Special Events planned for West Virginia’s 158th Birthday in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV – (WWNR) The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum will be celebrating West Virginia Day a day early, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Director of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Gray Baker says, “Every month, during the summer, we like to do something special for the local community as well as our out-of-town visitors. […]

The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic returns as part of Champions Series Tennis

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV —(WWNR) The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will celebrate its ninth anniversary this September with a bit of a twist. This year’s event, planned for Monday, September 13, 2021, will be part of the Champions Series Tennis Tour, with participants playing for a $25,000 first-prize paycheck. The annual celebration of The Greenbrier’s rich […]


Morgantown, WV – (WWNR) West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons confirmed today that Milan Puskar Stadium will return this fall to 100% fan capacity with full stadium operating procedures, pregame tailgating in the stadium parking lots and the complete gameday experience. “I want to thank our fans for their […]

Vaccination Lottery’s First drawing scheduled for Midnight Wednesday 6/16/21

Charleston, WV-(WWNR) During Tuesday’s briefing, Gov. Justice called upon all West Virginians ages 12 and older who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to register online for the first drawing of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change a life”  vaccination lottery. The registration deadline to be eligible to win in […]

Gov. Justice orders Task Force to develop training and education opportunities.

CHARLESTON, WV – (WWNR) Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order today, creating a Blue Ribbon Task Force, designed to better-integrate the training and certification programs offered through the West Virginia Community and Technical College system and West Virginia’s Workforce Development system, opening the door to better job opportunities for all West Virginians. Click to view: Executive […]

State Unemployment Rate drops to 5.5 Percent in May

CHARLESTON,WV -(WWNR) West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in May 2021. The number of unemployed state residents decreased by2,300 to 43,600. Total employment was up 800 over the month. The national unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.8 percent in May.Total nonfarm payroll […]

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Announces Summer Schedule

  Glen Jean, WV –(WWNR) New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Superintendent Lizzie Watts announced today that summer operating hours will be in effect at park facilities starting June 12.  During this time, the Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing will remain open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Sandstone Visitor Center will […]

Storm Leaves Residents without Power

BECKLEY,WV -(WWNR) A Severe storm rolling through West Virginia Sunday evening has left many without power. The National Weather Service issued Severe storm watches and warnings into Sunday evening calling for heavy rain, hail and wind gusts up to 60 MPH. As of Monday morning over 400 locations and 18,000 were reported without power. Standing […]

2 Injured – 1 Dead in Mercer County Shootings

PRINCETION, WV – (WWNR) One man is dead and 2 others injured after a deadly weekend in Mercer county. Two separate shootings took place. According to reports the first occurred around 12:30 Sunday morning in the Maple Akers area of Glenwood. 2 men were transported to an area hospital for injuries sustained in a gunfight […]

Lake Stephens’ Beach Blast Is Scheduled For June 18th And 19th.

BECKLEY,WV- (WWNR) Lake Stephens will be hosting its annual Beach Blast on Friday and Saturday, June 18 and June 19, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.In addition to the regular amenities at Lake Stephens there will be carnival rides, music, food trucks, vendors, games, contests and prizes.Events will be held at 1400 Lake Stephens Road, […]