Tag: McDowell County

Largest outbreak at West Virginia prison grows to 260 active cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The coronavirus has infected 260 inmates at West Virginia’s McDowell County Corrections, by far the largest outbreak at a state...

James Muncy talks plans for McDowell County Sheriff’s Department

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - McDowell County is due for a new Sheriff soon. Early this year, chief deputy James “Boomer” Muncy filed to run...

Steven’s Correctional Facility on lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - More than half of the population at Steven's Correctional Facility in McDowell County have tested positive for COVID-19. According to...

Gary bridge under construction has estimated completion date

GARY, WV (WOAY) - A bridge in Gary that has been worked on for two years has an estimated completion date. The bridge lies...

Welch celebrates 102nd annual Veteran’s Day Parade

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - "As you look up and down the streets, you'll see these signs that have veteran's pictures on them. And those...

Welch Market holds festival following Veteran’s Day Parade

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The Welch Market held a celebration today following the Veteran's Day Parade. There were various booths and vendors set up...

“Renaissance Village” in Welch holding open house tomorrow

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Renaissance Village in Welch will be holding an open house tomorrow. This apartment complex has been open since September, and...

Puckett prepares to take over as McDowell County Prosecuting Attorney

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - With elected officials looking towards their upcoming terms, those who are newly appointed are preparing for a shift in role....

102nd Veteran’s Day Parade to look different in Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The city of Welch will be hosting its 102nd annual Veteran's Day Parade this Wednesday. Welch's parade is the longest...

Welch Market to host celebration following Veteran’s Day Parade

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The Welch Market will be open this Wednesday in honor of Veteran's Day. The market is typically only open on...

McDowell County Election Results

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Final election results are in for McDowell County. For County Commissioner, Democrat Cecile Dale Patterson was running unopposed. The final vote...

McDowell County man charged with sexual assault

BRADSHAW, WV (WOAY) - A McDowell County man is in jail on sexual assault allegations. According to court documents, Logan Viars sexually assaulted a child...

McDowell County HOPE Rehabilitation Center opens in Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Yesterday, a new rehab center opened in Welch, attached to the community hospital. The McDowell County HOPE Rehabilitation Center...

USDA invests Community Facilities Grant in McDowell County Commission on Aging

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The USDA is investing in a Community Facilities Grant in Welch. The grant was awarded today to the McDowell County...

Kimball Police Department accepting applications for part-time officer through Tuesday

KIMBALL, WV (WOAY) - The town of Kimball Police Department is hiring a temporary part-time police officer. Candidates must be certified police officers. The...

Welch business adjusting to realities presented by COVID-19

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - "COVID kicked us in the teeth." F & W Printing has gone through more in two decades than many businesses do...

Welch Market hosting Halloween harvest festival

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The Welch Market is hosting a harvest festival Halloween market. The events will include various prizes, including some substantial ones,...

Annual Welch haunted trail begins tomorrow

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - As Halloween approaches, Welch as decided it will host its annual haunted trail this year. Starting tomorrow and up until...

Kimball Elementary School to close after positive COVID-19 case

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A positive case of COVID-19 has prompted the closure of Kimball Elementary School. According to McDowell County Schools, one positive...

City of Welch receives $25,000 grant from USDA for business research...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The USDA has granted the city of Welch a $25,000 grant to research opportunities for business expansion. The United States...

Ashland Scenic Campground receives $3.2M loan from USDA

ASHLAND, WV (WOAY) - Ashland Scenic Campground received a $3.2M business loan from the USDA. The loan from the USDA Rural Development Division is meant...

City of Welch looking to fund bridge project

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch is still working on a project to build a bridge over a notorious flooding spot.  The city...

Kimball Elementary School closed after positive COVID-19 case

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Kimball Elementary School in McDowell County is dismissing students after a positive COVID-19 case was identified. According to McDowell County...

City of Welch announces Trick-or-Treat times

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - The City of Welch announces Trick-or-Treat times. According to a Facebook post, the City of Welch will observe Trick-or-Treat on Saturday,...

40 years in the making, Vic Nystrom stadium debuts for 2020...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - "It is actually stunning. Stunning is the word I use." It's more impressive than they dreamed it would be. After 16...
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