History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. The program is under the auspices of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

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.


Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that many household cleaners contain toxic ingredients that can pollute my indoor environment. How do I avoid such chemicals and can you suggest any safer alternatives? — M. Sharp, Las Vegas, Nevada

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.


Dear EarthTalk: A chef told me that our food choices are the major driver of climate change around the world, but it seems to me that electricity generation and transportation are really more the problem, no? — Melanie G., Moodus, Connecticut

BEAVER — Registration for fall is underway at New River Community and Technical College now through Aug. 9. The college offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs with over 30 eligible for the WV Invests Grant providing free tuition.

FAYETTEVILLE — The 3rd annual Big Family Fun Variety Show, sponsored by the Fayetteville Arts Coalition and the Historic Fayette Theater, is set for Saturday June 1 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville.

As the faculty and staff of Collins Middle School said “good-bye” for the summer, they were simultaneously welcoming a bright and hopeful future at the newly-named Oak Hill Middle School.

BEAVER — During National EMS Week, New River Community and Technical College announced its updated curriculum for the college’s Paramedic and Emergency Medical Services Programs offered in Beaver, Lewisburg, Princeton and Summersville.

LEWISBURG — The State Fair of West Virginia’s 2019 livestock, horse show, and home, arts and garden competitions are now open for applicants.

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.


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.


When Randy and Mary Jane James began a life of full-time church ministry together more than four decades ago, they could not have known all the places that journey would take them. May 30 marks a milestone in that journey – retirement. That’s the day that the home of their current ministry, …

BEARDS FORK — Children in the Valley and Plateau areas of Fayette County in kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible to apply for a free 6-week educational summer program at the Southern Appalachian Labor School in Beards Fork.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BridgeValley) is the first college in West Virginia to join the Association of Diesel Specialists, the worldwide diesel industry’s leading trade association.

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.


The Fayetteville community gathered Thursday for an informal good-bye to this year's senior class, which will be the final one in Fayetteville High School's long, proud history.

The Fayette Association of Retired School Employees (FARSE) met at the Quality Inn New River Gorge Whitewater Bar and Grill conference room in Fayetteville on March 23.

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.


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.


Representatives from the Secretary of State’s office traveled to Fayette County Monday to recognize Midland Trail High School and Valley High School as Jennings Randolph Award winners for the 2018-19 school year.

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.