OAK HILL — City council voted Monday to authorize purchase of an approximately 1-mile section of rail right-of-way from Norfolk Southern Railroad that would extend the length of the White Oak Rail Trail.

FAYETTEVILLE — For several years, the Fayetteville United Methodist Church has operated both a food pantry and offered a free community meal once a month.

For the second year, Kroger Mid-Atlantic and the United Way of Southern West Virginia have partnered to implement “The Unexpected Meal Program” — a program that aims to eradicate childhood hunger in the community, specifically targeting children in need in Mount Hope and Ansted.

A Fayette County man pleaded guilty Tuesday for his participation in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) in Fayette County.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to keep the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County open.

CHARLESTON — Consumers are being warned to beware of a new scam that uses a practice known as spoofing to target bank cardholders with notices of fraudulent activity. Experts say spoofing is a fairly easy thing for criminals to do, Attorney General Patrick Morissey said in a recent press release

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the West Virginia Development Office an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) grant. The $803,000 grant will be paid in installments over a three-year period, which officially began July 1.

OAK HILL — Consolidation has been the talk of the town in Fayette County the last couple years — and now the talk is becoming reality. A new school is set to open its doors at the start of the school year.

The National Park Service (NPS) and the Outdoor Foundation have awarded $18,500 to Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) to support its work to engage youth and kinship families in partnership with New River Gorge National River.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to keep the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County open.

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the West Virginia Development Office an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) grant. The $803,000 grant will be paid in installments over a three-year period, which officially began July 1.

A Fayette County man was sentenced last Thursday in federal court for conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, more than 50 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, and a quantity of oxycodone.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Gaines Estate in Fayetteville annually has attracted music fans to join the tens of thousands already in the area for Bridge Day to its two-day Bridge Jam, but the weather isn’t always that great on the third weekend in October.

OAK HILL — “Just because someone is homebound does not mean that they should not enjoy the services of their library.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, last week announced $194,672 from the United States Economic Development Agency (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program for the New River…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A grant of $2,378,080 from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has been awarded to the Fayette County Child Development Center, according to a press release from the office of Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV). The grant wil…

Whether you know it as the Appalachian String Band Festival or simply “Clifftop,” it’s a popular draw for musicians and music lovers from around the world.

Three Pennsylvania natives were arrested after an early morning traffic stop in Fayette County last Thursday.

Following the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Raleigh and part of Fayette County (through Fayetteville) combined to lead the area to be labeled as urbanized, meaning the area sustains a population of at least 50,000 residents.

CHARLESTON – While West Virginia has long been known as ground zero for the opioid epidemic, with the highest drug overdose death rate in the nation for nearly a decade, data released by The Washington Post confirms that the region of Appalachia known for high rates of drug-related deaths ha…

As the sound of train horns ricocheted off buildings and children sported cardboard conductor hats atop their heads — the town of Thurmond was hustling and bustling. It was the 7th annual Thurmond Train Day.

On July 11 during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to discuss U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and its role in the global marketplace, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, raised concerns …

Each year the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) updates designation labels for each of its 420 counties based on economic average data from previous years.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a collaboration with the Capitol Police to have a prescription drug disposal site at the State Capitol, allowing people to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

Included within West Virginia’s budget bill passed during the last legislative session is $300,000 to expand the “Healthy Grandfamilies” program statewide.

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey earlier this year released a list of the top consumer complaints received by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster counties in 2018.

HURRICANE – Mission WV’s Teaching Health Instead of Nagging Kids (THINK) program has been awarded a 2-year Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs to ensure high school-aged youth are provided with the life skills trainin…

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Republican Party (WVGOP) and Chairman Melody Potter have announced special guests for a panel discussion with West Virginia Republican women leaders at the WVGOP’s Summer Meeting and Donor Leadership Retreat in August.

Becky Sullivan, a 20-year veteran of the tourism industry, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Bureau.

GLEN JEAN — The National Park Service (NPS) at New River Gorge National River is preparing to participate in the 2019 World Scout Jamboree which runs July 22 through Aug. 2 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Park staff are anticipating increased river use and shuttle traffic as up to 65,000 scou…

The West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) announced last week plans to sue the state over the recent passage of House Bill 206, an omnibus education bill allowing for the formation of charter schools.

Although the West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously last week to give state School Superintendent Dr. Steve Paine a $4,170 raise, Paine refused it.

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office has affirmed concealed carry recognition with Virginia and six other states.

A Fayetteville man has been arrested on a long list of felonies against an elderly person, Sheriff Mike Fridley announced this afternoon, releasing the following information regarding the incident.