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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders

Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.

Beckley barber hangs up the clippers after 53 years

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – For 53 years, Everett Reece has been cutting hair. On Friday, a party was held at his shop in Beckley to send him into retirement the right...

Raleigh Delegates expect to introduce funding bill for veterans nursing home on first day of legislative session

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – In 2014, the Department of Agriculture gave the property behind the Jackie Withrow Hospital to be used for a veterans nursing home. In...

Raleigh County State Senator hosts round table to discuss county’s economic future

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – State Senator Rollan Roberts, representing Raleigh County, held a round table on Thursday to talk about the future of Raleigh County. It was...

Experts detail how to report child abuse and what to look for

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Because of the recent influx of child abuse and neglect cases we’ve been reporting on, Newswatch spoke with those on the frontlines...

Fayette Co. Superintendent walks through inclement weather process

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Schools all over our area were closed or delayed on Wednesday because of inclement weather. But how do school officials arrive at that...

Women who illegally entered mine will be asked to pay rescue costs

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – This time last year, four people allegedly entered a mine illegally to steal copper. Now, two of the four have since passed away and their...

Secretary of Transportation speaks at the Beckley Rotary Club meeting

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation Byrd White was the featured speaker at the Beckley Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday.  White said...

Nine cars vandalized in Rainelle

RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – Once Ryan Boggs, a Rainelle resident, realized his car had been vandalized with the rear window completely busted out, he quickly found out...

New historical society forming for Western Greenbrier region

RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – This week, a new historical society will be meeting for the first time. The Western Greenbrier Historical Society is forming to tell the rich...

Lewis House hosting big Christmas sale

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The Lewis House in Oak Hill has held several fundraising sales before but this year is the first time they have ever done a Christmas...

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