Tag: Mercer County

Magistrate resigns after investigation of comments, messages

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate in West Virginia has stepped down after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments and text messages, according...

Mercer County Commission allots $500 to each high school for Project...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County high school students are getting prepped for Project Graduation.  The yearly program is designed to give seniors one last...

Ground prep for Bluefield Transit Station underway

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Preparation on the new Transit Station is underway in Bluefield.  The Bluefield Transit Authority’s new bus transfer station has been in...

Concord University starting the Little Women Project this spring

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - This spring Concord University is celebrating the novel Little Women in their Little Women Project. The project will be celebrating the...

21 active COVID-19 cases at Concord University stem from student gatherings

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University has halted all athletics until the end of this week after multiple student-athletes test positive for COVID-19.  There are...

Proposed removal of state income tax includes 431% tax increase for...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Governor Justice’s new proposal to eliminate state income tax comes with a variety of small tax increases across the board....

City of Bluefield searching for new city manager

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The City of Bluefield is looking for a new city manager. Current City manager Dane Rideout has decided to step down...

Lt. Vance First Annual Virtual Golf Tournament raises funds for local...

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Community Connections in partnership with the Bluefield Police Department is hosting a virtual golf fundraiser. The golf tournament is a fundraiser...

Stonerise receives 2021 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)– Stonerise, one of West Virginia’s leading providers of transitional and skilled nursing care, is proud to announce that they are the...

Some businesses still at reduced capacity, unable to take advantage of...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Governor Jim Justice announced that COVID-19 restrictions on business would be lifted. Bars and restaurants can now use 100% of...

Book signing held for new book on Mercer County Forestry Sciences...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A new book about a Mercer County Forestry Center releases this Monday. This book marks the tenth in the Images of...

Winterplace wrapping up seasonal program

FLAT TOP, WV (WOAY) - Scouts on Skis is a heritage program that has been at Winterplace for a long time, and it's a...

Portion of Route 19 in Spanishburg closed to traffic as roadway...

SPANISHBURG, WV (WOAY) - Route 19 in Spanishburg is closed to traffic after the road collapsed in the middle of the night. Utility and...

The Railyard hosts grand reopening in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - A Bluefield Restaurant reopens after closing in December. The Railyard, a popular restaurant amongst locals, has been a staple of the...

Man faces sexual abuse and assault charges in Mercer County

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - A man in Mercer County is facing sexual abuse and assault charges. According to a criminal complaint, on March 2, officers...

Man behind bars on several charges after alleged shooting incident in...

MONTCALM, WV (WOAY) - A man is facing several charges after allegedly shooting a man in Montcalm. According to a criminal complaint, on Feb. 27,...

Matoaka Coalition partners with Mountaineer Food Bank for new food pantry...

MATOAKA, WV (WOAY) - The Matoaka Coalition has been working on cleaning up the community and has multiple projects in the works. They’re most...

New book details rich history of Mercer County Forestry Sciences Lab

PRINCETON, WV (WOY) - A local politician is releasing a book about a historic forestry center.  Forestry Sciences Lab in Mercer County” is the tenth...

Princeton officials prepare for upcoming city elections

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The City of Princeton is gearing up for its upcoming city elections.  Four city ward council seats are up for election...

Princeton man facing malicious assault, several misdemeanor charges

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A Princeton man is arrested on malicious assault and several misdemeanor charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. According to a criminal...

Counties urge Congress to increase state and local aid in newest...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County was represented on a national scale during an economic relief conference. County Commissioner Greg Puckett represents the county as...

Mercer County completes first reading dilapidated building ordinance

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - This week Mercer County had its first reading of a dilapidated building ordinance. The County Commission unanimously passed the first reading...

Roughly 1,800 expected to be vaccinated in Mercer County this week

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County is continuing its vaccine clinics at a fast rate, as roughly 1,800 people are expected to receive a...

Promise Scholarship application deadline quickly approaching

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - West Virginia students have only one week left to apply for the Promise Scholarship. The Promise Scholarship provides up to $4,750...

Man arrested on alleged sexual abuse and assault in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A man is arrested after two victims detail stories of alleged sexual abuse and assault. According to a criminal complaint,...
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