Tag: Mercer County

Mercer County Commission discusses issues with fireworks ordinance

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Commission held a discussion on the county’s fireworks ordinance during their monthly meeting. In 2019, a new fireworks...

Local group of veterans asks for permission to create community emergency...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A group of retired veterans from Mercer County are attempting to create a community emergency response team.  A community emergency response...

Mercer County to create stockpile of COVID-19 supplies

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County has decided to allocate $50,000 from their CARES Act funding to create a stockpile of COVID-19 supplies.  The supplies...

Chuck Mathena Center presents “Dirty Dancing” drive-in movie

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - If you're looking for something to do this weekend, the Chuck Mathena Center is hosting its second community drive-in. The event...

2020 Mountain Festival canceled due to COVID-19

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias regretfully announces that the MountainFest 2020 will be canceled this year due...

Concord University adding new health sciences major

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) – Concord University is introducing a Health Sciences major for the Fall 2020 semester. With this new academic program, students can...

Mercer County sees significant spike of new cases

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County has been seeing an influx of new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. In June, Mercer County was sitting...

Authorities seeking information after a church in Princeton was set on...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – A Princeton church was burned twice in June, and investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office are looking...

Princeton man sentenced to prison for federal drug crime

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – A Princeton man was sentenced to federal prison for his participation in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating between New...

Mercer County Diaper Run scheduled for July 18

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Voice of Praise Worship Center is still planning on holding the third annual Mercer County Diaper Run on July...

Mercer County man sentenced to prison for sex offense

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A Lashmeet man was sentenced to federal prison for a sex crime against a minor, announced United States Attorney Mike...

Another employee at Princeton Health Care Center has tested positive for...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Health Care Center announces another employee has tested positive for COVID—19. “This past week we began Covid testing of...

Local retailer talks benefits of CBD and hemp for National Hemp...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - July is National Hemp Month, which aims to educate people about the benefits of hemp and how it’s classified differently...

Concord University chemistry program installs new grant-funded lab instrument

ATHENS, WV (WOAY) – The chemistry program in Concord University’s Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences has installed a major new laboratory instrument for...

Mercer County Commission converts abandoned Forestry Service building into new offices

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A historic forestry service center in Mercer County that was previously abandoned is being turned into a new space for...

Mercer County Humane Society hopes to crack down on illegal dog...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Humane Society is trying to crack down on illegal dog fighting in Mercer and McDowell Counties.  They are...

Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard to hold flag retirement ceremony

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard is planning to hold a flag retirement ceremony this Friday. The ceremony is an honorable...

Bluefield man charged for hitting a disabled woman

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - A man is in jail after facing charges of abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult. According to the Bluefield Police...

Hotel/motel tax revenue drops due to COVID-19

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County is seeing a fall in revenue from hotel and motel taxes. County Commissioner Greg Puckett says the fall...

Mercer County fireworks ordinance in effect until July 7

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A Mercer County Official reminds the public to follow guidelines set by the local firework ordinance. The ordinance officially began...

Mercer County reports sharp increase in COVID-19 cases due to Myrtle...

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Health Department is reporting an influx of COVID-19 cases, half of which are related to travel to...

Bluefield officials meet with firms regarding Grant Street Bridge

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - A Bluefield city task force met with engineering firms to possibly move forward with on the Grant Street Bridge project. "We're...

City of Bluefield partners with Facebook to host business webinar

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The City of Bluefield is helping conduct a webinar hosted by Facebook.  The partnership with Facebook stems from Bluefield’s relationship with...

Sex offender’s conviction affirmed by Supreme Court

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Henry Vincent Bennett, who was found guilty of child sex abuse last year, just had his case affirmed by the...

Therapist renovates bus into mobile children’s play therapy center

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A play therapist is going around Southern West Virginia in a renovated therapy bus to help children cope with psychological...
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