WVDOH awards contract for permanent repair of Hinton sinkhole

CHARLESTON, WV – A project completing permanent repairs to a sinkhole along WV 20 in Hinton is among 26 construction projects awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Orders Construction Company Inc. was awarded a contract for $4,249,398 to install a new, permanent drainage system under WV 20 n Hinton to […]

Eastbound MacCorkle Avenue exit ramp to be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2023

CHARLESTON, WV – The eastbound exit ramp to MacCorkle Avenue from the West Virginia Turnpike (Exit 95) will be closed from Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, to install a barrier wall on the West Virginia Turnpike. The closure will affect traffic heading both north and south on the Turnpike. All traffic exiting the Turnpike […]

Volunteer water monitors: citizen scientists

Nadia Ramlagan Volunteer water monitoring is gaining popularity in West Virginia, and could help assess the impact on regional water quality of projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Jenna Dodson, West Virginia Rivers Coalition staff scientist, said a training session being held near Talcott on October 21st can help residents identify erosion and sedimentation changes from pipeline development. She […]

Bridge Day celebrates 44th annual event on October 21, 2023

Fayetteville, WV – On the third Saturday of October, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce along with a bevy of local organizations will welcome tens of thousands to the region to celebrate its annual Bridge Day.The largest one day festival in West Virginia, Bridge Day hosts a variety of adrenaline-seekers and spectators for this rare […]

Ultrasound equipment donations to support rural telehealth, education for nursing students

Faith Community Nurse Melissa Coleman works with a patient during a telehealth appointment at Bradshaw Church of God.   Through two donations from Ultrasound Solutions Corp. (USC Ultrasound), the WVU School of Nursing’s Faith Community Nursing initiative will be able to further support rural telehealth efforts in southern West Virginia and nursing students will have access to innovative ultrasound technology. […]

Excitement Soars as New River CTC Celebrates the Delivery of Aircraft for Aviation Maintenance Technician School

[BEAVER, WV] – New River Community and Technical College is thrilled to announce the delivery of the Beechjet Twin Bonanza, an aircraft marking a significant milestone in the college’s history. The much-anticipated event hosted at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport included representatives of the American Electric Power Foundation, Northstar Technologies, as well as members of […]

Protecting Paint Creek: West Virginia Turnpike Reopened Following Crash

CHARLESTON, WV – UPDATE.  The West Virginia Turnpike, shut down northbound late into the night following a tractor-trailer wreck at mile marker 62, near the Mossy exit, reopened at 12:15 a.m.  “The site was contained almost immediately and our crews were able to bring in heavy equipment and dam up the area to prevent it from getting […]

Jina Belcher of NRGRDA Elected Chair Of the Newly Formed Fayette County Land Reuse Agency

Fayette County, W.Va. – The New River Gorge Regional DevelopmentAuthority’s (NRGRDA) Executive Director Jina Belcher was elected Chair of the newly-createdFayette County Land Reuse Agency. The state’s first-ever county-based land reuse agency isdesigned to identify abandoned and dilapidated sites and structures, obtain ownership withinthe land reuse agency, determine and master plan highest and best reuse […]