Disaster Recovery Center in Boone County is Relocating to Lincoln County, WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va.– A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center at the John Slack Park Parking Lot located at 38 John Slack Circle, Racine, WV, 25165, is closing today, June 15, 2024, at 6 p.m. The center is located at: Boone County John Slack Park Parking Lot38 John Slack CircleRacine, WV, 25165 Hours of operation:Closing June 15, 2024, at 6 p.m. […]

Historical outdoor dramas open for the season at Grandview June 18, 19

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The historical outdoor dramas “Hatfields & McCoys”and “Honey in the Rock” will return to the Cliffside Amphitheater atGrandview this week and run through the end of the month. After a five-year pause, the drama “Honey in the Rock,” the story ofthe birth of West Virginia, is returning to the stage to be […]

Zombie mines continue to pose environmental, health threats to Appalachia

Nadia Ramlagan West Virginia and other Appalachian states are littered with hundreds of “zombie mines,” abandoned mines neither producing coal nor undergoing reclamation. Research shows idle mines can trigger landslides, pollute groundwater and cause economic harm to communities. Erin Savage, coal impacts program director for the group Appalachian Voices, said there is an urgent need to update […]

West Virginia Department of Human Services Issues Summer EBT Cards to Eligible Students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), will begin mailing West Virginia Summer EBT (WV-SEBT) benefits to eligible students on June 16, 2024.  The WV-SEBT program will provide short-term grocery benefit assistance to income-eligible households with school-age children during the summer months. The […]

TREASURER MOORE ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $3.5 MILLION WORTH OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY RETURNED DURING MAY

Fifth-Highest Month for Returns in Program History CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore today announced his Office’s Unclaimed Property Division returned more than $3.5 million worth of unclaimed funds to individuals, businesses and other organizations during the month of May. “We’re thrilled to continue returning funds at the fastest pace in state history,” Treasurer […]

WV receives $140 million to clean up abandoned mine lands

Nadia Ramlagan West Virginia will receive $140 million to clean up legacy pollution in regions decimated by decades of coal mining. The money is part of $725 million in Abandoned Mine Land funding that the Biden Administration is providing to more than two dozen states. According to state data, more than 150 years of coal mining has left […]

With police issuing more than 100 citations in I-64 work zones, the WVDOT reminds drivers to slow down in work zones

CHARLESTON, WV – Officers from six different law enforcement agencies stopped 146 vehicles and issued 105 speeding tickets in the Interstate 64 work zones between Barboursville and Huntington on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. “Yesterday’s operation should be a reminder that slowing down in work zones is so important,” said Randy Damron, Work Zone Safety spokesman for the West […]

West Virginia Department of Human Services Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Social Services (BSS) joins the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services to prioritize the dignity, safety, and wellbeing of older survivors on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Governor Jim Justice also proclaimed June 15, 2024, as West Virginia Elder Abuse Awareness Day. West Virginia has the […]

Over $20,000 up for grabs in the Grow This Throwdown

West Virginia University Extension will award over $20,000 in grant funding to winnersof the inaugural Grow This Throwdown gardening competition later this year.The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 in grant funding. The second prize winnerwill receive $7,500. Third prize is $5,000 and is sponsored by the West Virginia Nursery& Landscape Association.“We’ve seen so much […]

Gov. Justice to appoint Jeffrey Pack as Commissioner of West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today he will appoint Jeffrey Pack as Commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, a cabinet-level position in the administration.  Pack is currently the Commissioner for the Bureau for Social Services within the West Virginia Department of Human Services and will remain in the position until a replacement is […]