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Tag: Mercer County

UPDATE: Mercer County man found guilty of second-degree murder

UPDATE (March 12, 2020, at 2:30 pm) PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Jan McKinley Williams has been found guilty of second-degree murder. After a three day...

Mercer County Schools suspends all school-sponsored travel out of state, limits...

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County Schools says all school-sponsored travel for students outside of the State has been suspended, due to coronavirus. With...

Bluefield State College announces extended Spring Break due to coronavirus

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Bluefield State College announces Spring Break for students will be extended and will now continue through Friday, March 20. “Extending BSC’s...

UPDATE: Name released in fatal crash that occurred in Mercer County

BRAMWELL, WV (WOAY) - The name of the victim that died in a two-car crash has been released. Sgt. Christian with the State Police Princeton...

Concord University extending Spring Break by one week to evaluate coronavirus

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - Concord University has decided to extend Spring Break for one week for all students as they continue to evaluate the...

Princeton Police seize $11,000 worth of illegal drugs during routine traffic...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - This past Sunday, the Princeton City Police Department seized more than 100 grams of illegal drugs including cocaine, meth and...

Princeton Police Department to restart bike patrol program

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton City Police Department is planning to launch their bike patrols once again sometime this Spring. The program was introduced...

Melrose Elementary School students hold annual Market Day fundraiser

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - This week, the Melrose Elementary School is conducting their yearly Market Day fundraiser, where students craft their own products to...

Bluefield Police Department to hold Police Explorers Program for youth

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Bluefield Police Department is holding A Police Explorers Program this weekend. The event is meant to connect youth with police...

Melrose Elementary School prepares for potential Corona Virus outbreaks

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Melrose Elementary School in Mercer County is one of many schools in the area beginning to prepare for the Corona Virus. Although...

Mercer County Schools releases statement on attendance update for March

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Due to the incidences of flu-like viruses continuing to spread across Mercer County, it is important that we continue to...

Appalachian Coffee House in Princeton debuts live music series

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Appalachian Coffee House will kick off their First Friday Music series with Hinton Native Nathaniel Altare March 6th, 2020 from...

West Virginia State Treasurer presents largest individual unclaimed property check in...

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue presented a record-breaking $1.8 million unclaimed property check to an individual Feb. 29 at...

Mercer County Commissioner representing on the national level

WASHINGTON D.C. (WOAY) - Mercer County Commissioner Greg Puckett is currently attending the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in D.C. which brings together...

Southern West Virginia JROTC students sworn into military at Princeton Senior...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - In Southern West Virginia, many students from different highs schools came together to be sworn in as members of the...

FAFSA deadline fast approaching for college students

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) - The deadline for college students to complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) is approaching soon. March 1st is...

Multiple law enforcement agencies participate in Emergency Vehicle Operations Course

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - This week, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is providing training to multiple law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Tazewell Counties. Starting...

Care packages on the way to deployed Mountain Lions

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) – A recent graduate of Concord University and two current students who are on deployment with the US military will soon...

Mercer County CVB hosting meet and greet about tourism

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - On Tuesday, the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau is conducting a mobile office event in Princeton. The Appalachian Coffee...

Senator Shelley Moore Capito make stops in Mercer County

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - This afternoon, Senator Shelley Moore Capito joined Mayor David Graham and members of the city council for a tour of...

Candidates for Supreme Court and Treasurer Visit Mercer County

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Two political candidates visited the Mercer County courthouse earlier today. Kris Raynes running for Supreme Court Division 2 and Riley...

New bill aims to double prison sentences for methamphetamine distributors

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A new bill in the West Virginia Legislature, House Bill 4852, will potentially double the prison sentences for methamphetamine distributors...

Mercer County student named a candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars program

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A local Mercer County student has been named a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Kayli Mann, a graduating...

UPDATE: Five arrested in connection to home invasion

UPDATE: MERCER, WV (WOAY) - Deputies have arrested have five people in connection to a home invasion. Sgt. Sommers has confirmed to WOAY that Jaydon...

Mercer County becomes a second amendment sanctuary county

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County Commissioners joined other counties across our State to become a second amendment sanctuary. Commissioners on Tuesday night voted...

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