An important party was noticeably absent from the first Grant Street Bridge Task Force meeting in Bluefield earlier this month. Despite multiple invitations — both verbally and in writing from the city — Norfolk Southern was a no-show during this important round-table discussion. 

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Last summer, a newly formed committee embarked on a worthwhile goal of raising funding for the construction of a proposed monument that would …

When the 2010 Census was completed a decade ago, Mercer County’s population was estimated at approximately 62,000 citizens. That probably will…

While we have noticed a decline in robocalls in recent days, sadly the same can’t be said about scams.

The process of closing a school is never easy. Often when a small community school is targeted for closure, there is an emotional reaction fro…

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was sitting in a jail cell in Birmingham, Ala., on April 16, 1963 after being charged with parading without a …

Occupancy rates at lodging facilities across Mercer County were up in 2019, and are expected to increase again in 2020. According to local tou…

For those of us with a bed to sleep in each night, along with running water and electricity in our homes, it is difficult to fathom the though…

Here is something area Democrats can be excited about. Absentee voting in Virginia’s 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary begins today.

While the big story this November will be the 2020 presidential election, voters in the Mountain State also will have a full ballot of local a…

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail is on a roll. The seven-county off-road ATV system ended the year 2019 with yet another ridership record.

Construction is now expected to begin this spring on a long-planned transfer station project for Bluefield.

Lawmakers, particularly Republicans, have long argued that able-bodied adults who are capable of earning a paycheck should work, as opposed to…

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Obituaries

BASTIAN [mdash] Claude Michael Peak, 79, of Bastian, VA died Saturday, January 25, 2020. Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360 is assisting the family.

2 p.m., at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. Burial will follow at Bandy Family Cemetery near Bandy, Va.

Noon, memorial service at the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bluefield, Va.