For the first time in West Virginia history, a musical theater minor will now be available at Fairmont State University. The Department of Music announced last fall that students can add musical theater as a minor to all majors on campus.

Social Security is here to help secure today and tomorrow by providing benefits and financial protection for millions of people. This assistance allows people with severe disabilities and health conditions to take care of the necessities of living, such as food, shelter, and medications. It …

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.

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

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.

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it? — Mark Talarico, Brooklyn, New York

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 deadline to turn in submissions for the 2019 Youth Congressional Art Competition is Friday, Feb. 1. The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions will be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.

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 — Over 225 students earned inclusion on the New River Community and Technical College’s President’s List and Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester.

Kelton Boblits, of Edmond, will present a program of old time piano on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 250 Main Street East, Oak Hill.

BECKLEY — WVU Tech’s popular Golden Bear Alumni Weekend will return March 1-2. The two-day gathering brings in hundreds of guests to reconnect and to honor outstanding WVU Tech graduates.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council announces its upcoming Feb. 1, 2019, grant deadline for three grant categories: Major grants, which are awarded twice a year for projects requesting up to $20,000; Fellowships of $3,000, which are awarded annually for scholarly research proje…

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 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.

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Montgomery met at the home of Dr. Betty-Lou Waters on Dec. 4 for a Christmas party. A pot-luck luncheon was enjoyed prior to brief notes and holiday activities.

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.

There will be a farmer’s market at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, 24 Wyatt Street, London, starting Jan. 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday. Fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, homemade breads and much more will be available.

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.

Students interested in earning college credit at BridgeValley Community and Technical College while experiencing the wonder and history of Amsterdam are invited to sign up for a 10-day trip of a lifetime to the Netherlands’ capital next year.

It's time to make New Year's resolutions, and seven West Virginia state parks and forests are inviting people to join a First Day Hike on Tuesday, Jan. 1 and adopt a healthier outlook by spending more time outside in 2019.

(BPT) — Holiday fantasies are not just for children. It turns out grown-ups actually celebrate the holidays living by their own set of myths, and they probably don’t even know it.

(BPT) — “From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific” ... because it’s time to head home for the holidays! No matter their destination, Americans are more than twice as likely to drive as fly this year (76 percent vs. 24 percent), according to Hankook Tire’s newest Gauge Index Survey.

(BPT) — When you place a plastic beverage container in a recycling bin, you are an important part of the product’s life cycle, helping that packaging to be used to make something new, over and over again.