Pence Springs, WV

Andover Townsman

Skating rink closed due to Covid

The MacArthur Skating Rink has become the latest business to suffer from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ronnie Warden purchased MacArthur Skating Rink in 1975 from Joe Douse, who built the skating rink and had run it since 1952 to the time it was sold. The Wardens operated the...
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Princeton Police says ATVs stay on the backroads, not public

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — West Virginia is known for its ideal landscape for off-roading, but just like with vehicles, there are laws to follow. Chief Tim Gray with the Princeton Police Department, said you won’t see an ATV or UTV on any main road in town because it is illegal. Senate Bill 690 went into […]
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Hinton Mayor Provides Update

The city of Hinton Mayor, Jack Scott provided an update on the city's efforts over the past 15 months on Friday, Oct. 8 via the city's Facebook page. In this update, Mayor Scott notes that the primary focus has been on cleaning up dilapidated properties, improving roads and sidewalks, and creating better river access points. In terms of property clean-up, the update states that efforts have included town-sponsored community cleanup events and a residential collection. The collection alone resulted in more than 120 dump truck loads of household debris being hauled away by the Hinton Public...

Rainelle Police Chief: Alleged criminals are being taken off the streets

RAINELLE, WV (WVNS) — People living in the town of Rainelle in Greenbrier County are starting to see fewer people on the streets at night. That is thanks to the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police and the new Police Chief, JP Stevens. “I’ve been, at nighttime, running everybody off the streets,” […]

Manic Espresso to expand into Rainelle

RAINELLE, WV (WVNS) — After being open for just a few months, one Greenbrier County coffee shop is expanding. Rachel Warner owns Manic Espresso in Fairlea. She told 59News they have already made plans to expand into Rainelle. They are opening a second location at The Lot, which is a renovated building just outside of […]

John Ellis: Seeing problems and little hope in WV (Opinion)

On Oct. 16, I drove to West Virginia from my home near Richmond, Virginia, to visit the grave of my mother, Sharon, who died in 1987 and my step-father, Carrington, who died in 2014. While visiting both graves was emotional and sad, I was shocked to see the state of...

New River CTC cosmetology students to give free haircuts

LEWISBURG, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Students in New River Community and Technical College’s cosmetology program are providing free haircuts to Greenbrier County school students on Nov. 4 and to veterans on Nov. 11 at the West Virginia Army National Guard Armory in Lewisburg from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Haircuts will...

Women’s Resource Center rebrands to AWAY, celebrates with ribbon cutting

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Women’s Resource Center in Beckley has announced they have changed their name to AWAY. It stands for ‘Advocating a Way for Adults and Youth.’ They say the new name reflects the organization’s commitment to helping anyone in need. To celebrate the name change and their...

Hinton Railroad Museum Open, Looking to Fill AmeriCorps Position

After being closed for quite some time, the Hinton Railroad Museum announced that they were once again open on Friday, Sept. 3. The museum had announced its closure in early 2020 due to the pandemic. After trying to reopen for some time, the museum began utilizing social media as a way to advertise for volunteers in August. Now that the museum has reopened with the help of volunteers, the organization is looking for an individual to fill an AmeriCorps position. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age, but all interested parties above that age are encouraged to...

West Virginia’s price at the pump climbs a dime

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)—The national average for a gallon of gasoline rose a nickel over the past week to hit $3.32, as the climbing cost of crude oil continues to pump up gas prices. Crude oil is now closing daily above $80 a barrel, up 30% since August and twice what it was last year at this time.

WVU Tech, Beckley Sanitary Board team up to test city sewer lines

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – WVU Tech students are working with the Beckley Sanitary Board to test sewage in the city. Students and board members sent artificial smoke through sewer lines in the areas of Dexter and Fairview Avenues to check for leaks. Based on the results of the test, the...

Wild boar firearms season to open Oct. 23

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — The first split of the wild boar firearms season will be open Oct. 23-30 in Boone, Logan, Raleigh and Wyoming counties, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR). “Wild boars are dependent on hard mast crops,” said Colin Carpenter, research biologist for...

Beckley Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Beckley: Wednesday, October 20: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, October 21: Mostly sunny then showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely overnight; Friday, October 22: Mostly cloudy during the day; while