20-year-old Tazewell County woman dies in fatal Virginia accident
WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WVNS) — A 20-year-old woman from Richlands, Virginia died in a single car crash in Washington County. According to a press release from the Virginia State Police, the crash happened on Route 19 in Washington County, Virginia at 9:39 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2024. The...
Fallen tree claims the life of one
Powerful storms moved across the region during the night of Feb. 12. Numerous downed trees blocked roadways throughout the Russell County. One such tree also claimed the life of one woman. Just after 10 p.m., authorities received a notice about a tree that had crashed onto a double-wide home in...
Richlands Police intern killed in Washington County crash
An intern with the Richlands Police Department was confirmed to be the victim of a fatal weekend car crash in Washington County, Virginia. Jordyn Rasnake, 20, was driving northbound on Route 19 near Brumley Gap Road when State Police said she lost control and ran into an embankment, ejecting her from the vehicle. Rasnake was pronounced dead at the scene.
West Virginia coal miner’s death caused by safety failures, federal report says
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Safety failures at a West Virginia underground coal mine caused the death of a miner last year, federal regulators found. The Mine Safety and Health Administration released its report last week in the drowning death of Christopher Finley, 39, at Twin State Mining Inc.’s Mine No. 39 in McDowell County, the […]
Wanted Russell County woman, missing 1-year-old found safe in Bedford
BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — The Bedford Police Department (BPD) says a missing one-year-old child and a woman wanted by Russell County authorities have been found safe in Bedford. According to BPD, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office was searching for 31-year-old Adrian Danielle Woodruff, of Castlewood, and her one-year-old child, who have been missing since Feb. 5.
Marion celebrates 29 years of economic growth under Main Street program
MARION, Va. (WCYB) — Marion, Virginia, also dubbed as "America's Coolest Hometown," has been part of the Main Street community since 1995. "Marion has been accredited as a national and state Main Street community for 29 years straight in a row," said Director of Community and Economic Development, Ken Heath. "That's always an accomplishment and we're proud to share with the community because the community is the one that has earned it."
Discover Marion's Italian Cuisine: 4 Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we are going to explore four exquisite Italian restaurants located in Marion. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? We'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
How personal income has changed in Tazewell County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Tazewell County, Virginia and how it compares to state and national levels.
Tazewell Town Council Honors Local History, Supports New Medical Clinic and Local Projects in Recent Meeting
At the Town Council meeting on February 13, 2024, Brittany Davis spoke about Jane Fudge, Tazewell's oldest resident, in honor of Black History Month. Fudge, born a slave in the 1820s, lived her whole life near the Tazewell Train Station and died in 1931 aged 102. The council recognized the importance of Fudge's life and the difficulty of documenting the birth records of slaves.
Police say vapes, cellphones and tobacco among contraband items found in FCI McDowell
WELCH, W.Va. (WVVA) - A preliminary hearing for one of 11 people charged in an alleged crime ring involving drones being used to carry contraband into a federal prison in McDowell County revealed that vapes, cell phones and tobacco were among some of the contraband items found in FCI McDowell.
Deputy taken to hospital following incident in St. Paul
A deputy from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office was briefly hospitalized following an incident in St. Paul. According to the St. Paul Police Department, a man wanted on several warrants was spotted on Russell Street at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Feb. 13. Officers with the St. Paul Police Department...
Drone delivers drugs to West Virginia prison, 11 arrested
Eleven individuals have been apprehended as part of a probe into the illicit trafficking of drugs via drones into a federal penitentiary in southern West Virginia. McDowell County Sheriff James Muncy disclosed that his office was enlisted for assistance by authorities at the medium-security Federal Correctional Facility, McDowell located in Welch, following a surge in drone activity in the vicinity.
Russell County Sheriff's Office vehicles have a new design
The Russell County Sheriff's Office has a new look for it's vehicles. The first batch of cruisers with the new design just arrived recently. Sheriff Bill Watson says he wanted the cars to be more noticeable to the community. The newer design is reflective, and also has crash prevention stripes...
Tazewell, VA High School Girls Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 21
High school basketball is happening today in Tazewell, Virginia, and information on these matchups is available below, if you're searching for how to stream them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Tazewell, Virginia High School...
Grundy, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Honaker High School basketball team will have a game with Grundy High School on February 22, 2024, 19:30:00 CST.
Three schools, one guard
Over the past few years, the winterguard has been on its own. This year, however, all three Elkhorn winterguards decided to combine into one big winterguard. This resulted in a total of 24 students on the guard, compared to the usual 8-10. “At first, I was a bit skeptical of...
Cameras helping deter drivers from speeding in Smyth County school zones
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. — Along Lee Highway right beside Atkins Elementary School in Smyth County, principal Gary Roberts says speeding has been an issue for quite some time. "Throughout my tenure here we’ve had a lot of trouble with cars just going really fast through here," says Roberts.
Premier Builders establish strong start
Premier Builders debuted strong in the Legends Sports Association Invitational Basketball League Season 2 last Sunday at the Gillette Multi-Purpose Gymnasium in Gualo Rai. After the opening ceremony/parade of teams, draws were made, and the first game of the season went to Premier Builders and Yuman. It was a level...
Did the supervisors know of a potential landfill prior to Aug. 2023?
It has been said that the Russell County Board of Supervisors first found out about a potential landfill coming to the county in Aug. 2023. But recently discovered information may suggest that board members knew of the landfill much earlier. Rumors of a landfill being placed on the former Moss...
Two arrested after stealing necklace containing ashes of a man
MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office picked up an investigation into a burglary that occurred on November 28th, 2023 in the area of Warrormines in McDowell County. Deputies were notified of several items being taken from the residence including a necklace containing the ashes of the victim(s) father. After a lengthy […]