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Driver killed in Tazewell County crash, VSP reports

TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A driver is dead after a crash in Southwest Virginia Sunday evening. According to a release from the Virginia State Police (VSP), the single-vehicle crash occurred at 8:24 p.m. on Route 637 in Tazewell County. The VSP reports a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban was heading north when it approached a curve […]
TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA
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Train crashes into car in McDowell County

LANDGRAFF, W.Va. (WVVA) - The chief of Kimball’s Fire Department, Jimmy Gianato says a Norfolk Southern train hit a car at the intersection of Route 52 and Empire Street in Landgraff. Firefighters got the call at about 1:30pm on Thursday. Gianato says the train hit the car and pinned it between the train and a train trestle.
MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV
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Graham Middle School welcomes back students for their first day

BLUEFIELD, VA (WVNS) — Thursday, August 18, 2022, marked the first day of school at one local Tazewell County School. Graham Middle School welcomed students back to their first day of classes. Students were eager to see their friends and attend classes. Principal Lee Salyers said he cannot wait to see what this school year […]
TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA

Buchanan County removes all boil notices

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Buchanan County authorities removed all boil water notices in the county on Friday, ending a series of advisories since flooding throughout the area. On Friday morning, the Buchanan County Public Service Authority announced there are no areas in the county that are still required to boil water before drinking it. […]
BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA

Former Richlands Police Chief speaks out, claims he was forced to resign

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVNS) — The former Richlands Police Department Chief resigned on Monday, August 17, 2022. The town of Richlands is seeing a change in law enforcement personnel. Jerry Gilbert served as the Richlands Police Chief since 2018, but that no longer stands. He claims officials with the town gave him two options, to […]
RICHLANDS, VA
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Former Mercer County teacher and coach has been sentenced to prison

MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A former Mercer County teacher and coach who pleaded guilty to two counts of sending obscene matter with the intent to seduce a minor. According to Prosecuting Attorney Brian Cochran, James Stehlin, Jr. of Edenton, NC, and formerly of Princeton, WV, was sentenced to the maximum of 5 years on each count, consecutively, for a total of 10 years. Stehlin was also sentenced to 25 years of extended supervision upon release and a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender.
MERCER COUNTY, WV
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Alleged animal abuser now faces felony animal abuse charge

TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. (WVVA) - Eric Rose was originally charged with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty after police say he was captured on video abusing his dog, Charlie. Now Rose is facing a felony animal cruelty charge resulting in death. The announcement from Tazewell County’s top prosecutor comes after...
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Princeton Primary School pushes back start date due to mold

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Students at one school in Mercer County will not be able to start back to school until further notice due to a mold outbreak in classrooms. According to a press release from Mercer County Schools, the substance was detected on surfaces inside classrooms on Monday, August 8, 2022. This prompted the […]
PRINCETON, WV

Pineville Elementary: 2022-2023 School Year Information

PINEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The start of the 2022-2023 school year is just around the corner for many, with everyone from college to elementary students gearing up for another year of learning. Pineville Elementary is one of several schools for which the Wyoming County Board of Education has released...
PINEVILLE, WV
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Rising BU junior, student athlete dies

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Just days before the start of the fall semester, the Bluefield University (BU) community is mourning the loss of a student athlete and rising junior. BU announced on its Facebook page that Caitlyn Victoria Gable, 20, died in her sleep on Aug. 9. Gable was a BU Rams softball player.
BLUEFIELD, WV
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2022 All-Appalachian League team announced

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Appalachian League announced the 2022 All-Appalachian League Team. The honorees were nominated and voted on by the league’s managers. The All-Appalachian League Team is highlighted by Bluefield’s Jackson Feltner, who was named Player of the Year, and Burlington’s Mason Ruh, who was named Pitcher of the Year.
BLUEFIELD, WV

Generals look for experience out on the battlefield

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — There may not be a younger football team in the entire state than this year’s squad at Montcalm High School. The Generals began summer practice with zero seniors on the roster. In addition, they list only five juniors on the roster. This means more than seventy-five percent of the Generals’ […]
MONTCALM, WV
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RGGI is a win-win

If your heart is broken for Buchanan County, in the wake of the recent flooding; if you are understanding that Virginia’s summers are hotter, and longer, than ever before, and that both heat and flooding are increasing, would you like some relief?. The good news is that there is...
BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA
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