Beckley to Become Nation’s First Inclusive Recovery City on March 19

Beckley, W.Va. – The City of Beckley, W.Va., will soon become the firstInclusive Recovery City (IRC) in the United States. On March 19, city, state, national and international leaders in recovery support will cometogether to sign a charter declaring Beckley as an IRC – the first in the nation, joining 26 othercities across Europe, the […]

Irish/Celtic Heritage Week Planned – March 10–17, 2024 in Beckley

The City of Beckley will celebrate Irish / Celtic Heritage Week offering activitiesduring the week of March 10–17. Enjoy a concert, dancing, food specials, roadbowling, and more. On Sunday, March 10, The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre will host an Irish/CelticConcert and Dancers. Sponsored by the Irish Heritage Festival grant through theWV Division of Culture & […]

DoHS Recognized for Innovative Voluntary SNAP Employment & Training Partnership

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) and Coalfield Development Corporation have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for their innovative partnership through BFA’s voluntary SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) program available to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. As part […]

Upgraded West Virginia Infrastructure Hub website with new Investment Dashboard

  CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today a significant upgrade to the West Virginia Infrastructure Hub website, a valuable online tool connecting communities with federal funding opportunities. Click here to view the West Virginia Infrastructure Hub website The newly-launched Investment Dashboard allows users to explore infrastructure projects across the state that have already received funding. This interactive feature […]

2024 WVDOT Project Map and Core Maintenance Program Revealed

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today the launch of the 2024 West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) Core Maintenance Program, marking another significant stride in the state’s commitment to infrastructure upkeep and investment. With over 25,110 potholes already patched along 3,811 miles of roadway, the program aims to continue the momentum of prioritizing core maintenance during […]

Capito Announces Resources for

Summersville Middle School Facilities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced resources from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Nicholas County School District. The award will be used by the school district to support emergency protective measures […]

Operation R.I.P. Potholes update: more warm weather means patching continues

CHARLESTON, WV – Predicted temperatures in the 60s during the week of Monday, February 26, 2024, mean the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) can continue making permanent pothole repairs with hot asphalt in the Kanawha Valley, southern and north central West Virginia. Since Gov. Jim Justice and the WVDOH announced Operation R.I.P. Potholes on Tuesday, January 30, […]

Concerns voiced about language in WV forest management bill

Nadia Ramlagan The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to allow private forest fire management on state lands but environmental groups said they are concerned its “vague” wording could open the door for commercial industries to operate on state-owned property. Angie Rosser, executive director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, said lawmakers also rejected an amendment to Senate […]

DoHS Accepting Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Applications

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) today announced applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, February 26, 2024, through Friday, March 1, 2024, or until funds are exhausted. The federally funded program assists eligible West Virginia residents in paying home heating bills.  Eligibility for […]

Water Development Authority approves over $19 million in economic enhancement projects

CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Water Development Authority (WDA) has approved 10 new Economic Enhancement Grant Fund (EEGF) projects worth $19,872,189.00. In April 2022, Gov. Justice called a special session to fund the Economic Enhancement Grant Fund, at the time securing an initial amount of $250 million. Since then, the program has seen exceptional success, and the WDA […]