Bluefield, WV

Obituary for Peyton Garrett Blankenship

Peyton Garrett Blankenship, age 18, of Pulaski, was called home Friday June 24, 2022. The Good Lord and his paternal grandparents, Draper and Margaret Anderson and several other family members were there, arms wide open for him. It is undeniable that he departed this world, as devastation rang throughout the family and friends. He was born into this world, a wonderful, and perfect miracle in Pulaski on April 15, 2004, and is the son of Brandi Nicole Blankenship-Anderson and Christopher Bryan Anderson. Peyton was a recent graduate of Pulaski County High School, class 2022.
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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.
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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 […]

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...

Obituary for Betty Irene Steele

Betty Irene Steele, age 76, of Pulaski, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 28, 2022. Betty was born in 1945 in West Virginia and grew up surrounded by a large family of 8 other siblings. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Franklin Delano Steele; Father, Claude Lesslie Martin; and sister, Vivian Green.

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.

Heath, Kenneth James

Kenneth James Heath, 45 of Pearisburg, VA departed this life suddenly at his home on June 26, 2022. Born in Shelby, NC on June 15, 1977 he was a son of Don and Becky Sharpe Heath. Kent was an avid Tarheel, having graduated from UNC with a Bachelors Degree in...

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 […]

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 […]

Late Heroics By DeBose Lift Whistlepigs Over Flyboys

PRINCETON, W.Va. — A two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning by Jalen DeBose gave Princeton the lead. The Whistlepigs never looked back, knocking off the Greeneville Flyboys, 4-3, on Wednesday night. The contest began with a bang for the Flyboys (12-13). Dub Gleed hit his first home run of the season 370 feet over the right field wall at Hunnicut Park to give Greeneville the early 1-0...

Venie awarded as NRCA Volunteer of the Year

Chip Venie receives The Philip M. Sadler Community Service Award for NRCA Volunteer of the Year. Chip’s wife Cynthia received the award on his behalf as he is in Michigan volunteering. The Philip M. Sadler Community Service Award for NRCA Volunteer of Year is given in memory of Philip...

Obituary for Ernest Lee Taylor

Ernest Lee Taylor, age 85 of Pulaski, died Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Dublin. “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith!” He was born on November 10, 1936 in Montcalm, West Virginia, and was the son of the late Loessie Hill Taylor and the late Cletus Taylor.

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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Pulaski sees housing future in 3D

Like communities around Virginia, the town of Pulaski faces housing demand far outpacing supply. “We don’t have enough housing in our area,” says Town Manager Darlene Burcham. “So many of the people who work in our area don’t live in the community.”. One way Pulaski hopes...