Council approves Street Department pay raises, grant application to aid in WAMSB prep

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council approved a set of pay raises for Street Department workers that they believe will pave the way for greater employee retention. At the beginning of council’s special working session Wednesday, Feb. 10, Buckhannon mayor Robbie […]

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New wildlife biologist Trevor Moore brings new enthusiasm, ideas to W.Va. Wildlife Center

FRENCH CREEK – What has nearly 30 different species of native and introduced West Virginia wildlife, its very own prognosticator, interpretive signs to learn about those native and introduces species and a new wildlife biologist? Of course, it is the West Virginia State Wildlife Center, located at French Creek and recently the center welcomed new […]

WVWC, MetroNews announce ‘life-changing’ scholarship

WVWC Wesleyan Sign

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan and WVMetroNews announced West Virginia high school juniors can apply for the 14th annual West Virginia Scholar Program starting this week. Wesleyan President Dr. Joel Thierstein called into Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval to announce students may apply for the scholarship beginning today, Monday, Feb. 15. through April 30. “The West […]

Sue Bradley Gould

Obituary Sue Gould

Sue Bradley Gould departed her earthly life on February 11, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Edward “Coke” Gould.  Sue answered to many terms of endearment, Sue B, Mom, Grams, Gigi, and Aunt Sue.  Forever holding her close in their hearts are daughters Carla Waldo and husband Mark, Laura […]

Ruth G. Sutherland

Obituary Ruth Sutherland

Ruth G. Sutherland, 83, of French Creek, W.Va., departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Good Samarian Nursing Home in Belington, W.Va., under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born on May 27, 1937 in Upshur County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clark Theodore and Zela Nettie Sponaugle. She married Orval […]

West Virginia Wesleyan, WV MetroNews announce West Virginia Scholar Program, application now open for Mountain State high school juniors

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV – Today, West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia MetroNews jointly announced that the 14th annual West Virginia Scholar Program, WVWC’s most comprehensive scholarship opportunity for Mountain State high school juniors who are slated to graduate from high school in 2022 and plan to pursue a college education, is now open for applications. […]

Fairmont State University expands Educational Leadership program offerings

The Fairmont State University School of Education, Health & Human Performance has expanded its Educational Leadership program to offer students four pathways including a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership Certificate, Principal Certificate and Superintendent Certificate.   “Our Educational Leadership degree programs and certificates allow us to assist counties in developing high quality administrators who are well prepared and […]

This Week in West Virginia History: Feb. 14-20

Morris Harvey College in 1905, now the University of Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at Feb. 14, 1866: Grant County was created and named for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who later became the nation’s 18th president. Feb. 15, 1898: Musician John Homer “Uncle Homer” […]

Lewis County woman one of two COVID-19 deaths reported Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 301 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (6), Barbour (3), Lewis (8), Randolph (4) and Webster (1) counties. A total of 131 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to […]