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Fayette County Substance Abuse Team working to overcome drug epidemic

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Though often perceived to be a problem of the inner city, substance abuse has long been prevalent in rural areas. The Fayette County...

New River Gorge Bridge celebrates 42 years since dedication

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) — On this day 42 years ago in West Virginia, the New River Gorge Bridge opened to traffic, hailed by Senator Jennings Randolph and Governor...

Crowds Flock To Watch Jumpers Catapult From Bridge

LANSING, W. Va. (WOAY)- While most of us would never dare to jump from the bridge, others are willing to go to the extremes by climbing into a human catapult to be...

How Base Jumpers Prepare For The Daring Jump On Bridge Day

LANSING, W. Va. (WOAY)- Behind all the fun of watching adrenaline junkies jump off the bridge comes a lot of preparation. This was Johnny ‘Tarzan’...

Oak Hill holds first ever “Meet at the Park“

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) –  The City of Oak Hill hosted their first ever “Meet at the park”. The City of Oak Hill and the Active Southern West Virginia group are...

Jan-Care Ambulance Prepares to Send 16 Vehicles to Bridge Day

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va (WOAY) – While Bridge is fun for the base jumpers and for the visitors, it takes a lot of work from first responders, the U.S. Park Service,...

Fayette County Deputies are now wearing pink

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – New uniform changes are now in effect for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies will sport pink badges, as the...

Parachutists to gather in West Virginia for 40th Bridge Day

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – Thrillseekers from around the world are heading to southern West Virginia for an annual bridge-jumping event. Saturday’s Bridge...

Human remains found in Fayette County

HILLTOP, WV (WOAY) –  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating human remains found in the Hilltop area. The remains were located over the...

Billy Ray Bibb announces the release of ‘A Miner’s Family: Memories of Minden, West Virginia’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Billy Ray Bibb always had a desire to share his life’s story as a son of a coal miner and the stories he had heard from his parents, neighbors...

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