Manchin urges utilization of increased funding and support for homeless students in West Virginia

Sen Joe Manchin

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the Department of Education to swiftly implement additional support he secured in the year-end package to better assist students experiencing homelessness in West Virginia. Schools across the state have reported a significant increase in student homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senator said in part, “It is […]

‘Don’t feel like a guinea pig:’ New COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective

WVU

It may seem that the COVID-19 vaccine came from out of nowhere, but it actually underwent the same rigorous testing that all vaccines do. It’s safe. It’s effective. And it represents a huge step toward making life feel normal again, according to one West Virginia University vaccine expert. In fact, the development of COVID-19 vaccines did not […]

Thomas Ellsworth Reed

Obituary Thomas Reed

Thomas Ellsworth Reed, 49, of Buckhannon, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Holbrook Nursing Home following an extended stay. He was born in Buckhannon on April 12, 1971, a son of the late Henry Ellsworth and Myrtle Mae Bond Reed. Also greeting Tom at Heaven’s Gate are eight brothers: David Wilt, Harold Reed, […]

2020 B-UHS Girl’s Soccer

2020 BUHS Girls Soccer

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Fairmont State maintains reputation of excellence under Martin’s leadership in 2020

Fairmont State University

The Fairmont State University Board of Governors has approved the annual evaluation of Fairmont State President, Mirta M. Martin, as she begins the second year of her three-year contract, renewed in 2020. “President Martin’s tenure at the University has proven to be nothing short of impressive, and I look forward to the continued progress under […]

2020 B-UHS Boy’s Soccer

2020 BUHS Boys Soccer

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Garnett Hinkle

Obituary Garnett Hinkle

Garnett Hinkle, 95, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at home. She was born October 4, 1925, in Crawford, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ford and Armatha Steerman Beverage. On August 12, 1944, she married Gerald Phillips Hinkle who preceded her in death on February 28, 2013. In addition to her parents […]

John Leet Wilder

Obituary John Wilder

John Leet Wilder, 80, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home. He was born October 15, 1940, in Hanover, N.H., a son of the late Geneve Ware Wilder and John Wilder and step mother, Hannah Simpkens Wilder. In addition to his parents and step mother he was preceded in death by […]

WVDOT announces Bluefield Area Transit project

Roads Highway

BLUEFIELD, WV – The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) has announced that Bluefield Area Transit (BAT) will build a bus transfer station in the city of Bluefield utilizing grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration. “So many people have worked tirelessly on this project,” said Byrd White, Secretary of Transportation.  “WVDOT is proud of this innovative project, […]