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Local municipalities to receive direct funding from American Jobs Plan

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The American Jobs Plan is a $1.9 trillion bill passed by Congress back in March of this year. This round...

Local businesses receive $10,000 grants from Verizon

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Two local businesses receive grants from Verizon as part of a small business development initiative.  The two businesses were Adams LLC...

Princeton resale store gives free prom dresses to students

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Free prom dresses are on the rack at a resale store in Princeton. Upscale Resale has been hosting what they...

Local theater to house new community theater group and Bob Denver...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - After months of hard work, the Princeton Renaissance Theater is seeing some great progress on its restoration. Some artists around...

Concord University invites local high schoolers to learn about the transition...

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Six local high schools learned about navigating their initial days at college during a digital event with Concord University. It’s through...

May 10 recognized as West Virginia Manufacturing Education Day

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A new proclamation from Governor Jim Justice recognizes May 10 as West Virginia Manufacturing Education Day.  West Virginia Manufacturing Education Day...

Concord University to hold first in-person graduation ceremony after a year...

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University is holding its 146th spring commencement in person after having to hold the last two graduation ceremonies virtually....

Concord University wears red to support the troops

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - For the past month, students, faculty and staff at Concord University have been participating in a new initiative to support...

Keep Mercer Clean finishes up seventh annual campaign

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Keep Mercer Clean has neared the end of it’s annual campaign. The yearly road clean ups see hundreds of volunteers come...

Mercer County Sheriff’s Department looking for missing woman

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in locating a missing woman. 51-year-old Amy Huffman was last seen...

Some syringe service programs may see a rough road ahead as...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The recent changes to needle exchange programs may make it more difficult for health centers to provide support for those...

Mercer County woman arrested for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A Mercer County woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend. Court documents say Jacqueline Shelton's boyfriend alleged she had...

Children’s Memorial Flag Day honors those who suffered from abuse

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. During this time, child abuse prevention centers come together to recognize the important of...

Bluefield business owner joins Mercer County Board of Health

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - A business owner in Bluefield joins the Mercer County Board of Health.  Nicole Coeburn is the owner of the Blue Spoon...

Princeton Fire Department offers free smoke alarms through Sound the Alarm...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Fire Department is inviting the community to take advantage of a program called Sound the Alarm. It's a...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Alcohol Awareness Month happens every April. It was developed to increase understanding of the causes and treatment of alcoholism. Candice...

Community Connections offers drug disposal kits ahead of National Drug Takeback...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A national drug takeback day will take place next Saturday, April 24. As well, between now and next Saturday local nonprofit...

While some universities are making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory, colleges in West...

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Several top universities in the country have recently made it a mandatory requirement for students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,...

Open burn permits now available in Bluefield, WV

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Open burn permits and requirements are now available at Bluefield Fire Department's Central Station, located at 101 Bluefield Ave. There is...

Open Heart Ministries holds spaghetti dinner fundraiser

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Open Heart Ministries in Bluefield served spaghetti dinners as part of a fundraiser. The spaghetti dinners are $8.50 and include spaghetti...

National Child Abuse Prevention Month highlights the need for awareness

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  During this time, abuse prevention centers want to recognize the importance that family and communities...

Mercer County man arrested on child pornography charges

ROCK, WV (WOAY) - A Mercer County man is behind bars on child pornography charges. Matthew Billings, 30, of Rock, was arrested yesterday for the...

Bluefield Fire Department reopens fire station

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - On Thursday the Bluefield Fire Department reopened fire station three. The station was originally built back in the 1970s, but was...

Mercer county continues to vaccinate residents

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Health Department continues to provide vaccines to those 16 and older. The health department held another vaccine...

Princeton resale store offering free prom dresses

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A local resale store is giving away free prom dresses for students in need. Upscale Resale received a donation of prom...
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