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Armed robbery reported at Beckley video lottery parlor

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of a video lottery parlor in Beckley. Deputies say a man walked into the Top Five... More>>

Home destroyed in early morning fire in Summers Co. Video included

A family's home was destroyed, after an early morning fire in Jumping Branch, Summers County. More>>

Family and friends remember, Coach Bill Mitchell, while raising funds for scholarship Video included

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA)Bill Mitchell was a coach, a father,and to those who knew him, a teacher whose lessons extended beyond athletics. More>>

Mercer Co. schools compete in band competition Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) Not far from all the brain power in the Science Building for Mathematics Day, the Fine Arts Building at Concord played host to a band competition. The competition was for middle and high school students from mercer county schools.Each school and grade took to the stage to play their best pieces. Parents attending the event say that all of the events at Concord today prove that the kids can come together for friendly competition. More>>

Concord holds Mathematics day for students in six counties Video included

ATHENS, WV (WVVA) Fourth to twelfth grade students from six counties across southern West Virginia headed to Concord University today for mathematics field day.  More>>

Growing need for foster, adoptive parents Video included

Randy, 4, now with his adoptive family Randy, 4, now with his adoptive family

In recent years, the number of kids being put in the foster care system has gone up. Now there is an extraordinary need for foster and adoptive parents. More>>

UPDATE: Missing VA man with Alzheimer's has been found

(WVVA) The Virginia State Police have issued a Senior Alert for man who suffers from Alzheimer's.George A. Clark, 77, is 6'4", weighs 140 pounds, has brown hair and graying hair... More>>

A man is dead after Troopers say they were forced to shoot him, after he pointed his gun at them.

KEYSER (WVVA)-A man is dead after Troopers say they were forced to shoot him, after he pointed his gun at them.According to Lieutenant Michael Baylous with West Virginia State Police, Troopers at the Keyser Detachment responded to a call alleging that Harvey Oates, 42, was distraught and had a gun.The call came in around 11:00PM on Friday. Baylous says the Troopers were familiar with Mr. Oates and were aware that there were outstanding warrants for his arrest.While responding to the call, a T... More>>

Details on the Saturday morning power outage in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) According to Phil Moye with Appalachian Power, all Mercer County residents should now have electricity. More>>

A well-being check and pursuit leads deputies to thousands of dollars worth of drugs Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- A well being check and pursuit leads deputies to find thousands of dollars worth of drugs More>>

Hinton Hope Foundation brings in donations for family that lost everything to a house fire

HINTON, WV (WVVA) A fundraiser was held tonight for a Summers County family that lost everything after a fire tore through their home in February.  More>>

Youth group girls dance and help renovate their church Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) At The Faith Center Church, Bluefield WV, there's a fleet of dancers dedicating their Friday to dancing, and helping with some church renovations.  More>>

Bluefield Lions Club Pancake Jamboree Video included

(WVVA) The Bluefield Lions Club is hosting their annual Pancake Jamboree with all you can eat pancakes and sausage.Food was served at the City of Bluefield Auditorium and Youth Center...

Raleigh County graffiti mystery vexes public works

Raleigh County graffiti mystery vexes public workers

(Beckley) It is a mystery on the minds of many as they drive through Beckley and Raleigh County -- dozens of signs spray painted with the same three letters, P.A.S."Who is it? Who is doing it? My dad asks what does P.A.S. mean? Why is the A inside of a circle? We don't know," said Autumn Prout, of Woodlawn Village.There is one man who has a theory. He has been the one cleaning them, Paul Oakes with Public Works. "I think it's persons against society. It's a group or club that's against societ... More>>

WVa gov nixes 'In God We Trust' bill, cites technical errors

Citing technical errors, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill letting public entities accept private donations to display the phrase "In God We Trust" on their buildings... More>>

Bluefield, WV offers safe zone for online buyers/ sellers to meet

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) The City of Bluefield is offering up its police department parking lot as a place for online buyers, sellers, and traders to meet. More>>

Reconnecting McDowell wins opportunity to attend training workshop

WASHINGTON—Reconnecting McDowell has won a National Association of Counties competition to attend a three-day workshop to help communities struggling with coal-related economic challenges develop strategies that will strengthen and diversify their economies.Reconnecting McDowell is a public-private partnership working to reinvigorate McDowell County, W.Va., among the nation's communities hardest hit following the downturn of the coal industry.The teams attending the three-day Innovation Chall... More>>

Bluefield College Theatre to Present Cotton Patch Gospel

Bluefield, Va. (WVVA) Bluefield College Theatre will present the inspirational musical Cotton Patch Gospel, Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, as part of the school's month-long Celebration of Appalachia.Grounded in scripture from the Gospel of Matthew and Luke, the performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 9-11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, all inside BC's Harman Chapel Auditorium. Admission for each performance will be $10 for adults and $5 for non-BC stu... More>>

Virginia BOE offering SOL retakes with parental consent

The state Board of Education says that elementary and middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) tests by narrow margins or because of extenuating circumstances this spring may be retested before the end of the year — provided that school divisions first secure parental permission.The board voted unanimously at its March 26 meeting in Richmond to adopt a resolution allowing expedited retakes of SOL tests in grades three through eight, with the exception of the eighth-grade wr... More>>

Controversy over out of state photographers in McDowell Co. Video included

Phone calls, emails and Facebook messages were sent to us here, at WVVA, by parents concerned for their children's safety. More>>

New call center opens in Bluefield, WV Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A new business opens on Commerce Street in Bluefield. The new Caterpillar call center will serve as the global parts and technical support line... More>>

Fundraiser scheduled for a Summers Co. family that lost their home in a fire

HINTON (WVVA)- A gospel and bluegrass fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 27th at 7:00PM at the Summers Co. Memorial Building. More>>

Rocket scientists visit Welch Elementary Video included

The Orion Spacecraft is the newest vehicle NASA will use to transport humans to space, and possibly to the Moon and Mars. On December 5, 2014, a test launch sent Orion into...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Oversized tractor-trailer to travel in Pulaski, Wythe counties

SALEM – An oversized tractor-trailer loaded with power transformers is scheduled to travel between Pulaski and Max Meadows, Friday, March 27 through Tuesday, March 31... More>>

Charleston group applies to host a 2016 presidential debate

Charleston, WVa. (WVVA) - A West Virginia group wants to bring a 2016 presidential debate to the Mountain State.

Tazewell County ranked least healthiest in Virginia

A new report ranks Arlington County as Virginia's healthiest while Tazewell County is considered the least healthiest... More>>

W.Va. group seeks to host 2016 presidential debate

A West Virginia group wants to bring a 2016 presidential debate to the Mountain State... More>>

Two Tazewell businesses to bring 55 new manufacturing jobs Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Simmons Equipment Company announces a one million dollar investment to expand its manufacturing operation in Tazewell County. More>>

Stabbing under investigation in Mercer County

A stabbing is under investigation in Bluefield, West Virginia... More>>

McDowell County teacher wins national award Video included

KIMBALL, WV (WVVA) Sandra Felts has been a teacher for over 30 years, and during that time she has done a lot more for students than just teach.The faculty of Kimball Elementary as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars honored Felts with the Smart/Maher Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher award."I had no idea what was the purpose of this assembly,” says Felts. “I thought they were going to talk about R.O.T.C. and do a flag folding ceremony. This came as a complete s... More>>

Job Fair hosted at Valley College in Princeton

PRINCETON (WVVA)- Valley College in Princeton hosted a job fair on Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Juvenile has hearing after shots fired near Oak Hill High

OAK HILL, WV (WVVA) A juvenile is now in police custody after reports of gun shots being fired outside Oak Hill High School.Police responded to the call around 3 p.m. Wednesday.  More>>

McDowell County woman is sentenced for filing false water quality reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Bonita Witt-Hird, 60, of Thorpe (McDowell County), West Virginia, was sentenced today... More>>


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