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Food Truck Frenzy & Festival returns to Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Summer is here and that means it is time to celebrate and what better way to do that than with food and music! That is exactly how Princeton and the Chuck Mathena Center kicked things off with their Food Truck Frenzy and Festival. Candace Wilson, Executive Director of the Chuck Mathena […]
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Wild Things Bark Park offers fun for all dogs

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — Tails were waggin’ at the grand opening for Wild Things Bark Park. Wild Things Grooming and Boarding hosted a grand opening for their brand new Bark Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The park has been in the works since December and is full of fun activities for dogs from a […]
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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.

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, […]

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.

Generation Next — Matt James, 36, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Marshall University

Matt James is a native of Bluefield, West Virginia. After graduating valedictorian of his high school class, Matt landed in Huntington in 2004 — quickly immersing himself in campus life. During his undergraduate years, Matt’s peers elected him “Mr. Marshall 2007” and Student Body President in 2008. These experiences literally changed his life and career trajectory.

Bluefield Area Transit celebrates completion with ribbon-cutting ceremony, Gov. Justice among those who came out to welcome in the new facility

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – After attending the groundbreaking for the new state-of-the-art area transit station back in March, Governor Jim Justice made his return to Bluefield for its ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Larlyn Patrick Mckinney Bluefield Area Transit Regional Transfer Station, the new facility is expected to serve over 200,000...

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...

Jif peanut butter recalls include candies sold in three states

The Jif Peanut Butter recall continues to reverberate. Nearly five weeks after the J.M. Smucker Co. recalled multiple Jif brand peanut butter types, a candy maker in Bluefield, West Virginia, is recalling Jif-laden treats as health officials work to contain a multi-state outbreak of salmonella linked to the popular food ingredient. Deskins Candies is urging consumers not to eat products sold in 16-ounce containers in three states, the company said in a notice posted Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recall comes as a result of the May 20 recall of the Jif peanut butter brand, which is used...

59News helps United Way for Founder’s Day

GHENT, WV (WVNS) – A week ago, 59News held it’s annual Fill the Boot or Food Drive for Nexstar’s 2022 Founder’s Day of Caring, and the numbers are in! The event was held across three different counties in Southern West Virginia, and all the money raised was thanks to viewers like you. 59News would like […]

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 […]

The Appalachian Shakespeare Project presents The Tragedy of King Richard the Third

Athens, W.Va. (Hinton News)— The Appalachian Shakespeare Project celebrates its thirteen-year anniversary this summer with a new production of one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, The Tragedy of Richard the Third. Performers will take the stage at Pipestem Resort State Park’s amphitheater on July 22-23 at 6 p.m. and also on July 24 at 2:30 p.m. The tragedy will be performed on Concord University’s campus in front of the Alexander Fine Arts building on July 29-30 at 6 p.m. and on July 31 at 2:30 p.m. The Tragedy of Richard the Third is set amid the Wars of the Roses between the houses...

Southwest Robotics Team Competing in World Championship

Southwest Virginia Community College’s new robotics team is currently in Long Beach, California competing in the 2022 MATE ROV Competition World Championship (June 22 – June 25). This is an underwater robotics competition and their robot is named SeaEagle! #goSouthwest. The Southwest team is competing in the PIONEER...

Construction Begins To Upgrade A Bus Station In Bluefield, W.Va.

City, state and national officials celebrated the beginning of construction projects expected to upgrade a public transportation system in southern West Virginia. Swope Construction will work to build a $2.6 million bus transfer station for the city’s Bluefield Area Transit (BAT) bus system. The new state of the art facility will be named after Larlyn Patrick McKinney, BAT’s director for more than two decades.

Suspect in rape near Raleigh's Glenwood South arrested in Virginia

Raleigh, N.C. — After around a week of searching, Raleigh police have arrested and charged a suspect with a rape that happened near Glenwood South. Joshua David Becker, 35, was charged with first-degree forcible rape, first-degree sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious bodily injury in connection with this incident.