A former gathering place popular with college students and others in the community is among the structures eyed for demolition in Montgomery.

A series of open houses and orientation sessions have been planned around Fayette County prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year, according to David Warvel, secondary director for the school system.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, have announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. This funding will hel…

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to keep the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County open.

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the West Virginia Development Office an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) grant. The $803,000 grant will be paid in installments over a three-year period, which officially began July 1.

CHARLESTON — Consumers are being warned to beware of a new scam that uses a practice known as spoofing to target bank cardholders with notices of fraudulent activity. Experts say spoofing is a fairly easy thing for criminals to do, Attorney General Patrick Morissey said in a recent press release

A recent fundraising drive will result in supplies for students in the Upper Kanawha Valley area as they prepare to embark on the 2019-20 school term.

MONTGOMERY — The GRID at BridgeValley has hosted a number of different workshops and classes over its existence, ranging from making a microwave bowl cozy to learning about e-commerce through social media and watercolor painting to Smart Devices for Seniors.

MONTGOMERY — Town officials are putting the finishing touches on an application for the Municipal Home Rule Program.

MONTGOMERY — A community information session is scheduled at BridgeValley’s GRID on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to begin the process of creating public art projects, according to a press release from BridgeValley.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announced the application period for the state’s industrial hemp program will open Sept. 1. Those interested in growing industrial hemp for the 2020 growing season must submit an application and all required materials by Sept. 3…

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers Friday to keep an eye out for unusual credit card fees. This is especially important when making numerous purchases within a short period of time, such as while traveling or back-to-school shopping.

The West Virginia State Medical Association, the state’s largest physician advocacy organization, will hold its annual healthcare summit on Aug. 22-25. The summit allows West Virginia physicians to update themselves on the latest in legislative, medical and scientific advances and to network…

BELLE — An orientation session for new students at Riverside High School will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m., according to Jane Kennedy, RHS principal. The session is for freshmen as well as all students new to the high school.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Gaines Estate in Fayetteville annually has attracted music fans to join the tens of thousands already in the area for Bridge Day to its two-day Bridge Jam, but the weather isn’t always that great on the third weekend in October.

LEWISBURG — The 95th annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to begin on Thursday, Aug. 8, with gates opening at 9 a.m. and carnival rides at 11 a.m. The 10-day event will bring thousands of people together for top-name musical acts, free entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides from…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A grant of $2,378,080 from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has been awarded to the Fayette County Child Development Center, according to a press release from the office of Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV). The grant wil…

Whether you know it as the Appalachian String Band Festival or simply “Clifftop,” it’s a popular draw for musicians and music lovers from around the world.

SMITHERS — A planned business could make getting to and fro for veterans and the elderly in the Upper Kanawha Valley area and beyond significantly easier.

MONTGOMERY — It’s once again time for the youngsters to get moving.

Becky Sullivan, a 20-year veteran of the tourism industry, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Included within West Virginia’s budget bill passed during the last legislative session is $300,000 to expand the “Healthy Grandfamilies” program statewide.

Although the West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously last week to give state School Superintendent Dr. Steve Paine a $4,170 raise, Paine refused it.

On July 11 during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to discuss U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and its role in the global marketplace, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, raised concerns …

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture took over the task of inspecting farmer’s markets and farmer’s market vendor permits on July 1.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Republican Party (WVGOP) and Chairman Melody Potter have announced special guests for a panel discussion with West Virginia Republican women leaders at the WVGOP’s Summer Meeting and Donor Leadership Retreat in August.

HURRICANE – Mission WV’s Teaching Health Instead of Nagging Kids (THINK) program has been awarded a 2-year Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs to ensure high school-aged youth are provided with the life skills trainin…

For young people whose parent passes away, Social Security is here. Losing a parent is both emotionally painful and, often times, devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and seniors when they need it, we support families when an …

Since October 2018, Tudor’s Biscuit World employees and customers throughout the state have worked together to raise $34,000 in an effort to help grant the wishes of West Virginia children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions, according to a company press release.

The West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) announced last week plans to sue the state over the recent passage of House Bill 206, an omnibus education bill allowing for the formation of charter schools.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a collaboration with the Capitol Police to have a prescription drug disposal site at the State Capitol, allowing people to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns consumers to be on guard when notified of winning a sweepstakes, especially those associated with the name of a legitimate company or government agency.