Mercer County, WV

New one-of-a-kind store opens in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A unique new store opens in downtown Bluefield in Mercer County. The 3KPG store is an exclusive shoe and apparel store owned by Tavon Askew and Jerontae Hunter. The main features of the store include streetwear fashion and shoes you cannot find around the area.Both Hunter and Askew say they had […]
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Power outage in Bluewell leaves 1,200 without power

BLUEWELL, WV (WVNS)– More than 1,000 customers are without power in Bluewell, Mercer County. According to the Appalachian Power Outage Map, 1,233 customers lost power on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:20 am. Appalachian Power said the reason is equipment related and the estimated restoration time is later in the day of May 20, 2022, […]
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Students at Princeton Senior High School surprised with scholarships

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS )– Several students at one Mercer County school won awards for excellence in academics and athletics. Princeton Senior High School put together a scholarship and Marine Corps award giveaway. What the students did not know was that it was a surprise. Community members created multiple scholarships to give out to students. Alex […]
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Local church put together lunch for Bluefield first responders

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)– A local church in Mercer County continues a tradition where they help celebrate law enforcement and others in the area. To celebrate National Police Week, the Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church in Bluefield decided to restart its annual first responder’s luncheon. It is the 14th year the church hosted the lunch at […]

Mercer County students learn about STEM at Glenwood Lake

GLENWOOD, WV (WVNS)–Young students in Mercer County are experiencing experiments on their latest field trip. Elementary students from schools in Mercer County learned about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM at Glenwood Lake in Princeton. They played with RC boats and even made their own from household items. Their goal is simple, to save […]

MCTEC to host ‘Cybercamp’ this summer

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) – Mercer County Technical Education Center (MCTEC) is teaching students the importance of Cybersecurity and the skills needed to protect themselves and others from cyber threats this summer. MCTEC is teaching students Cybersecurity know-how by participating in The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program. The program entails hosting a special summer […]

Sauced N’ Loaded sports bar put the finishing touches on new location

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)– Do you like wings? What about watching sports while eating wings? A new restaurant held a soft opening in Mercer County. Sauced N’ Loaded is a full sports bar and grill located in Mercer Mall. Marcus Hodge is the owner of Sauced N’ Loaded and J and Z Grilling in Bluefield. He […]
Government Technology

West Virginia County Seeks to Expand Internet Access

(TNS) — High-speed broadband access has joined water, sewer and electricity as must-have utilities for communities hoping to attract and retain residents and businesses, so the Mercer County Commission has started advertising for companies willing to provide the area around Exit 1 off Interstate 77 with broadband service. The...

Legal Aid WV celebrates 20th anniversary

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)–Legal Aid celebrates twenty years of community service. The non-profit organization receives state funds and federal grants to handle and represent vulnerable and low-income in non-criminal civil cases. On Friday, May 13, 2022, they provided a local lunch at the Mercer County Courthouse and also gave out awards to the pro-bono attorneys who […]