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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.

Annual conference encourages social enterprise businesses as the future of Appalachia

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – People from all over Central Appalachia gathered at Tamarack today for the 3rd annual Social Enterprise Summit.  The purpose of the summit is...

Parents and teachers voice concerns over foul odor in Summersville Elementary

SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Many concerned parents have reached out to us about the foul odor coming from Summersville Elementary School. Since September, the school...

Nicholas County’s Extension Service hosting ‘Meet Your Local Forester’ seminar

SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – On Thursday, the WVU Extension Service in Nicholas County will be hosting a seminar where you can come and meet local foresters at the...

Carpenter’s Corner President addresses controversy surrounding location change

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Carpenter’s Corner has been serving free meals to downtown Beckley since 2004. They were looking for another building that they could call...

UPDATE: Preliminary hearing waived in Hamlet Smith case

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – UPDATE: Hamlet Smith, the owner of the local counseling centers Life Strategies, did not go through a preliminary hearing for his charge of...

Salvation Army in Beckley handing out free coats

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – For many years, the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Beckley has been offering free coats at the start of winter. They started giving them out...

Planet Fitness Peeping Tom investigation reveals no evidence of multiple victims at this time

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – On Tuesday evening Charleston Police took the alleged Planet Fitness Peeping Tom into custody after an investigation by Beckley Police....

Two fundraising events for the Raleigh County Humane Society happening this week

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – To be able to take in the stray animals off the cold streets, the Humane Society of Raleigh County is having two events this week to...

Woody Thrasher meets with Mt. Hope Mayor to discuss plan to tackle drug epidemic

MT. HOPE, WV (WOAY) – Woody Thrasher, West Virginia’s former Secretary of Commerce and a co-founder of the Thrasher firm, is running to be the next Republican...

Humane Society of Raleigh County gives tips for taking care of outdoor pets in the winter

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – As the winter temperatures move in, it’s important for animal owners to think about winter options for their outdoor animals. Those with the...

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