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Smith honored as 'West Virginia Sports Legend'  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Generations of people have known that McDowell County native Ergie Smith is a legend.



March 19, 1925: First Black State High School Basketball Tournament Begins  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On March 19, 1925, the state's first basketball tournament for black high schools kicked off on the campus of West Virginia State College (now University)



Gary's Bell, Iaeger's Wolfe to be enshrined in McDowell  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The late Jerome Bell of Gary and Iaeger's Calvin Wolfe will round out the eleven new inductees into the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday, ...



Barrel Bowl gives back to McDowell | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The Welch vs. Gary Barrel Bowl charity golf tournament started out primarily as a double-barreled high school reunion, but in its fourth year it has ...



Smith inducted as West Virginia Sports Legend  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

McDowell County coaching legend Ergie Smith was recently inducted as a West Virginia Sports Legend during the annual reunion ceremony last month in ...



McDowell County Hall of Fame to host 7th induction ceremonies  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The third of three installments on the McDowell County Hall of Fame, which will host its induction ceremonies today in Welch.



Stories of pride, humor punctuate McDowell sports hall induction  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — Nearly 300 were in attendance on Sunday for the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Mount View High School.



Column: Ergie and his mentors, the people behind a legend  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

There is much more to Ergie Smith Jr. than a compilation of his football accomplishments, coaching honors and multiple halls of fame (four).The McDowell ...



Frank Giardina: Memorial Day brings emotion, nostalgia  Charleston Gazette-Mail

We think our sports heroes are indestructible. They aren't. When you are nine years old and watching the local high school football star, you think he is ...



Frank Giardina: A look at some black sports pioneers in the Mountain State  Charleston Gazette-Mail

February is Black History Month. At the risk of leaving out some great names, here are some of our state's past and present pioneers. Their contributions to our ...



Bond denied for Bluefield man facing first-degree murder charge  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Bond was denied Thursday for a Bluefield man facing charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the death of a Tazewell, Va.



Innerviews: Success story rooted in McDowell County coal camp  Charleston Gazette-Mail

He can tell you about buying silk sheets for Madam Chiang Kai-shek and dancing in Japan with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's wife.



McDowell honors its best on 'Champions Night' | Sports | bdtonline.com  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — “Oh, What A Night,” was a hit song by the Dells nearly 50 years ago, and that title fits perfectly the “Night of Champions” Friday as featured by.



Frank Giardina: Annual Sports Legends dinner set for Saturday in Beckley  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The annual West Virginia Sports Legends Reunion Dinner will take place on Saturday, July 7 at the Beckley Moose Lodge. A sell-out crowd of 600 people ...



Frank Giardina: Some memorable sports nicknames from the past  Charleston Gazette-Mail

For some reason, nicknames are not used much in sports anymore. When I was growing up, it seemed that everybody had a nickname. Here are some sports ...



More 'firsts' to be enshrined in McDowell Hall of Fame  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — In addition to the “firsts” chronicled in last Sunday's story on the upcoming McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame induction that will take place this ...



Twice-convicted murder now seeks to file for habeas corpus  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A twice-convicted murderer now serving two life sentences for the 2011 murder of a Summers County man and the 2013 murder of Mercer County woman was in ...



WWII legacies: Gus Nagy – Army machine gunner in Europe  News Sentinel

Upon being drafted into the U.S. Army in October 1943, Augustus 'Gus' Nagy of Fort Wayne fought against Hitler's armed forces as part of the 20th Armore.



Va. Tech study: No increased incidence of cancer in Tazewell County; Team recommends testing for all county homes  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

By CHARLES BOOTHE. Bluefield Daily Telegraph. BLUEFIELD, Va. — Radon can be a killer, and it may very well be a hidden menace in many homes in the ...



Homer Hickam's mother passes away  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Elsie Gardener Hickam, 97, of Garden City, S.C., the mother of renowned local author Homer Hickam and featured in the book/movie "October Sky" and ...



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