Denise Scalph, current Fayette County Commission president, is pictured while filing to run to retain her seat in the county clerk's office. Assisting her is County Clerk Alicia Treadway. Those wishing to file for office in Fayette County have until Saturday, Jan. 25 to do so.

CHARLESTON — Following arguments that calling a constitutional convention could allow the entire U.S. Constitution to be rewritten, members of the Senate Judiciary committee voted Monday to advance a resolution calling for such a convention.

CHARLESTON — A group of lawmakers wants to establish a “bill of rights” for foster children and parents in West Virginia, although the state’s foster care ombudsman, who would be charged with enforcing the proposed law, conceded it may be difficult to carry that task out all by herself.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate, unanimously and with no debate, passed a bill permitting “faith-based electives in classroom drug prevention programs” Monday.

CHARLESTON – Starting a business for the first time can seem like an intimidating proposition. However, an online tool available to West Virginia entrepreneurs since earlier this year is providing many new business owners with the assistance needed in the planning and registration process.

CHARLESTON — Nominations for induction into the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame (WVAFHF) 2020 class are now being accepted. The WVAFHF is devoted to honoring individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and foundations who have made outstanding contributions to th…

SHERIDAN, Wyo. —Ramaco Carbon, a coal technology company headquartered in Sheridan, announced today it had hired Christopher Yurchick to serve as director of research. Yurchick will manage research operations in both Sheridan and Charleston, West Virginia.

FAYETTEVILLE — When Matt Diederich graduated from college, he started his 14-year career with the Kroger Company. Early in 2015, Diederich was named manager of the Oak Hill Kroger. “It was my dream job while I was with Kroger,” he said, “manager of my hometown store.”

CHARLESTON — As the 2020 regular legislative session completed its first full week, it seemed to be settling in to the slow, deliberate pace of an election-year session, with little in the way of high drama or major initiatives.

CHARLESTON — There is an urgent need for repairs at the labs the West Virginia Department of Agriculture uses to test for food contaminants and other biohazards, according to the WVDOA communications director.

Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director Emily Fleming talks with the committee.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced a grant totaling $736,000 to support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) and their youth suicide preve…

As counties are struggling to pay a staggering bill to Southern Regional Jail each year, a cornerstone of the county budget — coal severance taxes – is failing.

The public is invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission on Monday, Jan. 20 for the annual commemoration and celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CHARLESTON — Those who remember promises public officials in West Virginia have made about the future of the coal industry are skeptical of a new initiative Gov. Jim Justice announced to research alternative uses for the fossil fuel.

FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville Town Council heard a proposal last Thursday night for a Business & Occupation (B&O) tax credit for new businesses or expansion of existing businesses. No action was taken on the matter pending further study.

FAYETTEVILLE — Two shuttered school buildings have been deeded to the Town of Fayetteville by the Fayette County Board of Education and at Thursday’s January meeting, council appointed a development committee to explore ideas for the usage of the buildings which at different times housed bot…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, this week announced the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority is the recipient of a $708,300 grant to support the expansion of the HIVE entrepreneur an…

CHARLESTON — A group of lawmakers wants to establish a “bill of rights” for foster children and parents in West Virginia, although the state’s foster care ombudsman, who would be charged with enforcing the proposed law, conceded it may be difficult to carry that task out all by herself.

OAK HILL — In the spirit of environmental stewardship, members of the New River Gorge Master Naturalists teamed up earlier this fall with representatives of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation to plant 17 certified American chestnut trees on property at the Oak Hill…

OAK HILL — From coloring to cartoons, from Legos to board games and from movies to STEAM events, the Fayette County Public Library offers an amazing array of events and activities.

CHARLESTON — Last week, the Republican majority in a committee of West Virginia lawmakers voted that if coal operators cause damage to a home or other structure due to underground coal mining, those coal operators, and not the residents, would get to decide how they want to make up for the damages.

CHARLESTON — In the state with the highest per capita rate of children in state custody in the country, a group of West Virginia lawmakers voted last week to remove a provision of state law that requires LGBTQ children in protective care to have equal access to foster and adoptive families.

With the 2020 legislative session only about three weeks away, December legislative interim meetings brought a heightened sense of urgency – and also brought a bit of good news for legislators.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., accompanied by his Classic Christmas Band, sings The Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

FAYETTEVILLE — The hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations halted for a couple hours Thursday as "Landau and Larry’s Home for the Holidays Tour” hit the stage at the Historic Fayette Theater.

The 2019 Oak Hill Christmas Parade on Saturday was dedicated to the memory of Benny Conner, of Scarbro, who passed away on July 18, 2019.

CHARLESTON — Susan Williams of Falls View has been named the 2019 Democrat of the Year for Fayette County.

Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority weighed its options for the future of Wolf Creek Park and New Roots Community Farm during a public meeting early this month.

The New River Gorge Trail Alliance (NRGTA) was awarded a Power of Performance Award in the “Revitalizing Communities” category at the Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference in Charleston last month. The Trail Alliance builds and maintains a regional trail network to spur economic growth…

OAK HILL — Dilapidated housing issues formed the majority of action required by members of the city council at Oak Hill's December meeting. The issues were the first facing Councilman Benitez Jackson, sworn into office prior to the meeting by Circuit Judge Thomas Ewing.

OAK HILL — Officials from the City of Oak Hill have been working diligently to improve opportunities for physical activity for the community’s residents.

Following an investigation that lasted nearly a year, the father of an 8-year-old Oak Hill girl who died the day after Christmas 2018 has been arrested in connection with the girl’s death. Also arrested were the man’s live-in girlfriend and the girlfriend’s sister.