Tag: McDowell County

Welch residents can voice flooding/infrastructure concerns at upcoming meeting

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Welch residents have the opportunity to voice concerns about flooding and infrastructure at an upcoming meeting. Welch, the county seat of...

Inmate sentenced for having weapon at FCI McDowell

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) McDowell was sentenced today for possessing a weapon at the correctional facility....

Baby pantry opens offering Raysal parents food, wellness education

RAYSAL, WV (WOAY) - Families and community members in Raysal are fighting to afford baby supplies as a result of COVID-19. To help parents in...

Mountaineer Food Bank extends “Feeding Families Prime” program to Raysal

RAYSAL, WV (WOAY) - Mountaineer Food Bank is extending its program to help feed families to Raysal. "Feeding Families Prime" provides food to those...

Welch print business evolves to stay afloat while retaining target audience

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - "They need someone local telling them, this is real." In late 2017, the owner of the Welch News told his staff...

Welch cultural center fundraising for regional BBQ competition

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - A cultural center in Welch is helping the city prepare for the event of the summer. Ahead of the regional Kansas...

Roderfield restaurant thriving as COVID-19 restrictions ease

RODERFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Restaurants are now able to open to 100-percent capacity in West Virginia. Godfather's Pizza in Roderfield near Welch has created 11-new...

McDowell County Sheriff’s Department takes part in Project Lifesaver

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Project Lifesaver is a nationwide program designed to help find people who are at risk of wandering. Those with dementia,...

Schools in Wyoming, McDowell on three-hour delay for Monday

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - All schools in the counties of Wyoming and McDowell will start on a three-hour delay on Monday, March 1,...

“Little General” in Welch set to continue expansion

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Little General in downtown Welch is in the process of continuing with its expansion. Last June, a "Champs Chicken" was...

McDowell County Commission on Aging fosters “Hometown Hero of the Day”...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Driving around Welch recently, Dr. Donald Reed's son recounted how he'd been helped by a community member after he broke...

Earthquake detected near McDowell County

McDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A 2.9 magnitude earthquake was detected near McDowell County at 10:54 p.m. on Feb. 11. The earthquake was detected on...

City of Welch continuing initiative to honor veterans

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch is continuing with an important initiative to honors its veterans. Welch has the highest per capita...

City of Welch officially agrees to host regional “Coalfields Cookoff” BBQ...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch has finalized an agreement to host the inaugural "Coalfields Cookoff." The event will be a "Kansas City...

McDowell County Courthouse reopens to public

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The McDowell County Courthouse has reopened to the public.  Last Friday,  January 29, the courthouse closed down due to a COVID-19...

Search warrant in McDowell County leads to drug arrest

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- On 02-01-2021 Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriffs Office along with Troopers with the West Virginia State Police conducted a...

Kimball PD completes drug training, implements new policies

KIMBALL, WV (WOAY) - The Kimball Police Department has recently completed search-and-seizure training. Two officers attended training in Beckley with a renowned instructor from...

Kimball Police Department adds new car to upgrade routes

KIMBALL, WV (WOAY) - The city of Kimball has received an upgrade to its police department. Upon recently hiring a new officer, a need...

City of Kimball finishing display to honor coal history

KIMBALL, WV (WOAY) - Officials in Kimball are working on a project to honor the rich history of coal in the area. Kimball wrote...

McDowell County Health Department urges residents to get second vaccination

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- The McDowell County Health Department is encouraging residents to receive their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. If you received your...

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office K9 Azra to get donation of body...

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office K9 Azra will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation...

Congresswoman Miller announces nearly $100,000 for AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers in Southern...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOAY) – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant worth $96,147 from AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP to the Council of the Southern...

Welch officials working to revive “Marquee Cinemas” movie theatre

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The city of Welch has assumed ownership of Marquee Cinemas on McDowell Street. Within the past month, corporate leaders at...

“Renegade Outfitters and ATV” preparing to open in Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - A historic piece of property in Welch is being renovated for a new ATV business. "Renegade Outfitters and ATV" will...

Federal inmates plead guilty to weapon charges

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) -- United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that two federal inmates pled guilty to possessing weapons. Corey Fair, 27, and Rashun Evans,...
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