Disaster Recovery Center in Nicholas County, W.Va., Closing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state-federal Disaster Recovery Center at the Nicholas County Office of Emergency Services in Summersville is closing permanently tomorrow, Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 6 p.m. The center is located at: Nicholas County Disaster Recovery Center Nicholas County Office of Emergency Services449 Water St.Summersville, WV 26651Hours of operation:Closing permanently at 6 p.m., […]

West Virginia Department of Health Celebrates 50th Anniversary of West Virginia WIC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) is proud to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Since its inception in 1974, WIC has been a cornerstone of public health efforts, providing essential nutrition assistance to vulnerable mothers and young children across the state. To […]

1 contractor killed, 3 WVDOH workers injured in work zones this construction season: Secretary Wriston says, “Slow down!” in work zones

CHARLESTON, WV – In the wake of the fourth worker being struck this year in the Mountain State’s highway work zones, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., is imploring motorists to pay attention and drive safely in work zones. “Imagine, if you will, we’re sitting here in my office working away, answering emails, taking care of documents […]

200 people on death row exonerated since 1973

The milestone underscores declining public trust in death penalty process Will Walkey It’s being called a historic milestone – 200 people have been exonerated after being sentenced to death since 1973, what’s known as the modern era of capital punishment. The exonerees were wrongfully convicted, because of misconduct from government officials or other factors, and […]

West Virginia Department of Health Facilities Announces Plan to Enhance Care in State’s Long-term Care Facilities

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health Facilities (DHF) has unveiled a comprehensive initiative aimed at bolstering the quality of care for seniors across West Virginia through a strategic capital investment plan for the state’s four long-term care facilities – Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley, John Manchin Sr. Health Care Center in Fairmont, Hopemont Hospital […]

Fayetteville – WV Route 16, Road Paving 

Fayette County, WV – West Virginia Route 16, will have one lane closed from milepost 15.33 to milepost 16.92, from 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2024, through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, for roadway paving. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances may affect the project schedule.  Local traffic will have access to all properties through […]

Disaster Recovery Center Remains Open in Nicholas County, WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va.– A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center will remain open at the Nicholas County Office of Emergency Services in Summersville. The center is located at: Nicholas County Nicholas County Office of Emergency Services449 Water St.Summersville, WVHours of operation:Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Closed Sunday West Virginia residents who were impacted by the April 2-6 and 11-12 severe storms can visit a disaster […]

FEMA is Hiring in West Virginia

 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – If you’re passionate about helping your neighbors in West Virginia recover from April’s storms and tornadoes, FEMA may have a job for you.FEMA is hiring additional staff to assist with recovery from the April 2-6, 2024, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The agency is currently seeking local candidates for positions within the agency’s Civil Rights, […]