• Tag: Mercer County

    Report reveals West Virginia is not practicing social distancing well

    Earlier this week Unacast, a foundation that focuses on location data, released a report detailing how well the United States is social distancing by...

    Inmates on less serious charges can be freed thanks to COVID-19

    Princeton, WV (WOAY) - In the fight against the spread of COVID-19 it's safe to say in the coming weeks more inmates will walk...

    West Virginia Supreme Court affirm conviction of Mercer County man who...

    Princeton, WV (WOAY) - Last week, the West Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the conviction of a Mercer County man who sexually assaulted three children. Jesse...

    Nursing students find difficulty with transition to online classes

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Since the pandemic has worsened over the past month, students have switched to online courses to limit in-person interactions at...

    Mercer County reporting three positive cases of COVID-19

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Health Department is now reporting three confirmed cases of COVID-19. The individual is quarantined at home, and...

    Transition to online courses proves difficult for some students

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - In the span of just a few weeks, many colleges and universities made the decision to transfer all of their...

    Veterinarians limiting some services amid pandemic

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Due to the pandemic, many veterinarian clinics are temporarily limiting their services. You can still bring your animal to a vet...

    Recycling services suspended in Bluefield, WV

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Recycling has been suspended in the City of Bluefield, WV. The following message was sent out: “Please note that recycling has...

    Local official urges community: “Social distance right now.”

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A Mercer County Commissioner urges community members to abide by the stay at home order. Greg Puckett says he's concerned...

    Concord University donates 2,000 medical masks to Princeton Community Hospital

    OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) - This week, Princeton Community Hospital received a large donation of 2,000 medical masks from Concord University. "Probably eight years ago...

    Princeton Community Hospital continues drive-thru testing

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the country, many communities are still without access to testing. Testing has been slowly been shelved...

    Economic stimulus package expected to help businesses affected by pandemic

    WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) - As the federal government is considering an economic stimulus package, many Americans can expect to soon receive some monetary assistance. Greg...

    Concord University student has tested positive for COVID-19

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - A Concord University student has tested positive for the coronavirus. The student self-reported to resident officials via email this morning, and...

    Bluefield Regional Medical Center begins new visitation guidelines

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Bluefield Regional Medical Center has implemented visitor rules and restrictions to further enhance their ability to keep patients and staff...

    City of Bluefield responds to stay home order

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - As part of Bluefield's response to the pandemic and in compliance with Governor Justice's order, the follow actions are taking...

    Mercer County Sheriff’s Department has full authority to disrupt crowds of...

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Commission has given the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department full authority you disrupt crowds of over 10...

    County Commissioner discusses what a state of emergency means for counties

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Last week the governor declared a state of emergency, but the action left many wondering what that realistically does. Greg Puckett,...

    Princeton Church of God offers drive-in church service to follow social...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Most churches around the state have cancelled their Sunday services, but the Princeton Church of God in Mercer county had...

    Local vendors transfer craft show into online format in response to...

    FLAT TOP, WV (WOAY) - In response to the pandemic and social distancing, local vendors created an online craft show where local artists show...

    Mercer County declares a local state of emergency

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County has declared a local state of emergency due to COVID-19, (coronavirus). Mercer County Commission has issued an executive...

    Mercer County Schools will start delivering meals to students via bus...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - In an effort to maximize the number of students who are being served lunch and breakfast, Mercer County Schools will begin...

    Bluefield State College announces new measures to combat spread of COVID-19

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Bluefield State College recently announced new measures the school is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Robin Capehart, president of...

    Craft Memorial Library in Bluefield remains open despite COVID-19 concerns

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Craft Memorial Library in downtown Bluefield is one of few libraries to stay in operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

    Local coffee shop among many businesses to close amid COVID-19 precautions

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Sister's Coffee House is a small, locally owned coffee shop that has been operating for 23 years. They've recently had...

    Bluefield State College announces changes due to coronavirus

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Yesterday, Governor Jim Justice announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in West Virginia. As the situation evolved rapidly, nationwide,...
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