WVDOH Crews Working Through “Mud Soup” and Rockfalls to Repair Flood Damaged Roads

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) crews are working to open roads, clear mudslides, repair drainage structures and help flood damaged areas recover following excessive rainfall on August 15, 2022, declared a State of Emergency by Governor Jim Justice for Fayette and Kanawha Counties.    “Our crews in the Cannelton Hollow Road area in Smithers […]

DHHR Purchases Mobile COVID-19 Vans for Testing and Vaccines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has purchased 16 mobile vans to provide free COVID-19 testing and vaccines for West Virginia’s K-12 public and private schools during school or community events. Some of the vans have already been deployed to local health departments across the state and others will be delivered […]

WVDOH Crews Combating Flood Damage in Fayette and Kanawha Counties

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) crews are assessing and repairing flood damaged areas, particularly in Fayette and Kanawha Counties, where Governor Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency for excessive rainfall that occurred overnight.  “It’s been a tough six week period,” said Joe Pack, P.E., Deputy State Highway Engineer.  “We’ve had one area hit […]

Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for Kanawha and Fayette counties due to flooding.

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today declared a State of Emergency for Kanawha and Fayette counties due to excessive rainfall that occurred overnight on Monday, August 15, 2022, which caused significant flooding that damaged over 100 homes, bridges, and roads throughout the counties. The storm also resulted in downed trees, power outages, and disruption to potable […]

Flash Flooding Causes Significant Damage In Parts Of Fayette County Monday.

Smithers, WV – (WWNR) – Ongoing flash flooding on Monday, August 15, 2022, caused major issues in Fayette County.Route 60 near Midland Trail at Chimney Corner was closed due to a mudslideRoute 39 was closed due to a mudslideThe DOH was on scene at New River Campground for a landslide.Cannelton Hollow Road as well as […]

Road closures/delays in Grandview area of New River Gorge  

National Park and Preserve    Glen Jean, WV –New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Acting Superintendent Jay Newman announces that there will be temporary closures and delays in the Grandview area of the park over the next few weeks as roads are being resurfaced. Dates are tentative, but work should begin sometime on or around […]

West Virginia Board of Education Selects David Roach As Next State Superintendent of Schools

Home  West Virginia Board of Education Selects David Roach As Next State Superintendent of Schools David L. Roach — WV State Superintendent of Schools CHARLESTON, W.Va., – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) named David Roach as the next State Superintendent of Schools today during its meeting in Charleston. Roach, who has served as Executive Director […]

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT FOR MCDOWELL, RALEIGH COUNTIES THROUGH BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that McDowell and Raleigh counties will be included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Closing America’s […]

Warner asks Citizens to Volunteer now to be a Poll Worker for November 8 General Election

National Poll Worker Recruitment Day is Aug. 16th; Charleston, W.Va – In preparation for the state’s November 8th General Election, WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is asking registered voters to consider becoming a poll worker in their home county.The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has designated August 16th as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. This day of action […]

Attorney General Morrisey Announces Multimillion-Dollar Settlement with Rite Aid

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday announced a settlement that may add up to $30 million with Rite Aid to resolve a lawsuit that alleged the pharmacy chain failed to maintain effective controls against diversion and it contributed to oversupply of opioids in the state.“So many lives have been lost and shattered […]