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Mercer County student arrested for alleged threats on social media

PRINCETON, W.Va. — A student at PikeView High School is behind bars charged with making terroristic threats. The charges were filed Thursday against Amiliyon Urell Barnes, 18, after a video was posted to his SnapChat account which was deemed a threat. The school was actually placed into lockdown briefly while State Police and the school’s resource officer took Barnes into custody.
MERCER COUNTY, WV
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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.
OAK HILL, WV
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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 […]
BECKLEY, WV

Local athlete signs to Concord University

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– One local senior from Woodrow Wilson signs to Concord University to play golf in the fall on May 27, 2022. Zan Hill says his decision to play for CU was influenced by knowing a lot of the players at the University. Hill’s brother plays golf and playing with his brother helped shape […]
ATHENS, WV
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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, WV

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.
HINTON, WV

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.
HINTON, WV
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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 […]
BECKLEY, WV

Fire danger level for Friday, May 28

The entire county is in the low level of fire danger today. 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 Friday, May 28 appeared first on The Hinton News.
HINTON, WV

Upcoming Girl Scout Events In Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Girl Scouts of Raleigh County, Black Diamond Council announce upcoming Events. Camp Segun – July 11-12, 2022, 5:45-9P (Mon-Thur) (Fri Overnight) at Little Beaver State Park, 1402 Grandview Rd., Beaver, WV 25813. Cost is $50 per registered Girl Scout and is open to girls in grades K-12. Archery, canoeing, fishing and getting to know some powerful women are all included in this week of self-discovery. Registration deadline is June 28.
BECKLEY, WV

Boil water advisory lifted for areas along Independence Road

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Beckley Water Company has announced the lifting of a precautionary boil water notice for areas along Independence Road. The notice, which was issued on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, was given due to a broken main line. The notice applied to the 211, 281, 319 areas of Independence Road.
BECKLEY, WV

Planned intermittent power outages expected in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield announced Thursday morning that intermittent power outages should be expected in the Bluefield area during the afternoon hours. Specifically, the Bluefield City Hall, 200 Rogers Street area is expected to experience intermittent power outages from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, May...
BLUEFIELD, WV
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Mental health experts highlight the importance of talking to kids about how they feel following significant tragedies

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Now more than ever, parents having conversations about mental health with their children is crucial. As May, Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, there seems to be no better time. The U.S is also in the midst of a mental health crisis following the COVID-19 Pandemic. And now, most recently, the Texas elementary school shooting just adds to such a crisis.
BECKLEY, WV
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Gate City outlasts Richlands, rain for 2D soccer win

GATE CITY — A lone goal made the difference Friday. Luke Stokes took an assist from Alex Eastman and found an open net in front of him, following through to score the only goal of the game and give Gate City a 1-0 victory over Richlands in the Region 2D boys soccer quarterfinals at the Scott County Sports Complex.
GATE CITY, VA

Concord offers Fresh Start to incoming freshmen

ATHENS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Concord University announced its new Fresh Start program on Friday, which will offer an advantage to eligible freshman students arriving for the 2022-2023 school year. The three week program offers the opportunity for incoming freshmen to acclimate to the Concord University campus, and will run...
ATHENS, WV
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