OAK HILL — The effort to feed school children during the COVID-19 pandemic is a labor-intensive and time-consuming one, but those involved in the process know it's vital.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families has been granted two waivers from the federal government for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as part of an ongoing response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

FAYETTEVILLE — Learn how to participate in the New Roots Community Farm (NRCF) Community Garden initiative via Facebook Live on April 3 at 5 p.m.

CHARLESTON – Are you looking for something positive to do while the state is under a “Stay at Home” order during the COVID-19 pandemic? West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner suggests citizens use this time to fulfill their civic duty to complete the 2020 U.S. Census.

CHARLESTON – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Service Commission has temporarily waived the requirement that motor carriers engaged in the collection of solid waste collect bulky goods. The Commission also authorized solid waste haulers who hand-collect waste to limit collect…

Earlier this week, the Fayette County Courthouse and other county-owned facilities were closed with the exception of emergency judicial matters.

Gov. Jim Justice has extended the statewide school shutdown, which was originally scheduled to end this Friday, to Monday, April 20.

CHARLESTON — To assist those affected by economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus, the West Virginia Department of Commerce launched a directory on Thursday with information about state and federal resources available to businesses.

ANSTED — A meet the candidates forum for all people running for state and Fayette County political offices during the May 2020 primary election will be held at the Midland Trail Community Center on April 23.

Book Sale — The monthly SALS book sale scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been canceled. If conditions warrant holding the May sale, hundreds of books will be available at clearance prices. An announcement regarding the May sale will be made near the end of April.

CHARLESTON — As West Virginians lose their jobs, more may turn to the state/federal health insurance program Medicaid to obtain health care during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

CHARLESTON – A 90-day extension on many driver and vehicle transactions has been granted through the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles due to the closure of all regional offices, in keeping with the most recent guidelines and best practices recommended by both the CDC and West Virgini…

Inspector General of Social Security Gail S. Ennis is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not suspend or discontinue benefits becau…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded Tuesday $1,739,288 to 28 health centers in West Virginia stemming from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced, during a Monday afternoon press conference, that he was issuing a stay-at-home order, beginning Tuesday at 8 p.m.

With the COVID-19 health crisis still affecting so many on a worldwide level, Montgomery city officials remind those who plan to seek office later this year to keep an important deadline in mind.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 13 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported to the state, making the total positive case count at 52. New cases were identified in Hancock, Jackson, Kanawha, Logan,…

According to the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce/New River Gorge CVB website (www.fayettecounty.com), the following restaurants are among those offering curbside pickup or delivery as of Friday afternoon as the nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic:

FAYETTEVILLE — Although Fayette County already has taken a number of procedures inspired by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, the county commission on Friday declared a state of emergency and existence of a catastrophic health emergency related to COVID-19.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state, making the total positive case count at eight. New cases were identified in Jackson, Jefferson, and Kanawha counties.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state, making the total positive case count at five. All three new positive cases are travel-related.

As they have done previously this week as part of the Fayette County Schools nutrition plan, cooks from Valley PK-8 and Gauley Bridge Elementary schools on Wednesday prepared meals to be delivered to students from both schools, as well as high school students who are transferred to other sch…

"Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood," the Historic Fayette Theater's spring play, has been postponed. Make-up dates will be announced in the future.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) yesterday confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. Both positive cases are travel-related.

“I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services,” Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul said in a press release Thursday. “The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick y…

Due to rising concerns over the coronavirus, the Fayette County Commission strongly urges all citizens who have business to conduct at the Fayette County Courthouse or any other county-owned facility to consider seeking other options rather than visiting in person.

Below is a look at some of the local actions being taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Like everyone else, officials in Fayette County are addressing a myriad of concerns and possibilities when addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The West Virginia Legislature's weekend passage of the fiscal year 2021-22 state budget includes funding for a second Mountaineer Challenge Academy in Montgomery.

Efforts to put the Bible back into public schools as a course of study and to allow home-schoolers to play public school sports have defined education policy efforts in this year’s 60-day legislative session – which came to a close Saturday night.

Beginning this week, invitations to participate in the 2020 census will begin arriving in households across the country.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has been made aware of a telephone scam that may be targeting its customers. Reports have been received of individuals receiving telephone calls stating that their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) …

CHARLESTON – In the final minutes of its regular session on March 7, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 46 to request a public source-water supply study plan to identify the potential presence of per- and polyflouroalkyl substances, or “PFAS.”

MONTGOMERY — Children and families in Fayette County and the Kanawha Valley will have access to a free healthy eating and exercise course, aimed at tackling the state’s childhood obesity problem through healthier habits.

BECKLEY – The Beckley VA Medical Center is limiting visitation due to an increase in regional influenza cases and COVID-response preparedness as of March 6. Veterans on the Community Living Center floor and Hospice floors are covered by this restriction currently.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has launched a new online resource for families, students and educators regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The department is working closely with the Office of Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Healt…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned West Virginia businesses to adhere to the state’s price gouging law during the coronavirus-related state of preparedness declared Wednesday.

CHARLESTON – Daylight Saving Time begins in the U.S. at 2 a.m. Sunday, March. 8. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone to turn their clocks ahead one hour and to also change the batteries in smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and other home safety items.