GLEN JEAN — Congress has redesignated New River Gorge National River as New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This new name highlights the park’s spectacular features and other national park qualities as well as its traditional recreational opportunities. The new law also allows for th…

As organizations, businesses and communities continue to assess economic impacts created as residue of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mount Hope-based Harmony for Hope helped support West Virginia families and, in so doing, honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE — Deborah Hendrick, the acting Fayette County circuit clerk since Jan. 1, was officially appointed Wednesday by Chief Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ewing to immediately fill the vacancy as the clerk of the circuit court of Fayette County.

The “nation’s greatest aviator” took his final fight home to West Virginia on Friday.

CHARLESTON – The Public Service Commission earlier this month entered orders in the Frontier Bankruptcy case and the Quality of Service Focused Management Audit. The two orders require Frontier to upgrade and maintain its systems. The Commission has imposed strict conditions on Frontier to e…

All schools in Fayette County will remain in the blended learning model until both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to all school employees who have asked to be vaccinated.

An initial group of Fayette County Schools employees received their first round of the Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 8 at Oak Hill Middle School.

FAYETTEVILLE — Limited access to the Fayette County Courthouse and associated buildings will remain in effect until at least Jan. 22, according to a judicial emergency declared by Chief Judge Thomas H. Ewing.

West Virginia State Police are investigating a new but undisclosed lead in the 1986 disappearance and death of an Oak Hill girl, State Police Cpl. J. Kincaid said last week.

CHARLESTON – West Virginia American Water took the Page-Kincaid PSD water treatment plant out of service on Dec. 16. All customers in the service area will now receive water from West Virginia American Water’s New River water treatment plant. Once the Page-Kincaid treatment plant is out of s…

MONTGOMERY — Children in the Upper Kanawha Valley will soon have the opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of robotics thanks to a recent $10,000 grant from Truist Foundation to BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

Derrick Evans, arrested by the FBI and facing federal charges for entering the U.S. Capitol with a pro President Trump mob on Wednesday, has resigned from West Virginia’s House of Delegates.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced on Dec. 21 that his bipartisan, bicameral Energy Act of 2020 has been included in the year-end appropriations bill.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a 16-state coalition supporting the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit against New York’s attorney general.

Christmas came early in 2020 for Fayette County firefighters, when they received a significant donation of property and took the first on-the-ground steps of achieving a long-held dream of their own firefighter training center.

FAYETTEVILLE — Several Covid-19 cases among county court personnel and the county’s “red” status in the DHHR’s county alert system will result in restricted access at the Fayette County Courthouse through Jan. 8, 2021.

MONTGOMERY — Children have Disneyland. Football fans have the Super Bowl. Artists and makers in West Virginia have The GRID at BridgeValley Community and Technical College in Montgomery.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announced this week that any driver’s license, instruction permit, Graduated License (level 1, 2, or 3), or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), as allowed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), with an expiration d…

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a 16-state coalition supporting the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit against New York’s attorney general.

A representative from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office will meet with central and southeastern West Virginia residents in January to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.

FAYETTEVILLE — “Age. Age. Age.” has long been the focus of Gov. Jim Justice in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. On Wednesday morning, the governor announced Covid-19 vaccines would be made available to West Virginians over the age of 80 as soon as possible.

The 13th annual New Haven Christmas Project is one of the giving organizations which had to tweak its method of operation this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BEARDS FORK — If you wish to give to one of the housing, youth, education or health programs sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS), you can receive a tax credit for doing so.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will not conduct its annual Christmas tree recycling events in January 2021 because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports by an attorney and an artist that they were drugged by a male guest at a Fayetteville party in September.

FAYETTEVILLE — A Saturday morning delivery set the stage for National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum.

Dr. Paul Conley, an internal medicine specialist for Oak Hill-based Plateau Medical Group, was one of the first people in Fayette County to receive the initial dose of a two-step Covid-19 vaccination this week.

As positive vaccine news emerged, the Covid-19 pandemic continued its unrelenting pace in the United States this week.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH) has partnered with First Choice Services to offer a children’s crisis and referral line to interrupt behavioral health crises and connect families and youths with behavioral hea…

American consumers spent an estimated $19.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday® on Nov. 28, according to data released by American Express. That total was up from $19.6 billion from last year.

United Way of Southern West Virginia Executive Director Megan Legursky, after spending a year on the job, announced Friday that she has decided to step down from the position.

CHARLESTON – The incoming Republican majority of the House of Delegates Sunday nominated House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, to continue serving as Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates for the upcoming 85th Legislature.