BLUEFIELD — Work to dismantle the Grant Street Bridge in Bluefield is now in full throttle as Norfolk Southern recently cleared some tracks to make way for removal of spans.
Stacey Hicks, who owns property in the area, came before Council to urge quicker action on alleviating drainage problems in the Rogers Street area.
PRINCETON — Mercer County residents should not throw away letters from the county clerk’s office or the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office because they contain information about changes in precincts and polling places.
PRINCETON — A federal investigation has recovered $270,984 in back wages and liquidated damages for 166 workers of a Princeton skilled nursing care facility, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
PRINCETON — Children returning to classrooms and other places outside the home have increased the numbers of child abuse and neglect cases being reported in Mercer County and across the state, according to the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network.
GREEN VALLEY — At their meeting Wednesday at the Mercer County Health Center, the Mercer County Board of Health discussed plans to become the primary agency to administer school sports physicals.
CHARLESTON — Several potentially controversial bills were filed this week by West Virginia legislators, including two that would set limits on when legal abortions can be performed.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues to see more COVID-related hospitalizations, with the total at 907 on Tuesday, the highest it has been since the Delta surge, when it peaked at 1,012.
CHARLESTON — Some states are seeing a decrease in the number of new COVID cases, but West Virginia started late in the current surge and numbers are still growing.
ATHENS — Princeton Rescue Squad CEO Stacey Hicks will serve as the Grand Groundhog Watcher for Concord University’s 2022 Groundhog Day Breakfast.
PRINCETON — The Charles T. “Chuck” Mathena II Foundation, Inc. in Princeton is among the West Virginia entities receiving funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
GREEN VALLEY — Route 460’s east and westbound lanes were shut down Tuesday after a fire burned a business located just off the eastbound lanes.
PRINCETON — Two new deputies recently joined the ranks of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number officers available for regular patrols across the county.
That mandate, scheduled for enforcement beginning Jan. 10, requires private employers with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday in the case about whether to issue an emergency stay of Biden's rule.
PRINCETON — Using American Rescue Plan money to help extend water and sewer service to people lacking both, expanding a non-motorized trail system, improving the county airport and expanding broadband access are among the Mercer County Commission’s goals for 2022.
BLUEFIELD — Mercer County Airport has a new general manager, and a path forward that includes almost $1.5 million in infrastructure money.
CHARLESTON — Almost 3,000 new COVID cases were reported in one day in the state on Wednesday, pushing the active case count to 17,718, the highest it’s been since early September when the Delta variant surge was taking off.
ATHENS — The ongoing efforts to refurbish the Athens Town Park received a major boost last week with a $9,000 state donation.
Officers discovered pills among candy canes when they responded to a Christmas Day domestic violence complaint which led to the arrests of two people on charges including child neglect resulting in risk of injury.
PRINCETON — Individuals who served Princeton and the rest of Mercer County throughout their lives were among the people who were lost as the year 2021 progressed.
PETERSTOWN — After an unexpected delay caused by frigid temperatures in Texas last winter, the new Peterstown School complex is getting back on track and will be ready to open in August 2022.
WASHINGTON — Months before attackers supporting then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol last Jan. 6, social media sites were flooded with angry postings claiming the presidential election had been rigged and calling for violence.
CHARLESTON — The third time was the charm for Gov. Jim Justice when the state Legislature earlier this year finally approved the creation of a state Intermediate Court of Appeals.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — The Facebook memes, the editorial cartoons and the headlines from left-leaning publications all agree: Sen. Joe Manchin is living a lavish lifestyle while blocking Biden administration initiatives to relieve and comfort the ordinary folks of West Virginia and America in general. The evidence: Manchin drives an Italian sportscar and lives in Washington on a “luxury yacht.”
BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Union Mission is being offered $250,000 from the balance left in the CARES Act.
PRINCETON — Hundreds of Naxolone kits were distributed just before Christmas Eve in an effort to help people suffering from opioid overdoses this holiday season.
CHARLESTON — The number of new COVID cases reported Wednesday in West Virginia hit almost 2,000, with the number of active cases once again topping 9,000.
CHARLESTON — Pending approval by the state Legislature, all West Virginia state employees, including school teachers and personnel, will be seeing a 5 percent pay raise next year as well as a 2.5 percent one-time bonus to help with the costs of inflation.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) said recently that after the 2021 holiday season the state will approach the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in West Virginia since the pandemic began
PRINCETON — Some residents can still remember when a house off West Main Street was a place for milk and cookies with friends, but now it’s a house where children needing help with legal matters can find the support they need.
PRINCETON — Answers received by a survey of the opinions Mercer County residents have about COVID-19 vaccinations were distributed recently after the results were tabulated.
BLUEFIELD — Mercer County Airport will reap benefits soon from the federal bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed recently and signed by Pres. Joe Biden.
BLUEFIELD — Concord University is starting its first ever nursing program as West Virginia is sinking $48 million into an initiative to recruit and train more nurses.
ATHENS — The effort to refurbish the Athens Town Park received a major boost Tuesday evening as the state gave a $9,000 donation. Delegate Doug Smith (R-Mercer) presented Athens Mayor Tim Pike with the check from the House of Delegates via the Local Economic Development Assistance program for the restoration of the park. Smith said the LEDA assistance was a yearly program and that it was up to each delegate to choose what projects received assistance.
PRINCETON — Last week, three city businesses which participated in the "Make It Sparkle" Christmas decorating contest were recognized by the City of Princeton with monetary awards.
WASHINGTON — West Virginia and other states are going to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop an attempt by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to transform the nation’s power sector through emissions regulations
Mercer County officials are working to determine if federal stimulus dollars can be used to assist with a dam closure project in the Bluewell area.
ATHENS — In three ceremonies over two days, 160 Concord University graduate candidates received recognition in the Main Gymnasium of the Carter Center during the 23rd annual Fall Commencement Ceremony.
BLUEFIELD — Work on the Grant Street Bridge in Bluefield has ground to a halt, and city officials say it is a Norfolk Southern (NS) issue.
ATHENS — Concord University recently hosted the 4th Annual Pitch Competition. Concord students competed in the event that was brought back to mainly in-person this year, with the option to view virtually.
PRINCETON — A campaign that urges holiday seekers to avoid the reckless behavior of drunk and drugged driving is partnering with local human service and law enforcement agencies to make the Christmas season safer for everyone is now underway
PRINCETON — An agency that aids children needing legal services is celebrated its new location recently with a ribbon cutting, an open house, a book sale and, on Dec. 20, a visit from Santa Claus.
COVINGTON [mdash] Warren Homer Linkous, 90, of 791 E. Carolton Drive died Monday, October 25, 2021, at his home. Mr. Linkous was born March 23, 1931, in Princeton, WV, a son of the late Luck John Linkous and Martha Jane Boyd Linkous. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by on…
- PHCC to pay $270,984 in back wages after error
- COVID outbreak spreads back to long-term care facilities
- Mercer County Clerk describes changes to voting precincts
- Man charged after stabbing father during alteration
- Grant Street bridge north span removed as work steams ahead
- Officials: Virus surge expected to keep climbing for next few weeks
- Several potentially controversial bills filed in state
- Princeton City Council eyes new flooding strategy
- Hicks named Concord University's Grand Groundhog Watcher
- Board of Health makes plans for upcoming year
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