Almost half of all Americans take prescription painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives, according to results of a federal survey released Thursday. The prevalent use of these drugs could help explain why millions of Americans end up misusing or abusing them.
Thousands of retired coal miners will rally in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to urge Congress to shore up a fund that supports their pensions and benefits. Area lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were at the National Press Club in Washington to speak in support of the Miner’s Protection Act.
A Caldwell County teenager has died after the all-terrain vehicle that he was riding crashed. Caldwell County Coroner Dewayne Trafford says 14-year-old Avery Warfield died from a head injury Sunday evening.