Camp Creek, WV

Progress made on new department store

HINTON, WV (WVNS)– Progress is made on turning the old Magic Mart location in Hinton into a Roses Department Store. In February, a deal was signed with Regency Properties to take over the empty store front. So far, the new company is making improvements to the building, including installing new HVAC units. Workers are also […]
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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 […]
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Elite Roofing & Construction opens its doors to the Beckley area

CRAB ORCHARD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Members of the Raleigh County community, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, and Elite Roofing & Construction team gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon in presentation of Elite Roofing LLC’s brand new Crab Orchard location. The sun beamed down on those assembled as...

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.

Lease not yet signed for former Zen’s

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– The City of Beckley has not yet signed a lease with the Rainelle company that is poised to move into the former Zen’s building, city treasurer Billie Trump said Wednesday. The city bought the building last July for just over a million dollars after Beckley Common Council approved the purchase. The city […]

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...

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 […]

Shady Spring couple charged with child abuse

SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — A Shady Spring father and his wife are accused of locking a little girl in a laundry room and abusing her with a cattle prod. Bobby Joe Richmond and Rebecca Richmond of Irish Mountain Road are charged with child neglect creating a risk of injury and conspiracy to commit a […]

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.

Bluefield State College holds party at midnight for University Celebration Week

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)–It’s almost time for Bluefield State College to make its transition into a University. This week the College held a University Celebration Week with multiple events across the campus and in the community. To commemorate the event, fireworks will sound off at midnight June 30, 2022, with special permission from the City of […]

Hotel drug bust leads to two arrests

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Two individuals were arrested early on Monday in a drug bust at a Raleigh County hotel. According to reports from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:00am Monday morning, Cpl. B.J. Adkins responded to suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Microtel at 2130 Harper Road in Beckley.

Hinton holding Christmas Fundraiser

HINTON, WV (WVNS)–The city of Hinton is getting into the Christmas spirit a little early. A festival is set for Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the Historic Freight depot. Children can climb on, climb in and take pictures around fire engines, roll-backs, an ATV, a school bus, a helicopter, and even a race car. Smokey […]

Remembering the derecho of 2012, 10 years later

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)–Ten years ago, a severe storm hit the Mountain State which left power outages, high water, and winds. Most West Virginians remember the severe derecho that hit the state back in 2012. Winds in the area reached 60 to 80 miles an hour and power was knocked out for 670,000 West Virginians. It […]

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...

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...