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United States suffering from life-threatening plasma shortage

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The United States is currently suffering from a life-threatening shortage of plasma. Plasma needs have increased dramatically. The plasma collection has...

Bluefield’s Ridge Runner Train awaiting new parts before getting back on...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Ridge Runner is a historic train at Bluefield’s City Park. It’s typically brought out during the warmer months as...

UPDATE: Bluefield Avenue fully clear after fallen tree is removed

UPDATE (7/25 @ 5:32 p.m.) - Bluefield Avenue is now clear after a fallen tree had part of the road blocked near the West...

Annual Basketball Camp held at Concord University

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Whether aspiring to be a college basketball star or just looking to sharpen their skills on the court, boys ages 8-18...

Esports finds a home at Concord University with new major and...

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - While football and basketball are usually the popular sports talked about at college, esports has been gaining traction in recent...

Concord University planning for a return to normalcy this fall

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Faculty and staff at Concord University are getting excited for the upcoming fall semester. After a lengthy time last year...

Local school districts hopeful for high vaccination rates

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The West Virginia Department of Education announced a new incentive program for schools to get their students and faculty vaccinated....

Coca Cola Consolidated employees to strike starting July 28

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Employees of a Coca Cola distribution center in Bluefield are planning to strike after failing to reach a contract agreement...

Princeton Community Hospital offers free cancer screening kits

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Princeton Community Hospital held a drive-through colon cancer screening. They invited the community to use one of their 100 take-home test...

Mercer County Dilapidated Structures Ordinance moves forward

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - During a special session of the Mercer County Commission, the county hired coordinators for overseeing their dilapidated building ordinance.  It consists...

Mercer County resident wins $1 million from vaccine lottery

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Someone from our area was lucky enough to win $1 million from the governor's vaccine lottery. Governor Justice made a stop...

Some Mercer County residents frustrated with illegal fireworks usage

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County is gearing up for their annual Fourth of July celebration, but some residents have been celebrating early. The County...

Princeton community comes together for new mural

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A town comes together to support the local art scene with a community mural.  More than 20 people met up to...

Jonathan Gore turns attention to Tokyo Paralympics

ATHENS, WV (some video courtesy USOPC/Team USA) - Earlier this month, WOAY spoke with Jonathan Gore, a Fayetteville native and assistant track & field...

Concord University offering three-year degree programs

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University is now offering a three-year degree program for select fields.  Called the CURise program, it’s designed to give students...

Berkshire’s Frozen Custard celebrates grand reopening and a new addition that...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Berkshire's Frozen Custard in Princeton just celebrated its grand reopening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a new addition-- "The Wicket," a...

Bluefield library brings childhood memories to life

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Childhood memories were brought to life today as the Craft Memorial Library held a reading of The Hungry Caterpillar and...

UPDATE: Mercer County Sheriff’s Department investigating two shootings

GLENWOOD, WV (WOAY) - The names of two victims in a Mercer County shooting early Sunday morning have been released. Harold Ray was found on...

College Bound Saturday event hosted at Concord University

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University and over 12 other schools around the region took part in College Bound Saturday, a day that helps...

Concord University holds annual golf tournament for scholarship funds

PIPESTEM, WV (WOAY) - The 32nd annual Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament hosted by Concord University was held at Pipestem Resort. This year,...

City of Princeton anticipating return to Fourth of July fireworks celebration

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The City of Princeton is gearing up for their annual Fourth of July Celebration.  The city’s fireworks display is a decades-long...

Bluefield’s Grant Street Bridge to be demolished soon

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Grant Street Bridge has long been in need of repairs, and in order to begin the process, the city...

Chuck Mathena Center to host second annual Food Truck Frenzy &...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The past year has been tough for local event venues, and the iconic Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton is no...

Cole Chevy Mountain Festival returns to southern West Virginia

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Mercer and Tazewell County residents can expect a fun weekend as the Cole Chevy Mountain Festival returns to the area.  The...

Princeton Wal-Mart evacuated after bomb threat

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Wal-Mart has been evacuated due to a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Officers with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department...

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