Fayette County will receive $1.5 million from the state for a water project involving the Armstrong-Deep Water Public Service District.

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) reviewed last week the initial findings from a recent online survey soliciting input from classroom teachers, counselors, principals and assistant principals on teaching and learning conditions in their schools.

GLEN JEAN — A community meeting to highlight upcoming projects at New River Gorge National River has been set for Tuesday, April 23.

Visitors to New River Gorge National River will see some impacts as a result of a West Virginia Division of Highways construction project on Fayette Station Road (County Route 82), that started Monday and will continue through Sunday, July 28.

(Editor’s note: The New River Gorge National River, in cooperation with a number of partners, created the African American Heritage Auto Tour, which can be found — and explored — online at https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/african-american-heritage-auto-tour.htm. Below is the National P…

A recently released study by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) and AmeriCorps points to heritage tourism as being a draw into the state.

Alloy Federal Credit Union was originally chartered in January 1970 as Alloy Employees Federal Credit Union serving employees and immediate family members of Union Carbide Corporation. Later, the company was bought out by Elkem Metals Company.

MONTGOMERY — Ken Linch, BridgeValley Community & Technical College's Brewing faculty member, and his partners, Nathan and Adam Herrold, recently received national recognition for co-owning the best brewery in West Virginia, according to RateBeer.com. In their annual best of list, the exp…

In January, West Virginia American Water hosted its fourth annual construction season kickoff meeting to review the company’s planned 2019 water system improvement projects funded through the company’s distribution system improvement charge (DSIC). The meeting brought together more than 150 …

When bean counters tabulate the profitable natural resources of West Virginia, calculations are made about the coal that is hauled out of the rugged and rural mountain landscape or the natural gas being captured from thousands of wells in increasing volumes. There remains a vast supply of ti…

Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General of Social Security, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone number. The OIG has received recent reports of phone calls displaying…

"Minnie Pearl" visited Montgomery last week to discuss her life and career.

While southern West Virginia continues to fare poorly in health rankings, one county is showing small but steady progress.

GAULEY BRIDGE — In an attempt to streamline efforts to control its dog population, the Town of Gauley Bridge is making an effort to enact requirements of an ordinance that’s been on the books for decades.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class of inductees last month, a list that includes the co-founder of “Mountain Stage,” West Virginia’s “First Lady of Gospel Music” and a pair of twins who began their musical career at the age of 12.

Volunteers across the state are rallying to improve their local parks, public spaces, waterways, hiking trails, sidewalks and streets by participating in the Department of Environmental Protection’s WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup, which takes place in April.

The West Virginia Development Office’s Apprenticeship in Motion (AIM) will host a unique job hunt event in April.

With board approval of one form of medication-assisted treatment at Recovery Point, the locations — including one not-yet-opened location in Fayette County — may be able to access additional state and federal funding.

The Morris Creek Watershed Association recently hosted five Ithaca (N.Y.) College students and their professor for a week of experiential learning about the area and local conservation efforts.

Community and technical college administrators throughout southern West Virginia are appreciative of legislators passing a free tuition bill this past session, opening doors of educational opportunity to both adults and traditional students fresh out of high school.

Denise Giardina, of Charleston, will portray “Minnie Pearl” this Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the GRID in Montgomery. Sarah Colley was initially a serious actress before creating the homespun character of “Minnie Pearl,” who became a beloved comic on the Grand Ole Opry after debuting in 194…

A former Montgomery Catholic priest will return as Benjamin Franklin as part of a series of three one-person historical reenactments scheduled on three consecutive Fridays in Montgomery starting this week.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class of inductees last week, a list that includes the co-founder of “Mountain Stage,” West Virginia’s “First Lady of Gospel Music” and a pair of twins who began their musical career at the age of 12.

Reading and comprehension skills are critical to success in today’s fast-paced world. Energy Express, a summer reading and nutrition program offered by WVU Extension Service and AmeriCorps, helps to ensure West Virginia’s youths keep up with those much-needed skills, particularly during the …

CHARLESTON – Applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted through Friday, March 29, or until funds have been exhausted, the state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has announced.  The federally-funded program assists eligible stat…

OAK HILL — Members of the cast of Dorothy In Wonderland, which opens at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville on March 22, invite all youngsters, and those young in heart, to attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Oak Hill on Sunday, March 24.

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice called Division of Highways workers from all 55 counties to Charleston on Tuesday and asked them to each compile a list of roads problems in their home counties over the next 72 hours.

March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation’s remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers and daughters, aunts, and grandmothers. Each of them plays a special role in our lives as they provid…

The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Tuesday approved a lease agreement that will allow the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA to remain in the former athletic facilities building in Montgomery until at least June 30.

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has announced when seven public forums regarding public education reform will take place throughout the state, with one scheduled at Woodrow Wilson High School in Raleigh County Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) launched the West Virginia Educator Voice online survey last week to solicit input from teachers, counselors, principals and assistant principals on teaching and learning conditions in their schools.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit alleging the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese and former Bishop Michael J. Bransfield knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks for those working at the diocese’s schools and camps, all wi…

Legislators from the State Senate and House of Delegates joined together today to call on Governor Jim Justice to veto Senate Bill 622, the campaign finance reform bill recently passed by the Legislature.