Paving project set for heavily traveled section of U.S. Route 460 in Princeton

Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON — A paving and milling project is expected to begin Monday along a heavily traveled section of U.S. Route 460 in Mercer County. Motorists should expect possible delays as the work begins from Ambrose Lane to Halls Ridge Road, near the heavily congested intersection of U.S. Route 460 and Intestate 77 […]

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Settlement reached on back taxes owed to McDowell

GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH — A settlement has been reached with a Russian-owned coal company that owed McDowell County approximately $1.2 million in back taxes. Sheriff Martin B. West announced Tuesday that a settlement has been reached with Mechel Bluestone Coal Corporation for the remainder of back taxes that were due. Attorney Sid […]

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McDowell County woman arrested on multiple charges after fleeing from police on foot

Associated Press SKYGUSTY — A local woman who was arrested after state troopers investigated a burglary in progress now faces charges including burglary and grand larceny. Senior Trooper B.D. Gillespie and Trooper C.A. Dunn were dispatched to the Skygusty area of McDowell County after there was a report about a burglary in progress, according to […]

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Bluefield man arrested for sex offender compliance violations

SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON — A Bluefield man was arrested Thursday for failure to register as a sex offender after he was found to be in violation during a routine compliance check. Kenneth Ray Mowdy, 36, of Bluefield, was taken into custody by Cpl. C.I. Fields and Cpl. J.C. Long with the West […]

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Inmate sentenced for possessing homemade knife in McDowell Federal Prison

Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON — A federal inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell was sentenced to 15 additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated. According to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Billy Williams, 25, pleaded guilty last March, admitting that in October of 2013, he possessed a homemade knife, called […]

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Four-business Medical Plaza Brings 80 Jobs to McDowell County

By CHARLES OWENS Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH — A new medical plaza has created about 80 jobs for McDowell County. The old H.C. Lewis Oil Company building in Welch has been converted by a group of private doctors into a four-business medical plaza. The 12,000-square-foot structure is currently occupied by Marden Physical Therapy, American Medical […]

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State Museum portrait exhibit features West Virginians from three centuries

The 25 portraits were selected from a pool of nearly 150 that have been donated or loaned to the museum over the years, mainly by family members, according to Charles Morris, director of museums for the Division of Culture and History. “When we realized what a rich collection we had accumulated of beautiful, very well […]

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Federal inmate pleads guilty to weapon’s charge

Staff report Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD — A federal inmate in McDowell County faces up to 33 months imprisonment and a quarter-million dollar fine after pleading guilty in federal court to being in possession of a weapon. Antonio Quintero, 36, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Welch, pled guilty to the charge Monday […]

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Local physician in D.C. to serve on policy committee

By BILL ARCHER Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, Va. — Phillip A. Peterson, M.D., a local family practice physician, whose medical practice has grown in terms of serving patients in need of Hospice and Palliative, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to continue serving on the public policy committee of the American Academy of […]

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McDowell County’s financial struggles building

By Jeff Jenkins | June 02, 2014 at 12:46PM WELCH, W.Va. — McDowell County is in a financial mess according to Sheriff Martin West. The county is the target of a lawsuit by sheriff’s deputies who claim they are owed overtime and the county commission recently laid off eight county employees amid dwindling funds. Sheriff […]

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