Tag: Mercer County

Man charged with attempted first degree murder, fleeing after 2014 pursuit

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A man is charged with attempted first degree murder and fleeing with reckless indifference after a pursuit back in 2014. According...

Mercer County Commissioner placed on West Virginia Tobacco Use Prevention and...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A local politician was just placed on the West Virginia Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Task Force.  Mercer County Commissioner Greg...

Keep Mercer Clean preparing for sixth active year

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Keep Mercer Clean is looking forward to its newest year of activities. Keep Mercer Clean is a county-wide initiative in which...

Mercer County deputies investigate Glenwood area shooting

GLENWOOD, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County deputies are investigating an early morning shooting in the Glenwood area. According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, on...

High school students adapting to change for college admissions process

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University spoke with high school students to give them some insight into college admissions. As the spring semester approaches, students...

Wheeling man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that Randall Lee Peggs, also known as “Randy Peggs,” 57, of Wheeling, was...

Federal inmates plead guilty to weapon charges

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) -- United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that two federal inmates pled guilty to possessing weapons. Corey Fair, 27, and Rashun Evans,...

WVDOH provides update on Grant Street Bridge in Mercer County

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – Officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) are dotting their “I’s” and crossing their “T’s” to get a bridge...

Man dead after being struck by two cars in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A man dies after being struck by two cars in Mercer County. According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department was...

80-year-olds Mercer County residents get first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The elderly population in Mercer County got another chance this morning to receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during...

Health department sees huge turnout for limited vaccine distribution, hundreds turned...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - As part of an initiative from Governor Jim Justice, health departments across the state have received doses of the Moderna...

PCH restricting surgeries due to COVID-19

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY)- Princeton Community Hospital has announced they are restricting surgeries due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the community. Because of the...

Mercer County looks into upgrading recycling with state grant

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County is looking into improving their recycling program.  In recent years, the county’s recycling initiatives have grown substantially, and now...

Mercer County entities partner to conduct trail study

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The leaders of Bluefield, Princeton and the Mercer County Commission are all pledging resources for an upcoming trail study.  They want...

Some West Virginia cities have top 10 rainiest years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some cities in West Virginia had rainfall amounts last year totaling in the top 10 ever recorded. Bluefield had its second-highest...

Princeton sees great success with virtual rendition of Downtown Countdown

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Princeton’s eighth annual Downtown Countdown concluded last night, it had segments featuring local businesses, artists and much more. Organizer of...

Lashmeet man arrested on kidnapping charges after breaking into a home

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A man has been arrested after holding three children and a couple hostage, with a weapon, after forcibly entering a...

West Virginia lawyer who sought sex for services disbarred

BLUEFIELD, WV (AP)- A West Virginia attorney has been disbarred after he attempted to barter his services in a woman’s divorce case for sex,...

Local woman loses home to Christmas Day fire

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A Princeton woman loses nearly everything in a fire on Christmas. On Christmas Day, Molly O'Donnell wanted to do a load...

Princeton food pantry in need of volunteers as community need rises

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Tender Mercies Ministries is a food pantry that has been serving the area for the past 36 years. They say...

City of Princeton preparing for eighth annual Downtown Countdown

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The City of Princeton is gearing up for their latest rendition of the Downtown Countdown. It's a local celebration featuring...

City of Bluefield extends Holiday of Lights to January 3rd

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The City of Bluefield is extending their Holiday of Lights. After putting up more than one million lights in the city...

Local restaurants hopeful for new opportunities in new year after struggling...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - As the year draws to a close, local businesses reflect on the rough times they’ve had.  Many local businesses, especially restaurants,...

Bluefield churches partner to provide drive-in Christmas Eve service

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Churches in Bluefield are partnering to provide a drive-in service on Christmas Eve.  The First Presbyterian Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church and...

Bluefield State College to acquire Bluefield Regional Medical Center and use...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Bluefield State College is set to acquire the Bluefield Regional Medical Center and use it for teaching purposes. The medical center...
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