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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...

Alorica and Intuit bringing in hundreds of employees into new office

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Over the past two years, Alorica has been working with the City of Bluefield to build a new location to...

The Community Foundation of the Virginias encourages grant applications before cycle...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Local organizations in Mercer and Tazewell Counties are encouraged to apply for charity grants.  The Community Foundation of the Virginias provides...

Concord University hoping for a return to normalcy this fall

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Students at Concord University can soon look forward to a return to normalcy. After a long year full of COVID-19 precautions,...

Special Memorial Day service held in downtown Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The American Legion Riley-Vest Post 9 was finally able to hold their annual, beloved Memorial Day tradition at Chicory Square in...

First annual Memorial Day event held in downtown Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A free community Memorial Day event hosted by Community Connections, Princeton Renaissance Theatre, and Honor Flight was held at Dick...

One person injured in Bluefield shooting between two cousins

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - One person is injured after a shooting incident in Bluefield. The Bluefield Police Department says two cousins were involved in a...

Concord University begins replacement process for stadium’s turf

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - At Concord University, crews are tearing up and preparing to replace the stadium’s turf. The 80,000 square feet of artificial...

Memorial service to be held at Mercer County Poor Farm Cemetery

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A short hike through the woods near the former Forestry Center in Mercer County leads you to a cemetery filled...

Local organization partner to provide free snack packs for children over...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A new initiative will help keep kids in the Mercer County area from going hungry over the summer. Every Friday...

Music festival coming this summer to Glenwood Recreational Park

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A concert is coming to Glenwood Recreational Park this summer. Local musician Jonathan Buckner asked the Mercer County Commission for help...

Concord University to offer new online Master’s in Business Administration program

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University is launching a new Master's program.  The University's new Master's in Business Administration program is starting this fall, and...

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...

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