WVU Tech adds new Construction Management program.

WVU Tech – Construction Management WWNR (Beckley, WV) – WVU Tech is growing. With this growth comes new students and new programs! One of the newest programs that has recently been added to the curriculum is Construction Management. Now, you may be thinking that means ‘I will learn to manage a construction site’. TRUE! But also […]

Shade Tree Car Club Honors Police And First Responders At Its Next Show.

By Warren Ellison. The Shade Tree Car Club continues its busy season this Saturday, May 15th with a car show at the Little Beaver State Park.   The show will be dedicated to law enforcement and first responders.  In addition to the usual lineup of classic cars and modern vehicles, fire departments, police stations and […]

Bill Withers Will Be Honored In Beckley On Saturday

Bill Withers Will Be Honored In Beckley On Saturday. By Warren Ellison Local musicians will gather in Beckley on Saturday to pay tribute to singer-songwriter and Raleigh County native Bill Withers. Withers, who was born in Slab Fork in 1938 and raised in Beckley, burst onto the scene in the early 70’s.  His hits included […]

WVU Tech grads celebrate in-person commencement, head into the world with new purpose

WVU Tech grads celebrate in-person commencement, head into the world with new purposeBECKLEY, W.Va.– WVU Tech graduates stood in line at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center on a chilly spring Saturday, the sense of excitement in those halls thick as smoke. It had a been a tough year, marked by a global pandemic, social unrest […]

Equine Therapy open in Beaver

Lola Rizer Beaver, WV – (WWNR) A quick google of Equine Therapy shows that horses have the ability in the right circumstances and with trained professionals to help in many facets of therapy.  Physical and emotional.  They are being used as a stress relieving treatment that shows positive medical benefits.  A Broken Spur Riding Academy […]

Beckley’s Rhododendron Festival Begins This Weekend.

Beckley’s Rhododendron Festival Begins This Weekend. By Warren Ellison. Beckley, WV (WWNR) Another annual event that was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic is returning this year.  Starting this weekend and running thru the month of May, the city of Beckley will celebrate West Virginia’s state flower during the 2021 Rhododendron Festival. While […]

After A Year Off, Theatre West Virginia Is Back!

After A Year Off, Theatre West Virginia Is Back!By Warren Ellison It’s a go! Theatre West Virginia’s 60th season will take place this summer at the CliffsideAmphitheatre in Grandview. There will be four productions – Alice In Wonderland June 24th thruJuly 3rd; Honey In the Rock July 8th thru July 18th; Tarzan July 23rd thru […]

May Is Bike Month In Beckley.

May Is Bike Month In Beckley. By Warren Ellison. The city of Beckley has worked for years to improve the health of its residents by increasing outdoor activity. On Monday, Active Southern West Virginia hosted an event at the 3rd Avenue McManus Trail Access.  Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold read a proclamation declaring May as Bike […]

It’s Ramp Season – Here’s Where To Enjoy Them This Weekend

It’s Ramp Season – Here’s Where To Enjoy Them This Weekend. By Warren Ellison Ramps.  They’re the wild onion with the pungent smell and the delicious taste.  And every spring, thousands of West Virginians gather at ramp dinners around the area to enjoy the harvest and mix the spring tonic with their favorite foods.   […]

Raleigh County Deputy’s split second decision that changed a life forever.

What Happened, Deputy Harvey? At approximately 4:00 am on Tuesday, April 27th, Deputy H.L. Harvey made a split second decision that changed a life forever.-Erin Stone (Beckley, WV) WWNR – There are many mixed emotions, feelings, and views of law enforcement and officers today in America. And while agreement seems far and few between across […]