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No reported injuries after early morning apartment fire

BLUEFILED, VA (WVNS) — Residents were evacuated from their building after an early morning apartment fire in Bluefield, Virginia. According to Bluefield Fire Chief Chad Bailey, the call for a fire at Crescent View Apartments, apartment 10, came in at 4:50 A.M. on Monday, May 16, 2022. Chief Bailey said everyone eventually made it out […]
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West Virginia announces plans for new expressway connection

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice visited the site of a planned $147 million highway project that will connect Welch to the Coalfields Expressway.The five-mile stretch of highway is expected to be completed in 2026."This announcement today means we are one step closer to bringing this area of West Virginia to the world once and for all," Justice said in a media release. "We have waited and waited in southern West Virginia for way too long."Justice announced Friday that Bizzack Construction of Lexington, Kentucky, won the bid to build the new highway.The governor's office said plans are in the works to build a five-mile stretch of the Coalfields Expressway from Mullens to Twin Falls State Park, and a three-mile link from Twin Falls toward Pineville.The four-lane Coalfields Expressway that runs from Raleigh County to Wyoming County opened in 2020.
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Jimmies Restaurant holds soft opening

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — One restaurant in Princeton is testing out its menu for residents in the community. Jimmies Restaurant is holding its soft opening to the public to work out any bugs they encounter. They are not new to the Grassroots District though, Jimmies was open about 100 years ago.Owner Jamie Hall said she […]

$147M granted for construction on WV highway

WELCH, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced millions more dollars to finish construction on the Coalfields Expressway project. The highway will eventually run from Beckley, West Virginia, to Slate, Virginia, on a route that will travel 105 miles. The portion funded today, May 13, is a five-mile stretch from Welch, in […]

Town of Kimball urges hit and run driver to come forward

KIMBALL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Town of Kimball has released a statement encouraging the owner of the vehicle involved in a Thursday morning hit and run incident to come forward. In a message shared Friday night through the Town of Kimball Facebook account, the owner of a pickup involved...

Bramwell honors fallen Firefighter through kayak trip into town

BRAMWELL, W.Va. (WVVA) - The town of Bramwell showed its thanks to a fallen Firefighter Saturday morning, as locals rode into town on kayaks before being greeted by former colleagues and family of Zachary Blankenship. Blankenship passed away in 2020 following a stroke he suffered after responding to a fire.

Lillie Shinaberry signs with Bluefield State track

Greenbrier East track athlete, Lillie Shinaberry is always all smiles. Whether running around on the court with the Lady Spartans basketball team or literally running on the track, Shinaberry makes it a point to stay positive. Recently, Shinaberry signed to continue her track career with Bluefield State. Selecting the right school to spend the next […] The post Lillie Shinaberry signs with Bluefield State track appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

A local family tries to recover after a devastating house fire

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A family spoke out for the first time after they lost almost everything in a house fire. Michelle Hale and Cheryl Arnold Hale hope to recover after a fire displaced them and their children. Cheryl detailed when they saw the flames coming through the back of the house. “We rushed around […]