Slideshow: Live Nativity lights Princeton night
Princeton First United Methodist Church members resume its Live Nativity tradition Saturday night at the intersection of Park Avenue and Center Street. For more than a decade, the church hosted the event without a delay or cancellation, but winter storms snowed the last three out. Despite extremely cold temperatures, the faithful re-enactors made sure the show went on this weekend, complete with a heavenly host of angels, shepherds, wise men and, of course, the holy family.
- Slideshow: Oakvale School dedication Members of the Oakvale community gathered Monday afternoon for the grand opening of the new Oakvale Elementary School.
- Slideshow: Drug Free All-Stars perform at Princeton Senior High School The Community Connections Drug Free All-Stars played against a team of Princeton Senior High School teachers on Friday.
- Slideshow: Mercer County Schools celebrates service personnel Mercer County Schools celebrated its service personnel on Tuesday night. Not pictured are Memorial's Holly Saunders, PikeView High's Tim Williams, Straley's Bill Loggins, and Maintenance's Leonard Thompson.
- Slideshow: CASE celebrates family fun Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia (CASE) hosted a family fun night at Glenwood Park's 4H camp on Friday.
- Slideshow: School board honors high achievers Several students and teachers were recognized by the Mercer County Board of Education at Tuesday's meeting.
- Slideshow: Straley students get a workout to support Bible program Straley School's Bible in the School program invited students to a Zumbathon and hoops-shooting contest as a reward for raising funds to support the program Tuesday. Zumba instructors Nancy Walker, Melissa Ellison and Dusty Raulerson led the Zumba session, while teachers from the school supervised the basketball portion of the event.
- Slideshow: Straley School students experiment with Science Fair Straley School hosted its Science Fair Friday, March 14, complete with experiments on everything from paper towel strength to the effects of a favorite red pen.
- Slideshow: Mercer School students cheer for Seuss Mercer School students wished Dr. Seuss a very happy birthday with a special reading of his tales and a serving of miniature cupcakes. The Wednesday event included entertainment by WVVA’s Greg Carter, who read ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’ and other classic Seuss stories. And, each student who participated in the reading time inside the Mary Alice Kaufman Student Life Center at Mercer School received a tiny cupcake to celebrate the famous author’s birthday. Annually, Seuss enthusiasts celebrate the writer’s work the first week in March, but last week’s wintry weather delayed the festivities for local students.
- Slideshow: Community weighs in on city hall Princeton City Council accepted public input on the proposed city hall move to the former Dean Company property Monday, before voting 4-3 to move the municipal complex to that site.
- Slideshow: Tom Bone draws Seuss In celebration of the Read Across America Day designed to honor Dr. Seuss, Princeton Times Editorial Cartoonist Tom Bone took time Thursday to read a Seuss classic to second-graders at Melrose School. After the students enjoyed the tale, Bone showcased his drawing skills by drafting images of some of Seuss’s most beloved characters, including The Cat in the Hat and Horton. He capped this classroom visit with a drawing of teacher Lisa Godwin and a question-and-answer session in which he encouraged the students to keep doing their best whenever they draw.