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West Virginia teacher allegedly calls student a “Monkey”

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)–A mother of a student at a Mercer County school claims a substitute teacher called her child a racial slur. Kaprease Flack, a student at Bluefield Middle School, said a substitute teacher at his school called him a racial slur while in class. Flack claims the teacher called him a “monkey”. He said […]
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Smyth County issues boil water advisory until further notice

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — The Smyth County Water Department issued a boil water advisory for the Midway, Pleasant Heights, Valley Road, Highway 107 and Paige Town Road areas following a water outage. A release from officials urges those who live in the areas listed above to bring water to a rolling boil for one […]

Westside 2022 Homecoming Parade announced

CLEAR FORK, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Early details emerged Wednesday on Westside High School’s annual Homecoming Parade event. A Wednesday afternoon announcement confirmed that the parade will be held Thursday, October 27, and will begin at 4:00pm. The announcement follows attempts by the school to pin down a sufficient...
Williamson Daily News

R.D. Bailey Lake to drawdown early

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drawdown the R.D. Bailey Lake in Wyoming and Mingo counties to winter pool elevation earlier than normal this year, according to a news release. This action will allow for a new waterline crossing between the Big Branch Day Use Area and Guyandotte Point Recreation Area to be completed during more favorable weather conditions and providing a larger access to the shoreline area.

Honey Man delivers the roadside sweets

Gary LaRue of Princeton is one of thousands of roadside stand vegetable vendors working Mountain State roadways during the summer and fall months. LaRue has been on the job for the past 20 years and says he can’t imagine doing anything else. “I do it for enjoyment,” he says,...

Montcalm High School receives 25,000 dollar check

MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Last Spring, Montcalm High teachers Amanda Reed and Sarah Krondon applied for a grant through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program. In June, they were notified that Montcalm High School would receive $25,000 towards their project to build a greenhouse on school grounds. State...

Appalachian heritage festival coming to SWVCC

CEDAR BLUFF, W.Va. (WVVA) - Southwest Virginia Community College’s School of the Arts is holding a mini-heritage festival called ‘Appalachian Awakening’. The event will feature a quilt show by local artists as well as dance and theater performances by students. The night will be capped off by a farm-to-table dinner on the rooftop of the arts building.

RAM Clinic set for this weekend in Grundy

GRUNDY, Va. (WJHL) — Remote Area Medical will offer free medical, dental, and vision care during a two-day clinic this weekend in Grundy. The clinic will be set up at Riverview Elementary/Middle School (273382 Riverside Drive) on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. All RAM services are free, and an ID is not required. […]

Princeton Senior High School band members injured in Friday crash

BRUSH FORK, W.Va. (WVVA) - According to a Facebook post made by Mercer County Public Schools, Princeton Senior High School’s band held a candlelight vigil outside Charleston Area Medical Center Sunday, in honor three band students injured in a car accident. The band’s Facebook page reports the crash occurred...

Bluefield State celebrates first homecoming as a University

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)–Alumni are coming from all across the country to come back to Bluefield State University’s Homecoming. This is the first year B-State held its homecoming since changing its name from College to University. They have eight days worth of activities for both alumni and students including their Homecoming Football game on Saturday, October […]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Launching at Southwest

Southwest Virginia Community College, with support from regional healthcare and economic leaders, is launching a new diagnostic medical sonography program – the first of its kind in the region. Leaders from the college, Ballad Health, the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and Clinch Valley Health came together on Monday,...

CU teams up with Mercer County Schools to increase FAFSA participation

ATHENS, W.Va. (Hinton News) – In an effort to encourage more high school seniors in Mercer County to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Concord University is working with the county’s four high schools to offer an extra incentive. Seniors who complete their FAFSA by January 30 will be placed in a drawing for a Prom Package that includes a free dinner for two including transportation by limo, compliments of CU! Concord University will surprise one winner at each participating school. Dr. Susan Williams, professor of marketing at CU and organizer of this initiative, says completing the...

Princeton Health and Fitness celebrates 25th anniversary

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)–The Princeton Health and Fitness Center is celebrating its 25-year anniversary!. Chris Worley, the executive director at the fitness center says he’s been a part of the facility since the 1990s. He said the time went by fast ever since he started working there in 1998...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Tug Valley falls at Hurley

Tug Valley’s offense was slowed down by Hurley (Va.) as the Panthers fell 20-13 at the Cliff on Friday night. The loss snapped a four-game losing streak for Tug, now 4-1. Bryson Elia returned a kickoff back 81 yards for a score and Hubert Marcum hauled in a touchdown pass for another score. Elia finished with 71 yards on 13 carries. Marcum had two catches for 41 yards.
Williamson Daily News

Tug suffers first loss in 20-13 defeat at Hurley

HURLEY, Va. — The No. 2 ranked Tug Valley Panthers suffered their first loss of the 2022 season Friday night as they traveled to Virginia and fell to the Hurley Rebels by a final score of 20-13. Head coach Hady Ford’s club couldn’t have asked to get off to a better start in front of a big crowd at “The Cliff” as freshman Bryson Elia fielded the opening kickoff and returned it 81 yards to the house for the touchdown.