• Tag: Raleigh County

    City of Beckley holds ceremony to honor victims of UBB Mine...

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - It's been ten years since the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion killed 29 miners in Raleigh County. Ten years ago...

    Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches...

    Locals hold independent food drive for kids in need

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - A small, independent group of people held a small food drive and gave away free meals to kids.  The drive was...

    Summer softball tournament to attract thousands

    RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Sports fans have something to look forward to this summer. Commissioner Ron Hedrick says he's working to put on a...

    Raleigh County native Bill Withers dies at 81

    Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean...

    Commissioner plans fundraiser for Veterans Museum

    RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - In October, the Raleigh County Commission announced it's interest in moving the Veterans Museum to what is currently the...

    Local county clerks explain election date change

    SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) - After yesterday's decision to change the primary election date to June 9, local officials weigh in on what that...

    Former Beckley VAMC doctor arrested

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - A former Beckley VAMC doctor was arrested by the FBI earlier this morning. A doctor of osteopathic medicine who formerly worked...

    Phone scams on the rise in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - In Raleigh County, phone scammers are hard at work making fraudulent calls. One popular scam that has been present recently is...

    Health department explains COVID-19 testing process

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - The Raleigh County Health Department hosted another COVID-19 testing site today. The health department tested patients at it's Harper Road location...

    Raleigh County Clerk asking voters to request absentee ballots amidst COVID-19...

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - During this COVID-19 outbreak, you may be wondering how this will impact voting and the primaries coming up in May. Raleigh...

    Local accountant encourages stimulus check budgeting

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Many American adults and couples are preparing to receive their stimulus checks. Tony Martin, a Beckley accountant, is offering some tips...

    Raleigh County agencies respond to fire

    TERRY, WV (WOAY) - Firefighters successfully put out a fire in the Terry area this afternoon. Dispatchers say the call came in around 2:15 p.m....

    Firefighters battle afternoon blaze

    PROSPERITY, WV (WOAY) - Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on Ogden Street. Dispatchers say the call came in around 4:15 p.m....

    NEW DETAILS: Man arrested after shooting and killing another man in...

    BECKLEY, WV - Beckley Police Detectives are investigating an early morning shooting at the Hargrove Street Apartments located at 222 Hargrove Street that left...

    Beckley ARH screens 40 at their first viral respiratory drive-thru...

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Beckley ARH held their first drive-thru viral respiratory screening today outside of their Southern West Virginia Clinic. What we’ve seen...

    Beckley ARH CEO explains allotment protocol for masks in the hospital

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - We have had several people reach out to us about who gets what personal protective equipment in a hospital setting. Beckley...

    Beckley city leaders believe citizens are not practicing social distancing

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - This afternoon, Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold and leaders from various industries came together to have a community update meeting in...

    Local woman makes hundreds of masks for her community

    COAL CITY, WV (WOAY) - During this time of uncertainty, many community members are helping stop the spread of coronavirus by sewing handmade masks. Dyane...

    Jan Care employees quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

    RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Four Jan Care Ambulance employees are quarantined after accidentally being exposed to a patient with coronavirus. Director of Operations Paul...

    Raleigh County Courthouse set to open to limited access

    RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- The Raleigh County Courthouse will be opening, starting Monday, March 30, 2020 with limited access. Raleigh County Commissioner Ron Hedrick tells...

    Local car dealership is offering medical professionals services at no additional...

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Sheets Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Beckley wants to acknowledge the efforts of, and help local healthcare workers who are...

    Beckley VA Medical Center will stop guests and visitors due to...

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley VA Medical Center has taken additional actions to protect Veterans, visitors, and employees from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Effective...

    Interstate 77 Northbound Lanes Open Following Tractor-Trailer Crash

    WOAY - Both northbound lanes on Interstate 77 are re-opened around mile marker 46.5 following a tractor-trailer crash early Friday morning. According to a Facebook...

    Beckley ARH hosting drive-thru viral respiratory clinic; No doctor’s order required

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - On Friday, Beckley ARH will be opening a drive-thru respiratory clinic in their parking lot, and this one will not...
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