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End of an era for some schools in Fayette County  WVNS-TV

The last day of school is usually a happy day as students now get to relax for summer. For Fayetteville and Valley High Schools, Friday was the end of an era.

Man arrested after raiding mailboxes on his way home from local bar  WVNS-TV

Graduation gifts, wedding invitations, bills and countless other pieces of private mail littered Maple Avenue in Fayetteville on Saturday, May 4, after police said a ...

Prep track state meet notebook: Hurricane's Snyder repeats as high jump champ  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jaylen Snyder's performance in the high jump wasn't record setting, but it was spectacular.

Fayetteville High School Tribute Tour kicks off  The Fayette Tribune

The tribute tour got off to a rousing start last Thursday.

Fayetteville High to go out with a flourish  Beckley Register-Herald

Ahoy, mateys. The Pirates have plans for a swashbuckling sendoff for Fayetteville High School in its last year in existence. The Fayetteville High community at ...

World War II vets invited to weekend events  The Fayette Tribune

FAYETTEVILLE — They are called the Greatest Generation. In all, 16 million Americans served their nation and the world during World War II. According to the ...

Fayetteville High School gearing up for last football season  WVNS-TV

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) - Week 1 of high school football is almost here in West Virginia and all of the teams are getting ready for their opponents.

Closing the treasure chest  Beckley Register-Herald

One last time the students at Fayetteville High School paint the halls featuring different homecoming themes. One last time a couple is crowned Homecoming ...

Drug Free Allstars return to Fayetteville High School  WVNS-TV

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) - For 14 years, the Drug Free Allstars traveled to schools to teach kids about drugs, while playing a friednly game of basketball.

World War II veterans invited to inaugural event  Beckley Register-Herald

They are called the Greatest Generation. In all, 16 million Americans served their nation and the world during World War II. According to the West Virginia ...

Tribute event for Fayetteville High Schools closing  WVNS-TV

A group of Fayetteville High School alumni are organizing a tribute event.

Prom-goers urged to have fun, be smart  The Fayette Tribune

FAYETTEVILLE — Be smart and use a little common sense.

Pirates shoot down Red Devils, win pair from Warriors  The Fayette Tribune

In some recent high school baseball action: Fayetteville 19, 6. Pocahontas County 9, 1. The Pirates got a huge day from Hunter Rinehart Saturday to sweep the ...

GALLERY: Midland Trail at Fayetteville, Football | Gallery  Beckley Register-Herald

Fayetteville hosted Midland Trail for the last "Battle of the Bridge" football game Friday.

Fayetteville, Valley to launch final seasons  The Fayette Tribune

As the lights are flipped on this Friday night, two of the five remaining Fayette County high schools will commence their final football seasons.

Fayette County schools rebuild remains on track - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The approval this week by the state School Building Authority to allocate another $1 million to the Fayette County school system will ...

Three Fayette high schools commended for voter registration efforts  The Fayette Tribune

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner last week presented the Jennings Randolph Award to three Fayette County schools, including Meadow Bridge High ...

Fayetteville football has come full circle  Beckley Register-Herald

In the late 1920s, times were tough in America. With the country locked in the Great Depression, places to live and food to eat were hard to come by in the Land ...

Fayetteville looking for new girls hoops coach  Beckley Register-Herald

When the Fayetteville High School girls begin practicing for their final basketball campaign next month, they will do so under a new leader.

Fayette superintendent reports school construction to be completed in three phases  Beckley Register-Herald

After the approval by the School Building Authority this week for another $1 million toward the construction of the Fayette County School system, Superintendent ...

Fayetteville vs Valley  Beckley Register-Herald

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Pirates family had special night in 1992  The Fayette Tribune

Football, Fayetteville style, 1992. The beginning was as forgettable as the ending was glorious. Well before they hoisted the Class A state championship trophy ...

MB girls top Fayetteville; Pirate boys fall | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

Among Thursday's high school basketball games: Meadow Bridge 49. Fayetteville 40. The visiting Meadow Bridge girls led by three points at halftime and kept ...

Organizers are excited for 39th annual Bridge Day on Saturday - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — West Virginia's largest one-day festival, Bridge Day, is Saturday, October 20. The third Saturday in October tradition at the New River ...

Dempsey, Pirates take control of Greyhounds (WITH VIDEO & GALLERY)  Beckley Register-Herald

Smithers — The Fayetteville High School football team took a three-game winning streak against Fayette County rival Valley into Friday night's meeting.

Middle school squads stay busy | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

In recent middle school basketball contests: Collins 49. Midland Trail 30. The Collins boys overcame a 9-7 Midland Trail lead after one quarter to earn the win.

Newest class to be enshrined Saturday | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL — The newest class of the Collins/Oak Hill High School Red Devil Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday.

FIT chosen as state's Adult Program of the Year  The Fayette Tribune

Over the past 25 years, Mary Flint has been the Fayette County Adult Education Program Coordinator at Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill. Recently ...

Fayetteville High School | Community  The Fayette Tribune

The 2018 Fayetteville High School commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building ...

Fayetteville pounds Richwood into submission (WITH GALLERY)  Beckley Register-Herald

Richwood — Fayetteville rolled into Richwood behind a powerful rushing attack. They rolled out of town with a big win in an early season Class A showdown.

Judge Tinsley recognized during Black History Month  The Fayette Tribune

FAYETTEVILLE — As students walked the halls of the local high/middle school in February, they were able to view a display honoring one of their own.

Area poised for 39th annual Bridge Day Saturday  The Fayette Tribune

Fayette County and southern West Virginia will throw a big party this weekend for old and new friends alike.

Middle school tourney looms; T-shirt deadline Friday  The Montgomery Herald

Collins Middle School will host the Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament on Feb. 13-15 at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial ...

Pirates' Vass gets a do-over  Beckley Register-Herald

Luke Vass doesn't exactly have fond memories of his last game in a Fayetteville uniform.

Fayetteville Aims to Restore Historic High School Building  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Fayetteville officials have renewed an effort to restore the old Fayetteville High School building. The Register-Herald of Beckley reports Mayor Dennis.

Foster, Vass lead Fayette scoring race | Sports  The Montgomery Herald

Below are unofficial Fayette County high school basketball statistics through Tuesday. Averages and 3-point goals are taken from box scores available to The ...

Lia Vaglio was all about opening young minds  The Fayette Tribune

I want to talk about Fayetteville High School's Lia Vaglio auditorium. I've voluntarily and conveniently been mostly absent from Fayetteville for the last 30 years.

West Virginia education board approves Fayette County consolidation - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to close seven schools in the Fayette County Schools district. The Fayette ...

Local softball squads in busy stretch of games  The Fayette Tribune

Below is a review of recent softball contests based on information supplied to The Fayette Tribune:

County 1,000-point club grew during winter | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

Six Fayette County athletes entered the career 1000-point scoring club during the recently-concluded high school basketball season. They were as follows:

Fayette County school board approves closure, consolidation plan - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

OAK HILL, W.Va. — The Fayette County Board of Education voted Tuesday to close seven schools over a two-year period, as well as reconfigure and ...

Summersville Middle School teams win Region 4 History Bowl Tournament  Beckley Register-Herald

Two teams from Summersville Middle School placed in the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History's Region 4 tournament for the 2019 West ...

Middle school tournament commences | Sports  The Montgomery Herald

FAYETTEVILLE — Girls teams from Midland Trail and Collins and the boys squad from Midland Trail posted first-day wins in the Fayette County Middle School ...

Police briefs | News  The Fayette Tribune

Ansted man arrested on child neglect charges. An Ansted man has been arrested on child neglect allegations, according to a press release from Sheriff Mike ...

Leadership Fayette County bids farewell to Class of 2018  The Fayette Tribune

Commemorating 16 years of the Leadership Fayette County program, a graduation banquet and alumni reunion were hosted at the Oak Hill Holiday Lodge ...

Trail, Collins win  The Fayette Tribune

Midland Trail's River Barnhouse gains yardage against the Fayetteville defense in middle school football action at Fayetteville last week. Trail earned a 48-8 ...

FMS girls, Valley and Collins boys post middle school wins  The Montgomery Herald

An exciting Fayetteville-Valley boys matchup closed out day two of the 2019 Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament.

Local high school students to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals in March  Beckley Register-Herald

Several local students will recite poems by Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Sara Teasdale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Kevin Young and ...

North-South football head coaches announced  Martinsburg Journal

North-South Football Head Coaches Announced. Bob Mullett, game director of the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association's WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South ...

Rosedale honors Students of the Month  The Fayette Tribune

Rosedale Elementary School's Students of the Month for September were honored for overall achievements in school citizenship. One student from each ...

'Hounds survive late Pirate push, 59-56 | Sports  The Montgomery Herald

Thursday's Fayetteville-Valley basketball doubleheader in Smithers featured one rout and one down-to-the-wire finish.

Oak Hill, Fayetteville graduations celebrated | News  The Fayette Tribune

Both Oak Hill and Fayetteville High schools celebrated their commencement activities over the weekend.

OHHS track squads log runner-up finishes; home meet Tuesday  The Fayette Tribune

Both Oak Hill High School track and field squads registered runner-up finishes in the Sherman Tide Open on March 25.

Coalfield football honorees announced | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

Below is a listing of All-Coalfield Conference football teams for 2018, supplied by the league's new commissioner, Chad Quesenberry:

Fayetteville High School teacher arrested on drug charges  WVNS-TV

On Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 a teacher from Fayetteville High School was arrested on prescription drug charges. Shae Davis Wells, 40, of Fayetteville was charged ...

Last day of school May 10  The Fayette Tribune

Fayette County Schools have changed the last day of school to Friday, May 10.

Fayetteville holds off Meadow Bridge 38-16  The Fayette Tribune

Class A No. 2 Fayetteville was challenged early but responded. The Pirates found themselves trailing Fayette County foe Meadow Bridge 16-3 in the second ...

Indictments include man charged with kidnapping, attempted murder  The Fayette Tribune

Among the September indictments, a Fayette County man stands accused of a string of charges, including kidnapping, attempted murder, strangulation and child ...

Go Gorge! in Southern West Virginia | News  The Fayette Tribune

Go Gorge! The Oak Hill-based New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau last Tuesday unveiled a new branding initiative. During a luncheon at the J.W. ...

Fayette Board OKs School Closings, Grade Reconfigurations  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Fayette County would close several existing school buildings under a plan approved by the county Board of Education. The board agreed on the plan Tuesday.

The Hatter's going mad | News  The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL — Members of the cast of Dorothy In Wonderland, which opens at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville on March 22, invite all youngsters, and ...

Youth soccer league approaches 31st season | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL — The Fayette County Youth Soccer Association is now registering players as it prepares for its 31st year.

Spring will bring school construction in Oak Hill  The Fayette Tribune

As winter snow falls, Fayette County Schools officials have their eyes set toward spring and the beginning of a culmination of turmoil that beset the county the ...

Addressing harm in desperate lives | News  The Fayette Tribune

On a dreary, rainy Wednesday afternoon, Fayette County Health Department Officer Dr. Anita Stewart prepares for community members to come in for needles ...

ACW shows planned in area | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

Local fans will get the chance to see two action-packed Appalachian Championship Wrestling shows in the area this weekend. On Friday, March 22, an ACW ...

Crime action detailed | News  The Fayette Tribune

Court documents spell out sadistic details on alleged Minden abuser.

Patriots, Red Devils earn baseball wins | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

In recent high school baseball outings: Independence 6. Oak Hill 3. A four-run fifth inning proved to be the difference Wednesday as the visiting Patriots got by ...

Fayetteville man charged with grand larceny, breaking and entering  The Montgomery Herald

A Fayetteville man has been charged with grand larceny and breaking and entering Monday in Fayette County.

Collins earns county hoops titles  The Fayette Tribune

In the Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament hosted by Meadow Bridge High School at Fayetteville in February, the Collins Middle School teams ...

Gridders begin final push to Aug. 24 openers | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

Below is a list of remaining high school football scrimmages:

Oak Hill claims section title; other county squads eliminated  The Fayette Tribune

In section basketball tournament games so far this week:

Pirate matmen off to solid start | Sports  The Fayette Tribune

The Fayetteville Pirate high school wrestling squad started the 2017-18 season with a third-place team finish in the Richwood Duals earlier in December.

Trail, Oak Hill squads among winners on diamond  The Fayette Tribune

Following are results from high school games late last week and early this week: Oak Hill 12. James Monroe 3. Oak Hill evened its softball record at 8-8 Friday ...

Meadow Bridge High to remain open  Beckley Register-Herald

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education approved all closures and consolidations for Fayette County schools except Meadow Bridge High ...

March for Minden planned for June 8 | News  The Fayette Tribune

A local environmental rights group will be staging “March for Minden,” a re-enactment march of the 1989 Toxics National Day of Action, to draw attention to the ...

Fayette Station Road project will impact park visitors  The Fayette Tribune

Visitors to New River Gorge National River will see some impacts as a result of a West Virginia Division of Highways construction project on Fayette Station ...

Scott Brown all-star rosters have Fayette presence  The Fayette Tribune

The 30th annual Little General Scott Brown Memorial Classic is less than two weeks away, and a little bit of history will be made.

West Virginia Gold Rush on in Fayette County  The Fayette Tribune

CLIFFTOP — Anglers dropping a line at Babcock State Park in the coming days may strike gold. On Wednesday, Gov. Jim Justice joined West Virginia DNR ...

Fayette's dropout rate worst in the state  Beckley Register-Herald

While the state was recognized during the 2016-17 school year for a graduation rate near 90 percent, according to the State Department of Education, ...

Fugitive from Florida arrested in Fayetteville  The Fayette Tribune

An Oak Hill man is in custody facing charges from Florida.

Middle school students visit WVU Tech for Junior Nursing Academy  Beckley Register-Herald

Middle school students from across the region filled a classroom on WVU Tech's campus Tuesday morning to learn the fundamentals of what it takes to be a ...

Meadow Bridge High to remain open; Valley not so lucky  The Montgomery Herald

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education approved all closures and consolidations for Fayette County schools except Meadow Bridge High ...

Graduates honored at FIT ceremony | Community  The Fayette Tribune

On Thursday, April 26, the Fayette Institute of Technology held its annual graduation ceremony at the Historic Oak Hill School.

DHHR adds 200 slots to IDD Waiver Program  The Fayette Tribune

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services last week announced the ...

State students can take part in Girls Go CyberStart  The Montgomery Herald

CHARLESTON — Governor Jim Justice recently announced that West Virginia is participating in an innovative competition designed to encourage girls and ...

County public school students graduate this weekend | News  The Montgomery Herald

Members of the Class of 2017 from Fayette County's public schools will graduate this weekend.

Plum Orchard Lake to be closed April 2-3 | News  The Fayette Tribune

PAX — Plum Orchard Lake in Fayette County will be closed to fishing and boating April 2-3, 2019, while American Electric Power replaces a high-voltage ...

GALLERY: Fayetteville at Meadow Bridge, Football  Beckley Register-Herald

Fayetteville travels to Meadow Bridge for their high school football game Friday. (Chris Jackson/The Register-Herald)

Jason Williams set for March 14 autograph signing | Sports  The Montgomery Herald

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a youngster toiled on the playgrounds and in the gyms of eastern Kanawha County and beyond as he began to master the ...

Shady Spring nabs County Shop wins; Oak Hill second in both divisions  The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL — Shady Spring earned a pair of team victories in last week's County Shop Invitational track and field meet at Oak Hill High School.

Cast of “Matewan” lines up in support of Blair Centennial Project  The Fayette Tribune

MATEWAN — The cast and crew of the 1987 John Sayles film “Matewan” — including James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, and other luminaries ...

Midland Trail, Oak Hill among softball winners  The Fayette Tribune

In recent high school softball games: Oak Hill 5. Woodrow Wilson 4. Oak Hill hiked its record to 4-2 Wednesday with the defeat of visiting Woodrow Wilson.

This week in West Virginia history | Community  The Fayette Tribune

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at ...

Fayette County Water Festival set for Thursday | News  The Fayette Tribune

CHARLESTON — Over 250 fifth-grade students from Fayette County will participate in the annual Fayette County Water Festival on Thursday, April 4 from 9:30 ...

Valley girls win two; seniors honored | Sports  The Montgomery Herald

In recent high school basketball games: Valley 46. Buffalo 39. In girls basketball action Tuesday, the Valley Greyhounds had a successful Senior Night by ...

Fayette BOE candidates square off in Oak Hill  The Montgomery Herald

OAK HILL — Dozens of area residents turned out Thursday night for a candidates' forum sponsored by Fayette Fair Share, a local political action committee ...

Reverse job fair scheduled this month | News  The Fayette Tribune

The West Virginia Development Office's Apprenticeship in Motion (AIM) will host a unique job hunt event in April.

City Hoops tourney commences | Sports  The Montgomery Herald

City Hoops initiated 2019 tournament play last weekend in Smithers. The tournament continues this coming weekend at Valley High School.

Greenbrier students sweep top spots in competition  Beckley Register-Herald

In recent years, Greenbrier East High School has built a reputation for producing winners in the West Virginia Poetry Out Loud competition.

Minden proposed for Superfund site status | News  The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL — With recent flooding and the threat of another flood hanging over their heads, residents of the contaminated town of Minden reacted with optimism ...

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