Mask donation at Tug River Medical Center. / Submitted photo

MLK State Holiday Commission donates protective masks to community service organizations

CHARLESTON, WV – The Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission is providing 500 KN-95 protective masks to five community service organizations in West Virginia.

The mask distribution reflects the MLK Day theme of “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community” by providing masks to help protect the communities these organizations serve.

Studies show that wearing face masks correctly, combined with other recommended public health measures, such as hand-washing and social distancing, helps to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“The organizations receiving the masks work hard to serve their communities every day,” said Jill Upson, MLK State Holiday Commission chair and executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA). “In the spirit of the recent MLK Day celebration, we are grateful for the opportunity to help serve and protect our fellow West Virginians.”

The organizations selected to receive masks are:

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, which operates within the Office of Governor Jim Justice, is committed to assisting all underserved citizens across West Virginia and developing innovative ways to address issues affecting minority populations through conversation, education, leadership, and collaboration. For more information, visit our Facebook page at @WVHHOMA, our website at, or call our office at 304-356-2023.



Buckhannon man held on $100,000 bail after being arrested on multiple drug charges

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested Saturday after several illegal substances were allegedly found in his residence. Bryan Shaw, 41, of Buckhannon, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story and thousands more. Plus you’ll wake up every morning to our email edition. Your subscription supports local news by local writers. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!


Baseball ‘Cats take home doubleheader from Notre Dame

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team swept the doubleheader Tuesday with Notre Dame College, defeating the Falcons 5-4 in both games. Pitching was key as in both games the starter was able

WVWC Tennis

Tennis ‘Cats earn 6-1 victory over Mercyhurst

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s tennis team won a 6-1 decision Tuesday at home against PSAC foe Mercyhurst, earning their third-straight win and improving to (5-3) overall. The women’s match was not