• Tag: Mercer County

    Organizations to build 14 blessing boxes across community

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Staff and volunteers with Community Connections, Inc. work to build blessing boxes across the area. “I bet we had 10...

    Deputies in Mercer County warn about a telephone scam

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Sheriffs Department is currently investigating a telephone scam in the area where individuals are being contacted...

    Concord University hosting virtual career fair for education majors

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) – The Center for Academic and Career Development (CACD) at Concord University is hosting a Virtual Career Fair for Education majors...

    Mercer County Schools adjust school calendar

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County Schools have adjusted the school calendar for this academic year. According to officials, Mercer County Schools started back...

    Local business provides support to honey bee populations

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Despite the issues with the pandemic, beekeepers are still working hard trying to make sure their honey bees are thriving. Honeybees have...

    Library allows patrons to rent physical items via curbside pickup

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Public Library is going a step beyond online services and is offering curbside pickup for physical rentals.  Patrons simply...

    Pikeview High School senior is semifinalist for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Pikeview High School senior is a semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Kayli M. Mann, Valedictorian of Pikeview...

    Bluefield Fire and Police Departments to receive emergency funding

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – The Bluefield Fire and Police Department will benefit from emergency funding provided by the Community Foundation of the Virginias enabling...

    Six people have recovered from COVID-19 in Mercer County

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Health Department says six people have recovered from the COVID-19 virus. In Mercer County, eight people have...

    Local leaders in Mercer County explain COVID-19 emergency rules

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Emergency Legislative Rules issued on April 16th establish Public Health Standards for businesses remaining open during the COVID-19 outbreak. These...

    Many new COVID-19 cases to be expected past projected peak

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Now that West Virginia has passed the expected peak of the coronavirus, some think it’s time to open the state...

    Stages Music School converts to online lessons to continue music education

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A music school is trying to give students a chance to continue their lessons online.  Stages Music School has been using...

    Registered sex offender arrested in Mercer County for alleged sexual abuse...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) -  A registered sex offender from Mercer County has been arrested for sexual abuse of a child. According to the Mercer County...

    Mercer County Humane Society fears overcrowding when shelter reopens

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - This morning, Mercer County Humane Society transported over a dozen cats and dogs to a nearby no-kill animal rescue. Director...

    Police take social distancing precautions

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Police Department has changed how they handle some calls amid the coronavirus outbreak. Capt. Ben Woodard says some calls...

    Princeton Community Hospital begins use of new COVID-19 tests that yield...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Princeton Community Hospital has recently obtained new COVID-19 testing kits that can yield results in just over an hour.  Rose Morgan,...

    Concord University waives ACT and SAT requirements for upcoming school year

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - In response to the pandemic, standardized tests typically taken by incoming college students have been delayed significantly. As a result of...

    4th patient diagnosed with COVID-19 in Mercer County has recovered

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Health Department is reporting that the fourth patient diagnosed with COVID-19 has recovered. They continued to say...

    Senators Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for WV Airports

    WOAY - Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Wednesday that the Federal...

    Many students to not receive any financial assistance from stimulus package

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - As stimulus checks start to be distributed many college students are disappointed that they don’t qualify to receive funds. The...

    Recovered COVID-19 patient from Mercer County shares experience

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Last week, the Mercer County Health Department announced that the third person to test positive for COVID-19 in the...

    College seniors cope with loss of graduation ceremonies

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - In response to the pandemic, schools have switched to online courses and cancelled graduation ceremonies, leaving many seniors with disappointment....

    Low census response and declining population to possibly result in less...

    WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) - The United States Census has been taking responses for more than a month now, and West Virginia currently has the...

    PCH Board of Directors announces closure to OB/GYN and Surgical Services...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Due to the unprecedented negative impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton Community Hospital’s Board of Directors directed the closure...

    Mercer County Prosecutor: “Coronavirus concerns not grounds for jail release”

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler says that Circuit Court Judges are not releasing jail inmates simply because of...
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