CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

BEAVER — Registration is underway at New River Community and Technical College for a special winter session, Dec. 17 through Jan. 11, 2019. Students can earn three hours of general education credit through online study over the course of four weeks.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

Jane Robertson Dunshie and Ellen Spencer, former residents of Glen Ferris and Charlton Heights, toured the programs of the Southern Appalachian Labor School this summer.

Red Ribbon Week, which was celebrated late last month, is the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. Red Ribbon Week reaches over 80 million people each year throughout the United States as schools and communities across the country come together to demonstrate intolerance aga…

CHARLESTON — The 2019 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud (POL) state competition registration deadline is set for Monday, Dec. 3. All West Virginia public and private high schools and homeschool associations are encouraged to participate in the event, which is sponsored annually by the West Virgi…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

LEWISBURG — High school students will have the opportunity to experience the different careers associated with medical school during the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) second annual Apprentice Day.

Dear EarthTalk: Considering all the well-publicized problems with plastic in our oceans, do you think that plastic has any kind of future? — Lea Mauduit, via EarthTalk.org

Cancer begins in the cells which are the basic building blocks that make up tissue. Tissue is found in the breast and other parts of the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form when the body doesn’t need them and old or damaged cells do not die as they shoul…

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most parents know that the diet and exercise habits of a pregnant woman impacts the health of her baby, but little is known about how a father’s health choices are passed to his children. A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds tha…

The December open house at the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA in Montgomery will be Friday, Dec. 14. The YMCA will waive sign-up fees for those who join that day. A representative from UniCare also will be on site for the open house, in addition to the Swim with Santa, which will be held that evening.

FAYETTEVILLE — It is the Christmas after one of the largest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, and Stephen and Andy’s room, like most of their house, is still in shambles. Stephen has stopped believing in almost everything and his little brother, Andy, writes to Santa Claus to ask him…

Beckley Dance Theatre School and Beckley Performing Arts will present the iconic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium.

CHARLESTON — All West Virginians are invited to honor the state’s military men and women and first responders by submitting photos to be showcased on the two recognition trees located in the Governor’s Reception Room during the upcoming the holiday season, according to a press release from t…

CHARLESTON — First Lady Cathy Justice unveiled the 2018 Holiday Ornament during a reception at the West Virginia State Culture Center on Monday, Nov. 19.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

New River Community and Technical is offering HVAC training in a 20-week class focusing on basic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems starting Dec. 4. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center, Ghent.

CHARLESTON — The popular History Alive program of the West Virginia Humanities Council welcomes groundbreaking cartoonist Charles Schulz to its roster of historical figures available for presentations. Schulz is portrayed by James Froemel of Maidsville and is now available to be booked for p…

5th grade — Brayden Arthur, Kiauna Banks, Pearl Eary, Aidan Foster, Elliott Hall, Grace Harper, Maura Hill, Xander Hopkins, January Hudson, Ross Hughart, Abigail Lowe, McKenzie McCann, Jacob McMullen, Logan Nelson, Emma Ramsey, Arianna Ridenour, Jaiden White, Madison Wilson, Jacie Wiseman, A…

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Three BridgeValley Community and Technical College instructors were recently recognized by the Charleston Job Corps Center at the Job Corps National Graduation Ceremony.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and Governor Jim Justice invite all West Virginia students in grades K-12 to participate in the Almost Heaven Inaugural Governor’s Art Exhibition. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, Nov. 16…