it doesn't even have to be in my community."

And as for the community members, Segura said, "To get them and have them recognize our efforts here it's great, and we want to encourage them to come get involved and help support their own communities."

The boy scouts will be back next year to complete the work at the Greenbrier Valley Farmer's Market.

Flower beds are just one of the things they will be contributing.

This series of projects served as a dress rehearsal for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Days of Service happening next summer.

During that event, local boy scouts will be performing 300,000 hours of community service in Southern West Virginia.