Two weeks after the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was harvested from Laurel Fork Campground in the Monongahela National Forest, forest officials responded to a request to provide a replacement for the National Christmas Tree at the White House Ellipse.
Mountaineer Gas Co. announced Friday that service has been restored to 100% of the 46-mile stretch of main line on ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š‚Äôs West Side affected by an outage earlier this month.
This holiday season, shoppers at First Presbyterian Church‚Äôs Hope Village, in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š, can buy unique gifts and change the lives of women around the world at the same time.
Last month, a federal judge concluded that Justice administration officials intentionally destroyed evidence in a class-action case alleging inhumane conditions at the state-run Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility in Raleigh County.
MILTON ‚ÄĒ A new partnership between Blenko Glass Co. and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will provide paid on-the-job training for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program‚Äôs Employment & Training program.
Hundreds of volunteers have come together at St. George‚Äôs Orthodox Church in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š to prepare the annual Frank Veltri Dinner. The Thanksgiving Dinner is set for 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at St. George Orthodox Church, 190 Court St., ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š.
Scott Cummings carefully poured a tray full of chopped celery into one of eight pots on the stove at ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š‚Äôs St. George Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ The Biden administration is making $2 billion available to community groups, states and tribes to clean up pollution and develop clean energy in disadvantaged communities in what officials called the largest-ever investment in environmental justice.
Mountaineer Gas Co. said Tuesday that several hundred customers previously thought to have been unaffected by last week‚Äôs service outage also are without natural gas.
Dairy Winkle owner Kerry ‚ÄúPaco‚ÄĚ Ellison has been giving away free Thanksgiving dinners at the Campbells Creek restaurant for nearly a dozen years.
Wildfires that burned through a total of 3,450 acres of forest this month on West Virginia woodlands managed by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service were all listed as 100% contained as of Monday, while widespread rainfall on Tuesday helped douse lingering embers.
Owner Kerry "Paco" Ellison is reopening The Dairy Winkle for a day to continue his annual free Thanksgiving dinner, 316 days after a fire destroyed the restaurant. The Dairy Winkle will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for free from noon to 6 p.m. For those who cannot dine in, me…
The holiday season is a popular time for people to travel and reconnect with family and friends. Musician and show producer John Inghram wanted to give them something to do once they arrived at their destination.
The Contemporary Youth Arts Company‚Äôs annual production of ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ is always an exercise in reinvention.
One of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies told a federal court Friday that it can‚Äôt pay roughly $750,000 as ordered by the court primarily to maintain collateral for financial obligations to a ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š-based workers‚Äô compensation and employers‚Äô liability insurance provider.
Thirteen of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies have agreed they‚Äôre liable for abandoned mine land-related debts in a case pressed by federal prosecutors.
Former ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š Wheelers player Jimmie Gardner, who spent 27 years in prison in West Virginia before his sexual assault conviction was overturned, is now facing allegations of human trafficking in Florida.
Two months after its Board of Governors approved cuts to 28 academic programs and 143 faculty positions, West Virginia University isn‚Äôt done restructuring.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ A local judge sided with the Cabell County Public Library and the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District in their case against the Cabell County Board of Education, stating the board will be ordered to include the library and parks on its next excess levy order.
BARBOURSVILLE ‚ÄĒ Amateur models and designers showed off their unique outfits made from recyclable materials during the 21st annual ReFashion Show, sponsored by the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia, at the Huntington Mall on Saturday.
The Bank of Mingo has filed an application with regulators to open a new branch in downtown Wayne. It could be the first of several new locations as the bank expands its service territory to what it sees as underserved small markets.
The West Virginia agency managing health insurance for government employees is facing pushback over proposed premium increases. The West Virginia Public Health Insurance Agency is proposing a premium hike that would amount to a 35% increase in two years for state workers. The proposal comes five years after public school employees went on strike over rising health care costs. With the state insurance agency facing a $376 million budget deficit earlier this year, state lawmakers raised premiums for state employees by just under 25% this fiscal year. Under next year's proposal, premiums would increase an additional 10.5%. The Public Employees Insurance Agency finance board is expected to vote on the plan in December.
Throughout their reign, the GOP legislative supermajority has treated public school and public employees as adversaries, perhaps because they are the literal personification of the party‚Äôs failure to achieve a core goal of drastically shrinking the size of government and government services.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors doesn‚Äôt want to take any more public comments at meetings about the board-backed, university-wide restructuring of the institution, amid which 28 academic programs and about 250-plus faculty and staff positions have been approved to be cut.
‚ÄúMy mom‚Äôs always been in active addiction. Always. My dad‚Äôs never really been a part of my life. I‚Äôve always had stepdads, like, in and out of the picture. Abusive toward her, abusive towards us. I guess I just kind of felt bad for her.
AAA projects 55.4 million travelers in the South Atlantic Region will head 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which runs Wednesday through Nov. 26.
West Virginia University‚Äôs total long-term debt increased $23 million from fiscal years 2022 to 2023 ‚ÄĒ exceeding what WVU estimates the annual savings will be from 143 faculty reductions approved in September amid an institutional restructuring.
State officials are changing the screening process at William R. Sharpe Hospital in Weston after the recent murder indictment of an employee at the facility.
Illustrated new series explores life after addiction in West Virginia. The Gazette Mail spent weeks following men in a sober living house in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š, WV as they struggle to overcome their addictions. In the coming weeks we will follow their paths--some will relapse while others remain sober.
A month after the United States Department of Energy selected West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania to receive up to $925 million in support for an Appalachian hydrogen hub, it has set aside tens of millions more for those states to have a carbon capture and storage hub.
The numbers say West Virginia American Water and Mountaineer Gas are doing well.
FAYETTEVILLE ‚ÄĒ Low humidity, dry leaves and light winds on Thursday enabled forest fires to continue to burn at scattered locations across Southern West Virginia, bringing to 15,548 the total number of woodland acres scorched since the fall fire season began Oct. 1.
The Kanawha-¬“¬◊ńŕ…š Health Department on Thursday unveiled its latest tool in promoting wellness across the county ‚ÄĒ a 40-foot long, RV-style mobile health clinic.
A new lawsuit Gov. Jim Justice, his wife Cathy, their son Jay and more than a dozen companies in the family‚Äôs business empire have filed against a Virginia bank shows Justice‚Äôs financial troubles are longstanding, predating a political career built on an image of business prowess.
A new edition of what‚Äôs considered the definitive document on how global warming affects the country has found West Virginia lagging behind most other states in actions addressing climate change impacts.
The chairman and vice chairman of the Manna Meal board of directors stepped down following a board meeting Tuesday evening. Chairman Chuck Hamsher said his resignation was the result of decisions made at the meeting.
Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in Kanawha County on Wednesday because of an ongoing natural gas outage on ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š‚Äôs West Side.