Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) has expanded its programming to include Boone and Kanawha counties. Having successfully served Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers counties since 2015, Active SWV has also been working with neighboring communities along the Route 3 corridor and t…

GAULEY BRIDGE — Brookfield Renewable, owner of the Hawks Nest Dam, announced Tuesday the company will undertake a project at Hawks Nest Dam beginning on Sept. 8 which will result in the first inspection of the Hawks Nest Tunnel since it was built.

Bryan Lee Ogle II, 33, of Sevierville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on Monday resulting from a traffic stop in Montgomery in 2018.

In coordination with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and The Thrasher Group, the City of Smithers invites the public to an open house to review conceptual designs for the redevelopment of the Oakland School, which is located at the intersection of Oak Street and Kana…

Postponement of the 2021 National Jamboree by Boy Scouts of America is expected to decrease tax revenue by an estimated $1.2 million and to cut 350 jobs, according to data supplied by Lisa Strader, executive director of Visit Southern West Virginia.

In a diverse career that included encountering fired-up wrestlers and their sometimes-rabid fans and later pushing through legislation to help his home district, Shirley Love amassed a large number of followers — and friends.

Listed below is the public dissemination report provided by Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley for the period of Jan. 1 to July 1, 2020:

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is urging landowners to sign up for the Cooperative State-County-Landowner (CSCL) Gypsy Moth Suppression program. The program is focused on protecting the landowners’ forested acreage from devastating effects caused by the invas…

CHARLESTON – The Public Service Commission has rescheduled a status conference in the general investigation into the quality of water service provided by Page-Kincaid Public Service District. The status conference will now be held on Tuesday, July 28 in the Commission’s Main Hearing Room.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced last week a COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrant of $27,741 to the Montgomery Police Department from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).

OAK HILL — Bridge Day has been canceled for just the second time in its history.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has announced the launch of the Veterans and Heroes to Agriculture program. The program, formerly known as Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture, had its named changed with the passage of House Bill 4693 which was signed into law…

FAYETTEVILLE — Following a July 8 announcement by Gov. Jim Justice that he and state education leaders are targeting a Sept. 8 tentative resumption of student instruction in classrooms in West Virginia's 55 counties, county superintendents and boards of education are now moving to cement reo…

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority will conduct free, walk-up Covid-19 testing at the London First Church of God from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.

Even before Gov. Jim Justice mandated earlier this week that face coverings be worn inside all public indoor places when social distancing isn't possible, Fayetteville's Water Stone Outdoors had been among the business establishments already requiring customers to wear face coverings in thei…

Montgomery voters will choose from a small pool of candidates when they go to the polls later this month for the municipal election.

The two Fayette County Board of Education members elected during the primary last month were sworn into office on Tuesday, June 30 at the BOE office in Fayetteville.

OAK HILL – Putnam County Aging Program, Inc. and Fayette Senior Programs are participating in the Senior Summer Feeding Program. Eligible individuals can drop by the Oak Hill Senior Center, located at 108 Lewis Street in Oak Hill, on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and pick up a box of five shelf…

The West Virginia Mountain Party last month nominated Daniel P. “Danny” Lutz for governor at its biennial state convention, which was conducted via Zoom video conferencing. The convention was originally planned to be held in Braxton County.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have announced $1,992,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide access to vaccines for children in West Virginia.

With a mid-August start for its 2020-21 school term looming, Fayette County Schools personnel are preparing for a safe educational path forward in the Covid-19 era.

A Beaver woman who allegedly faked her death to avoid a prison term was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison Tuesday on federal health care charges, United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announces that customers are now able to schedule appointments at all regional DMV offices across the state as well as the Fairmont Exam Center.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) last month published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. Th…

BELVA — In the 10 to 15 minutes between the time she posted the day’s special and kids’ meal for Steph’s Fire Pit on June 1 and the time owner/operator Stephanie Adkins came back to her popular little restaurant after running an errand to her home, situated directly behind the tiny building,…

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week applauded the Senate passage of his Great American Outdoors Act. The landmark conservation package passed the Senate recently by a vote of 73-25. The legislation would provide full…

LEWISBURG — The State Fair of West Virginia Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to cancel the 2020 State Fair of West Virginia after the most recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the area. The last time the State Fair was canceled was in 1942-1945 for World War II.

FAYETTEVILLE — After 437 absentee and provisional ballots were canvassed Monday, the positions of Fayette County's top vote-getters from the June 9 primary election didn't budge.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released initial scenarios for the re-entry and recovery of schools for the 2020-21 school year and beyond during the June meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE). The information, housed on the WVDE’s website, repr…