More than $2.1 million in Child Advocacy Center grants awarded to agencies for 2021

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $2,118,674.00 in Child Advocacy Center grant program funds to 22 projects, including a more than $85,000 award to Mountain CAP of WV, Inc. These funds are awarded to local nonprofit Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state to address the growing problem of child […]

West Virginia overdose deaths set new record amid pandemic

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. By Lauren Peace, Mountain State Spotlight More West Virginians died of drug overdoses in 2020 than in any previous year on record, according to new data showing the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on the addiction crisis. At least 1,275 West Virginians died of […]

St. Joseph’s Hospital recognizes National Donate Life Month with CORE flag raising

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – St. Joseph’s Hospital recognized National Donate Life Month with a flag raising for CORE, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.  Through commitment to donation, last year St. Joseph’s Hospital recovered four corneas, giving sight to four grateful recipients.  They also potentially restored health and mobility to more than 300 tissue recipients […]

Connie Michelle Dean

Obituary Connie Dean

Connie Michelle Dean, 50, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va. She was born October 9, 1970, in Buckhannon, a daughter of Mary Zickefoose Dean of Buckhannon and the late Danny Dean. In addition to her mother, she is survived by four sisters, Debra Tenney and […]

Fairmont State Providing ACT testing opportunities to students

Fairmont State University has coordinated with the Higher Education Policy Commission to administer ACT testing to high school students to support the state-sponsored efforts to increase applications for the Promise Scholarship. High school seniors qualifying for the Promise Scholarship are permitted to take one free exam to determine scholarship eligibility. Earlier this spring, West Virginia […]

West Virginia reports 432 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one additional death

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 432 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (2), Barbour (10), Lewis (2), Randolph (6) and Webster (3) counties. A total of 23 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to […]

State office of Minority Affairs calls for West Virginia artists to apply for performance spots in this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration

CHARLESTON, WV – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) invites talented West Virginians to apply to be performers for the upcoming virtual Juneteenth celebration by submitting a video and completing an online application. The 2021 event will premiere on Facebook and West Virginia Public Broadcasting on Saturday, June 19. The Juneteenth event is […]