Dry Creek, WV

Oceana FD to raise funds for life saving device

OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Oceana Fire Department announced on Sunday that it will be conducting a car stop in the town of Oceana in order to raise funds for the purchase of a LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator device. The car stop event will take place on Saturday, July 16,...
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Review: Public Theater Performs Drama About Upper Big Branch Disaster for West Virginia Audience

I wasn’t planning to review “Coal Country” after heading this week to Beckley, West Virginia, part of a pilgrimage of nearly a thousand people given free tickets to a one-night show, hosted May 9, 2022, by Audible Theater and Theater West Virginia. Yet in the vast Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium that night, my immediate physical and emotional response was profound:
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Turnpike construction set to begin Monday

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The final round of construction for the Beckley Widening Project is set to begin May 15, 2022. Paving will begin for an eight mile stretch beginning at mile marker 40. People on the roads will see lane closures Sundays through Thursdays for the next eight weeks. Executive Director for the West […]

Logan Turnpike dedication marker scheduled

LOGAN COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An official state highway marker commemorating the Logan, Raleigh and Monroe (LR&M) Turnpike—commonly referred to as the Logan Turnpike—will be dedicated on Tuesday, May 17, at 1 PM. The marker is located beside the Trap Hill Volunteer Fire Department building, at the junction of W, Va. 99 and the access road to Fairdale Elementary School in Fairdale.

The application for a new homeless shelter in Mt. Tabor has been withdrawn

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Raleigh County Community Action Association has withdrawn its application to place a homeless shelter in Mount Tabor. RCCAA had asked the Raleigh Zoning Board of Appeals to permit the new shelter on property owned by Beckley Conference of Freewill Baptist. A meeting on the request was planned for Tuesday, May 17. […]

WVU Tech to host summer visit days

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) is hosting several days of summer visits, giving students a chance to learn more about the school and opportunities at Tech throughout the summer. “During the tour, students and families learn about campus facilities, academic offerings and...

W. Va. Turnpike upgrade at Beckley getting finishing touches

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - The finishing touches on a six-lane upgrade of the West Virginia Turnpike in Beckley are getting underway and expected to last about eight weeks. The $140 million widening project on the eight-mile stretch was finished last fall, but final paving and striping were delayed to allow holiday traffic to have full access on the heavily traveled road.

Theatre group announces cast for ‘Rocky Horror’

Southern Coalition for the Arts Has released its cast list for this summer’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”. The show will be presented on July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30. It will be at 7 p.m. nightly in the Savas Kostas Performing Arts Center on the Logan Campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Bill Withers Memorial Festival held in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The much anticipated Bill Withers Memorial was held at the Intermodal Gateway in Beckley on Saturday. Several local acts convened for performances at the event – which took place in conjunction with the Sweet Treats and Rhododendron Festival celebrations – and raised funds to benefit United Way of Southern West Virginia, as well as the finalization of a Bill Withers statue designed by Pastor Fred Hightower to be displayed in downtown Beckley.

$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 […]

Boil Water Advisory lifted for Harper Rd, other areas

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A precautionary boil water advisory which was issued by the Beckley Water Company on Saturday, May 14, 2022 for several locations throughout Beckley, including areas along Harper Road and Circleview Drive, has been lifted as of Sunday, May 15, 2022. The advisory, which was issued...

New River Gorge Festival wraps up with river cleanup

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS)– The New River Gorge Festival wrapped up Sunday, May 15, 2022, with a river cleanup. Team members from the ACE Adventure Resort partnered up with the New River Conservancy along with about 2 dozen people who took to the banks of the New River to clean up litter and trash along […]

Beckley Boil Water Advisory Issued

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued effectively immediately by the Beckley Water Company for a number of locations throughout Beckley including the Whitestick and Old Mill areas. The advisory was issued due to a broken main line, and pertains to areas between 601...