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News in Mercer County, West Virginia
GEAR UP, college prep program is being offered in Mercer County
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:43:00 -0800
MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Gaining early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs, that's what students at Princeton Middle School are doing.Gear up is a program offered to 10 different counties in West Virginia to stimulate more college graduates. Princeton Middle School is taking advantage of those programs. The school received 40 new lap tops, 20 new tablets and opportunities that will ...
Battle over Uptown Beckley buildings continues
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:55:02 -0800
Beckley (WVVA) A battle is brewing between landowners over the fate of three buildings in Uptown Beckley. On Wednesday, the owner of one of the two buildings, Matthew Bickey, is hosting a walk-through with the Historic Landmark Commission. While some argue the three Neville Street buildings are dilapidated and should be torn down, others say they should stay. Opponents argue the city is at risk ...
State Treasurer commends President Obama for revising 529 college savings proposal
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:43:25 -0800
CHARLESTON – This evening, White House officials confirmed the President decided to drop the 529 provision. Treasurer Perdue responded this evening with the following statement:“I appreciate that President Obama lis...
UPDATE: Boil water advisory issued in Greenbrier Co., restaurants back open
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:09:13 -0800
Now, approximately 12,000 residents and local businesses are on a boil water advisory. Workers at businesses are working hard to get their doors back open despite the notice...
US funding programs aimed at helping W.Va.'s homeless
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:37:26 -0800
West Virginia is receiving $6.7 million in federal funds for projects aimed at helping the homeless...
UPDATE: Tazewell Co. school bus driver's BAC was five times the legal limit
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:38:23 -0800
TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) A woman is arrested Monday afternoon for driving a school bus while intoxicated. Stephanie Lowe, 37, of Bluefield, Virginia is charged with DUI of a commercial vehicle...
WVU Extension Service helping low-income families eat healthy
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:26:22 -0800
Beckley (WVVA) When life throws you a curve ball, the West Virginia University Extension service is hoping to help. They're hosting classes in Beckley to give low-income families the tools...
Beckley police search for man in armed robbery
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:39:20 -0800
BECKLEY (WVVA) The Beckley Police are searching for a man who they say forced his way into an apartment and robbed the occupants.The robbery took place around 10 p.m. Monday at Hager Street Apartments...
Understanding potential signs of child abuse
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:09:09 -0800
MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Officials agree that more cases of sexual abuse are being reported and they want parents to be able to recognize the signs. Burns, unexplained bruising and marks...
Local Heath Departments offer health screening clinics
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:09:16 -0800
To help individuals determine their risk factors for heart disease and other illnesses, the Mount Rogers Health District offers screening clinics in February at all local health departments.