Oak Hill, WV


Guns stolen in string of car break-ins

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Police are investigating after three guns were stolen along with money and electronics in a string of car break-ins. St. Albans Police said the first theft was reported on October 14 and the most recent break-in happened last night. Eight burglaries in the Shrewsbury Heights and Hillcrest area have been formally reported, but Police Chief Joe Crawford said a lot more people in these neighborhoods likely had their car ransacked but did not have anything of significant value taken.
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Prep Football: McMillen and Cook rewrite Beckley record book in loss at George Washington

Charleston – Senior quarterback Maddex McMillen and wide receiver Keynan Cook rewrote the Beckley football record book Friday night in a 48-35 loss as George Washington. McMillen broke Phil Culicerto and Andrew Johnson’s record for career completions with 235 while Cook broke three records – the single-game catch and receiving yards records as well as the single-season reception record. The Georgetown commit caught 13 passes for 172 yards and caught his 38th ball of the season.

Raleigh County Blessing Box vandalized, police report filed

BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – On Wednesday, October 20, one of Raleigh County’s Blessing Boxes was vandalized. The box, located on Third Avenue, is sponsored by Beckley Pride and was recently decorated as part of a competition hosted by the Raleigh County Convention Coalition. Beckley Pride’s box won third place in the competition.

Beverley Brown

On Sunday, October 17th, 2021, in the comfort of her home, our most cherished, Beverley Brown passed peacefully from this life. She was 79 years young. The youngest of two children, Beverley Ann Garbet was born in British Columbia on September 26th, 1942, the daughter of the late George and Margurite Harkees Garbet. Her only sibling, Lorne Garbet and his wife, Marie have preceded her in death as well.

Gas prices are on the rise in the Mountain State

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– Everywhere you go, gas prices are going up. At the Beckley Travel Plaza, regular gas is at $3.32, plus gas is at $3.62, and premium gas is at $3.92. According to Gas Buddy, prices began to spike at the beginning of October and West Virginia travelers are not happy about it. West […]

Robert Russell Sloan

Our precious father and grandfather, Robert Russell Sloan , 86, of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. Born June 24, 1935, in Big Rock, VA, he was the son of the late Floyd and Nettie Caroline Ratliff Sloan. Mr....

Eco-friendly company to move to Beckley

BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Englo Global, an eco-friendly company out of Bluefield, is making the move to Beckley. Ron Hedrick, President of the Raleigh County Veterans Museum and former County Commissioner, reached out to Englo Global in 2019, asking them to consider locating in Raleigh County. Hedrick said the road...

Beckley Dark Arts Show to open Saturday, Oct. 23

It's a walk away from the safety of the Beckley mainstream, a tip-toe into the shadowy depths of the offbeat. The "Dark Arts Show" is the venue where Jack Skellington frolics boldly. Nebulous monsters that usually lurk within the crannies of human fears are made tangible, as they are painted, sewn and fashioned into macabre but manageable size and form.

Beckley Pride blessing box vandalized

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Beckley Pride Blessing Box on Third Ave in Beckley was vandalized on Wednesday. The blessing box was painted as part of a contest by the Raleigh County Prevention Coalition. Someone painted the box black, covering what the coalition did. It’s located in front of the Beckley Art Park and McManus […]

Elementary students learn about fire safety

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Kindergarten and first-grade students at New River Primary got a day of learning outside the classroom and inside a firetruck for Fire Safety Week. The Oak Hill Fire Department made a visit to the school to show the kids how a firetruck works, what a firefighter does, and demonstrate just what they need to do in case of a fire at home.

New signs showcase Raleigh County’s coal heritage

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — New interpretive signs were revealed all over Raleigh County on Friday, October 22, 2021, showcasing the region’s history and coal heritage. City officials and members of the Coal Heritage Foundation held a grand reveal celebration at the Art Park on Third Avenue in Beckley on Friday for the new signs. The […]

Veteran’s Voices: VAMC updates radiology department

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The VA Medical Center in Beckley received new equipment to help care for veterans. The updated CT and MRI scanners will allow for faster appointments and results. Radiologist Joe Skeens said the new equipment makes the VAMC one of the most capable radiology facilities in the area and that access is […]

4-Day Weather Forecast For Beckley

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Beckley: Saturday, October 23: Mostly Cloudy; Sunday, October 24: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Monday, October 25: Rain showers likely during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely overnight; Tuesday, October 26: Slight chance of rain

Raleigh County Prevention Coalition encourages safe disposal of medication for National Take Back Day

BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Tomorrow, Saturday, October 23, Raleigh County residents will have the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The opportunity is part of DEA National Take Back Day. Stephanie French with the Raleigh County Prevention Coalition says people should dispose...

Beaver Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Beaver: Saturday, October 23: Mostly Cloudy; Sunday, October 24: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Monday, October 25: Rain showers likely during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely overnight; Tuesday, October 26: Chance of rain showers