Downstream Strategies has released its "River Cities Redevelopment Roadmap," a targeted tourism development plan for the cities of Smithers and Montgomery.

Beautification, youth outreach, a supply pantry, a music festival and signage were among the Upper Kanawha Valley community projects which passed muster with a committee from the WV Community Development Hub recently.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College will host the first forum of its virtual Equity and Inclusion series, a session that will bring leaders from a variety of religions to discuss their different perspectives, find unity in their unique belief systems, and address philosophical and t…

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of one of its beloved K-9 partners. On Friday, March 26, Dixie, a bloodhound with the sheriff's department, lost a short battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home at the age of 8. Dixie was handled by Detective-Sergeant…

The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority, WV Dept. of Environmental Protection and the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan will conduct a monthly waste tire collection in Fayette County on April 21.

According to a recent survey from Mental Health America, adults and youth have both suffered significant and worsening mental health issues during the pandemic. The number of people seeking help for anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts has increased.

Declining coal severance funds in recent years have left county governments with less funds to disperse when assessing annual budget requests from agencies within their purview.

MONTGOMERY — A lengthy rehabilitation project for the Earl M. Vickers Memorial Bridge will commence on Monday, April 12 at 8 a.m., according to Greg Hylton, District Nine construction engineer of the West Virginia Division of Highways.

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As the list of Covid-19 school outbreaks statewide continues to expand, the Kanawha County school system has seen its number of affected schools rise.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports that, as of March 24, there have been 2,382,655 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 138,818 cases and 2,619 deaths.

The Fayette County Health Department and Fayette County Covid-19 Task Force and/or its partners are staging Covid-19 vaccination events and testing this week.

Graduation for the first class of cadets from the Mountaineer Challenge Academy South in Montgomery occurred on Thursday, March 11.

In honor of International Women's Day on Monday, March 8, the Southern Appalachian Labor School recognized the memories of Elaine Purkey and Anne Feeney, both friends of SALS who are featured in the just-released SALS Journal.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee met last Wednesday morning to discuss a bill regarding the confidentiality of wage records and hear a presentation about how the Department of Education is preparing high school students for the workforce.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced the top consumer complaints received in 2020 from Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster counties.

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced this week that the WV Secretary of State's Office won the national 2020 Clearinghouse Awards, also known as the “Clearie” Awards, for best practices in election administration.

The West Virginia Board of Education mandated Tuesday that all West Virginia school students in grades PK-8 return to the classroom five days a week by March 3.

Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Brian Parsons on Friday asked Fayette County Circuit Court Judge Paul Blake to order Facebook to hand over account data from two Oak Hill sisters who are among those charged with causing the death of 8-year-old Raylee Browning in December 2018.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health announced the release of the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2020-2025, Make Every Bite Count.

Vic Brown, the executive director of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, revealed recently that the Central Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has been awarded the Appalachia HIDTA Task Force of the Year for West Virginia.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, with the help of several community organizations, administered 3,475 doses of Covid-19 vaccine Saturday during a clinic at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

The application for Cultivate WV mini-grant applications went live recently, and a WV Community Development Hub representative urges those interested in applying to not tarry.

Charges against a Fayette County educator who was accused in 2017 of molesting two Nuttall Middle School students have been dismissed, due to a procedural issue, officials said Monday.

The New River Health Association will no longer stage weekly Covid-19 testing at the former Kmart location in Oak Hill as it has since last summer.

CHARLESTON – Appalachian Power representatives and the utility’s affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Co., Inc., announced a proposed power line route for the Carbondale-Kincaid Transmission Line Rebuild Project in Fayette County.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported that, as of Feb. 1, there have been 1,926,680 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 121,425 cases and 2,028 deaths.