Obituaries

DUBLIN [mdash] Conrad Bruce Fritz, Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home in Dublin, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad Bruce Fritz, Sr. and Wanda Snyder Fritz; and sister, Roxanne Keland. Survivors include his wife, Debra Lynn Elliott Fritz; son, Tra…

BEDFORD [mdash] Evelyn I. Cochran Simpkins, 72, of Evington, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. Born on July 11, 1946 in Eckman, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. Cochran and Virginia Hartley Cochran and was the loving wife of F. Daniel (Danny) Simpkins for 42 years. …

BEDFORD [mdash] Evelyn I. Cochran Simpkins, 72, of Evington, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. Born on July 11, 1946 in Eckman, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. Cochran and Virginia Hartley Cochran and was the loving wife of F. Daniel (Danny) Simpkins for 42 years. …

An AW C-130H Hercules aircraft with the 130th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard overflew Princeton Community Hospital, Bluefield Regional Medical Center and Welch Community Hospital Wednesday delivering an important message to the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and first …

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Princeton Community Hospital opens a drive through COVID-19 testing site at the Woman's Center entrance of the hospital. According to hospital officials, the testing will be conducted under a doctor's order only.

Fourth- and fifth-grade students learn supply and demand and the basics of operating a business during Melrose School’s annual Market Day. Proceeds from the event will help fund the fifth-grade field trip to Pigeon Forge in May.

Dustin Croy, of Lerona, was crowned "Master Distiller" recently on Discovery Channel television show, ‘Master Distiller,’ where he competed head to head against three other distillers and judged by Discovery Channels top three legends in the business Mark, Tim, and Digger along with special …