Several WV counties warned to expect torrential rainfall, potential flooding – advised to seek shelter indoors
WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – Several counties throughout West Virginia have been advised of strong thunderstorms approaching which could lead to localized flooding and winds capable of bringing down tree limbs. According to Mingo County Emergency Management Services, as of 10:35am on Wednesday, doppler radar tracking has indicated a cluster of strong thunderstorms moving east at […]
Political giant and coaching legend honored by lawmakers in Thursday’s floor sessions
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State lawmakers took time Thursday to honor two well-known West Virginians who died recently. The state Senate approved a memorial resolution focusing on the life and service of former Senate President and state Supreme Court Justice Warren McGraw. The Wyoming County native died last June at...
The coldest February in Wyoming County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Wyoming County Career and Technical Center puts together a Donation Trailer
PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) – Students at the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center were donating essential items to Goodwill on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Every year, students come together to gather clothing, blankets, and furniture for those in need. The Wyoming County Career and Technical Center is receiving help from the community. One trailer is […]
Richlands' Sandwich Scene: 3 Delights You Need to Taste
In this article, we'll be exploring three delectable sandwiches from Richlands. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Governor Justice brings good news to Wyoming County
MULLENS, WV (WVNS) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made an appearance in Wyoming County on Thursday, February 29, 2024. He brought with him some good news – more than 15 million dollars to build a new Pre-K through 8th grade school in Mullens. This is part of 111 million dollars being distributed in 19 […]
Maintenance work underway at Harper Road Sheetz
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Raleigh County residents utilizing the services of the Sheetz location on Harper Road should exercise caution due to ongoing maintenance work in the parking lot area. A portion of the convenience store’s general parking area, near the air pumps and adjacent to the West Neville Street roadway, has been sectioned off […]
Scattered Power Outages, Cold Blast Then Return to Spring: Chad's Latest Forecast
Power outages and high winds wreak havoc across the region, with 900 reported in McDow and Raleigh Counties. As the cold front sweeps in, temperatures plummet, creating icy conditions. Stay updated with the latest power outage map and brace for a chilly leap day before a warm weekend return.
Man sought in Tazewell County investigation
TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding the location of a person of interest in an investigation. According to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, they are looking for the location of Jeffery Bailey, who is a person of interest in an investigation. They asked that anyone […]
Humane Society of Raleigh County connecting furbabies to seniors
They’re part of our family and we love our furbabies so much. They make great companions and dear friends for senior citizens, so they won’t feel so alone. That’s why every Wednesday for the foreseeable future the Humane Society of Raleigh County is offering 50 percent off pet adoptions to senior citizens.
Veteran owned business begins to boom in Raleigh County
SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — Bob’s Store and Cafe opened it’s doors in Shady Spring in 2024 and business is beginning to boom. Bob’s is a veteran owned business that prides itself on serving all American-made products to it’s customers. It is run in collaboration with Band of Brothers Farm in Odd, West Virginia. Owner, Kyle Lindsey said he and his business partner came up with the idea for the business when they were serving back in the Army.
City of Bluefield announces winners of First Annual City-Wide Black History Month Contest
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield held its First Annual City-Wide Black History Month Contest this month, with the winners having been announced on Wednesday. Winners were chosen in a number of categories including the Intermediate School Level, Middel School Level, and High School Level. “We are excited to recognize the exceptional efforts […]
Local Bluefield Arts & Revival Corp Honored as 2024 WV Arts Organization of the Year
The Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corporation (BARC) has received the 2024 Governor’s Arts Organization of the Year award from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. This award is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the arts in West Virginia.
Traffic Alert: Tree, live power lines reportedly down in Raleigh County roadway
DOROTHY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Heavy winds and intermittent rainfall throughout the week have preceded a number of traffic issues in Raleigh County, with a downed tree and power lines having been among the most recent. Beckley-Raleigh County Emergency Services on Wednesday morning indicated reports of a tree and live power lines having gone down in […]
BUILD WV information session explains available housing tax incentives
PRINCETON, W. Va. (WVVA) -BUILD WV is a program designed to encourage housing growth through tax incentives. To help explain how to claim these incentives, the City governments of Bluefield and Princeton hosted an official from West Virginia Department of Economic Development. “Coming down here today and meeting with developers,...
Raleigh County Emergency Housing Center faces massive budget cut
(RALEIGH COUNTY) WOAY – The Raleigh County Emergency Housing Center provides housing to individuals and families facing homelessness and serves all of southern West Virginia. The Center recently found out that its operating budget had been cut by $365,000. This came as a surprise and they now face cuts...
Pet of the Week submissions are now open!
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Submissions are now open for the upcoming LOOTPRESS’ Pet of the Week feature in association with the Humane Society of Raleigh County. LOOTPRESS is seeking critters of all shapes, sizes, and ages in our search for the next Pet of the Week. If you believe your furry friend would make an […]
Former financial advisor sentenced to prison for cutting stepfather’s throat
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Raleigh County man was sentenced on Monday in relation to the attempted murder of his elderly stepfather in 2022. 45-year-old Charles Cox went before Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge Darl Poling on Monday for sentencing with regard to a 2022 incident in which he is alleged to have entered the […]
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 […]
Demolition in Bluefield
Downtown Bluefield is starting a massive demolition project right near the heart of downtown. This demolition started on Monday February 26th and is taking out the 400 block on federal street. “We celebrated sort of the beginning of the demolition, and so its a big day, and it’s change. The...