Princeton Primary invites volunteers to Read to Me Day
As part of American Education Week, volunteers throughout the community converged on Princeton Primary School to participate in National Read To Me Day Thursday at the school. Here, volunteer readers include Princeton Fire Department's Charlie Croy, Veterinary Associates' Dr. April Munique, and Concord University's Mike Cox.
- 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.
- Slideshow: Oakvale Fire Department battles garage fire The Oakvale Volunteer Fire Department responded to a garage fire on Kelleysville Road Friday morning. No one appeared injured in the blazed.
- Slideshow: Princeton library celebrates Fancy Nancy The Princeton Public Library hosted its annual Fancy Nancy party on Saturday.
- Slideshow: Water invades Berkley Street yard The yard of Coty Dennis, a Berkley Street resident, is currently overrun with runoff from US 460.
- Slideshow: Mercer School students on the move Mercer School students enjoy physical education class Thursday, under the direction of P.E. teacher Aleta Jo Crotty. The students spent time bouncing balance balls to each other, doing an energetic Mexican hat dance while maintaining their balance on the balls and practicing their jump-rope skills.
- Slideshow: Pax leaves lots of snow on Mercer Street Pax, a winter storm, ripped through Mercer County Wednesday and Thursday, leaving well over one foot of snow in its wake.
- Slideshow: Mercer County scholars showcase social studies skills Social Studies Fair winners from Mercer County's elementary and middle school competitions converge on Mercer Mall Tuesday for the county contest. Entries spanned topics relating to world history, U.S. history, psychology, sociology, economics and more.
- Slideshow: Mercer high schools battle for academic honors The four high schools in Mercer County, Bluefield, Montcalm, PikeView and Princeton, competed in the final Academic Bowl of the 2013-14 year. PikeView defeated Princeton, 196-185, to claim its second Academic Bowl Championship. Bluefield defeated Montcalm, 104-91, to claim third place.
- Slideshow: Take a walk inside the Mercer Health Department building Administrator Susan Kadar provided a tour of the new Mercer County Health Department on its second day of being open to the public.
- Slideshow: Winter blankets region Ol' Man Winter blew into southern West Virginia with a vengeance Tuesday, dropping up to 6 inches of snow throughout Mercer County and more in higher elevations. Though the heavy, wet precipitation made travel risky, it was the cold temperatures that followed the storm that packed a punch. Still, diehard sledders Matthew and Ethan Cary — along with their dog, Abbee — braved the elements for a few trips down their Glenwood hill.