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McDowell County teacher’s family receives big unclaimed property check

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a deceased West Virginia teacher has received an unclaimed property check of more than $151,000. State Treasurer Riley...

People of Welch honor Veteran’s Day with the 103rd annual parade

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - People lined the streets of Welch on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year for the 103rd...

LATEST: Second Havaco murder suspect turns himself into authorities

UPDATE (9/23/2021 @ 3:45 p.m.) - Sheriff Boomer Muncy says Kobe Brown has turned himself into authorities without incident. UPDATE (9/21/2021 @ 9 p.m.) -...

Welch Rehab Center forced to limit capacity due to COVID-19

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting capacity for more than just hospitals. The HOPE Rehabilitation Center in McDowell County is...

UPDATE: Victim identified in McDowell County shooting

UPDATE (9/21/2021 @ 3:15 p.m.) - The victim was 33-year-old Marcus Darcell Edwards from Welch. The McDowell County Sheriff's Office says there are no further...

School changes in Southern West Virginia for the upcoming week

SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) - Several schools are experiencing changes for this upcoming week. As reported last week, Mercer County Schools will be remote learning...

New details released about fatal fire in McDowell County

HAVACO, WV (WOAY) - A fire turns deadly in the Havaco area of McDowell County. The West Virginia State Fire Marshall's Office responded to the...

WVU President, students, faculty visit Welch on 2021 Country Roads Tour

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Most of the West Virginia University students and staff that you're watching get off of this trolley aren't from Southern...

New trolley in Welch set to improve public transportation

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch gets a boost in its public transportation. A new trolley was purchased this week to transport both...

Welch students awarded $2,500 grant in “My Home Town is Cool”...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Four Welch students are awarded money to grow their business. "The County Perk" coffee shop entered the "My Home Town is...

Texas Youth Group helping renovate three buildings in Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The former Welch Hospice Offices is being cleared out this week, making way for a church. Barbara Lawson with United...

Historic coal mining reenactment coming to McDowell County

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - A reenactment of a 100-year old war is coming to McDowell County. "Terror of the Tug" will depict the events...

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...

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