Even before Gov. Jim Justice mandated earlier this week that face coverings be worn inside all public indoor places when social distancing isn't possible, Fayetteville's Water Stone Outdoors had been among the business establishments already requiring customers to wear face coverings in thei…

OAK HILL – Putnam County Aging Program, Inc. and Fayette Senior Programs are participating in the Senior Summer Feeding Program. Eligible individuals can drop by the Oak Hill Senior Center, located at 108 Lewis Street in Oak Hill, on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and pick up a box of five shelf…

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Bureau for Children and Families will soon issue a one-time payment to foster care families and providers as part of the state’s ongoing response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19).

OAK HILL — Bridge Day has been canceled for just the second time in its history.

With a mid-August start for its 2020-21 school term looming, Fayette County Schools personnel are preparing for a safe educational path forward in the Covid-19 era.

Newly-elected Board of Education members Cindy Whitlock and incumbent Steve Slockett were sworn into office on Tuesday, June 30.

A Beaver woman who allegedly faked her death to avoid a prison term was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison Tuesday on federal health care charges, United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) last month published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. Th…

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announces that customers are now able to schedule appointments at all regional DMV offices across the state as well as the Fairmont Exam Center.

The West Virginia Mountain Party last month nominated Daniel P. “Danny” Lutz for governor at its biennial state convention, which was conducted via Zoom video conferencing. The convention was originally planned to be held in Braxton County.

More than four decades ago, Gary Hough arrived in Fayette County from western Pennsylvania armed with a clear, personal mission.

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Through Tuesday evening, June 30, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported 171,663 total confirmatory laboratory results received throughout the state for Covid-19, with 2,905 total cases and 93 deaths.

The Fayette County Office of Emergency Management asked West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to use a Lusk Garbage Inc. site in Carlisle as a temporary disposal area for flood debris from the contaminated enclave of Minden, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs…

OAK HILL – Plateau Medical Center is urging residents of the local community to seek emergency care when needed – without delay. If you experience a medical emergency such as stroke symptoms or chest pain that may be a heart attack, a timely response will support the best possible outcome.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week applauded the Senate passage of his Great American Outdoors Act. The landmark conservation package passed the Senate recently by a vote of 73-25. The legislation would provide full…

CHARLESTON – Members of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) Defense Cyber Operations – Element (Cyber Team) played a key role in safeguarding the June 9 primary elections in West Virginia, and will continue to provide critical support through the November general election cycle.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey emphasized the importance of protecting seniors from abuse and fraud in recognition of the recent observance of World Elder Abuse Day.

CHARLESTON – On behalf of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), has donated $10,000 to the Mountaineer Food Bank to help in their efforts to aid those who have been adversely affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.

FAYETTEVILLE — After 437 absentee and provisional ballots were canvassed Monday, the positions of Fayette County's top vote-getters from the June 9 primary election didn't budge.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released initial scenarios for the re-entry and recovery of schools for the 2020-21 school year and beyond during the June meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE). The information, housed on the WVDE’s website, repr…

Gov. Jim Justice announced on June 10 that all outdoor, open-air concerts will now be permitted to resume on Wednesday, July 1, provided that strict safety guidelines are being properly followed.

MOUNT HOPE — As peaceful protests get confused with, and tied up in explosive cases of looting and destruction, and people around the country and the world react in anger and despair to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police officers making an arrest, local residents…

CHARLESTON – The sale or distribution of Japanese barberry, Berberis thunbergii DC, will be illegal in West Virginia starting July 1, 2020. During the 2018 regular legislative session, Japanese barberry was added to the West Virginia “noxious weeds” list as part of an effort to control the i…

On June 8, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act before the Senate voted 80-17 to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

A Raleigh County couple who allegedly faked the wife's fall from the overlook at Grandview State Park on Sunday evening, May 31 were arraigned in Raleigh Magistrate Court on Wednesday, June 3 on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.