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Burger Carte home to some of the most popular food in the state

SMITHERS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The quaint small town of Smithers in Fayette County is home to one of the most famous mom-and-pop establishments in West Virginia. People from all over have traveled to Smithers just to grab one of the juicy and tasty burgers at the old-fashioned restaurant. Whether it be an original American Burger or the popular AL Burger, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s taste.
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Deputies in Fayette County need your help locating a missing person

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. Shawn Martin, 24, of Mount Carbon, was last seen leaving his work at Grants Supermarket in Smithers on...

Arrest made in Fayette County murder case

HILLTOP, W.Va. — A Fayette County man is in custody after being charged in connection with a Nov. 21 shooting death. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department said Kayce Simms, 20, of Mount Hope, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ashtin Owens, 37, of Scarbro. His body was found in a residence at the Mountain Air Mobile Home Park in Hilltop.

This West Virginia campground is located in an abandoned coal town

BROOKLYN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The town of Brooklyn was one of the many coal towns that were located along the river in the New River Gorge. Once known as Finlow, the town boomed under the ownership of the Scotia Coal and Coke Company. The Brooklyn Mine was established in 1897 and the town developed to include multiple homes, coke ovens, a company store, schools, and other mine company buildings.

Fayette County Commission meeting agenda announced

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Fayette County Commission has announced the planned agenda for its upcoming meeting, which is set to take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 9:00am. Topics of discussion will include certification of remaining election results, a decision on drafting an RV and Campground Zoning...

Why does West Virginia have a landlocked lighthouse?

The video above is courtesy of M&J Travel Adventures. MT. NEBO, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia is nowhere near the ocean, so why is there a lighthouse in the Mountain State? Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse is located in Mt. Nebo, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. The steel tower weighs a whopping 77,000 pounds! The […]

West Virginia flood victims frustrated over FEMA denial

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Residents affected by an August flood that hit a West Virginia county are frustrated that federal emergency aid is not coming. Hudson told WCHS–TV she is living out of bags and boxes and using electric heaters to stay warm. “It has been miserable,” Hudson...

Michigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Kevin Glenn, 37, of Detroit, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. According to court documents and statements made in court, Glenn admitted that he sold approximately 3.4 grams of what...

City of Beckley holds combined Christmas and Veterans Day parade

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The streets of Beckley were filled with holiday and patriotic spirit on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The City of Beckley held its annual Christmas Parade with a very special twist as the city combined its Christmas and Veterans Day parades together. The Veterans Day parade was canceled back in November due […]

Raleigh County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Treyvon Pankey, 21, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today to distribution of methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 17, 2022, Pankey sold approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant at a Beckley residence. Pankey admitted to the transaction and also admitted to selling approximately 44 grams of methamphetamine and an AR-15, .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle to a confidential informant at a Beckley residence on March 8, 2022.

Fire in Shady Spring closes down road

UPDATE: Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11:39 pm: SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS)– According to Raleigh County Dispatch, Flat Top Road is reopened. SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS)– A fire in Shady Spring shut down Flat Top Road in Raleigh County. According to Raleigh County Dispatch, the call came in on Friday, December 2, 2022, around 8:30 […]

Mount Hope man donates bike to Toys for Tots

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — A man from Brooklyn, New York, saw the 59News Team asking for donations of bicycles on Friday, December 2, 2022, during the annual Toys for Tots Drive. Chaz Fleming, who now lives in Mount Hope, drove to the Walmart in Fayetteville and purchased a child’s bike to donate. He said he […]

Local grocery store to close its doors

DANESE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A local grocery store in Fayette County has announced that they will begin closing on Thursday, December 1st. Gardener’s Groceries, a locally-owned and family-owned grocery and feed store that is fairly new to the Danese community will begin its closing stages tomorrow. The Gardner...

New River Health Association Cuts Ribbon on Oak Hill Medical Mall

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) — New River Health Association celebrated the grand opening of a medical mall in Oak Hill, a project that had been in the works since 2019 and is now a reality. “It’s much more visible, much more accessible, with it being right off of Route 19, as well as having bus […]

Twin Oaks Plaza residents save all year for Toys for Tots

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — Neighbors helping neighbors is what Toys for Tots is all about. Neighbors at Twin Oaks Plaza in Oak Hill save their change all year, and, at Christmas, the apartment complex donates a bag of toys to Toys for Tots. Landell Roper, a resident of Twin Oaks Plaza, brought the toys to […]