Miner's union: Va theme park attraction an insult - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Miner's union: Va theme park attraction an insult

Posted: Updated:
RICHMOND, Va. -

The union representing America's mine workers is speaking out against a Virginia theme park's Halloween attraction that depicts an underground mine disaster.
    
The United Mine Workers of America is raising concerns about Kings Dominion's "Miner's Revenge" Halloween Haunt attraction.
    
The Doswell amusement park's website describes it as miners that were left entombed deep underground following a mine disaster searching for the men who left them to die and get revenge.
    
In an email statement, union spokesman Phil Smith said the attraction is an insult to the memories if the thousands of miners who have died in America's mines.
    
A spokesman for Kings Dominion did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Saturday. The Halloween Haunt event began Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Virginia Cares gives employers incentive to hire ex-offenders

    Virginia Cares gives employers incentive to hire ex-offenders

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:56:46 GMT
    Virginia Cares is seeing success with a program that places ex-offenders into new jobs. Looking Forward gives employers a key incentive to hire ex-offenders.
    Virginia Cares is seeing success with a program that places ex-offenders into new jobs. Looking Forward gives employers a key incentive to hire ex-offenders.
  • Bedford Ride thrives despite lack of state, federal money

    Bedford Ride thrives despite lack of state, federal money

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:20:43 GMT
    Four years ago, Bedford Ride lost its federal funding, which accounted for 50 percent of the operating budget. Then the state funding dried up as well.But since then, the program has found new resources through grants, donations and a greater commitment from Bedford County and the Town of Bedford.
    Four years ago, Bedford Ride lost its federal funding, which accounted for 50 percent of the operating budget. Then the state funding dried up as well.But since then, the program has found new resources through grants, donations and a greater commitment from Bedford County and the Town of Bedford.
  • New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

    New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

    New online tool helps you keep up with vehicle recalls

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:23:48 GMT
    (WSLS) -- If you've ever wondered whether your car -- or one you're looking to buy -- is on a recall list, the U.S. Department of Transportation is unveiling a brand new search tool to find out.
    (WSLS) -- If you've ever wondered whether your car -- or one you're looking to buy -- is on a recall list, the U.S. Department of Transportation is unveiling a brand new search tool to find out.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.