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Yesterday | WOAY

New fire station coming to Raleigh County

Residents of southern Raleigh County may see a change in the home insurance rates with the establishment of a new fire station.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WOAY

Police seek 28 in drug arrest round-up

The Beckley-Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force started making arrests today on 28 targets stemming from investigations that began in February.

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West Virginia Metro

Theatre West Virginia back from brink for summer season

Less than two weeks remain in Theatre West Virginia's 54th season, a performance season that almost didn't happen because of financial issues.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WOAY

Auto Fair wraps up in Beckley

A Raleigh County auto-fair came to its conclusion Sunday. Participants packed up and hit the road Sunday afternoon at the Friends of Coal Auto Fair.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

WOAY

Fitness centers compete in Ghent

A first of its kind competition is taking place in Raleigh County today. It's being dubbed the Coalfield War Games.

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Related Topix: CrossFit, Fitness

WOAY

Beaver Fire Department hosts concealed weapons class

A fire department in Raleigh County wants to help locals obtain a concealed carry permit license.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

District Administration

Beware appealing tech that may become ineffective burdens

Raleigh County was among the first public school systems in West Virginia to issue computer tablets.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WOAY

Group gives historical Beckley home a makeover

A historical home that once belonged to the father of the founder of Beckley is getting a makeover with the help of a traveling group.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Solicitation of a minor: Case heading to grand jury

Probable cause was found Wednesday against 44-year-old Johnnie Ray Champ, a Princeton man accused of offering a Beckley mom $104 to have sex with her 5-year-old daughter.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV, Beckley, WV, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Thomas, WV

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WOAY

Athletes to descend on Raleigh County for Coalfield War Games

Athletes of all kinds of will descend on Raleigh County this weekend to compete for bragging rights and set new records.

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West Virginia Metro

Octogenarian fasting for the mountains

Mike Roselle of Rock Creek, Raleigh County, and Roland Micklem, of Wolcott, NY, were on day 10 of their vigil against mountaintop mining removal on Wednesday.

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WOAY

Local man and woman arrested for allegedly stealing car

A local man and woman are behind bars after allegedly stealing a car in Raleigh County and crossing county lines.

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Related Topix: Wyoming County, WV

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WOAY

Name your price for a night at the Theatre

Theatre West Virginia is offering up residents of Raleigh County and the surrounding area the chance to donate whatever they feel is right.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WOAY

Raleigh County Playhouse and Theater to host two shows in Beckley...

A local theatre is holding two benefit shows this weekend to honor their owner who recently passed away.

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West Virginia Metro

Prosecutor: woman's false report leads to violence

Raleigh County Prosecutor Kristen Keller says sometimes a role of a prosecutor is not only to prove someone is guilty but also to prove their innocence.

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Related Topix: Beckley, WV

Sat Jul 12, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Raleigh man allegedly held up Dollar General store twice

A Raleigh County man was arrested Friday and charged with robbing the Dollar General store in Glen Daniel twice last month.

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Related Topix: Glen Daniel, WV, Fairdale, WV

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Task Force Arrests Man Wanted On Soliciting Minor Charge

Princeton , West Virginia Authorities said a man wanted for allegedly soliciting a minor was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV, Beckley, WV

WOAY

Man accused of attacking Beckley doctor denied lower bond the same day his fiance was arrested

A man accused of attacking a Beckley doctor outside of his office building July 3 will not receive a lower bond following a hearing Friday.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WOAY

Warrant issued after Georgia man facing drug charge fails to appear in court

A Georgia man arrested in Raleigh County in March 2013 after police discovered eight pounds of marijuana failed to appear in court Thursday for his pretrial conference.

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Related Topix: Drugs

WOAY

Probable cause found for Pax man charged with murder

A court magistrate found probable cause for a Pax man arrested in connection with a recent murder in Raleigh County.

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Related Topix: Pax, WV

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