An asymptomatic Fayette County day care worker was identified during recent COVID-19 screening ordered by Gov. Jim Justice.
CHARLESTON – To show his appreciation for the resiliency and support of West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia State Parks will offer a historic discount on lodging for all West Virginia residents.
CHARLESTON – The Public Service Commission has opened a general investigation into the quality of water service provided by Paige-Kincaid Public Service District.
As businesses slowly reopen across the state, Fayette County Public Library Director Becky Kellum announced last week that the county library system is reopening Tuesday, May 26.
GAULEY BRIDGE — Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, a popular time for recreation, Brookfield Renewable issued a warning Tuesday to those who utilize waterways near and around the Glen Ferris Hydroelectric Dam for recreational purposes. The warning relates to warning devices (boat barriers) upstr…
CHARLESTON – DMV Commissioner Everett Frazier on Monday announced the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will resume the remaining services that were put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit with some modifications.
Brookfield Renewable advises local residents that maintenance and upgrade work in the area in coming weeks will involve the utilization of helicopters.
CHARLESTON — Following bipartisan support in both the House of Delegates and State Senate in 2017, the Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law in West Virginia with expectations the new industry would be up and running by July 2019.
While there may not be as many gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reminds everyone to follow basic grilling safety precautions over M…
MONTGOMERY — Fitness centers, gyms, health centers and recreation centers will be allowed to begin reopening, with restrictions, on Monday, May 18, under “West Virginia Strong - The Comeback.”
BridgeValley Community and Technical College has played a big part in the young adult lives of Gauley Bridge husband-and-wife Hunter and Jill Hughes.
When COVID-19 forced the closure of West Virginia’s restaurants and schools in March, Fritz Boettner said he immediately received emails from concerned farmers who said they might hold off on planting crops and buying seed.
The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce/New River Gorge CVB has teamed up with FASTSIGNS of Beckley to show support for essential workers in Fayette County.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 6, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led six Senators in announcing a plan to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Direct Suppor…
CHARLESTON – The decision by Gov. Jim Justice to move the West Virginia Primary Election to June 9 also allowed citizens additional time to register to vote or to update their current voter registration.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraging West Virginians to utilize the 2-1-1 program operated by United Way of West Virginia. 2-1-1 connects callers with health and human services resources through trained certified specialists. Anyone can call 2-1-1 to learn about specific programs, …
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in coordination with the state Department of Health and Human Resources, this week alerted foster parents throughout the state to a potential scam.
As of the 10 a.m. update from the West Virginia DHHR on Sunday, May 10, Fayette County's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had risen to 35. The count stood at 30 on Friday evening.
Riverside High School was among the statewide schools which participated Friday, May 1 in an endeavor which paid homage to seniors in the Class of 2020. The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission organized "Shine Your Light WV" and asked schools to light up their stadiums at 8:…
CHARLESTON — As businesses reopen, including centers that offer physical therapy, during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Health Officer Dr. Cathy Slemp urged West Virginians to proceed with caution.
Theatre West Virginia (TWV) — a longtime summer favorite for many who attend the variety of plays and musicals during its season — has suspended its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Two Energy Express sites in Fayette County need AmeriCorps mentors as soon as possible, according to a press release from Southern Appalachian Labor School Director Dr. John David.
FAYETTEVILLE — Fayette County Clerk Alicia Treadway says her office is receiving a steady stream of applications for absentee ballots for the June 9 primary election.
CHARLESTON — While the governor and state coronavirus czar agreed Tuesday that West Virginia needs more COVID-19 testing at prisons and jails, which have been some of the hardest-hit sites across the country, a lawyer for the governor argued that mass testing is not needed.
The president of the Black Lung Association (BLA), members of Women of Black Lung, and officers of eleven local BLA chapters across Appalachia sent a letter to congressional leadership last week, calling on legislators to protect the health of coal miners and continue support for workers and…
It may not have been part of his original plan for the state, but Gov. Jim Justice has fulfilled his campaign promise of taking West Virginia to the #1 spot in surveys, according to a new study on states’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said state officials were awarding $100,000 in “hero pay” to each of the state’s 55 counties to give to front-line workers.
West Virginia Senate and House members this week called on Governor Justice to declare the 2020 primary election a Vote by Mail (VBM) only election.
CHARLESTON – In response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy last week announced a free smartphone app to reduce isolation and offer support resources to West Virginians…
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families yesterday announced the availability of a one-time special assistance payment, Pandemic Diversionary Cash Assistance (PDCA), as part of the state’s ongoing response to the Coronav…
“Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under ag…
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m. on April 23, there have been 27,905 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 967 positive, 26,938 negative and 29 deaths.