OAK HILL — The Fayette Institute of Technology has recently stepped up to the plate to assist in helping the New River Humane Society fill some of its funding holes.

Earlier last week, a recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases pushed Fayette County past the 3,000-case mark since the onset of the pandemic in the region in the spring of 2020.

Fayette County Sheriff's Department promotions were held recently at the Fayette County Courthouse. "We'd like to congratulate newly promoted Sergeants R.K. Perdue, S.K. Neal and Corporals C.M. Tomlin, R.G. Gipson and G.W. Rinehart" for their "well-deserved" promotions, said Sheriff Mike Fridley.

Rodney Wheeler, 48, of Beckley, received a sentence of eight months of confinement for his role in a conspiracy to obstruct justice and was ordered to serve two months of incarceration in federal prison, to be followed by six months of home confinement and then three years of supervised release.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College will host the first forum of its virtual Equity and Inclusion series, a session that will bring leaders from a variety of religions to discuss their different perspectives, find unity in their unique belief systems, and address philosophical and t…

The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority, WV Dept. of Environmental Protection and the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan will conduct a monthly waste tire collection in Fayette County on April 21.

According to a recent survey from Mental Health America, adults and youth have both suffered significant and worsening mental health issues during the pandemic. The number of people seeking help for anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts has increased.

Declining coal severance funds in recent years have left county governments with less funds to disperse when assessing annual budget requests from agencies within their purview.

PHILADELPHIA — If West Virginia’s successful vaccine rollout is a speeding car, then the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) is its engine – and the agencies on it are the pistons revving it up.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of one of its beloved K-9 partners. On Friday, March 26, Dixie, a bloodhound with the sheriff's department, lost a short battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home at the age of 8. Dixie was handled by Detective-Sergeant…

Child neglect allegations were lodged against a Beckwith couple last week, according to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley.

To many, life during the past year has seemed as if we're living on a different planet.

Fayette County health officials have confirmed that the U.K. variant of the virus which causes Covid-19 has been detected in the county.

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Fayette County law enforcement authorities have lodged child neglect charges against a Robson couple, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports that, as of March 24, there have been 2,382,655 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 138,818 cases and 2,619 deaths.

Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) recently announced the selection of Solar Holler to serve members of the Southeast West Virginia Solar Co-op. Co-op members are working together to install solar power in their homes. The group is accepting new members through March 31.

The Fayette County Health Department and Fayette County Covid-19 Task Force and/or its partners are staging Covid-19 vaccination events and testing this week.

Fayette County Schools, like other school systems statewide now that students are back on the premises full-time, is working its way through "unpredictable" scenarios that arise when Covid-19 cases occur within the school environment.

Charges have been lodged against a man and woman from Clay County following a traffic stop in Fayette County, according to a press release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

In honor of International Women's Day on Monday, March 8, the Southern Appalachian Labor School recognized the memories of Elaine Purkey and Anne Feeney, both friends of SALS who are featured in the just-released SALS Journal.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee met last Wednesday morning to discuss a bill regarding the confidentiality of wage records and hear a presentation about how the Department of Education is preparing high school students for the workforce.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced the top consumer complaints received in 2020 from Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster counties.

FAYETTEVILLE — Through cooperation with the Fayette County Commission, and in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, the New River Youth Symphony and the Emerging Strings group have planned a spring concert season, officials said in a release early this week.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports that, as of March 2, there have been 2,190,037 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 132,184 total cases and 2,301 total deaths.

Kevin Walker, director of the Fayette County Office of Emergency Management, said Monday potential damage from hard rains in the area was still being assessed.

The West Virginia Board of Education mandated Tuesday that all West Virginia school students in grades PK-8 return to the classroom five days a week by March 3.

FAYETTEVILLE — Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Brian Parsons on Friday asked Fayette County Circuit Court Judge Paul Blake to order Facebook to hand over account data from two Oak Hill sisters who are among those charged with causing the death of 8-year-old Raylee Browning in D…

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health announced the release of the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2020-2025, Make Every Bite Count.