FAYETTEVILLE — When the Fayette County Courthouse doors swing closed at the end of calendar year 2019, Kelvin Holliday's years in public service will come to an end.

West Virginia Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced legislation in September to change the federal designation of the New River Gorge National River into the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

CHARLESTON — While the head of West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection told a group of state lawmakers about his efforts to recruit companies involved in converting natural gas liquids to plastics on Tuesday, he left out his agency’s role in ensuring those companies abide by c…

An Oak Hill man was arrested Tuesday for the murder of a missing woman whose body had been left inside a Fayette County home, Oak Hill Police Department officials said.

OAK HILL — While Christmas trees are up in many homes and store shelves are stocked to overflowing with items designed to entice youngsters’ dreams of presents left by Santa Claus, locally there’s a dedicated group of volunteers whose focus is on Thanksgiving.

DAVIS — Thirty-three passengers boarded a bus on a Saturday morning last month at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station for a weekend trip. But this was no ordinary excursion: None of them knew where they were going, and most didn’t know their fellow travelers.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has selected a managed care organization, Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, to oversee the care of children in state custody.

CHARLESTON — A federal judge found late last month that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration provided no proof Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy was endangering patients before it stripped the pharmacy of its permission to sell controlled substances.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia would have fared better during an economic downturn from 2012 to 2016 had West Virginians focused years ago on economic diversification, the director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research said earlier this month.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminded consumers who are considering home improvements to do adequate research before hiring an individual contractor or company to do the job.

CHARLESTON — Justice Tim Armstead has been named chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s pre-eminent law enforcement and homeland security expert is now a top leader for a national organization representing 80 state and major urban area fusion centers.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has confirmed the presence of a new, invasive insect, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycormia delicatula), in West Virginia. A small population of Spotted Lanternfly was detected in the Bunker Hill area of Berkeley County on Oct. 30. T…

BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Kanawha County Schools and their industry partners have launched the Kanawha Valley Early College Cooperative with a formal partnership agreement. Providing more students with access to college sooner, BridgeValley Community and Technical College…

MONTGOMERY — A new mural is under way at BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s The GRID makerspace.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating the cause of death for a Hilltop woman whose remains were found in a wooded area near her home in October, Fayette Sheriff Mike Fridley reported last week.

West Virginia University officials have launched a research campaign after discovering only 1.8 percent of West Virginia public school students are identified “gifted,” or having intellectual abilities higher than average — well below the national average of 6 percent, according to National …

An advocacy network for foster families and state officials has released a survey on the needs of foster and adoptive families in West Virginia.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office recently received multiple calls from consumers across the state reporting a technology scam.

MONTGOMERY — The Upper Kanawha Valley’s largest and most extensive Senior Expo will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the main lobby of Montgomery General Hospital.

MONTGOMERY — BridgeValley Community and Technical College presents Historian Larry L. Rowe as part of its Womxn Empowerment Series on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Hall Auditorium, 619 2nd Avenue in Montgomery.

“The Battle of Shakespeare’s Sexes,” an original 90-minute compilation of scenes featuring some of the Bard’s hardest battling lovers, will be performed in Smithers and Montgomery next week on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, respectively.

OAK HILL — 100,000: The estimated number of people in attendance at Bridge Day 2019.

Students in West Virginia could be at-risk for losing automatic free school meal eligibility under proposed changes to the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

CHARLESTON — After voting against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Carol Miller sent a press release Friday promoting Violence Against Women Act funds being distributed to West Virginia.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a $700 million, multi-state settlement to resolve allegations that the maker of Suboxone improperly marketed and promoted the drug in its distribution, allegations that led to the improper use of state Medicaid funds.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s disability fraud partnership has generated more than $19.7 million in savings in just under four years of operation.

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, the latest effort in the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initi…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia now has a toll-free tipline so West Virginians can report suspected Medicaid fraud, according to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Woody and Marcia McKenzie will play for a hoedown Sunday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Montgomery at the Morris Creek Watershed Association building, 328 Morris Drive. The Virginia couple performs traditional mountain music on a variety of instruments. They have entertained audiences in eight…