Mcdowell County, WVPosted by
NBC News

'All the water's bad': In McDowell County, you have to get creative to find safe drinking water

BRADSHAW, W.Va. — Every week, Burlyn Cooper parks on the edge of a winding two-lane road, unloads a dozen plastic jugs from the trunk of his car, and uses a hose to fill them with the spring water that drips from a mountain's exposed rock face. For Cooper and many of his neighbors, the mountain's runoff is their most reliable, and trusted, source of drinking water.
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Mcdowell County,

Dispatchers confirm train derailment in McDowell County

McDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A train is derailed in McDowell County. Details are very limited, but dispatch confirms that a Norfolk Southern train derailed this afternoon in the area. We reached out to Norfolk Southern for more information, but have not yet heard back from them. Stay with us...
Marion, VASouthwest Virginia Today

SCCH: Handing over the leadership reins

As he prepared to move into retirement Monday evening, James Tyler remembered his late wife and the impact her life had on him as the CEO of Smyth County Community Hospital. Tyler spoke to the Marion Town Council Monday evening. He shared that his wife, Laurie, fought breast cancer for a decade before the 52-year-old died in mid-November 2007.
Bluefield, WVMetro News

Independence holds off late Bluefield rally, wins regional 14-13

COAL CITY, W.Va. — A day after Bluefield blanked Independence 10-0, the Beavers put five runs on the scoreboard Thursday before Independence had a chance to step up to the plate. The Patriots however rallied back and stifled a seventh inning surge from the Beavers to claim the Class AA Region III title, 14-13. With the win, the Patriots (23-4) have qualified for the state tournament for the first time in seven seasons.
Charleston, WVWTAP

Justice declares Juneteenth a state holiday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - On Wednesday, House representatives voted 415-14 to send a bill to President Biden declaring Juneteenth a national holiday, and Biden signed the bill Thursday morning. Following that news, Governor Jim Justice declared Juneteenth a state holiday in West Virginia on Thursday. Juneteenth is a celebration of...
Wytheville, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Former Wytheville officer charged with assault

Arrested on June 13 in Rural Retreat and charged with assaulting a woman he was living with, a Wytheville Police Department patrol officer was fired on Monday. Dallas Ritchie Shumate, 23, had been with the agency since Dec. 31, 2018, Lt. Bryan Bard said. Shumate was arrested at his residence...
Bluefield, WVBluefield Daily Telegraph

Celebrating Juneteenth: State and city offices close for historic holiday, commemorations planned

CHARLESTON — City and state offices will be closed today in observance of Juneteenth (June 19) and local events to commemorate the historic day are set for Saturday. Pres. Joe Biden signed legislation into law on Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday and Gov. Jim Justice then announced the closing of all state offices today in recognition of the day. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam also proclaimed the day a state holiday.
Bluefield, WVBluefield Daily Telegraph

Indy edges Bluefield 14-13 in Game 3 slugfest

COAL CITY — Independence’s Tanner Sipes expected to pitch Thursday in the Patriots Class AA Region 3 championship game against Bluefield. He did not, however, expect to get the call in the first inning. But he did and he did and he was just what Independence needed in a wild...
Bluefield, WVPosted by
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Off the beaten track

BLUEFIELD — After two consecutive losses at Mercer County Rival Princeton on Tuesday and Wednesday night, the Bluefield Ridge Runners did something to get their train back on the tracks. The Ridge Runners scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning that held up for a 3-2 win...
Atkins, VAPosted by
Atkins Times

Weather Forecast For Atkins

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Atkins: Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, June 19: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy then slight chance of rain showers overnight; Sunday, June 20: Chance of Rain Showers; Monday, June 21:
Gary, WVPosted by
Gary Post

Friday sun alert in Gary — 3 ways to take advantage of it

(GARY, WV) The forecast is calling for sun today in Gary. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
Richlands, VAPosted by
Richlands (VA) Weather Channel

Weather Forecast For Richlands

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Richlands: Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, June 19: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Sunday, June 20: Chance of Rain

Pure Salmon Virginia searching for workers and vendors

TAZEWELL, VA (LOOTPRESS)– Pure Salmon Virginia is looking for vendors and citizens offering services for their construction phase. “We’re seeking partnerships within the local community. We feel these partnerships are central to our success,” stated the website. Pure Salmon launched their updated website on June 15 to inform the community...