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WVWC confirms one positive COVID-19 case

BUCKHANNON — The following statement was made Wednesday by John Bohman, director of Safety and Security at West Virginia Wesleyan College: “A member of the West Virginia Wesleyan College community has tested positive for COVID-19. The College is following all safety and public health ...

Grant helps D&E student finish research

ELKINS — A NetVUE Vocation Across the Academy Grant is helping Davis & Elkins College students conduct research that explores a topic related to their future vocation. Alexis Serback of Belington was the first D&E student to complete the research seminar as part of the Honors ...

Mountain State Maple Days set

The West Virginia Maple Syrup Producer’s Association is thrilled to announce the 2021 Mountain State Maple Days will be taking place on two separate days: Saturday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, March 20, across the state. This event celebrates West Virginia’s growing maple syrup industry by ...

Morrisey warns of stimulus check scams

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to beware of potential scams as they await their stimulus checks. The federal government is set to send stimulus checks to each household in coming days or weeks as part of a larger COVID-19 relief package. While ...

WVU Parkersburg announces President’s and Dean’s scholars

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the Fall 2020 semester. President’s Scholars Students on the President’s List maintained a 4.0 grade point average while earning 12 or more hours of college ...

Capito discusses certifying Electoral College

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Monday issued the below statement on the vote to certify the results of the Electoral College, which is scheduled Wednesday: “Americans went to the polls to carry out the most important task in our representative ...

DNR announces lottery for wild boar hunting

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Hunters in West Virginia will soon be able to enter a lottery to hunt on designated private lands owned by Natural Resource Partners during the upcoming firearms season for wild boar, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced on Monday. Only 200 ...

Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grants available

CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for the FY21 Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA). Approximately $65,000 in grants will be ...

WV Hive offering business training courses

BECKLEY — Residents located in the West Virginia Hive service area who are interested in launching a new business idea or refining their current operations have the opportunity to register at a substantial discount for 10 three-hour online sessions, as part of the nationally acclaimed ...

WVDE details in-person instruction, vaccine rollout

CHARLESTON — Following an announcement from Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has revised its guidance regarding in-person instruction effective Tuesday, Jan. 19. The changes will provide a more consistent, in-person teaching and learning model for West ...

Parsons Revitalization Organization releases strategic plan

PARSONS — Parsons Revitalization Organization in conjunction with the Parsons Blueprint Communities team is releasing their visionary strategic plan for the Parsons community. This strategic plan is a community revitalization strategy that includes a future vision for ...

Elkins City Hall News

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. Next week’s regularly scheduled meetings of council’s Finance Committee and Economic Growth and Development (EGAD) Committee are canceled, as is the regularly scheduled meeting of the Elkins Tree Board. Christmas trees will be collected today through ...

Perdue announces milestone

CHARLESTON — West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue held a Facebook Live event Wednesday on the WV Treasury Facebook page to announce that West Virginia’s SMART529 Education Savings Solution is on track to surpass $3 billion. During the Live event, he also encouraged West Virginians ...

WVDOT announces new partnership

CHARLESTON — Let’s say you live in Beckley and need to get to the hospital in Morgantown to see your mother. Now let’s say you don’t have a car. Currently, it might take a dozen phone calls to transit agencies all over West Virginia to figure out what buses to catch to make the ...

WVDOH keeps snow plows running

CHARLESTON — As many West Virginians were caught in the path of Winter Storm Gail last week, the West Virginia Division of Highways snowplow drivers were working around an extra set of difficulties. With community spread of COVID-19 across the state, transportation workers are among the ...

Morrisey fights effort to dissolve NRA

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. The coalition argues that New York’s attorney general unjustly seeks to dissolve the NRA, which is ...

Christmas Tree recycling events canceled

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will not be conducting its annual Christmas tree recycling events in January 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), in conjunction ...

Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland now open

THOMAS — Everyone will agree that the COVID pandemic has caused routine activities to take a back seat. Between local outbreaks, crowd restrictions, and those pesky masks, navigating daily life has changed. Yet life has a way of marching on. The Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland ...