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Raleigh County Courthouse to receive 350 updated voting machines

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The voting process in Raleigh County is set to become more visual and efficient. The county commission approved the purchase of...

Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office swears in two new deputies

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - One local law enforcement agency adds two new members to its ranks. Nathaniel Traybor and Brandon Toler were sworn in as...

State Fire Marshal’s Office investigating Beaver explosion

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - On Sunday afternoon locals in the Beaver area were surprised when an explosion occurred at Judy’s, a lottery parlor on...

Several businesses report gas smells in Beaver following gas explosion yesterday

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - Several businesses report smells of gas in the Beaver area following the gas explosion at Judy's yesterday. The call came in...

Beckley Art Center hosting Youth Theatre Camp

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Raleigh County kids have a unique chance to sharpen their skills in the theatre. The Beckley Art Center is hosting a...

Raleigh County Public Library supports Blessing Box project with incentive program

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The Raleigh County Public Library is looking for donations for the local Blessing Box Project.  Throughout the next month, the library...

Suspect on the Run

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - A suspect is on the run after a shooting in Beckley on Sunday afternoon. At around 2 p.m. on Sunday, officers...

UPDATE: Route 19 reopen, power fully restored in Beaver

UPDATE (7/18 @ 8:58 p.m.) - Raleigh County Dispatch confirms that Route 19 is back open in Beaver. Dispatchers also tell WOAY that power...

Two-part historical event held at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The Beckley Parks and Recreation and the Raleigh County Historical Society not only commemorated a special locomotive that has served as...

Police investigating shooting in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Police are investigating a shooting incident reported in Beckley. Raleigh County dispatchers say the shooting was called in at approximately...

America’s Got Talent star promoting adult education

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of winning America's Got Talent, West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has partnered with the...

Beckley VAMC reaches 10,000 vaccine milestone

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The first vaccines distributed at the Beckley Veterans Association Medical Center were given out back in December of 2020. Now...

Local ministry specialized in substance use recovery receives $5,000 donation

PROSPERITY, WV (WOAY) - A local ministry receives a $5,000 donation for their efforts to help those suffering from substance use disorders. Brian’s Safehouse is...

Two-vehicle accident shuts down Coalfields Expressway

COAL CITY, WV (WOAY) - A two-vehicle accident has backed up traffic on the Coalfields Expressway. Dispatchers say it happened at the corner of Slab...

Groundbreaking ceremony held on future site of new Trinity Motors

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held on the future site of a new Trinity Motors, located right in front of the...

Students learn all about STEM during camp at New River Community...

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - Middle Schoolers around the area have been hard at work at a new STEM education summer camp through New River...

Necco Foster Care resumes in person foster parent training

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The next generation of foster parents begin their training in Raleigh County. Necco Foster Care in Beckley is holding its...

“He loved life itself, and he was teaching his son everything...

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Mary West surrounds herself with pictures of her son and her grandson--the two killed July 1 when the car they...

Week-long YMCA Summer Soccer Camp kicks off

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Raleigh County athletes are honing in on their footwork in Beckley this week. The YMCA of Southern West Virginia's Summer...

Beckley storefront vandalized early Monday morning

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Early Monday morning locals were concerned to see a vandalized storefront in downtown Beckley. Beckley Councilman Robert Dunlap was the one...

Riders and walkers meet at Beckley welcome center for a good...

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The New River Riders, a group whose mission is to come together and get active for a cause, met for...

Community block party held at local church in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The Calvary Assembly of God in Beckley fired up their grills and gathered together after their regular Sunday service for the...

Saturday sees full lineup of events at 16th annual Friends of...

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - Cars of all kinds are still revving up and rolling into the 16th annual Friends of Charity Auto Fair for the...

Oldest car featured in Friends of Charity Auto Fair since inception

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - The oldest car in the 16th annual Friends of Charity Auto Fair is a 1919 Model T Ford. The 102-year-old car...

Little boy gets surprise parade and visit from superhero

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) - John Buckland aka Batman, was participating in the Friends of Charity Auto Fair when he came across Layne Hawkins, a...

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