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WVU issues a Community Notice on suicide concern

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University is in receipt of an anonymous letter that described content related to suicide taking place in public areas on campus. In light of recent local and national school safety concerns, the University is issuing a Community Notice to inform our Morgantown campus community. Though there is no[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov. Justice, WV Game Changers to announce innovative substance misuse prevention education program for West Virginia schools on Tuesday

Wv Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice will join officials to announce the launch of a new student-powered Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Program. The program is the first of its kind and results from a service agreement between West Virginia Game Changers and the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford[Read More…]

West Virginia Post Audit Committee receives report on pandemic unemployment compensation fraud

By Steven Allen Adams, The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers learned Sunday how much unemployment compensation was fraudulently paid during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. The Legislature’s Post Audit Committee met Sunday on the first day of December legislative interim meetings before the start of the 2021 legislative[Read More…]

Elkins chef honored by West Virginia

By Edgar Kelley, The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Local chef Melanie Campbell was recently honored by the West Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association with an Excellence in Tourism Education Award for her 20-plus years of service in the tourism and hospitality community. Campbell, who is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality[Read More…]

Another record broken: Figures already indicate huge increase in Hatfield-McCoy Trail riders in West Virginia

By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEWELL, W.Va. — Final sales figures were still being tabulated Friday, but they already indicate that the Hatfield-McCoy Trail has had a record number of ATV riders this year. The Hatfield-McCoy Trails system counts trail pass sales from mid-November to mid-November, according to Jeffrey[Read More…]

Hoyer explains recent confusion with West Virginia’s vaccination totals

By Joselyn King, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State officials explained Thursday how the vaccination totals posted on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 dashboard dropped by tens of thousands earlier this week. During his Thursday COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Jim Justice was asked about that[Read More…]

‘Blue state billionaire buyout’: U.S. Senator Capito opposes Build Back Better bill, immigrant reparations

By Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she will not support any version of the proposed Build Back Better bill or support any reparations for families of illegal immigrants separated from their children at the border. During a virtual press conference Thursday,[Read More…]

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