Amigo, WV

Semi blocking traffic along Route 3

GLEN DANIEL. WV (LOOTPRESS) – Highway traffic through the Glen Daniel area along Route 3 is experiencing disruption due to what appears to be a semi truck stretched across both travel lanes. A significant area has been sectioned off by local authorities, and the striking flashes of fire engine...
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Local farm opens for Blueberry picking season

FLAT TOP, WV (WVNS)–Blueberry Hill on Egeria Road in Flat Top opened for pick-your-own blueberries this week. Owners say the berries are ripening at a record pace, offering plenty for anyone looking to make some pies, muffins, or just eat them fresh. The farm is open Tuesdays through Thursdays. Tuesdays and Wednesdays they open from […]
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Celebrate Alderson’s 61st annual 4th of July celebration!

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) — If you’re looking for a fun 4th of July outing for family and friends, you won’t want to miss the town of Alderson’s line up of exciting events. Alderson’s 61st 4th of July Celebration is excited another year filled with events such as WV Inflatables, concerts from the Goodson Boys and […]

Historical District Intersections Gets New Facelift

PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Princeton is proud to announce the Historical District has received a brand new paint touch-up for many different intersections. The project was a combined effort involving both the City of Princeton and the Rotary Club of Princeton. The City of Princeton purchased the materials needed while the Princeton Rotary Club provided the labor. The City of Princeton appreciates everyone who made this project a success and would like to offer a special thank you to the Princeton Rotary Club and its members. Make time to stop by our Historical District to appreciate the hard work that was put towards this beautification.

Repairs underway at Hinton building

HINTON, WV (WVNS)– A building in Hinton that was damaged back in September 2021 is now seeing some repairs. The old grocery building located near the Freight Depot saw part of its roof collapse. City administrators were able to secure grants to install a whole new roof and repair damage done to the depot when […]

West Virginia Miners boast bigger and better fireworks display

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– One local baseball team is getting into the Fourth of July spirit! The West Virginia Miners will be hosting a huge fireworks display on Saturday, July 2, 2022. It is set to happen following the game on Saturday against the Johnstown Mill Rats out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Organizers say there is still […]

Mullens Municipal election results certified following recount

MULLENS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Mullens has finally named its picks for Certified Mayor-Elect and Certified Council-Elect following a lengthy Wednesday evening recount. The recount, which ran for several hours and was broadcast via livestream, was subject to a number of restrictions regarding public attendance and conduct...

Shady Spring couple charged with child abuse

SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — A Shady Spring father and his wife are accused of locking a little girl in a laundry room and abusing her with a cattle prod. Bobby Joe Richmond and Rebecca Richmond of Irish Mountain Road are charged with child neglect creating a risk of injury and conspiracy to commit a […]

Hotel drug bust leads to two arrests

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Two individuals were arrested early on Monday in a drug bust at a Raleigh County hotel. According to reports from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:00am Monday morning, Cpl. B.J. Adkins responded to suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Microtel at 2130 Harper Road in Beckley.

Wyoming County Board of Education to assemble Friday

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – It was announced last week that a Wyoming County Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Wyoming County Board of Education Central Office at 155 Park Street in Pineville at 10:00am.

Progress made on new department store

HINTON, WV (WVNS)– Progress is made on turning the old Magic Mart location in Hinton into a Roses Department Store. In February, a deal was signed with Regency Properties to take over the empty store front. So far, the new company is making improvements to the building, including installing new HVAC units. Workers are also […]

Princeton holds weekend events for July 4th

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)–The City of Princeton is hosting a weekend-long of events to celebrate this upcoming Independence Day. Events kick off on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Hunnicutt Field where the Princeton Whistlepigs take on the Bluefield Ridge Runners with a fireworks display after the game. Saturday, July 2, 2022, Princeton will host a disc […]

Social Security Column: Celebrate your independence with Social Security

Every July, we take pride in celebrating our nation’s independence. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and our benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement shows the benefits that you and your family may be entitled to with personalized fact sheets tailored to your age and earnings situation. The benefits estimator tool allows you to get estimates based on different ages you want to begin receiving benefits. These tools...

Retired WWII vet shows off woodworking in Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – Ninety-seven-year-old Leonard Beckett was set up at the Princeton Health and Fitness Center selling coffee tables, lazy susans, and other handmade goods. Beckett said he picked up woodworking as a hobby 16 years ago when he retired as owner of Athens Garage at age 81, proving it is never too late […]

Beckley Babe Ruth hosts tournament

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)–The Beckley Babe Ruth Baseball team is gearing up to host the state tournament. July 8th through 10th, the champions of Beckley Babe Ruth Baseball will host the state tournament for their 14 and 15-U teams. They welcome back their athletes after a three-year hiatus. President Doug Leeber said he can’t wait to […]

Elite Roofing & Construction opens its doors to the Beckley area

CRAB ORCHARD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Members of the Raleigh County community, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, and Elite Roofing & Construction team gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon in presentation of Elite Roofing LLC’s brand new Crab Orchard location. The sun beamed down on those assembled as...

Oceana announces ownership of Kopperston PSD

OCEANA, WV (WVNS) — One town in our area has taken over a nearby Public Service District and is looking to expand in the future. The Town of Oceana now officially owns Kopperston PSD as of June 28, 2022.  Kopperston PSD was paying the Town of Oceana to maintain the water for the PSD in […]

Lease not yet signed for former Zen’s

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– The City of Beckley has not yet signed a lease with the Rainelle company that is poised to move into the former Zen’s building, city treasurer Billie Trump said Wednesday. The city bought the building last July for just over a million dollars after Beckley Common Council approved the purchase. The city […]

Terry “Chicken” Blaine McManaway, 69

Terry “Chicken” Blaine McManaway, 69, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on February 24, 1953, in Middlesboro, KY, to the late WT and Flortiena McManaway. Terry “Chicken” worked for many years as a coal miner.