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.


When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments for their teachers. Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the op…

Over the past year, Fayette County Park construction of an 18-hole disc golf course. Park staff teamed up with members of the New River Gorge Disc Golf Association to design a truly unique course in Fayette County. The course’s 18 holes are laid out with concrete tee boxes and features sever…

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that China and other nations have gone gangbusters with reforestation projects that are ambitious enough to have a significant impact on cutting carbon emissions. Why aren’t we also doing this here in the U.S.? — Mickie Infurcia, Hamden, Connecticut

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 — Dr. Kelli Shapiro will present “The Evolution of the West Virginia Movie Theatre” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Saturday, April 13. The program will begin at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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 annual spring show of the National Scrip Collectors Association will be held on April 5-6 in the Appalachian Room of the Country Inn & Suites on Harper Road in Beckley. The show is open to the public. There is no admission fee.

OAK HILL — Each month, the Southern Appalachian Labor School hosts a book sale at the Historic Oak Hill School. All funds raised through the sale go to support SALS’ childhood literacy programs which benefit children from around Fayette County.

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 45th annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day will be held April 27 at Fairmont State University in Fairmont. Operated and organized by the West Virginia State Math Field Day Organization, the event is being sponsored in part by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and t…

GLENVILLE — The names of Fayette County students who attained the Glenville State College President’s and Provost’s Honor Rolls for the Fall 2018 semester have been announced.

(BPT) — As you age, your risk of falling increases. According to the CDC, one out of four people over the age of 65 falls each year and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. While many conditions can put you at risk for a fall, there are simple steps you can take to boost your …

(BPT) — "You're sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he's coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries," recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran.

(BPT) — Just try to walk by an unfinished jigsaw puzzle without stopping. It's almost impossible. In fact, nearly half of all Americans puzzle for fun, to relax or to relieve stress.

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.

Brandon Sarrett, a senior at George Washington High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard about “Zero Waste” grocery stores in Europe where everything is sold in bulk and customers bring and fill up their own reusable containers and bags. When will we get some of these here on this “side of the pond?” — Jane Smith, Boston, Massachusetts

CHARLESTON – Greenbrier East High School student Brett Napier will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C. April 30 to May 1. Napier won the state competition hosted by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) …

OMAHA, Neb. – WoodmenLife is once again sponsoring the “America Is…” video contest, which aims to get elementary school students excited about their country and to show pride in their school and their community.

CHARLESTON — Shepherd University and the West Virginia Library Commission are now accepting short story submissions for the 2019 West Virginia Fiction Competition. The program is a literary competition for writers and storytellers in the state, designed to foster an appreciation of Appalachi…

CHARLESTON – AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to…

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.

SUMMERSVILLE — New River Community and Technical College is offering a five-week class on Microsoft Excel starting Tuesday, April 2. The class will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nicholas County Campus, Summersville.

ELKINS — In partnership with the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, USDA Forest Service, and other organizations across the United States, Wildlife Forever has launched a nationwide citizen science volunteer program called Wild Spotter. Monongahela Nation…

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 — West Virginia American Water announced that entries are being accepted for its fourth annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest. Students grades 4-6 in schools served by West Virginia American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service…