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    Calacino's in Beckley is home to Mountaineer football

    Calacino's in Beckley is home to Mountaineer football

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:40:42 GMT
    The Mountaineers have thousands of fans, but Calacino's in Beckley is one local business that relies on them to keep their doors open.Jerseys, and posters fill the walls and Calacino's owner, Jerry Zaferatos , said in college football you cant count anyone out."I wouldn't have this business if I listened to people saying, you don't have a chance," Zaferatos said.Dominique Calicino opened the business back in the early 1930's and the owner says that he doesn't know where they would be without ...
    The Mountaineers have thousands of fans, but Calacino's in Beckley is one local business that relies on them to keep their doors open.Jerseys, and posters fill the walls and Calacino's owner, Jerry Zaferatos , said in college football you cant count anyone out."I wouldn't have this business if I listened to people saying, you don't have a chance," Zaferatos said.Dominique Calicino opened the business back in the early 1930's and the owner says that he doesn't know where they would be without ...
  • One person injured after ATV accident in Fayette County

    One person injured after ATV accident in Fayette County

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-08-30 08:37:47 GMT
    Emergency crews were called to the scene of a ATV accident, just before 10 pm Friday.According to Fayette County 911 the ATV was struck by a vehicle along the 1900 block of Rt 60 Anstead area of Fayette County.One person was transported by helicopter, to a local hospital for treatment, The extent of those injuries or what caused the accident is not yet known at this time.The Fayette County Sheriff Department is investigating.
    Emergency crews were called to the scene of a ATV accident, just before 10 pm Friday.According to Fayette County 911 the ATV was struck by a vehicle along the 1900 block of Rt 60 Anstead area of Fayette County.One person was transported by helicopter, to a local hospital for treatment, The extent of those injuries or what caused the accident is not yet known at this time.The Fayette County Sheriff Department is investigating.
  • Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

    Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:27:05 GMT
    Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29). 
    Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29). 
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    Frontier Communications

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    Cheryl King has joined Frontier Communications as marketing manager for West Virginia and Ohio.A native of Charleston, King most recently served as marketing director for the Charleston YMCA.
    Cheryl King has joined Frontier Communications as marketing manager for West Virginia and Ohio.A native of Charleston, King most recently served as marketing director for the Charleston YMCA.
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    GOP Rising Star Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    West Virginia lawmaker Amanda Pasdon is one of just four leaders newly appointed to the Republican National Committee's Rising Star Program.
    West Virginia lawmaker Amanda Pasdon is one of just four leaders newly appointed to the Republican National Committee's Rising Star Program.
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    Bowles Rice

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
    Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
MORGANTOWN, WV - Dr. Alison Wilson, chief of the West Virginia University Division of Trauma in the WVU School of Medicine Department of Surgery, has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Skewes Family Chair for Trauma.

The $1.5 million endowment will provide a broad range of faculty support for patient care, education and outreach services for the people of West Virginia and beyond with a particular focus on the areas of trauma care, acute care services, surgical care and quality surgical care.

Wilson, who has helped facilitate trauma programs in the Ukraine and China, is the director of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She joined the WVU faculty in 2002. She is a graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she also completed her surgical residency and surgical critical care fellowship.

She is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

The endowment was created through the WVU Foundation in conjunction with A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The campaign is a $750 million fundraising effort being conducted by the foundation on behalf of the university.

In other news at WVU, Dr. Ronald L. Gross, professor and chairman of the West Virginia University Department of Ophthalmology, has been chosen as recipient of the Jane McDermott Shott Chair in Ophthalmology in the WVU School of Medicine.

Originally from Huntington, Gross graduated from Rice University in Houston and earned his medical degree at WVU in 1982. He completed internship and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a glaucoma fellowship at the Jefferson Medical College and Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

After serving as the Clifton R. McMichael Chair in Ophthalmology at Baylor, Gross joined the faculty at WVU in 2013.

The endowed chair, honoring the wife of former Bluefield newspaper publisher Hugh Ike Shott Jr., was funded with a $1 million gift from the Hugh Ike Shott Foundation. The inaugural holder of the chair was Dr. George W. Weinstein, former chairman of the WVU Department of Ophthalmology.

Shott, a 1923 graduate of WVU, dealt with blindness in his own family. His wife Jane Shott was blind due to deterioration of optic nerves and her mother, Louise Maclean McDermott, lost her sight after suffering with cataracts. Hugh Ike Shott, Shott’s father and the founder of the Daily Telegraph, suffered from cataracts and eventually lost his sight.

The elder Shott was born in Staunton, Va., in 1866 and worked in printing and in mail service with the Norfolk & Western railway before coming to West Virginia and in late 1895 investing $800 to purchase an irregularly published newspaper called the Bluefield Telegraph. In 1896, he re-launched the paper as a daily publication. He later was appointed postmaster of Bluefield. Active in Republican politics, he served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator following the resignation of Matthew M. Neely. He died in 1953.