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Three prison employees indicted in Kentucky

LONDON, KY (WOWK) — Three Bureau of Prisons employees at Big Sandy Penitentiary were indicted on Thursday for federal civil rights violations.          The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky alleges that in April 2021, Samuel Patrick and Clinton Pauley assaulted an inmate in the lieutenant’s office at Big Sandy. Kevin Pearce and a […]
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Three Oak Hill Individuals Plead Guilty to Federal Gun Crimes

OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Three individuals pleaded guilty to federal charges involving the straw purchases of multiple firearms. Michelle Grim, 51, of Eccles, and Megan Bickford, 34, of Oak Hill, each pleaded guilty to making false statements in the acquisition of firearms. Bickford’s husband, Brandon Lawson, 32, of Oak Hill, pleaded guilty to transferring a firearm to an out-of-state resident.

Business celebrates one year of operation

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– A business in our area is celebrating a year since opening its doors. Meraki Studios is a hair and beauty salon that opened during the pandemic. Owner Kaylee Reedy and her family started remodeling the building last year and opened on May 27, 2021. She said there were some challenges from opening […]

Fire danger level for Saturday, May 28

The entire county is once again in the low level of fire danger. Continue to observe all burning laws. Direct any questions regarding the fire danger level or burning laws to your local fire department or the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The post Fire danger level for Saturday, May 28 appeared first on The Hinton News.

Wyoming County park sees new improvements

OCEANA, WV (WVNS)– One local town in Wyoming County is making improvements to the town park. The Town of Oceana received $530,000 from the American Rescue Plan given to the town in two different installments.  The first installment of $265,000 went to improve Gilliand Park.  The town paved the basketball and tennis courts, as well […]

RhodoBoogie car show this weekend

This year’s Rhododendron Festival wraps up on Saturday, May 28, with the RhodoBoogie Car and Bike Show at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway The event takes place from, 5-8 p.m., with music by Jon Ben Slate. RhodoBoogie Car Show vehicle registration $10; the concert is free to the public. The RhodoBoogie car show will be held […] The post RhodoBoogie car show this weekend appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Beckley pools to open June 3

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Public pools in Beckley will open on June 3, Raleigh Parks and Recreation Director Leslie Baker said Friday. Baker says the city is ready to open on Memorial Day weekend, but a contractor that provides lifeguards needs more time to hire lifeguards. The contractor, USA Pools, will train lifeguards in time […]

MSHA says mine operator negligent prior to worker’s death

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mine Safety and Health Administration says a Logan County underground mine operator “engaged in aggravated conduct constituting more than ordinary negligence” prior to the death of a maintenance worker who crashed his electric utility vehicle back in November. Brian Wallen, 49, an assistant...

Woman recalls growing up before fast-food, pizza, and television

We got an interesting E-mail from a Hinton woman the other day. She wanted to share some of her memories with our readers. If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews. Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

21st annual Juneteenth weekend celebration announced

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Beckley Events announced Tuesday the dates and locations for the city’s 21st annual Juneteenth Celebration and Barbeque festival event. Things will kick off on Saturday, June 18 at 10:00am with acknowledgements and remembrance to be held at Hunters Cemetery, located at the corner of Antonio Ave and Lemp Lane.

Second annual New River clean up a success

The second annual New River Clean Up event was a raging success. According to Candice Helms, there was an "amazing turnout." A total of 16 volunteers showed up to spend their Saturday cleaning the New River. In addition to the mass amounts of debris gathered, Helms said they brought in 130 tires. At the time of writing, the complete debris tally is not available. It currently stands at 1.43 tons, not including the tires. Many groups and organizations helped to make this project a success. The list includes New River Conservancy, National Park Service, Cantrell Ultimate Rafting in Hinton, the City of Hinton Public Works Department and the Department of Environmental Protection. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with projects such as the river clean-up is encouraged to message the Hinton Full Steam Ahead Facebook page. The post Second annual New River clean up a success appeared first on The Hinton News.