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Dispatchers confirm train derailment in McDowell County

McDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A train is derailed in McDowell County. Details are very limited, but dispatch confirms that a Norfolk Southern train derailed...

Gary Police hosting “Father’s Fair” for Father’s Day weekend

GARY, WV (WOAY) - The city of Gary is hosting a "Father's Fair," in honor of Father's Day weekend. There will be events Friday-Sunday...

Success of Coalfields Cookoff offers glimpse of potential for economic growth...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - McDowell Street in downtown Welch was anything but quiet this past weekend. Around 5,000 people in town for the West...

Man arrested for drug charges in McDowell County

GARY, WV (WOAY) - A man is arrested for drug possession in McDowell County. Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriffs Office conducted a vehicle...

Second annual police memorial service held in Gary, West Virginia

GARY, WV (WOAY) - The second annual Gary Police Memorial service was held beside city hall. The service included an emergency vehicle procession through the...

Local Man Becomes Oldest Organ Donor in the United States

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Cecil Lockhart was born and raised in McDowell county and was known by his larger than life personality. Mr....

Local high school students witness weather balloon launch

MCDOWELL COUNTY, (WOAY) - With a slight breeze outside Thursday made for the perfect conditions to launch a weather balloon. Students at Mount View High...

McDowell County educators take part in training on human trafficking

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Educators in McDowell County get a chance to learn about human trafficking and how to spot it. It's part of...

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...
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