Local News in Raleigh County, West Virginia


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Arnett Artie Beaver
Beckley Blue Jay Bolt
Bradley Clear Creek Coal City
Colcord Cool Ridge Crab Orchard
Daniels Dorothy Eccles
Fairdale Ghent Glen Daniel
Glen Morgan Glen White Harper
Helen Lanark Lester
Mabscott Mac Arthur Midway
Naoma Odd Piney View
Princewick Prosperity Raleigh
Rhodell Shady Spring Skelton
Sophia Stanaford Surveyor
White Oak Slab Fork Rock Creek
Dry Creek Sprague Terry
Montcoal Cranberry Josephine
Pemberton Sundial

Shady Spring woman sentenced for selling oxycodone
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:40:56 -0700

BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Phyllis Morris, age 38, was sentenced today in Beckley, West Virginia, by United States District Court Judge Irene C. Berger to one year in federal prison...

Candidates in federal, state, local races gather in Beckley
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:56:09 -0700

BECKLEY (WVVA) - Candidates vying for seats from local counties to Capitol Hill have gathered in Beckley this morning to answer questions about the issues most concerning to southern West Virginia voters...

Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:01:10 -0700

RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house ...

VIDEO: Raleigh board decides Price is right
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:03:48 -0700

Raleigh County Schools Assistant Superintendent David Price will assume duties as the district’s superintendent effective July 1. Board members unanimously approved Price, 53, for the job during a vote Monday morning.

Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:01:27 -0700

WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease...

Boone Co. man admits role in heroin conspiracy
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:59:39 -0700

CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, W.Va., announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...

Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:42:54 -0700

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season...

Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to inappropriately touching inmate
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:26:15 -0700

BECKLEY – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Jeffrey S. Walton, 48, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Beckley today to abusive sexual contact with a female federal inmate. Walton admitted that...

UPDATE: Missing McDowell County man found
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:53:46 -0700

MAYBEURY (WVVA) - A man reported missing in McDowell County has returned safely, State Police tell WVVA News. Baron Scott Lambert, 27, had been reported missing after...

UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:59:35 -0700

BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week.