CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.


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.

Children squealing as they plunge down a 40-foot waterslide, teenagers maneuvering through an inflatable obstacle course, adults struggling to reach the top of a climbing wall, and senior citizens arranging slaw and chili on tasty hot dogs. These images might not immediately suggest "church"…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.


Imagine a warm summer night sitting on the Alderson Memorial Bridge in the middle of the Greenbrier River listening to smooth jazz. Alderson Main Street, with support from the Greenbrier County Commission Arts and Recreation Fund, will hold its annual “Tribute to Bricktop” on Alderson Memori…

Fayetteville's Kenneth Grimmett is preparing for the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driving Championship. The 2019 contest will be held in Pittsburgh Aug. 14-17.

CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.


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…

MORGANTOWN – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia announced the release of three new educational videos on Friday during a presentation to the 2019 West Virginia Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference at West Virginia University.

FAYETTEVILLE — Last year’s inaugural jazz and blues one-day event was so popular organizers are bringing it back this year for two days.

BEAVER — Degrees and certificates were conferred to students in New River Community and Technical College’s Class of 2019 during the college’s 16th commencement ceremony in May at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County sixth-grader earned the top statewide prize in West Virginia American Water’s fourth annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest, while a New River Elementary fourth grader placed second. The company received more than 100 entries from fourth-, fifth- and sixth-g…

HUNTINGTON — The names of more than 1,700 students who were awarded degrees from Marshall University in May have been released by the school.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Oak Hill’s Brenda Moore was installed earlier this year as second vice president of one of the nation’s most-recognized nonprofits — National Garden Clubs Inc., the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. The installation was held May 2 at NGC’s 90th annual co…

CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.


Fayetteville native Stephanie D. Zorio received her doctorate degree in Biological Sciences (DA) on Saturday, May 4 at the commencement ceremony at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

ATHENS — Concord University has announced the dean’s lists for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students on the Fall 2018 Dean’s List and the Spring 2019 Dean’s List are listed below.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Two local students were among over 800 individuals studying at Bob Jones University who earned dean’s list status for the Spring 2019 semester.

On a recent June evening, as the sun set, turning the sky orange over Grandview’s Cliffside Amphitheatre, the seats began to fill up and the crowd made its way in for a night of entertainment.

Two 5th-grade students from Collins Middle School were recognized at a juried art exhibition and contest recently in Charleston.

LEWISBURG — Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s original production of “Bricktop: Legend of the Jazz Age” has been selected to be performed at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina July 29 through Aug. 3.

GLENVILLE — For many, the rising cost of higher education can make pursuing a degree challenging. Glenville State College continues to do its part in making college more affordable for students and families in West Virginia and beyond by freezing tuition prices for the 2019-20 academic year.…

RIPLEY — West Virginia FFA leaders announced that for the second consecutive year, FFA membership has broken a state record. During the 2018-19 school year FFA membership grew to 6,469 members and 83 local chapters, exceeding last year’s record by 1,100 students. The announcement was made du…

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any way we could harness the light from bioluminescent organisms for everyday lighting and other practical purposes? — M. Wilson, Framingham, Massachusetts

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.