Three adults have been arrested in connection with the 2018 death of an 8-year-old Oak Hill girl, Fayette County Magistrate Court clerks reported Tuesday.
The date of Mac’s Toy Fund’s annual distribution event is less than two weeks away and the fund is still in need of used toys, bicycles, coats and monetary donations. Read more
West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins and previous award recipient Charley Houck provided the humor at the YMCA’s 28th annual Spirit of Beckley awards dinner at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center on Monday night. But this year’s co-honorees – Little General St… Read more
OAK HILL — Dilapidated housing issues formed the majority of action required by members of the city council at Oak Hill's December meeting. The issues were the first facing Councilman Benitez Jackson, sworn into office prior to the meeting by Circuit Judge Thomas Ewing. Read more
When Beckley Realtor Paige Powers' son was growing up, the family's tradition was to spend Christmas morning volunteering for Mac's Toy Fund at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. Read more
charleston — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt testified before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday as the key expert witness on the current status of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), as well as the captive cervid industry. Read more
charleston — The annual Joyful Night celebration will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The festive evening will feature holiday traditions and performances by West Virginians to ring in the Christmas season. Read more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on … Read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M.A.S.H.” playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79. Read more
Education First High School Exchange Year has kicked off its annual nationwide search for caring host families to welcome exchange students into their home, and one Raleigh County woman is asking families throughout the Mountain State to help out. Read more
Concord University will hold its 21st Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center, beginning at 11 a.m. in the main gym. Read more
CHARLESTON — Around 6,000 West Virginians have purchased health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period so far. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to do… Read more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Read more
washington — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined a bipartisan bicameral group to introduce legislation with resources to pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies, and other expenses associated with a new child. Read more
Starting Jan. 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul announced. Read more
washington — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced bipartisan legislation to help rural veterans travel to and from medical appointments. Read more
Having grown up in the restaurant business, Juan Solis knew from an early age that he would one day follow his father and brother who have opened a number of Mexican restaurants throughout West Virginia. Read more
Uziel Ortega and Victor Ramirez man the kitchen while Amanda Ramirez greets incoming guests. It’s a busy time for the partners of Lewisburg’s Mi Tequila Mexican restaurant. Read more
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. Read more
ELKINS (AP) — Natural resources police in West Virginia are investigating cases of illegally killed deer and timber theft in Randolph County. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. Read more
Forever branded “a date which will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, 1941, saw a surprise attack by Japanese warplanes against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack left more than 2,300 American service members dead and another 1,200 wounded. Read more
West Virginia University men's basketball coach Bob Huggins will be at the 32nd annual YMCA of Southern West Virginia's Spirit of Beckley Dinner on Monday, Dec. 9 to honor Little General Stores' Greg Darby and Cory Beasley, recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Beckley award. Read more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. Read more
This Week's Circulars
Col. John W. Clayborne, 92, of Crozet, VA, formerly of Mullens, WV, died November 28, 2019. Visit www.teaguefuneralhome.com for complete obituary.
Robert C. 'Bob', 93, of Spencer, WV, died Dec. 8, Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Service 12 noon Friday, Dec. 13, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial to follow at the Good Hope Cemetery near Reedy.
Should city lease Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre? When Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre’s owners announced that it would close operations immediately, Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold stepped forward and said the city was working on a lease agreement to keep the theater open. Do you agree or disagree with the mayor’s plan to keep the theater open?