Chapmanville man arrested on strangulation charge
CHAPMANVILLE A Chapmanville man arrested on charges including strangulation. A disturbance call summoned West Virginia State Police to a residence on Brushy Fork Road Monday, February nineteenth. According to the criminal complaint filed in Logan County Magistrate Court, troopers located the defendant in a vehicle leaving the residence. Identified as 23-year-old Michael Anthony Conley, the complaint stated Conley was in an emotional state and allegedly explained that he, his mother and ex-wife had been in a physical altercation.
Police chief arrests five for Burglary, Drug Conspiracy, other charges
WILLIAMSON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Five individuals were arrested on Wednesday on drug and burglary-related charges. The Mingo County Sheriff’s Office reports that, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Chief Spence of the Williamson Police Department, with assistance from members of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office, facilitated the arrests of five individuals suspected to have been involved […]
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.
WV 10 closed near Logan as WVDOH removes rocks to prevent future rockslides
LOGAN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – WV 10 is closed so West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) heavy equipment crews can remove rock from a cliff above Logan that could result in future rockslides. On Saturday, February 17, 2024, a massive rockslide occurred at mile marker 21.99 in Logan, completely blocking the road. Although WVDOH crews were able […]
Boone County school bus involved in crash, no injuries
ASHFORD, WV (WOWK) – No one was injured in a crash involving a school bus this afternoon in Boone County, dispatchers say. According to Boone County 911 dispatchers, the crash happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Emmons Road near Ashford Mellis Road in the Ashford area. There is no word on how many, if any, […]
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Wilkinson as of 2024-02-22. 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 Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Boone County
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – “A state-federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is now open at 446 John Slack Circle in Racine to help West Virginia residents affected by the severe flooding that occurred Aug. 28-30, 2023. Residents can get help with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents, and get questions answered about federal disaster assistance. Mobile […]
New therapy dogs being added to 2 north central West Virginia schools
Six more therapy dogs are being added to West Virginia schools, including two in north central West Virginia.
West Virginia State Police looking for people, truck in relation to arson investigation in Wyoming County
West Virginia State Police looking for people, truck in relation to arson investigation in Wyoming County.
Williamson hosts 4th Annual Fishing Expo
WILLIAMSON — On Saturday, the Williamson Field House hosted the 4th Annual Southern West Virginia Fishing Expo. Sponsored by Williamson Parks and Recreation and The Friends of the Tug Fork River, 98 vendor tables — a new Expo record — were announced prior to the event. Ranging in a variety of items, attendees were able to purchase tackle, poles and more. Chris Lawrence from Metro News broadcasted to the radio from inside the Expo and met with patrons.
Remembering the old small-town movie theaters
The days of the small-town movie theaters are a thing of the past. I am sure most of you have some fond memories of attending the old Cinderella Theater on Third Avenue in downtown Williamson. Many of you who grew up in or near another small town in the 1950s...
Mingo County Sheriff’s Office receives bulletproof vests
Mingo County Sheriff’s Office recently received brand-new bulletproof vests for its deputies. The vests were purchased with funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership, a federal grant award program. Pictured with some of the vests purchased with this award are (left to right) Sgt. Norman Mines, Chief Deputy Allen Mounts, grant writer Leigh Ann Ray, Sheriff Joe Smith and Deputy Matt Tiller. (Courtesy photo)
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 […]
Mingo County convenience store catches on fire
Crews responded to a fire at a convenience store in the Delbarton area of Mingo County Sunday night.
Boone County crash closes roadway, knocks out power
BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A single-vehicle crash in Boone County early Monday knocked out power to several customers and closed a roadway. The crash was reported along Route 3 near White Oak Creek in the Orgas area Monday, according to Boone County dispatchers. The vehicle crashed into a...
Three file for mayor’s race in Williamson
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The City of Williamson will hold its election for the mayor and four council seats during the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Incumbent Mayor Charlie Hatfield is running for reelection. He is being challenged by West Williamson Council member Mike Casey and businessman Joe Lycan. Casey is a retired fireman for the city and also a former police officer. Casey is currently serving as councilman for Ward 4.
Echoes of the Past: Mail Delivery, a Geology Study and More
1924– 100 Years Ago Among The Moonshiners After traveling on foot for more than 35 miles in the Flat Top Mouintain that divides Raleigh, Wyoming and Mercer Counties, Sergeant Frank Gibson of company C State Police led a party of troopers, deputy sheriffs, and prohibition officers to one of the largest stills landed in this […] The post Echoes of the Past: Mail Delivery, a Geology Study and More appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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...
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.
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.