Tag: McDowell County

Virtual learning programs may be troublesome for families without access to...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Recently McDowell County’s board of education announced plans for the 2020 school year involving virtual learning.  Half of the students will...

McDowell County Board of Education plans to move to new location

WELCH, WV (WOAY) -The McDowell County Board of Education is planning to move soon. They say the current building they are in is in need...

Senator Capito speaks on Gary water crisis

GARY, WV (WOAY ) - The water crisis in Gary is anticipated to continue until a new water pump can be installed. Governor Justice...

Justice-Controlled coal company liable for water pollution in McDowell County

GARY, WV (WOAY) - On July 27 a Judge ruled that a Jim Justice-Controlled coal company, Bluestone Coal Corporation, was liable for more than...

Gary water pump being custom-made in Mississippi

GARY, WV (WOAY) - The Gary water crisis is expected to last until a new water pump is installed. The new pump is currently...

Gov. Justice orders additional aid to Gary over water crisis

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Jim Justice has ordered the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and the West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) to...

Town of Gary distributes water to roughly 800 residents

GARY, WV (WOAY) - The town of Gary is going through a water crisis, with roughly 800 people not having any running water since...

Welch public pool reopens after thorough cleaning

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch has reopened their public pool after a brief COVID scare from last week.  Officials say a patron...

Sanitation needs difficult to be met during water shortage

GARY, WV (WOAY) - As the water crisis in Gary continues, another aspect the town’s residents have to worry about is the issue of...

McDowell County hosting drug free event this Friday

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Each month, McDowell County puts on a drug-free event for its youth. The goal of these events are to...

Two men arrested on drug charges in McDowell County

PREMIER, WV (WOAY) - Early this morning at around 1:30 a.m., deputies made a traffic stop on US 52 near Premier WV (near Welch)...

Water outage prompts health concerns

GARY, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia town has been without water service for several days after a pump broke, prompting concerns about...

McDowell County Health Officials conducting contract tracing after community swim

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - McDowell County Health Officials are asking those who attended a community night swim at Linkous Park pool to monitor symptoms...

McDowell County BOE releases back to school plan

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The McDowell County Board of Education has released their back to school plans for the month of September. The plan...

City of Welch proposes two bridge overpasses to combat flooding issues

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch is planning a new bridge project to combat a recurring flooding issue. Two railroad underpasses in Welch...

McDowell County Children’s Home Society temporarily closes

NORTHFORK, WV (WOAY) - The Children’s Home Society of McDowell County is temporarily closing. The Home Society has been at the same location in Northfork...

Gary Police Department looks toward automobile cleanup

GARY, WV (WOAY) - The Gary police department is continuing its summer cleanup process. For the last few months, the police department has been focused...

Welch discusses Coalfields Heritage Festival

WELCH, WWV (WOAY) - The 2020 Coalfields Heritage Festival has been on schedule to happen throughout the summer. Welch has been trying to find...

Coalfields Heritage Festival update coming soon

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The 2020 Coalfields Heritage Festival has been open for applications regarding merchandise for the event. This year was set to...

McDowell County reports four new COVID-19 cases

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The McDowell County Health Department says community spread is evident now that four new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. The...

Suspicious person complaint lands a McDowell County man in jail

BERWIND, WV (WOAY) - A suspicious person complaint lands one man in jail. On July 7, 2020, deputies in McDowell County responded to a suspicious...

Four arrested on drug charges in McDowell County

IAEGER, WV (WOAY) - Over the past weekend Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, Troopers with the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia...

City of Welch dedicates firefighter memorial

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - A memorial was dedicated by the city of Welch.  The memorial is located at the second fire station in the town....

Welch Fire Department prepares for Fourth of July memorial

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Fourth of July weekend is celebrated for many reasons. In McDowell County, one of those reasons will be to honor...

Road closure announced in McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)  –  The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that beginning Tuesday, July 7, McDowell County Home Access Route 958 (Lex...
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