OAK HILL — The effort to feed school children during the COVID-19 pandemic is a labor-intensive and time-consuming one, but those involved in the process know it's vital.
Fayetteville town officials are inviting residents and business owners to show their support of essential workers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GLEN JEAN – Park Superintendent Lizzie Watts announced that the National Park Service (NPS) will be temporarily closing campgrounds and restrooms in all areas of New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River in response to COVID-19…
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families has been granted two waivers from the federal government for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as part of an ongoing response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
CHARLESTON – Are you looking for something positive to do while the state is under a “Stay at Home” order during the COVID-19 pandemic? West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner suggests citizens use this time to fulfill their civic duty to complete the 2020 U.S. Census.
CHARLESTON – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Service Commission has temporarily waived the requirement that motor carriers engaged in the collection of solid waste collect bulky goods. The Commission also authorized solid waste haulers who hand-collect waste to limit collect…
Kim Lowe, a Fayette County resident who is employed by New River Health, is among the many doing their part to help protect health professionals as the COVID-19 crisis continues.
Book Sale — The monthly SALS book sale scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been canceled. If conditions warrant holding the May sale, hundreds of books will be available at clearance prices. An announcement regarding the May sale will be made near the end of April.
CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Mac Warner has issued guidance and a funding opportunity to assist county clerks with mailing an absentee ballot application to every registered voter in West Virginia. Returning the absentee ballot application is the first step to receiving the official ballo…
CHARLESTON — As West Virginians lose their jobs, more may turn to the state/federal health insurance program Medicaid to obtain health care during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded Tuesday $1,739,288 to 28 health centers in West Virginia stemming from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.
CHARLESTON – A 90-day extension on many driver and vehicle transactions has been granted through the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles due to the closure of all regional offices, in keeping with the most recent guidelines and best practices recommended by both the CDC and West Virgini…
As the COVID-19 pandemic marches on, local community service agencies and churches will be among those continuing their efforts in assisting community members in need.
CHARLESTON — In response to the declaration of a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Secretary of State Mac Warner has encouraged West Virginians to take advantage of absentee by mail and early voting options ahead of the May 12 primary election.
According to the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce/New River Gorge CVB website (www.fayettecounty.com), the following restaurants are among those offering curbside pickup or delivery as of Friday afternoon as the nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic:
FAYETTEVILLE — Although Fayette County already has taken a number of procedures inspired by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, the county commission on Friday declared a state of emergency and existence of a catastrophic health emergency related to COVID-19.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state, making the total positive case count at eight. New cases were identified in Jackson, Jefferson, and Kanawha counties.
New River Gorge National River Superintendent Lizzie Watts announced beginning Wednesday, March 18 the temporary closure of Canyon Rim Visitor Center, the park's primary visitor contact facility.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state, making the total positive case count at five. All three new positive cases are travel related.
Normally, the folks at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce/New River Gorge CVB throw out the welcome mat for any and all visitors to southern West Virginia.
ANSTED — A meet the candidates forum for all people running for state and Fayette County political offices during the May 2020 primary election will be held at the Midland Trail Community Center on April 23.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) yesterday confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. Both positive cases are travel-related.
“I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services,” Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul said in a press release Thursday. “The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick y…
Due to rising concerns over the coronavirus, the Fayette County Commission strongly urges all citizens who have business to conduct at the Fayette County Courthouse or any other county-owned facility to consider seeking other options rather than visiting in person.
Fayette County's largest municipality is among those statewide which have made moves to minimize public interaction with city employees beginning this week.
The West Virginia Legislature's weekend passage of the fiscal year 2021-22 state budget includes funding for a second Mountaineer Challenge Academy in Montgomery.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has been made aware of a telephone scam that may be targeting its customers. Reports have been received of individuals receiving telephone calls stating that their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) …
Volunteer West Virginia announced is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards. The Governor’s Service Awards, the state’s most prestigious volunteer award program, honors individuals and organizations who roll up their sleeves to solve community problems in an innovat…
The Cat in the Hat was among characters made famous by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who visited with local children last Monday, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, at the J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center in Mount Hope.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia residents, business and community leaders, government officials and legislators know to look for legal ads for public notice in their community newspapers.
BEARDS FORK — A class in the Accent Education After School Program at the Southern Appalachian Labor School celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 25.
PRINCETON — West Virginia artist Ginger Danz announces her major new series, entitled “Reclamation,” opening in the Rotunda Gallery at the Chuck Mathena Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton on Tuesday, March 10. The paintings will be available for the public to view weekdays between t…
BECKLEY – The Beckley VA Medical Center is limiting visitation due to an increase in regional influenza cases and COVID-response preparedness as of March 6. Veterans on the Community Living Center floor and Hospice floors are covered by this restriction currently.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has launched a new online resource for families, students and educators regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The department is working closely with the Office of Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Healt…
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned West Virginia businesses to adhere to the state’s price gouging law during the coronavirus-related state of preparedness declared Wednesday.