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School bus accident reported in Mercer County
MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An accident involving a school bus has been reported in Mercer County. According to Mercer County Schools, bus 677 has been in a minor accident on Rt. 20 by the Shell Station. No injuries have been reported in the accident, however, out of an abundance of caution, MCS procedure is […]
Summers County one-year-old child overdoses on meth and fentanyl
SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Two parents are charged after their young child overdosed, but lied and said the child choked on a sugar cookie and milk. According to Hinton Police, shortly after midnight on November 11, EMS responded to a one-year-old child choking and another breathing normally. Summers County ARH medical professionals told officers […]
Wyoming County woman sentenced 1-5 years in prison
WYOMING COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Courtney Reed, 29, of Herndon, West Virginia, pled guilty on November 20th , 2023, to one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance and received sentence as prescribed by law. Violation of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is punishable by 1 to 5 years […]
Bus changes announced for Mercer and Raleigh County
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Bus changes have been announced for Mercer and Raleigh County on Wednesday. According to the West Virginia Department of Education, the following buses in Mercer and Raleigh County are either canceled or delayed for Wednesday, November 29, 2023: Mercer County: Bus 606 is running 20 minutes late. This affects Bluefield Intermediate, […]
Legend of beast resurfaces in the mountains near Fireco, West Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. — In almost every respect, the coal camp at Fireco was the end of the line. It was as far up the hollow as you were likely to get in a car in the 1930s when word of a prowling monster began to make the rounds. Then,...
Summers County Courthouse News 11/29
Marriages Shawn Michael Bragg to Tasha Lee Smith. Fiduciaries Graig E. Short, Executor of the Charles Eddie Short estate. Land Transfers Martha E. Reed to Gregory R. Reed and Christopher D. Reed, 3 Tracts, 30 acres more or less, 53 acres more or less and 10 acres more or less excepted 2.5 acres, Jumping Branch District. The post Summers County Courthouse News 11/29 appeared first on The Hinton News.
Home for the Holidays: Local shelters host free & reduced adoption event for their pets
GHENT, WV (WVNS)– The pitter patter of paws is a sound two local animal shelters hope fills your home this holiday season. “Empty the Shelter – Holiday Hope” events are coming to the Greenbrier Humane Society and Mercer County Animal Shelter with the help of the Bissell Pet Foundation. Bissell Pet Foundation has helped over […]
Gov. Justice appoints Angela Walters as judge for the 12th Family Circuit Court serving Mercer and McDowell Counties
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has appointed Angela Walters to the 12th Family Circuit Court serving Mercer and McDowell counties.Walters is the Assistant Attorney General, Health and Human Resource Division in Princeton, WV.Walters graduated from West Virginia University College of Law in 1994.
Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Derek C. Swope set to retire
Mercer County, WV (WOAY) – One Southern West Virginia circuit court judge is hanging up his robe. On Monday, Governor Jim Justice’s office officially announced that Derek C. Swope is retiring from the 9th Judicial Circuit court serving Mercer County. Swope is one of three circuit court judges...
Pug rescued from dumpster in West Virginia needs a new home
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — One four-legged furry friend is waiting for a fur-ever home after it was found trapped in a Raleigh County dumpster. Sanitation workers were collecting garbage at a Hargrove Street apartment complex on Monday, November 27, 2023, when they made a shocking discovery, according to Brett Kees, executive director of the Humane […]
Road in Hinton closed for holiday event
HINTON, WV (WVNS) — Officials with the Hinton Police Department report a street in Hinton will be closed due to a holiday event. On Saturday, December 2, 2023 Temple Street, from 2nd Ave to 3rd Ave, will be closed from 11a.m. to 8p.m. for Hinton’s Hometown Christmas Holiday. Additionally there will be no parking allowed […]
City of Hinton announces funding for Avis Bridge analysis
HINTON W.Va. (Hinton News) - The City of Hinton has officially announced funding for the Avis Overhead Bridge analysis. “Thank you to State Senator Jack David Woodrum and the State of West Virginia LEDA funds for providing this vital funding for the Avis Bridge Analysis,” said Mayor Jack Scott. This funding will be used to develop a repair strategy for the bridge in an effort to use it as a pedestrian walkway. Senator Jack David Woodrum has long advocated for the bridge’s preservation and enhancement as part of a park and recreational area. Senator Woodrum stated, “The historic bridge in Hinton...
WV beckley's Most Loveable Kittens Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around beckley..
Mercer County Schools announce bus changes for Monday
MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Mercer County Schools have announced a bus change for Monday afternoon. According to Mercer County Schools, today, Monday, November 27th, bus #605 will not run this afternoon. This affects Lashmeet Matoaka, PikeView Middle, and PikeView High. Stick with LOOTPRESS for the latest school closings, delays, and bus announcements.
Summers County Courthouse offices announce closure for annual luncheon
HINTON W.Va. (Hinton News) - The Summers County Courthouse offices will be closed from 12-2 p.m. on Dec. 13 for the annual courthouse employee Christmas luncheon. Please, plan accordingly. Regular operating hours will be in effect before and after this time. The post Summers County Courthouse offices announce closure for annual luncheon appeared first on The Hinton News.
Lashmeet, West Virginia: A Harmonious Blend of Settler Heritage
Nestled within Mercer County's scenic backdrop, the small town of Lashmeet, West Virginia, holds a narrative as charming as its landscape. Unlike many locales named after geographical features or historical figures, Lashmeet’s name is a heartfelt tribute to its first settlers, Lash McClellan and Meet Vermillion. The unique portmanteau that forms 'Lashmeet' is a testament to the collaborative spirit that is woven into the fabric of Appalachia’s history. The personal legacy of these pioneering individuals is palpably felt throughout the community, symbolizing a union of efforts and history that is distinctly American.
The City of Princeton reschedules 2023 Princeton Christmas Parade
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — The City of Princeton has rescheduled the 2023 Princeton Christmas Parade. The 2023 Princeton Christmas Parade will be moved from Friday, December 1, 2023 to Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. The new parade date will let students, families, and Tiger fans support the 2023 Princeton High School Football Team […]
Preserving the Legacy of Itmann's Coal Mining Era: The Itmann Company Store
In the heart of Wyoming County, West Virginia, the Itmann Company Store stands as a monument to the region's coal mining legacy. Crafted by Italian stonemasons and designed by Alex B. Mahood, this Classical Revival style building, completed between 1923 and 1925, symbolizes the industrial past of Itmann. As the central hub of the community, it provided not only goods and services but also a social space for miners and their families. Recognized for its significant role in the area's history, the store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Today the gas price is close to $3.29 in Maben as of 2023-11-29. 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 $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Gas prices are dropping in West Virginia, but how long will this last?
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Gas prices continue to see a decline here in West Virginia. According to a survey done by GasBuddy, prices in West Virginia are 19 cents lower than a month ago. In Beckley, the average gas price is $3.28 a gallon, down from $3.43 a gallon a month ago. Kristen Farley, retail […]