Beckley to Become Nation’s First Inclusive Recovery City on March 19
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Beckley, W.Va., will soon become the first Inclusive Recovery City (IRC) in the United States. On March 19, city, state, national and international leaders in recovery support will come together to sign a charter declaring Beckley as an IRC – the first in the nation, joining 26 other […]
Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputies investigating animal neglect, two dogs seized from residence
SOAK CREEK, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A criminal investigation was set into motion on Monday following reports of an animal neglect situation. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office reports that, on Monday, February 26, 2024, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Raleigh County Animal Control Officers, responded to reports of a dog being neglected at Leona Drive […]
Save-A-Lot in Beckley set to close
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Save-A-Lot in Beckley is set to close. Save-A-Lot is a Missouri-based company which has been in business since 1977, edging out a niche in the grocery sector to offer low prices to customers. Last year, Leevers Supermarket acquired the last 18 stores, including the Beckley Save-Alot at Value City Center. […]
I-77 southbound shuts down in Princeton due to accident
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — All southbound lanes of I-77 near Princeton (Exit 9) are shut down due to a car accident at mile marker 7.5. According to WV 511, all lanes are shut down due to an accident that happened Wednesday morning, as reported by WV 511 just before 7 AM. According to the East River Fire Department’s Facebook page, a tractor trailer carrying lumber rolled over on its side and spilled lumber into the road.
Responders on scene of I-77 18 wheeler rollover
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Responders are currently on the scene of an accident involving an 18 wheeler just outside of Princeton. The East River Volunteer Fire Department reports that on the morning of Wednesday, February 28, 2024, was called to the scene of an 18 wheeler-involved traffic accident near mile marker 8 on I-77. Medical […]
Raleigh County man sentenced for burglary, attempted murder of stepfather
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man was sentenced to at least three years in prison today for the burglary and attempted murder of his stepfather. Charles Cox, a former finance manager and engineer, appeared in court in connection to an incident that occurred on November 22, 2022. Police responded to a call for a burglary in progress and found the victim, Leslie Wayne Moye, with severe wounds to his body and neck.
Emergency Housing shelter operations at risk after $365,000 in funding cuts from DHHR
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The future of Raleigh County Emergency Housing Center (EHC) operations has been brought into question following substantial cuts in funding from the DHHR. According to Raleigh County Community Action Association Executive Director, Crystal D. Alonso, the RCCAA was recently notified of $365,000 in cuts to shelter funding from the Department of […]
Starving dogs recovering after being removed from home, investigation underway
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Two dogs, which Raleigh County Animal Control officers and Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office deputies removed under a search warrant, from a mobile home near Sophia on Monday, were recovering at the Humane Society of Raleigh County on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, HSRC officials said. The two dogs were examined by a […]
Raleigh County Board of Education announces 2024-2025 school calendar recommendations meeting
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Raleigh County Board of Education has announced a Special Meeting session scheduled to take place this week. Set to take place at 4:30pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the meeting will be primarily with regard to public recommendations for the 2024-2025 school calendar. The full agenda for the upcoming meeting […]
Beckley Police Department accepting applications for new officers
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Beckley Police Department is accepting applications through April 9th for openings on the police force. Applicants must also pass the National Police Officer Selection Test which will begin at 9:00A.M. on Thursday, April 11th. All applicants are subject to a thorough background check, including financial and driving histories. Anyone interested in […]
Beckley, February 27 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Oak Hill High School basketball team will have a game with Woodrow Wilson High School on February 27, 2024, 18:05:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Record Warmth Followed By Powerful Midweek Front
WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Two more days of warm weather with record highs on Wednesday will be followed by a powerful Wednesday afternoon front. THROUGH TUESDAY: Early Tuesday temperatures will range from the upper 30s in the Greenbrier Valley to mid 40s along the Route 19 corridor. Expect to be hit by one or two showers Tuesday afternoon with temperatures in the 60s. The record highs of 70-72 degrees in Bluefield, Beckley and Lewisburg will be safe.
Local union Kroger workers to weigh possible strike
WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Kroger workers who are members of UFCW Local 400 Union will vote whether or not to go on strike this week, potentially affecting locations throughout the WOAY viewing area. The vote comes as the union and Kroger are still in the midst of negotiations for...
Unique, single-leafed orchid sprouts in winter woodlands in West Virginia
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Only the most sharp-eyed outdoor enthusiasts may have spotted this remarkable one-leafed orchid hiding in the West Virginia woodlands in winter. While most plants gather sunlight in the warm months, this remarkable denizen of the forest floor produces its single papery leaf in winter after the canopy of leaves drops.
Dozens evacuated from nursing home due to structure fire
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Several units responded to Beckley Healthcare Center Nursing Home on Saturday following reports of an active fire. The Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department confirmed reports of the incident, offering the following: “On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 09:51, the Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department (BPVFD) was dispatched to an activated fire alarm […]
Crusts Above the Rest: Beckley's Top 3 Must-Try Pizzas
In this article, we explore three exceptional pizzerias in Beckley. Have you sampled any of their delightful offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Hospice of Southern West Virginia receives grant
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Hospice of Southern West Virginia received a grant from the Beckley Area Foundation. The grant totals $33,962.15. “We’ve had numerous awards from them over the years that allow us to grow and achieve… It allows us to innovate and advance and all in the names of service to our patients […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.35 in Beckley as of 2024-02-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.294, a week ago the price is $3.274 , according to AAA.
A Toast to Fayetteville: Exploring the 4 Most Remarkable Pubs
This piece presents a guide to four outstanding pubs in Fayetteville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Oak Hill man sentenced on Fentanyl, Tramodol charges
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Oak Hill man was sentenced in Fayette County Circuit Court this month to three-to-thirteen years in prison for crimes relating to the possession of prohibited substances with intent to deliver following investigations by the Oak Hill Police Department and Central West Virginia Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. According […]