An initial group of Fayette County Schools employees received their first round of the Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 8 at Oak Hill Middle School.

FAYETTEVILLE — Limited access to the Fayette County Courthouse and associated buildings will remain in effect until at least Jan. 22, according to a judicial emergency declared by Chief Judge Thomas H. Ewing.

West Virginia State Police are investigating a new but undisclosed lead in the 1986 disappearance and death of an Oak Hill girl, State Police Cpl. J. Kincaid said last week.

MONTGOMERY — Children in the Upper Kanawha Valley will soon have the opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of robotics thanks to a recent $10,000 grant from Truist Foundation to BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

CHARLESTON – West Virginia American Water took the Page-Kincaid PSD water treatment plant out of service on Dec. 16. All customers in the service area will now receive water from West Virginia American Water’s New River water treatment plant. Once the Page-Kincaid treatment plant is out of s…

MONTGOMERY — Children have Disneyland. Football fans have the Super Bowl. Artists and makers in West Virginia have The GRID at BridgeValley Community and Technical College in Montgomery.

GAULEY BRIDGE — For the sixth consecutive year, a group of volunteers who are family members and friends gathered together to conduct a Christmas food drive.

FAYETTEVILLE — Several Covid-19 cases among county court personnel and the county's "red" status in the DHHR's county alert system will result in restricted access at the Fayette County Courthouse through Jan. 8, 2021.

FAYETTEVILLE — “Age. Age. Age.” has long been the focus of Gov. Jim Justice in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. On Wednesday morning, the governor announced Covid-19 vaccines would be made available to West Virginians over the age of 80 as soon as possible.

Christmas came early in 2020 for Fayette County firefighters, when they received a significant donation of property and took the first on-the-ground steps of achieving a long-held dream of their own firefighter training center.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 23, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources revealed there have been 1,410,382 total confirmatory laboratory results received statewide for Covid-19, with 75,936 total cases and 1,194 deaths.

CHARLESTON – The Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission has announced the keynote speaker of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ecumenical Service and winners of the 2020 Living the Dream Awards.

Dr. Paul Conley, an internal medicine specialist for Oak Hill-based Plateau Medical Group, was one of the first people in Fayette County to receive the initial dose of a two-step Covid-19 vaccination last week.

BEARDS FORK — If you wish to give to one of the housing, youth, education or health programs sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS), you can receive a tax credit for doing so.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will not conduct its annual Christmas tree recycling events in January 2021 because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Paul Conley, an internal medicine specialist for Oak Hill-based Plateau Medical Group, was one of the first people in Fayette County to receive the initial dose of a two-step Covid-19 vaccination this week.

As positive vaccine news emerged, the Covid-19 pandemic continued its unrelenting pace in the United States this week.

CHARLESTON — The Appalachian District is pleased to announce the Dec. 16 re-opening of the Hansford Post Office, 1210 Kanawha St., Hansford, WV 25103. The facility had been closed while necessary repairs to the building were conducted.

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently applauded the selection of the West Virginia National Guard 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard's C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program. The West…

The West Virginia Development Office is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Each project must meet one of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s national objectives: benefit low- and moderate-income persons; eliminate slums or …

American consumers spent an estimated $19.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday® on Nov. 28, according to data released by American Express. That total was up from $19.6 billion from last year.

The Shakespeare Studio of Montgomery will allow West Virginia students to have a voice in honoring the memory of the students and adults slain in the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings of Dec. 14, 2012.

CHARLESTON – The incoming Republican majority of the House of Delegates Sunday nominated House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, to continue serving as Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates for the upcoming 85th Legislature.

A Tuesday night explosion and fire at Optima Belle, a tenant of the Chemours chemical plant in Belle in Kanawha County, has left one person dead and others injured.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources revealed the latest Covid-19 statewide numbers on Thursday morning. As of Dec. 10, there have been 1,265,329 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 59,695 total cases and 921 deaths.

Invested members of the Upper Kanawha Valley community have used recent weeks to brainstorm ideas which would help establish a path for a brighter future for the area.

According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, there have been 1,180,491 total confirmatory laboratory results received statewide for Covid-19, with 52,172 total cases and 799 deaths reported as of Dec. 4.

Amy McLaughlin and her family, as well as hundreds of friends across the Kanawha Valley, were shattered early in 2019 when her brother, 41-year-old Brian McLaughlin, passed away after a horrific battle with multiple myeloma.

Jan-Care Ambulance Service & General EMS, West Virginia’s largest EMS agency, reached a milestone on Nov. 4 as it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

BECKWITH — As a bleak 2020 winds down, the folks at the Fayette County Park aim to help provide a big dose of Christmas spirit in December via the long-running Winter Wonderland Light Display.

FAYETTEVILLE — In an effort to encourage development in Fayette County, Commissioner Tom Louisos announced in a press release earlier this month his intention of introducing motions to amend and remove the Route 19 Corridor Management Plan from the county’s comprehensive plan.

FAYETTEVILLE — Remembering and honoring the duty and service provided by the nation's military veterans of all wars is our continuing duty, speakers at a special Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 stressed.

According to Fayette County Resource Coordinator Gabriel Peña, the West Virginia Agrarian Commons (AC) is raising $258,000 through a nationwide fundraising campaign to acquire the 82-acre Whitlock Farm in Fayetteville and convey 99-year leases to next generation farmers to support food produ…

Gov. Jim Justice on Friday announced that a new online map of all free Covid-19 testing locations across West Virginia has been launched on the state’s Covid-19 website.

GLEN JEAN – New River Gorge National River Superintendent Lizzie Watts announced that the trail bridge providing access to the historic town of Hamlet in the Glade Creek area of the park will temporarily close for repair beginning either Monday, Nov. 30 or the following Monday, Dec. 7. Updat…

CHARLESTON – More than 9,000 fewer students have enrolled in West Virginia public schools for the 2020-21 school year. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) reported the latest enrollment during the November 2020, meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE). The decreas…