Community Calendar

*Bluefield College will join 23 other Virginia private colleges in a statewide series of open house events, July 28th-August 2nd, designed to increase awareness of the quality and affordability of a private college education.  Rising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to participate in Virginia Private College Week by attending at least one of the open house sessions at Bluefield College.  BC sessions will take place twice a day at 9am and 2pm, Monday through Friday, July 28th-August 1st, and once at 9am on Saturday, August 2nd.  Register at For more information, visit​.

*Vespers Healing Service at First Christian Church, located at 805 Straley Ave in Princeton, WV on Wednesday, July 30th, beginning at 6:15pm.  If you are in need of a special touch from the Lord, this is an oportunity to be renewed in spirit, body and mind.

The "Terror of the Tug" play takes us back to McDowell County in the early 1920s when Sheriff Sid Hatfield and Deputy Ed Chambers were shot and killed on the Welch Courhouse steps. This is what sets the mood for the rest of the play which is an account of the events that had occurred during the Coal Wars in Southern West Virginia.  This intense historical drama has been brought back by popular demand and has been praised by many to be a must see outdoor drama! Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the evening...For more info please call dates are August 1st-2nd at 8pm at the McArts Amphitheater on Mount View High School Road in Welch WV. Reenactment will take place at the Welch Courthouse on Friday, August 1st at 10:30am, the actual day and time of the shooting.

*Thompson Valley Community Center will be having a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, August 12th at 7pm.  Dennis Lee, Commonwealth’s Attorney will be speaking to the group about scams in our area.   Everyone is encouraged to attend, bring a friend or neighbor to hear ways to protect ourselves, our property, and our money.  Contact Tammy Allison 276-200-4179 or email with questions or concerns.

*Come see the story of the Hatfields & McCoys, a play by Chelsea Marcantel, at the Hatfield & McCoy Outdoor Theater & Park in McCarr, KY on July 24th-July 26th, August 1st-August 3rd, August 22nd-August 24th, August 29th-September 1st.  For more information, visit

August 16th...Cruise-in at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton (across from the rescue squad)...5pm-8:30pm...bring your car, motorcycle, truck, tractor, atv, anything with wheels...donations made upon entry. Call 304-952-5220 for more information.

*Plum Creek Quilters will be having a Community Yard Sale on Monday, September 1st from 8am-3pm at Thompson Valley Community Center in Tazewell, VA...everyone is welcome to set up and sell your items for FREE!  Bring your own tables, tents and chairs.  Contact Tammy Allison to reserve your spot at 276-200-4179.

*Mercer County Heritage Festival, September 5th-7th. Glenwood 4-H Camp.  A living history festival with storytellers, demonstrations, artisans, reenactors, vendors, civil war era ball, music, and great food. Friday, the 5th is Education Day. The festival continues through the weekend with presentation by Cornstalk, Harriett Tubman, Robert E Lee.  Fun for all!

FREE TAX COURSE!  Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of income tax preparation and have the possibility for employment?  Liberty Tax Service is starting registrations for their fall tax course now.  Seats are limited, please register early to ensure availability.  The course will begin September 8th and will run for 10 weeks; 5pm-9pm at the Princeton campus of American National University, located beside Princeton Walmart.  To register, please contact Keith Cole, General Manager, at 304-431-2378.

*Attention Runners & Walkers!  Come join the Diva Fever 5K on Saturday, October 11th at 8:30am at Glenwood Park to benefit the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program.  All finishers will receive a rhinestone finisher medal.  For more info please call 304-431-5178.

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Thomas Rhett