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Anonymous donor offers major matching grant to Princeton Rescue Squad project
PRINCETON – A building which will offer both emergency shelter and a place for continuing education is going up, but it could get a boost if the public steps up and maximizes a matching grant that's been offered to the Princeton Rescue Squad.
Names Released Of The People Inside Abandoned Mine
CLEAR CREEK, WV (WOAY) – The names of those missing in an abandoned mine have been released. Sheriff Van Meter tells WOAY that Eddie Williams, 43, was the one who was able to get out of the mine Monday night. The three remaining people inside the mine include Kayla Williams, 25 Erica Treadway, 31, a
Melting, refreezing roads leave area and schools worried
BLUEFIELD — Winter Storm Diego’s impact is still being felt throughout the region. With no more snow in our immediate forecast, where are we with the state of travel?. Princeton City Manager, Mike Webb, said, “Right now we are worried about the melting and refreezing on the roads.”
GOVERNOR JUSTICE ORDERS ADDITIONAL RESCUERS AFTER ONE MAN EMERGES FROM MINE
CLEAR CREEK, WV (WOAY) – Additional rescuers are preparing to enter the Rock House Powellton mine again after one man emerged from the mine with information about the location of the remaining missing individuals.
Holiday Of Lights In Bluefield Suspended Due To Weather
BLUEFIELD – The Holiday of Lights located in the Bluefield City Park will be suspended beginning today Tuesday, December 11, 2018, until further notice due to ice conditions on the route, and the inability to melt the ice.
Leftover snow starts to melt, but danger of black ice takes its place
PRINCETON — Sunshine helped residents across the region dig out Monday from this weekend’s snowstorm, but with the melting snow comes the risk of roads and sidewalks being slick with black ice today as temperatures drop again.
Empty chair at the table: Mercer Board of Health vacancy remains unfilled
PRINCETON — A motion made Tuesday before the Mercer County Commission to appoint a new member to the Mercer County Board of Health died after one commissioner voted yes, another voted no, and one did not vote at all.
No serious injuries reported in crash on Route 460
BLUEFIELD — First responders were on the scene Monday evening after a two-vehicle crash was reported on Route 460 near Bluefield, Va. Tazewell County 911 was informed at approximately 8:21 p.m. about a wreck in the westbound lanes of Route 460 near Ebeneezer Church. There was a report of one vehicle
Only 10 days remain for Little Jimmie campaign to meet its goal
BLUEFIELD —Contributions Monday of $2,315 provided a boost to the Community Christmas Tree campaign. But with the big party for hundreds of children now only 10 days away, very little time remains to meet this year’s goal.
One Person Found Alive From Abandoned Mine, Search Still On For Three Others
CLEAR CREEK, WV (WOAY) – One person has been found alive at an abandoned mine in Raleigh County. According to officials, one man came out and was okay. He told authorities that the other three were inside and were alive but rescuers have not found them yet.
Shoveling through the snow storm, Mercer County
The snow storm hit residents across the state hard this weekend. EMS, police and travel experts warned everyone to stay off the roads. The West Virginia Coafields Highway Safety Program put up numerous Facebook posts, alerting drivers about possible hazardous road conditions.
Search continues for missing ATV riders believed to be in mine
The search is still on for four ATV riders missing since late Saturday along the Raleigh County/Boone County border. Family members were gathered in a staging area in Whitesville, WV today as they hoped, prayed, and waited on more information from local authorities.
Calendar puts spotlight on animals in Mercer County, recovering from traumatic experiences
The Mercer County Humane Society is launching it’s first official calendar to bring more awareness to animal abuse in the county. The calendar puts a spotlight on 12 dogs and cats in Mercer County, which were all helped by the Humane Society.
Little Jimmie puts community’s generosity on display; fund still short of goal
BLUEFIELD — Contributions Sunday of $1,100, including a generous donation of $1,000 by Assistant Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Kelli Harshbarger, helped to boost the Community Christmas Tree campaign.
Jury convicts Princeton man on charges stemming from rock throwing incident
PRINCETON – A Mercer County jury has convicted a local man of felony destruction of property and acquitted him of assault after a trial on charges relating to a 2017 incident in which stones were thrown at a home.
Princeton Police make another arrest for a residential burglary
PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – One man is in jail for breaking into a home in Princeton. On December 5th, 2018, members of the Princeton Police Department responded to a residence on Bluefield Avenue in Princeton about a daytime burglary in progress.
Murder in the Mountains: Buchanan man executed after violent rape, attack on sister-in-law
GRUNDY, Va. — Wanda Faye Thompson McCoy picked up the phone around 9:30 p.m. at her home in the remote Long Bottom area near Grundy, Virginia. She recognized the voice on the other end of the line.
New stickers required for many Tazewell County residents
TAZEWELL — Tazewell County residents are required to obtain new county stickers and place them in a new location on their vehicle’s windshield. The new county stickers have been implemented throughout 2018, but residents who haven’t yet changed their stickers will need to do so before January 1, 201
WVU, tolls, chamber merger, more
A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:. On a story about WVU’s Offensive Coordinator Jake Spavital becoming the new head coach at Texas State:. • Jake Spavital was a terrible OC, wildly inconsistent and had no concept of situational play-calling. He single handedly caused l
Weather delays, closings and cancellations
Alleghany County Public Schools, closed Monday. Bedford County Public Schools, closed Monday. Bland County Public Schools, closed Monday. Botetourt County Public Schools, closed Monday.