Slideshow: PikeView Middle students examine career options
PikeView Middle School welcomed representatives from 43 different jobs for 48 Career Day sessions Friday. The event was created to offer middle schoolers a chance to see what occupations exist locally that might interest them. Career offerings presented included law enforcement, firefighting, radio, TV news, transportation, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing, teaching and more.
- Slideshow: PikeView Middle School dedicates trees to White On Friday, June 7, PikeView Middle School celebrated the memory of Sam White, a PVMS teacher and a Princeton coach, who died suddenly in November 2012. The school dedicated two redbud trees and one river birch in White's honor at the Gardner school. White's parents, wife, sister and children attended the ceremony and thanked the students for their compassion.
- Slideshow: Blaze tears through Union Drive home A Union Drive home was destroyed Tuesday when a fire ignited inside the house in the 400 block of the street. Firefighting crews from East River Volunteer, Green Valley-Glenwood Volunteer and Princeton fire departments, along with Princeton Rescue Squad, responded to the scene, where PFD investigators reported a fire started on the interior of the home. No residents were injured in the fire, but PFD's Rick Shagoury was transported to Princeton Community Hospital after a piece of the roof collapsed on him. PFD officials reported later that he was in stable condition.
- Slideshow: Mercer County Schools Employee Retirement Banquet Mercer County Schools saluted retiring employees with a banquet at the Princeton Church of God Thursday evening.
- Slideshow: PSHS Tigers bands bring beat back to Mercer Street The Princeton Senior High School Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band and Dance Team kicked off Music in the Square's 2013 season Wednesday in grand fashion. The free concerts, sponsored by the Princeton Times and The Music Exchange, will continue every Wednesday through August, weather permitting, in the Dick Copeland Town Square on Mercer Street.
- Slideshow: Princeton Rotarians applaud best of the club The Rotary Club of Princeton held its annual dinner at the Chuck Mathena Center Tuesday night, featuring a keynote address by Molly Ballard, who successfully started an Interact Club at Poca High School. Among other highlights of the evening, were the award of the annual Rotary Scholarship to Joshua Cox, of PikeView High School; the introduction of the Joseph Marsh Legacy Award; recognition of Candy Stanley as the John Perry Volunteer of the Year; a salute to Carol and Herb McClaugherty, who shared Rotarian of the Year honors; and the presentation of Jeff Disibbio as a Paul Harris Fellow.
- Slideshow: Local Scouts explore firefighting options Princeton Boy Scouts listen in, as Athens Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Casey outlines the possibility of starting Fire and Emergency Services Career Exploring Post in Mercer County to expand interest in fighting fire and working in emergency situations. Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14-21years old. It is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.
- Slideshow: CU students visit Box City For 24 hours, some Concord University students seized the opportunity to spend the night homeless. Beginning early Friday, May 3, the volunteers began constructing their makeshift shelters out of cardboard, plastic, sticks and other unusual building materials. Then, they spent the night on the campus lawn, all in a bid to raise awareness of homelessness and to help Scottie's Place, a southern West Virginia organization that benefits homeless children.
- Slideshow: Mercer County Top Scholars Banquet–Princeton The top 10 seniors at Princeton Senior High School receive a plaque commemorating their achievement Tuesday night at the Chuck Mathena Center. Not pictured is Ryan Meadows.
- Slideshow: Mercer County Top Scholars Banquet–PikeView The top 10 ranked senior from PikeView High School receive plaques to commemorate their achievement. Not pictured are Jacob Ramthun, Nathaniel Ellis, and Laura Hill.
- Slideshow: Children's Memorial Flag Day Participants gathered on Friday afternoon at the Mercer County Courthouse to remember those children suffering from abuse and those who have died from it.