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Emergency alerts system set to launch

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Beginning in June 2012 a new type of emergency alert system is scheduled to launch across the country.  The federal government and wireless phone service providers have built a system that will send a text-like message to your phone.  These messages will be sent directly to phones that are in an area impacted by a threat and to phones that enter into an impacted area. More>>

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  • WEA versus WVVA Text Alerts

    WEA versus WVVA Text Alerts

    Though the WEA/CMAS alert may look somewhat like a text (SMS) message, they are not technically a text message. There are unique features of each message type. WEA/CMAS can be sent very quickly to aMore >>
    Though the WEA/CMAS alert may look somewhat like a text (SMS) message, they are not technically a text message. There are unique features of each message type. WEA/CMAS can be sent very quickly to aMore >>
  • WEA/CMAS compatible phones

    WEA/CMAS compatible phones

    Most major carriers in the U.S. are participating in the program. But participation is voluntary. Contact your cell phone provider to ask if they are participating in the WEA/CMAS program. Please noteMore >>
    Most major carriers in the U.S. are participating in the program. But participation is voluntary. Contact your cell phone provider to ask if they are participating in the WEA/CMAS program. Please noteMore >>
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  • Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley...More >>
  • Suicide Prevention Walk Scheduled for This Week

    Suicide Prevention Walk Scheduled for This Week

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The 5th annual Out of the Darkness Walk is scheduled for September 6, 2014 in Bluefield, WV. Out of the Darkness is an organization that devotes their time to suicide prevention, awareness and education.It is free to register. Registration will be on the day of the event from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be entertainment until the walk begins at 6:30 p.m.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The 5th annual Out of the Darkness Walk is scheduled for September 6, 2014 in Bluefield, WV. Out of the Darkness is an organization that devotes their time to suicide prevention, awareness and education.It is free to register. Registration will be on the day of the event from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be entertainment until the walk begins at 6:30 p.m.More >>
  • Organizers say the Lemonade Festival has been successful

    Organizers say the Lemonade Festival has been successful

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The Lemonade Festival wrapped up on Saturday, August 30th. The two day event offered an array of options for entertainment. From live music, to a parade, shopping and much more there was something for everyone. Organizers say this year's event was more successful than last.Lemonade Festival Chair Person, Kelly Knowles says, "It's amazing, a night and day difference between the way the street looks this year and what it looked like last year. So, I think it's important to get...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The Lemonade Festival wrapped up on Saturday, August 30th. The two day event offered an array of options for entertainment. From live music, to a parade, shopping and much more there was something for everyone. Organizers say this year's event was more successful than last.Lemonade Festival Chair Person, Kelly Knowles says, "It's amazing, a night and day difference between the way the street looks this year and what it looked like last year. So, I think it's important to get...More >>
  • Senior Alert Issued in Frederick Co. VA

    Senior Alert Issued in Frederick Co. VA

    FREDERICK CO. (WVVA)- The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.According to a press release, Frederick Sheriff's Deputies are searching for Sandra Lee Starr, 72. Starr was last seen on August 29, 2014 at Hilltop House Assisted Living Center in Frederick County. She is said to be 5'4", weighing 100 lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.The press release states, "The missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearan...More >>
    FREDERICK CO. (WVVA)- The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.According to a press release, Frederick Sheriff's Deputies are searching for Sandra Lee Starr, 72. Starr was last seen on August 29, 2014 at Hilltop House Assisted Living Center in Frederick County. She is said to be 5'4", weighing 100 lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.The press release states, "The missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearan...More >>
  • Highway dedicated to fallen soldier

    Highway dedicated to fallen soldier

    HINTON, WV (WVVA) -On October 23, 1983 more than 200 American soldiers lost their lives in a bombing in Beirut, Lebanon."A terrorist drove a truck laden with 20,000 pounds of propane gas which killed 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 army soldiers." Retired Marine Sergeant Malcom Howell remembers vividly the day that a suicide bomber drove right into a building with his best friend inside.Sergeant Mecot Camara was one of the 241 killed. Thirty years later, a highway in his home town is being ded...More >>
    HINTON, WV (WVVA) -On October 23, 1983 more than 200 American soldiers lost their lives in a bombing in Beirut, Lebanon."A terrorist drove a truck laden with 20,000 pounds of propane gas which killed 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 army soldiers." Retired Marine Sergeant Malcom Howell remembers vividly the day that a suicide bomber drove right into a building with his best friend inside.Sergeant Mecot Camara was one of the 241 killed. Thirty years later, a highway in his home town is being ded...More >>
  • Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary take the 'ice bucket challenge'

    Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary take the 'ice bucket challenge'

    NORTH TAZEWELL (WVVA) Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary School decided to take the 'ice bucket challenge. More than 20 teachers and staff took part in the challenge Friday...More >>
    NORTH TAZEWELL (WVVA) Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary School decided to take the 'ice bucket challenge. More than 20 teachers and staff took part in the challenge Friday...More >>
  • Firefighter injured in Greenbrier Co. now recovering

    Firefighter injured in Greenbrier Co. now recovering

    A firefighter is recovering at home after being life flighted out on Monday.  The Smoot Volunteer Fire Department in Greenbrier County says one of its men went out to fuel up the truck Monday evening...More >>
    A firefighter is recovering at home after being life flighted out on Monday.  The Smoot Volunteer Fire Department in Greenbrier County says one of its men went out to fuel up the truck Monday evening...More >>
  • WV educational leaders address business summit

    WV educational leaders address business summit

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -Common Core, technology, and dropouts were some of the most controversial topics educators discussed Friday at The Greenbrier Resort.The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual summit, but not before those attending heard from the state's educational leaders.The education symposium consisted of a panel of experts in education within the state, from the Board of Education President, Gayle Manchin, to the new superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano and...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -Common Core, technology, and dropouts were some of the most controversial topics educators discussed Friday at The Greenbrier Resort.The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual summit, but not before those attending heard from the state's educational leaders.The education symposium consisted of a panel of experts in education within the state, from the Board of Education President, Gayle Manchin, to the new superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano and...More >>
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