The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

July 28, 2013

Two hospitalized after wreck on U.S. 19

Two men were hospitalized after a vehicle accident on U.S. 19, according to Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler.

Fayette County 911 Center was notified of a single-vehicle wreck near Glen Jean just before 5 a.m. Saturday.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck traveling south on U.S. 19 had lost control and rolled several times, coming to rest in the median strip, approximately one mine north of the Glen Jean exit.

Justin Isaac Blankenship, 24, of Widen, was identified as the driver and Joshua James Dancy, 25, of Birch River, was identified as the passenger.

Both men were transported to Charleston Area Medical Center for their injuries.

Blankenship is listed in stable condition and Dancy is listed in critical condition.

No criminal charges have yet been filed in connection with this accident.

The preliminary investigation, however, does indicate that alcohol was a factor in this collision and it is anticipated that charges will be filed against Blankenship early next week, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident remains under investigation by Deputy L.A. Clay.

— E-mail:

Text Only
Local News
  • Raleigh’s $19.6 million budget approved at special meeting

    Raleigh County’s $19.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15 is on the books. The budget and the levy rate were approved at a special county commission meeting Tuesday morning.

    April 16, 2014

  • Calendar — Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    April 16, 2014

  • Learn about advance directives at RGH

    Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day and personnel will be available at Raleigh General Hospital from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to anyone interested in learning more about advance directives or who are ready to prepare them at no cost.

    April 16, 2014

  • Greenbrier Valley Famer’s market to open

    The Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market will be opening for the 2014 season Saturday at its “green space” on the corner of Arbuckle Lane and U.S. 219 in downtown Lewisburg.

    April 16, 2014

  • Oak Hill council discusses vacant buildings

    Oak Hill City Council met in regular session Monday to talk ordinance adoption and smoking issues reported in Oak Hill City Park, which was an issue recently raised to Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass.

    April 16, 2014

  • Beckley’s emergency preparedness efforts still ongoing

    Although the City of Beckley Director of Emergency Services position was eliminated two months ago, the county is continuing Kevin Taylor’s emergency preparedness efforts.

    April 16, 2014

  • Old GHS building may get new life

    A Ronceverte school building that was shuttered by consolidation in 1992 may find new life as apartments for senior citizens, if plans floated by a Kentucky development firm come to fruition.

    April 16, 2014

  • Faculty recital set for Wednesday at Concord

    Concord University’s fine arts faculty will perform during a recital Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Building.

    April 15, 2014

  • Press conference Body found near Wyoming-Mercer county line

    Human skeletal remains have been recovered near the mountainous border of Mercer and Wyoming counties, officials said Monday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mega-Site Project: Are we ready?

    The economic success of any area in West Virginia is dependent on many factors, but one essential element is an educated and trained workforce. And increasingly, an educated workforce doesn’t just mean people with four-year college degrees, but instead references residents who are proficient at ready-to-work skills in construction, health care and other fields.

    April 15, 2014

AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide