Fire tears through Mingo County convenience store
DELBARTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire at a convenience store in Mingo County on Sunday. Delbarton firefighters said they responded to a fire at the Quick Stop on Farley Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Firefighters said the blaze appears to have started...
11th annual 5K to assist stray/abandoned animals set for Feb. 24
WILLIAMSON — The race to help the stray/abandoned animal population in Mingo County is on once again as the 2024 Cause for Paws 5K/1 Mile Walk is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 24. This year’s event will once again take place at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical...
Dwight Williamson: Out-of-town papers wrote of Logan corruption that local papers ignored
Realizing that the past several years have provided tough times for newspapers all across America, due mostly to such easy access to the internet and what it provides, whether fake news or not, I feel the day will come when the “watchdogs” in the newspaper business will be sorely missed and the truth be hidden behind misleading lies — from social media to self-serving television networks.
Dawn Reed: You mean it’s GOD who has been speaking to me?
Not everyone knows about Jesus. It still surprises me to find that to be true. While I grew up going to Sunday and Wednesday church services, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School, countless others did not. While I know Him personally and He walks with me daily, to some He is an unknown person, a stranger they have heard little about.
Galentine's Day Social held at The Collective
WILLIAMSON — The Collective hosted a Galentine’s Day Social on Feb. 13. The Collective’s stores had special discounts on all products in the store. Chris Dotson of CC Coffee and Tea Interest provided free coffee and Nancy Peyton of Peyton Media was also available for professional photo opportunities. Also available were a free Galentine’s card making table courtesy of The Sanger Gallery. Southern Mercantile LLC offered free samples of their new dehydrated pineapple and tomato slices. The first 30 people that came in received a free treat bag from The Twisted Sisters Creations. There were also giveaways and raffles from Eden’s Closet and The Collective’s multiple shops. Lastly, Maple Grove Books Tuesday Night Book Club hosted their book club along with Galentine’s Day.
Repair after ‘massive’ rockslide to close WV-10 in Logan
Crews will be working to remove overhanging rock on WV-10 in Logan on Tuesday, causing the roadway to be shut down for just under a week.
Pikeville Police resolve standoff with barricaded suspect
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pikeville Police were able to safely resolve an explosive situation Monday evening, after a domestic violence incident at Myers Towers escalated into a suspect barricading himself inside his apartment and threatening to kill anyone who opened the door. Police were called to the apartment building just...
Lady Panthers eliminate Man 50-38 in sectional semifinal
NAUGATUCK -- The second-seeded Tug Valley Lady Panthers held off a furious fourth quarter rally by third-seeded Man on Monday night in a Class A Region IV Section 1 semifinal matchup as they ended the Lady Billies' season with a 50-38 victory. With Tug up 45-22 early in the fourth...
Pike County ordinance opening roads to accommodate riders
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pike County Fiscal Court heard the second reading of a new ordinance Tuesday, opening some of the county roads to trail riders and their ATVs. The ordinance, approved unanimously, will allow ATV drivers to use certain county roadways as access paths to be better connected to the resources and accommodations needed when making use of the county’s Hillbilly Trails system.
Martin County civil suits, deeds and marriages
INEZ — Martin Circuit Clerk Denise Gauze reported the following civil suits filed in her office:. United Bank vs. George Dalton. Randolph Adkins vs. Martin Manor Operations LLC et al. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Jamalyn Fields. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Dahryl Keller. Deeds and marriages. INEZ — Martin...
A Taste of Italy in Pikeville: 4 Restaurants You Can't Miss
This article presents a curated list of four Italian restaurants located in Pikeville. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Matewan Town Council honors Rev. David Smith
The Matewan Town Council passed a resolution to honor Rev. David Smith for his dedicated service of 24 years at the Matewan Church of God during the town's Feb. 13 meeting. “We have a special person who will be finishing up his 24 years as pastor here in the Town of Matewan.” Mayor Matt Moore said. “We wanted to show our appreciation for him.”
Local Chafin Law Firm Creates Scholarship for Mingo County Students Affected by Opioid Crisis
The Marshall University Foundation has established The Chafin Law Firm Scholarship, funded by Truman and Letitia “Tish” Neese Chafin, both Marshall alumni. The Chafin Law Firm, based in Mingo County, West Virginia, represents counties seeking damages from drug manufacturers due to the opioid crisis. The scholarship will support students affected by the opioid crisis.
Wanted man arrested after chase
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday afternoon, officers with the Prestonsburg Police Department tried to pull over a Honda Sedan believed to be driven by Thomas Price. Officers said Price recently ran from police in Johnson County, and he is known to be wanted for “multiple violent felonies”. Officials...
Mingo Black Bears sending 10 wrestlers to state tournament
A total of 10 Mingo Black Bears wrestlers of the Mingo County Youth Wrestling League have qualified for the upcoming West Virginia Youth Wrestling State Championships, set for Feb. 24 at the Charleston Coliseum. Those wrestlers are: Rogan Moore; Gabe Jarvis; Brody Hatfield; Benson Sheppard; Billy Sheppard; Patrick Adkins; Brooklyn...
Miners win OT thriller over Lincoln County, 84-79
NEWTOWN —Mingo Central picked up a gritty win on Monday night as the Miners went toe-to-toe with Lincoln County and pulled out an 84-79 overtime victory. “I’m very proud of our players,” Mingo coach Stan Elkins said. “They never quit and just refused to lose this game. We are very happy to get out of here with a win.”
Construction for West Virginia’s first Elk Visitor Center to begin in spring 2024
LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — Construction for the first Elk Visitor Center in West Virginia will start in spring 2024 with an estimated opening date of 2025. An announcement was made by Governor Justice that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) gave the March-Westin Company, Inc. of Morgantown a $6.7 million contract for […]
State poised to lead in air mobility; study highlights Mingo County
The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority has announced the release of what’s being labeled as a “groundbreaking” Deloitte study assessing West Virginia's potential to become a hub for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Officials said Advanced Air Mobility is a system of transportation encompassing drones and electric vertical takeoff...
Pair arrested on drug charges
A Williamson man and woman were arrested and jailed late last week on a number of drug-related charges. According to Mingo County Magistrate Court documents, on Feb. 8, Mingo County Sheriff’s deputies were at a residence at 445 Rear Peter Street in Williamson for a “knock and talk” with the occupants.
Mingo Central baseball to be 'Road Warriors' for first part of 2024 season
NEWTOWN – The Mingo Central High School baseball team will be the “Road Warriors” for the first part of the upcoming 2024 spring season. The Miners are scheduled to play their first eight game on the road, including the season opener on March 15 at Phelps, Ky.