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With Memorial Day right around the corner, what better time to investigate what this holiday is all about? Though in the past few years Americans look to the last Monday in May as the beginning of summer or vacation season or just a three day weekend, Memorial Day has a vast and colorful his…

BLUEFIELD, VA – Each spring, Bluefield College invites alumni and friends to show their support and love on BC Giving Day. This year, in light of the circumstances many businesses are facing due to COVID-19, the college has partnered with a local alum to offer an incentive that will help loc…

Nestled in the mountains of Tazewell County Virginia, about halfway between Pocahontas and Abbs Valley, there is a small elementary school that is doing some big things. Abbs Valley-Boissevain Elementary School was closed like others across the state and across the nation due to the COVID 19…

I have been watching the numbers that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources are reporting and comparing them to the Governor Jim Justice’s actions to help slow the spread of the virus. What I have found is eye-opening, to say the least.

It is interesting to look back at history and see how things have changed and how they stay the same.  An old newspaper, The Princeton Observer of Princeton, WV dated August 5, 1937 printed an article about the smallpox epidemic that struck Mercer County (West Virginia) in 1883.  The article…

On Thursday, April 16, 2020 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health issued an emergency rule that implements a uniform guideline for social distancing for retailers and the public. A full copy of the rule can be found at the Secretary of State’s we…

Southern West Virginia has faced many financial obstacles over the years with lack of industries and reliance upon coal production and cottage industries associated with coal. The railroad has reduced workers due to reduction in steam coal demand and population shifts have resulted as far as…

The Bronze Look, LLC has paused services at two of its locations. Diamonds N Gold Look in Princeton and Only One Look in Bluefield have suspended services due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The corporate office, The Bronze Look located at 311 Mercer St, will remain open. The store is still buy…

The Bronze Element, a technology company located in Southern WV, is working hard with a limited staff to keep its online presence up to date during this pandemic. WVTNews.com, a family owned online newspaper published by The Bronze Element, has just joined the WV Press Association as an asso…

Lately, there has been discussion of Virginia counties succession from the commonwealth to join West Virginia as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary". Although it is unclear how logistically this could work, this could potentially mean more people coming to the state of West Virginia, rather than …

In West Virginia, we are far from immune to natural disasters. While our mountains offer us protection, beauty, and natural diversity, we often find ourselves in times of trials when it comes to issues such as flooding. In 2016, West Virginia experienced what was called: "The Thousand Year F…

In the mainstream media, we as consumers are constantly hearing that the economy is improving and/or promises that it will improve. However, here in West Virginia, although unemployment rates are down, there is an ever-increasing number of people that depend on state benefits. This is due to…

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PRINCETON--The Hatter’s Bookshop located in Mercer Street’s Grassroots District celebrated a grand re-opening on September 27 focusing on the move to a new location. Tammy Dotson, Hatter’s owner, loves what she does. “After a few life changes, I decided it was time that I did something that …

PRINCETON--With the temperature dropping and leaves falling, store staff at Diamonds ‘N Gold Look are busily getting ready for the holiday shopping season. Diamonds N’ Gold Look is happy to celebrate Princeton, the Autumn season and the beginning of the holidays with friends and neighbors.

Princeton— From bills printed to represent amounts of coinage to special “Hawaii” notes used in World War II, the face of American notes has changed throughout the years in size, shape, design and designation.  Several iterations of U.S. currency were produced and have a value far beyond fac…

Mountaineer Pride runs deep for those inside or outside West Virginia. From our storied past, and our current lifestyle, West Virginians have always been tied to the “hills and hollers” that they call home. Remembering this legacy is an important part of re-imagining the future. The Bronze L…

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” according to Ethel Merman and her original recording in 1950, and the demand for diamond jewelry has never been stronger for ‘girls or boys’. Formed under intense pressure under the crust of the Earth, diamonds are the most sought-after gemstones on the s…

PRINCETON--Southern West Virginia has always heard the call of the country in times of need. There is no better legacy to exemplify the service of these men and women than the Those Who Served Museum located in the War Memorial Building in Princeton, West Virginia.

PRINCETON-- Technology and the cyber world have changed retailing forever.  Within the Bronze family of companies, the focus on the client and customer are still paramount.  “We strive to keep the personal touch in every transaction that we complete—whether in one of the brick-and-mortar sto…

The Bronze Look located in Princeton’s Historic District at 311 Mercer Street is probably the best-known spot in the region to buy and sell coins. Starting as a collector over five decades ago, owner and entrepreneur, Randolph Evans, did not foresee that he would be slowly building a well-di…

PRINCETON--  Associated Photography and Framing located at 813 Mercer Street is a mainstay in Princeton’s downtown business district for over 35 years. The large display of photographs has long been a highlight to Saturday night cruisers, classmates, friends and family. “There have been a co…

On July 20, 1969, fifty years ago, over 650 million people around the world watched the Moon landing live on television, according to NASA, and were entranced at the idea of Neil Armstrong taking his historic first steps, 234,000 miles away on the Moon.  President Kennedy’s promise, made in …

Princeton, W.Va.--Corvette enthusiasts revved up their engines and rolled into Princeton today to visit the Mercer Street Historic District with a stop at the Princeton Railroad Museum. Traveling West Virginia backroads can be a challenge, facing fallen trees and wide curves, but the crew is…

West Virginia has lost a native son, a well-known philanthropist, billionaire entrepreneur, and political donor, Chris Cline. According to the Royal Bahamian Police, Cline who according to Bloomberg was ,“the last King of Coal,” died in a helicopter crash near Walker’s Cay, Abaco in the Baha…

Princeton, W.Va.--Elvis Aaron Presley’s first record was a single on Sun Records in 1954 with “That’s All Right” and backed with “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and the recording quickly brought him national attention. And, even four decades after his death, Elvis Presley still remains “The King”—fo…

Princeton, W.Va.--Bullion investors and numismatic buffs rejoice, there is good news, and the rest of us can be happy about it too!

Princeton, W.Va.--  William Jenkins is a familiar face around Mercer County Living in the small town of Matoaka for 46 years Jenkins says, “I love living there, there’s no place like it on the Earth.” At 92 years young, Jenkins has not let the years slow him down at any level. Jenkins is an …

Princeton, W.Va.--From folk artists to West Virginia’s own burgeoning glass industry, pride and persistence is exemplified in the works that each West Virginia artist creates. From Blenko and Fenton to other mountaineer artisans, such as Ron Hinkle, the love and passion of each artist can be…

Celebrate West Virginia Festival in Princeton Historic District on Saturday, June 15. Railroad and coal heritage, as well as live music and vendors are all on queue to help celebrate the Mountain State's Birthday. Trolley rides to historic sites, great food and all businesses like the Bronze…

Fairmont, W.Va.--West Virginia recognizes its first place status at honoring mothers. Of course, we are familiar with the story of Anna Jarvis, and the founding of Mother’s Day.  Mountaineers may celebrate being the first celebrants of Father’s Day, also. According to the United Methodist Ch…