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Beckley weather hotline needs sponsor to continue

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- A telephone hotline that's given the time and weather forecast to callers in the Beckley area for 56 years is about to disappear unless a sponsor steps forward.
Sales manager Debbie Scott of Waukesha, Wis.-based Electronic Tele-Communications Inc. says she's received numerous calls from the community requesting that the service continue. But she says it costs $250 every month for five phone lines.
Scott says she's received interest from potential sponsors, but as of late Thursday afternoon, no commitments. A local car dealership's sponsorship recently ended.
Scott says a final decision whether to pull the plug will be made by the middle of next week.
The Register-Herald the hotline has been around since 1957.
Interested sponsors can call Scott at 1-888-746-4382, extension 5310.

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