Man crushed to death by septic truck
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA/Gray News) - A man was killed after being hit by a septic truck on Thursday afternoon. According to Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Deputy N. J. Mason, a septic company’s truck was at a residence on Tabor Road in Bluefield, West Virginia. Three individuals were standing...
Virginia man dies after being pulled headfirst into woodchipper: report
A tree trimmer in Saltville, Virginia, was pulled headfirst into a woodchipper and killed on Tuesday while working outside a home, authorities said.
Holiday events in the town of Tazewell
TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — It is time for holiday events in the town of Tazewell. Saturday, December 2, 2023 will have a variety of Christmas events for people to enjoy on Main Street, such as a Christmas market and a Christmas parade. The Christmas market will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will […]
Trio arrested as suspects in murder of Kirby Carpenter in Tippah County one year after body found
Trio arrested as suspects in murder of Kirby Carpenter in Tippah County one year after body found. Two were arrested in Virginia and one in Pennsylvania related to the murder of Kirby Carpenter.
Burke's Garden: A Testament to Agricultural Evolution and American History
Burke's Garden in Tazewell County, Virginia, encapsulates the essence of early American agricultural success. Discovered in 1748 by Irish surveyor James Burke, the region's fertile soil was accidentally showcased by the growth of a crop of potatoes from discarded peelings. This led to the area's humorous yet fitting name and drew German settlers in the 1800s, making it a beacon of farming potential. Today, it stands as a symbol of the rural American landscape, marrying natural beauty with historical significance and the spirit of community.
Princeton Park and Recreation Department seeking part-time laborers
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Princeton Park and Recreation Department is seeking part-time laborers for its Recreation Center. According to the City of Princeton, the laborers will report directly to the Executive Director and will work up to 20 hours per week. These part-time positions are seasonal/temporary positions on a provisional basis. Laborers will be […]
Welch Community Hospital recognized for excellent nurse communication
WELCH, WV (WVNS) — The Welch Community Hospital was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 11 West Virginia hospitals to have prestige nurse communication. This review is based on data from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and is based upon the welfare of patients and how they were treated […]
VA marion's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around marion.
Marion holds annual Christmas tree lighting
MARION, Va. (WJHL) — People gathered in downtown Marion for the town’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday night. The event included hot cocoa and an appearance by Santa Claus. “The town is beautifully decorated this year,” Mayor David Helms said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it this nice and our crews have done […]
Wanted woman arrested in Tennessee, will be extradited to Tazewell County
TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (LOOTPRESS) – A woman wanted out of Tazewell County has been arrested by police in Tennessee. According to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), on Thursday, November 2, the TCSO featured Yetosha Donatae Alex Woodson as wanted after she violated bond on a charge of distributing methamphetamine. On November 24th, authorities in […]
The Evolution of Mine Safety in Havaco, West Virginia: A Legacy of Progress and Protection
The town of Havaco, West Virginia, embodies the enduring legacy of coal mining in America, marked by its prosperity and the harrowing disasters that spurred progress in mine safety. Founded on the back of the Havaco Coal Company, the town was marred by two devastating mine explosions in 1912 and 1946, which claimed 95 lives. These events underscore the inherent dangers of mining and the imperative for stringent safety regulations to protect miners. The resilience of Havaco's residents is reflected in the subsequent advancements in mine safety legislation.
The Keystone Bank Building: A Testament to Philadelphia's Historical Grandeur and Architectural Evolution
The Keystone Bank Building stands as a remarkable testament to Philadelphia’s rich historical tapestry, tracing back to the coal boom of the early 20th century. This edifice not only served as a financial hub during Pennsylvania’s coal-fueled rise but also symbolized the economic vitality of the era. Its architecture, potentially crafted by the great minds of the time, echoes the wealth that coal mining brought to the region. Even today, the building continues to captivate history enthusiasts, standing as a poignant reminder of the pivotal role that coal played in the nation’s industrial climb.
Ceres Schoolhouse: A Legacy of Education and Community Revival
Nestled in the heart of Ceres, the historic Ceres Schoolhouse stands as a testament to the town's educational heritage. Built in the 1920s, this landmark has evolved from a bustling academic institution to a cherished community center. Its preservation reflects the community's dedication to honoring its scholastic roots and the profound impact of education on the town's development. The schoolhouse's journey from a place of learning to a hub of community activity mirrors the broader historical shifts in education, showcasing the town's respect for its past and the educational foundations that have shaped it.
Coalwood's Legacy: From Coal Hub to Cultural Memory
Coalwood, West Virginia, once a thriving hub of coal production, has seen its bustling activity of the 1950s transform into a quiet testament to its own history. The Coalwood Way walking tour stands as a poignant symbol of this transition, guiding visitors through the town's historical landmarks. Despite the absence of the coal mine and company store, the locations where they once stood are still revered in the collective memory of the community, celebrated annually at the October Sky Festival. This festival, which now takes place in Beckley, continues to honor the legacy of Coalwood and the renowned Rocket Boys, keeping the spirit of the town's past alive.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.94 and $3.09 in Bluefield as of 2023-12-01. Find the cheapest 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 Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Coaldale, Nevada: A Ghost Town's Tale of Boom, Bust, and Environmental Legacy
Coaldale, Nevada, once a beacon of economic promise with its coal mining prospects in the 1880s, now stands as a haunting emblem of decay. The town's story begins with the ambitious efforts of prospectors and was later sustained by businesses that blossomed with the ebb and flow of transient visitors. Essential services like the town's service station, motel, and diner were once the pulsing heart of Coaldale, offering respite to weary travelers.
Dominic Collins Named Athlete of the Week in High School Football Semi-Finals
Discover the standout performances in the semi-final round of high school football playoffs. This week's athlete of the week, sponsored by Sheets Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, is Dominic Collins from Princeton. His exceptional performance included 330 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.
Virginia High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Tazewell County This Week
This week, there's high school football on the docket in Tazewell County, Virginia. To learn how to watch the games, we've got you covered below. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Tazewell County, Virginia High...
First female deputy in Buchanan County passes away at age of 89
BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — The first female deputy in the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office has passed away at the age of 89. Ruth Casey Hutchinson passed away Sunday, according to her obituary. Hutchinson retired from the sheriff's office in 1977. She was a member of Poplar Creek Church...
The Legacy of Change: Tracing the Evolution of Civil Rights and Education in America
The narrative of American public education is a testament to the country's resilience and adaptability, with the Lashmeet/Matoaka School in Mercer County serving as a shining example. Established in the 1930s, this elementary school mirrors the community's commitment to academic excellence and unity, boasting impressive math proficiency scores and a nurturing student-teacher ratio. Despite modern challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains a vital community hub for education and social engagement.