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Robertson, Teddy Lee

Teddy Lee Robertson, 72 of Narrows, VA departed this life suddenly June 22, 2022 in his home. Born on May 5, 1950 in Giles County, he is a son of the late Frank and Dana Kanode Robertson. Teddy worked for Celanese for over 30 years. He enjoyed the pleasures of...
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Man arraigned in deadly Charleston shooting

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man arrested earlier this month in connection with a deadly shooting in downtown Charleston was arraigned Friday night on a first-degree murder charge, the Charleston Police Department said. Meeko Harris, 23, of Beckley, West Virginia, was arrested in Osceola County, Florida, six days after...
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Murder suspect returned to W.Va. to face charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man wanted for a murder in downtown Charleston earlier this month is back in West Virginia to face the charges. Meeko Harris, 23, of Beckley was extradited Friday from Florida to West Virginia. He was arraigned Friday evening in Kanawha County on a charge of first degree murder for the June 4th shooting death of James Daugherty.

Eagles tribute band heads to Beckley Summer Concert Series

BECKLEY WV (WVNS) – As a part of Theatre West Virginia’s summer concert series, Nashville-based Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges’ will be performing at Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview in America’s newest National Park, The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Beckley, West Virginia. The show will be this weekend on Sunday, June 26th. […]

Humane Society director calls for spay-neuter laws

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A financial discussion between local officials and the Humane Society of Raleigh County raises the question of whether it’s time for local spay-and-neuter laws. The Humane Society of Raleigh County operates the largest no-kill shelter in the state, according to executive director Brett Kees. Kee says that last year, 1,837 came […]

Kenzie’s Kakes going through renovations

BEAVER, WV (WVNS) — Kenzie’s Kakes is remodeling its building from top to bottom. Kenzie’s Kakes, located in Beaver, is remodeling its store and with the new renovations comes the unveiling of their upstairs lobby, which will soon be open for customers. MacKenzie Brogan, the owner of Kenzie’s Kakes, says this is huge for her […]

Bluefield street paving to take place next week

BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield will be administering street paving next week per a Thursday morning announcement. The maintenance will be conducted – weather permitting – on Monday, June 27, 2022, and will be performed by AAA Paving and Sealing of Princeton, who have been contracted to perform the work.

Bluefield University welcomes new provost

Bluefield, VA–Bluefield University President David Olive has announced the appointment of BU’s next Provost, Dr. Michael Salmeier. Salmeier is an accomplished scholar, author, administrator, and professor with demonstrated experience in advancing academic programs. Dr. Salmeier completed his undergraduate work in Bible Theology at Life Pacific University, obtained his master’s degree in New Testament and Theology from Biola University, and holds a Master of Studies in Theology and a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford (UK). Dr. Salmeier comes to BU following the retirement of Provost Dr. Marshall Flowers, who has served at Bluefield University since 2015.

Gov. Justice promises Grant Street Bridge progress soon

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) – Gov. Jim Justice promises that the Grant Street Bridge project will be completed soon. The Grant Street Bridge project is on hold right now because of issues with Norfolk Southern and the center pier that supports the bridge.  Thursday during a visit to Bluefield, Gov. Jim Justice promised the bridge would […]

Herbie Brooks makes history in Mullens

MULLENS, WV (WVNS)– One local city made history after the votes were canvased this week. Herbie Brooks was elected to the Mullens City Commission. Herbie grew up in Mullens and went on to play basketball for WVU and is also the assistant basketball coach at Wyoming East. According to Brooks, he’s the first African American […]

KSP investigating officer-involved shooting in Breathitt County

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Breathitt County Sheriff’s Office says Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened around 11:00 A.M. Friday in Clear Fork. Deputies say a man was shot by an officer but would not say what led-up to the shooting. The sheriff’s...

The Golden Rule opens in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias celebrated the grand opening of The Golden Rule, a private school, on Albermarle Street on Thursday, June 23, 2022. School owners say the school teaches to ability and not based on age. “Education is key,” said owner and director Jana Jarrett, who said […]

Billy Payne performs at Fridays in the Park

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– The latest event in the Fridays in the Park series drew a crowd at Jim Word Memorial Park in uptown Beckley on Friday. Country music singer Billy Payne and other local musicians performed a number of original songs, and a hot dog cart drew a long line of customers. Women and Infant […]

River Riders survive late Whistlepigs rally for 10th win

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – The first inning home run from Avery Owusu-Asiedu was the spark that ignited a River Riders Friday night win, 9-7 over visiting Princeton. Elizabethton built a 9-2 advantage, but saw it shrink to just two runs, thanks to an RBI groundout and a grand slam from the Whistlepigs’ Jesse Robinson. But, […]

Bike safety event in beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Rotary Club and Rotary After Hours of Beckley is excited to be celebrating its 100th year of service to the community of Beckley and what better way to show appreciation to everyone by selecting a monthly service project that will bring lots of benefits, progress, and growth to the community […]

Beckley Area Foundation officially moves into new home

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– The Beckley Area Foundation has a new home on Kanawha Street in Beckley. This move reinforces BAF’s long-term commitment to the area. The Carter Family Foundations’ generosity made the BAF’s vision become a reality when their board made the unanimous decision to award a grant to BAF for the purchase of the […]