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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 ...

Morrisey: Know the return policies for Christmas gifts

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey encouraged consumers to know a company’s return policies so they can make the most out of any post-holiday returns. “After receiving some great Christmas gifts, consumers may opt to return a few items and get something more ...

PBHS named a Jennings Randolph award winner

CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Mac Warner is pleased to announce that 41 West Virginia high schools registered 85 to 100 percent of their eligible senior class to vote during the 2019-2020 school year, qualifying them for the Jennings Randolph Award. Celebrating its 26th year, the Jennings ...

WVDOH ready for Christmas Eve snow

CHARLESTON — A winter storm is expected to blanket most of West Virginia with 3 to 6 inches of snow beginning this afternoon, and continuing through Christmas Day. Road crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) are ready for the challenge, armed with 185 brand-new ...

Morrisey offers advice for last-minute gift card purchases

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged last-minute shoppers to exercise caution when they buy gift cards for Christmas. Thieves have been known to pilfer gift card racks. They will use handheld scanners to read the card’s magnetic information and any number on ...

D&E online nursing students earn academic honors

ELKINS ­— The Davis & Elkins College Division of Adult and Online Learning has released the president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2020 RN-BSN rotation. Students pursuing their degree must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded coursework during the rotation with ...

Randolph County Schools sponsors project

ELKINS — This holiday season Randolph County households with elementary school children will benefit from a literacy and family engagement project called Snuggle up and Read. The project, sponsored by Randolph County Schools, is designed to promote literacy, learning, and family ...

Employee honored by SJMH

Sarah Rolenson, BSN, RN, Population Health Nurse for Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, was recently chosen as the ICARE December Employee of the Month. Her nominator wrote, “Sarah has shown great commitment to SJMH but especially to her patients during the pandemic. Sarah ...