Community Announcements April 6, 2018

Church to host town hall on gun violence

Students of Morgantown will gather in solidarity with Parkland students for a town hall on gun violence from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, at Morgantown Church of the Brethren, 464 Virginia Ave. Similar town halls are being organized across the country.

Speakers will include students and possibly an educator. Rep. David McKinley was invited to the event, as were local law enforcement officials. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The event is a follow up to March for Our Lives, which saw 1.2 million people nationwide, including more than 400 in Morgantown, march to urge policymakers against continued inaction on the issue of gun violence.

WVU to co-host film on racial inequality

The film “13th” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Shenandoah Room on the main floor of the WVU Mountainlair.

The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States and the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

A panel discussion will follow the film. The event is free and open to the public, and is part of the WVU/Community Human Rights Film Series. It is sponsored by the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and co-sponsored by the Morgantown Human Rights Commission.

One business fails alcohol compliance check

On April 4, deputies from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, along with an underage operative, conducted alcohol compliance checks at 12 Monongalia County businesses.

Out of the 12 businesses checked, one sold to the operative. The business that sold was Save-A-Lot on Earl Core Road.

The businesses that did not sell were CVS on High Street, CVS, Kroger, Smoker Friendly, Sheetz and BFS in Sabraton, Circle­ K and Sunoco in Rock Forge, Cool Springs Store on Kingwood Pike, Richwood Mini Mart on Richwood Avenue and Little General on Willey Street.

Selling alcohol to a minor is a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, carries a fine of up to $500, or confinement of up to 72 hours, or both, or, for a first offense, probation for up to a year.

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