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Huge turnout for Beckley Day of Hope despite rain
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - The 6th Annual Beckley Day of Hope at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center brought hundreds of people out to enjoy, despite the rainy weather on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Volunteer, Bryce Radford, said this just proves what this event means to the community.
Raleigh County teacher is selected to become a state-finalist for math and science teaching program
According to Price, up to three state-level finalists are forwarded to a national selection committee composed of mathematics educators, researchers, district officials and past awardees who will meet to select the PAEMST awardees at the national level.
Father and son make disturbing discovery in the woods
GLEN MORGAN, WV (WVNS) - A family tradition turned into a horrific experience for a Raleigh County man and his son, after they came across something in the woods they never thought they would find, human remains. Wayne Browning is the man who came across the bones.
Domestic Dispute in Fayette County leads to arrest
HICO, WV-- Saturday evening, Fayette County deputies were dispatched for a shots fired in the Hico area. Officials says a man was traveling with his wife to confront a man over an alleged extramarital affair involving the wife. The woman who was in the vehicle with her husband, exited the vehicle an
Beckley man facing several charges after fleeing police
Upon Sgt. J. Blume's arrival at the Family Dollar Store located at 1060 South Fayette St. in Beckley, Brandon Booker, 32, of Beckley, fled from the officer on foot.
Grand Home Furnishings celebrates five years
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years here in Beckley,” said Steve Tincher, general manager of Grand Home Furnishings. “Our goal is to offer the best furniture and mattress selection for the best price.
Troopers investigating Interstate 77 truck crash
Units of the Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Ghent Volunteer Fire Department, Beaver Volunteer Fire Department and the Princeton Rescue Squad were all at the scene.
Dollar General is a warning flag on economy
Coal mining operations have thinned to a mere shadow of a muscular past, young people have migrated to a more promising future, tourism has no noticeable presence and household income is measured in large part by federal assistance. The scenery is as beautiful and breathtaking as you will find anywh
Honey festival highlights importance of honey bees
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - The 2nd Annual Beckley Honey Festival was held on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Oak Hill Police investigate bones found near hospital
OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - An expansion project at Plateau Medical Center turned up something unexpected. While crews were excavating the construction site at the rear of the hospital, they found what appeared to be bone fragments.
Beckley mayor clarifies comment on rape
A woman reported that she was walking home from a local convenience store when two men accosted her, verbally harassed her and physically assaulted her by pushing her back and forth between them. She said both men then raped her for hours and that they held her at gunpoint. The woman was able to mak
Possibility of Dollar General brings topic of rural access
Tom Susman, a government and public relations specialist with the Charleston-based TSG Consulting, said he had petitioned DOH as a state lawmaker in the late 1980s and early 1990s to build a roadway from Long Branch, located just off the West Virginia Turnpike exit at Pax, to the Clear Creek area of
Downtown property owners still unsure about reimbursement
Tickety Boo Mercantile, Brown Dog Bottom, Melody's Bar and Sir Walter Raleigh's Tavern are among the businesses that sustained damage when the water flooded Neville Street properties, particularly ones on "the bottom," or the basement level, including Melody's, Brown Dog and Sir Walter's.
Heroin, cash and weapons found in hotel room of Fayette County man
Louis Angel Figueroa Jr., 31, was arrested after police found 32 grams of heroin, which has a street value of $6,400; $600 in cash, a Glock semi-automatic handgun and a AR-15 assault rifle in his hotel room at the Days Inn located in Bradley, according to police.
WV craft beer makers face obstacles amid industry growth (Daily Mail WV)
That was the case for Aryn and Sam Fonda. The couple moved from North Carolina — where craft beer is omnipresent — back to Aryn’s home state, taking the knowledge they acquired while working for a local brewer with them. They own the Raleigh County brewery, Weathered Ground, which they opened a litt
Remains of 2 bodies found in Raleigh County
SULLIVAN, W.Va.— An investigation continues after the remains of two bodies were discovered near a road in Raleigh County.The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the remains were found near Sullivan Road in the Sullivan area late Wednesday. The small community is roughly 10 miles south of Beck
BREAKING: Deputies investigate remains found on Sullivan Road
COAL CITY, WV (WVNS) - Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department are investigating remains found in the area of Coal City, WV. The call came in at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
Steve Burton: First responders battling opioid epidemic should be celebrated (Gazette Opinion)
As a child, I remember the pride and joy I took in being the son of a professional firefighter. As a 4-year-old, I proudly donned my “Charleston Firefighter” jacket and walked around the various city fire departments like I owned the place. Attempting to pick up the hoses, climbing all over the fire
Man arrested for dealing heroin in Raleigh County
BRADLEY, WV (WVNS) - Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department made an arrest in Bradley on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. They had felony warrants to take Louis Figueroa, Jr., 31, of Fayette County into custody.
BREAKING: Tractor-trailer accident on I-77
CAMP CREEK, WV (WVNS) - Drivers on I-77 should use caution as troopers investigate a tractor-trailer accident. It happened before 4 p.m. at around Mile Marker 23 in Camp Creek.Details are limited right now, It happened in the southbound lanes of the interstate. West Virginia 511 is cautioning peop