Officials are trying to fix the drug problem.
The county expects to open its first Suboxone clinic next month to help treat addicts, said Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, who is also the county manager.
"We will probably be at peak capacity on the initial day of the program," Moore told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
"It is encouraging to see people want to use this. I think we will have more requests for service than we have capacity."
It's sad that it has come to this. It is great that there are people who are sticking it out and fighting the good fight for McDowell.
OFFICIALS in Maryland are fighting to stop the planned relocation of 450 jobs from a federal office in Hyattsville, Md., to Parkersburg. The plan was announced in August.
The transfer now may be delayed until 2019.
So it has come to this. States no longer compete for factories and other private-sector jobs but for federal ones. That is how large the federal government has grown in recent years.
Even more alarming is that the jobs are with the Bureau of Public Debt.
The nation's annual deficit has quadrupled since Democrats took over Congress in 2007 - continuing even under a Republican House.
The nation cannot spend its way to prosperity, and states cannot build strong economies just by fighting each other for federal jobs.
WEST Virginia University's reputation has been marred by couch-burning after football victories.
This year's version of the Mountaineers kept the celebrations down to seven.
But as bad as things are in Morgantown, the French have an even worse tradition - burning cars.
On New Year's Eve, vandals torched 1,193 empty, parked cars in France, according to that nation's Interior Ministry. Civil unrest led to the torching of 8,973 cars in 2005.
The French tradition does not justify stupidity in Morgantown. But things could be worse - a lot worse.