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Landing zone cleared at Shady Spring High School

SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) – A landing zone was cleared near Shady Spring High School due to a construction site injury early in the day on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. According to Raleigh County Dispatch, a construction site accident in the area resulted in an injury requiring the need for a landing zone at Shady […]
SHADY SPRING, WV
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Man charged with child neglect in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayetteville man faces felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. This evening, May 16, 2022, deputies received complaints of a domestic incident and a motor vehicle accident on Laurel Creek Road. Upon arrival, deputies saw two vehicles that appeared to be in an accident, as well as people arguing in the roadway. A passenger in the car that was struck was in a relationship with the driver of the striking vehicle. Deputies recognized the parties involved as they had been attempting to serve a Domestic Violence Protective Order on the male. Also in the car that was hit were two juvenile children, one of which was the male’s own child.
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV
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DoorDash on the way to Hinton

HINTON, WV (WVNS) – An exciting delivery on the way to Hinton, as DoorDash starts up service in July 2022 Food delivery services are not available in Summers County. But when service starts just in time for the summer. Restaurants, grocery stores and can partner with DoorDash to deliver to their customers. Shayla Simms, a […]
HINTON, WV
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Stanaford Elementary visited by Stormtracker 59 Meteorologist Bradley Wells

STANAFORD ELEMENTARY, WV (WVNS) – Stormtracker 59 Meteorologist Bradley Wells visited Stanaford Elementary School to talk to the 3rd grade class about weather earlier today, May 17, 2022. The 3rd grade class has spent the last month learning about the world’s atmosphere, the water cycle, and all things weather. After such a full schedule of […]
STANAFORD, WV
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Justice announces $147 million West Virginia road project

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Local briefs: Forest Park graduate Anthony Stehlin makes Concord baseball history

Anthony Stehlin (Forest Park) is the first baseball player in Concord University’s history to earn first-team, all-conference honors as a position player and a pitcher. Stehlin was a first-team all-Mountain East Conference pick as a shortstop in 2019 and 2021. This season, he was the MEC’s first-team pick as a relief pitcher.
CONCORD, VA

Kids and adult summer reading programs kick off in Raleigh County

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Children across the region are looking forward to summer vacation, unlike their parents who are left wondering what activities to do this summer. If you find yourself wondering, The Raleigh County Public Library is here to help with a Summer Reading Program. Sign-ups have officially started for program titled “An Ocean […]
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV

Wyoming County Spring Arts Gala to be held Tuesday

PINEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Wyoming County Schools will be hosting a Spring Arts Gala on Tuesday featuring the theme “Arts in Bloom.”. The event will feature theatrical performances, live music, and art displays, and will run from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Admission to the gala is free, and...
WYOMING COUNTY, WV

Plans for a new homeless shelter in Raleigh County come to a halt.

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. […]
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV

West Virginia Turnpike upgrade 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.Paving and striping will take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to minimize impact on motorists, said Jeff Miller, executive director of the West Virginia Parkways Authority. Delays should be expected until the work is complete.The speed limit in the zone will be 55 mph, the state Department of Transportation said. Miller said it will be strictly enforced."It's a very, very busy area, and we just don't want anything bad to happen to anybody," he said.
CHARLESTON, WV

Employees raise $260,000 to purchase Roots Community Farm

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) – A two-year quest to purchase a community farm in Fayette County was finally completed. Employees at Roots community Farm decided to start working toward buying the farm from the Fayette County Farmland Protection Board in 2020. They formed the West Virginia Agrarian Commons in May of 2020 to purchase the land […]
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV

Oak Hill City Manager retires after decades of service

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) – After over two decades of service to the city, Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass is retiring. Before becoming city manager, Hannabass also served as a city councilor and the mayor of Oak Hill. Current Oak Hill Mayor Danny Wright says because Oak Hill has a City Management style of […]
OAK HILL, WV

New River Gorge and Southern W.Va. to be showcased at Philanthropy WV 2022 Conference May 18-20

Beckley, (W.Va.) – The New River Gorge region and southern West Virginia will be showcased at this year’s annual Philanthropy West Virginia 2022 Conference at Glade Springs in Daniels. Sessions will be both in person and virtual for participants. Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), and Judy Moore […] The post New River Gorge and Southern W.Va. to be showcased at Philanthropy WV 2022 Conference May 18-20 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
BECKLEY, WV
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