BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Kids across southern West Virginia are heading back to school, and that means extra strain on their minds and backs.
Backpack related injuries are a real danger to students, especially while their bodies are growing.
Experts say students should always wear two straps, and the bag should sit no lower than four inches below the waist. Plus, students should only be carrying five to ten percent of their body weight.
This is all to prevent abnormal curvature of the spine.
More than 80 people have been indicted by the latest grand jury Mercer County; including a man charged with a murder that happened 45 years ago.
The Fayette County Board of Education has released a statement regarding threatening messages circulating on social media.
A program that has been in the state for a decade has now made its way to Mercer County. Saturday at the Mercer Mall, there was a launch party for the Imagination Library.
Fire crews in Mercer County rushed to the scene of an electrical fire in Bluefield Saturday night.
The Women's Resource Center held a special activity this morning to raise funds for the program. The event was called "Princess for a Day," and took place at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley.
Dominion Energy recently gave a grant to a charity in McDowell County. Big Creek People in Action provides many services to the area.
School teachers and public employees in West Virginia are planning a statewide walkout as they continue to protest low pay, projected hikes in health insurance costs and small proposed pay hikes.
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