GAULEY BRIDGE — For nearly 400 miles, the New River meanders, turns and twists its way in a generally northern direction from North Carolina near the Tennessee border through Virginia and into West Virginia.

CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission is holding a public comment hearing on the pending Page-Kincaid Public Service District application for a certificate of convenience and necessity for a $3.35 million water treatment plant rehabilitation project.

The American Red Cross West Virginia Region plans a new AmeriCorps VISTA Project to increase Red Cross volunteer capacity across West Virginia and enhance Disaster Action Teams that respond to disasters across the state every day.

The National Park Service recently announced a new policy regarding the use of electric bikes (e-bikes) in national park units. The intent of this policy is to allow e-bikes to be used for transportation and recreation in a similar manner to traditional bicycles where safety or resource conc…

A Fayette County man was sentenced to federal prison for heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine trafficking, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

CHARLESTON – According to National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 18.7 percent of West Virginia is now considered under D2 (severe drought) status. These areas may experience potential crop loss, as well as water shortages.

SMITHERS — The transfer of the former Valley Elementary School property to the City of Smithers was finalized Friday.

I was wondering if people realized that the (Fayette County Public Library) has an archive room — two rooms, actually — available for a number of years now for people to visit.

CHARLESTON – After experiencing a sizable uptick in fires across the state in recent weeks, leaders with the Division of Forestry are sternly urging residents across West Virginia to adhere to the ongoing ban on all outdoor burning.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia American Water announced recently that applications are now being accepted for the company’s new Bottle Filling Station Grant program. The program will provide grants of up to $2,500 to non-profit organizations, schools and local government facilities that seek to …

A Powellton man was jailed last week on charges resulting from an early morning burglary, according to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley.

MONTGOMERY — In conjunction with its annual Senior Expo, Montgomery General Hospital is looking once more to recognize the Upper Kanawha Valley’s Senior Citizen of the Year.

West Virginia American Water and the Town of Glasgow have reached an agreement which will allow West Virginia American Water to purchase the town’s water system and provide safe, reliable drinking water to its customers.

A North Carolina man was jailed on drug charges following a brief chase in Mount Hope, according to a press release from Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley.

The Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA in Montgomery is hosting Freedom Festival through Sept. 14. During the festival, the YMCA will waive joiners' fees (valued in the $50 to $75 range) for memberships and offer the following events:

Just for Kids Child Advocacy Center will hold a resiliency workshop at the Lewis Community Center in Oak Hill from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The full-day workshop is part of the Fayette County Initiative to Change the Conversation about Child Sexual Abuse.

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, last month announced four new Compassionate Allowances conditions: CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, Primary Peritoneal Cancer and Richter Syndrome. Compassionate Allowances is a program to quickly identify severe diseases and med…

BECKLEY — The United States is experiencing historic flooding. According to The National Weather Service flash flooding is the number one weather-related killer in the United States and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an unprecedented amount of flooding wi…

“What’s your hurry,” Dr. Harrison Everett Breen, a big-time New York City preacher, titled his sermon to a tiny Southern congregation at All Souls Church in Mayberry, North Carolina in a fourth-season episode of the iconic 1960s sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show.”

The CEO of the world’s largest retailer is pressing Congress and President Donald Trump for “common sense measures” to stop mass shootings, and his company, Walmart, announced Tuesday that it is stopping all sales of handgun ammunition and sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition that can be u…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s 2019 ginseng season opened Sept. 1 and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputies have charged a 44-year-old pastor’s wife with wanton endangerment after she allegedly fired a pistol in a church parking lot in May. The incident reportedly happened during a heated meeting with the wife of the church youth pastor.

MONTGOMERY — As the calendar continues its inexorable march into autumn, the action is heating up at the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA.

MONTGOMERY — The Morris Creek Watershed Association will host a free community square dance party on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the MCWA headquarters at 328 Morris Drive, Montgomery.

In mid-August, the Page-Kincaid PSD took a big step toward solving problems with higher-than-desired iron concentration in its water system.

CHARLESTON — Four years after the federal Environmental Protection Agency recommended states set new limits on pollutants in their waterways, West Virginia lawmakers gave a manufacturers trade group extra time to comply, allowing them to conduct their own review of the recommendations.

For anyone interested in applying for open Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions, the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled Physical Agility Tests (PAT) for Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7.

SMITHERS — Most of the heavy lifting has been done to make the transfer from the former Valley High School, and Valley PK-8 will welcome students for the first day of classes on Aug. 28.