West Virginia WIC Receives Federal Grant to Provide Mobile Payments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WV WIC, has received a $250,000 federal grant which will allow the purchase of technology to enable farmers to sell their products to WIC shoppers through a QR code, which will be […]

Department Awards Nearly $1 Billion to 56 States and Territories to Provide Students with Safer and Healthier Learning Environments

Washington, DC- The U.S. Department of Education announced awards totaling nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). The Stronger Connections grants will help schools provide all students with safe and supportive learning opportunities and environments that are critical for their success. Through the BSCA, and under the leadership of President Biden, Congress provided $1 […]

West Virginia Hive Hosting ‘Coffee Talks’ Session in Summersville

Sept. 30 Networking Event at Seneca Health Services Beckley, W.Va. – The West Virginia Hive is hosting a “Coffee Talks” networking session at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 30, at Seneca Health Services in Summersville. The event is being sponsored by United Bank. Judy Moore, executive director of the WV Hive, said “Our Coffee Talks sessions […]

NRGRDA Celebrates ARC Support

For Gateway Communities of the New River Gorge Region Beckley, W.Va. – The New River Gorge region has been selected as a collective team to participate in the 2022 Appalachia Gateway Communities Initiative sponsored through a partnership between the Appalachian Regional Commission and The Conservation Fund. Chance Raso, Special Projects Coordinator at the New River […]

WVDOH awards 13 construction contracts

CHARLESTON, WV – Seven paving projects, two bridge replacement projects and two projects to install ADA-compliant curb cuts were among 13 construction projects awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The contracts were awarded from a bid letting held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Contracts awarded in September were: West Virginia Paving Inc. was […]

DHHR Announces First Time Awards for Exemplary Addiction Care and Services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy and the Bureau for Behavioral Health are pleased to announce the first recipients of the following awards in recognition of their commitments to the field of addiction in West Virginia:2022 Award for Excellence in Addiction Counseling and Service: Katie Chiasson-Downs, […]

WVU TECH Beckley Campus expanding clinical simulation opportunities for students

Beckley, WV – As the WVU School of Nursing Beckley Campus expands its use of simulation for students, faculty members are also expanding their training and knowledge of the equipment. “We have added to our simulation labs and want to make sure we are using that equipment as efficiently and effectively as possible,” said Hillary Parcell, Beckley Campus Chair. […]

Inaugural Forks of Coal Water Festival set for Tuesday, Sept. 27th

Over 100 fifth-grade students from Kanawha, Lincoln, and Boone counties set to attend CHARLESTON, WV – Over 100 fifth-grade students from Kanawha, Lincoln, and Boone counties are set to attend the inaugural Forks of Coal Water Festival on Tuesday at the Forks of Coal State Natural Area and Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center in Alum […]

Beckley Prepares for Chili Night

Beckley, WV – Beckley’s 31st annual Chili Night will fill the streets of downtown Beckley on Saturday, October 1, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.  The 2022 version will include 34 chili vendors plus 30 non-chili vendors, 9 musical acts, and a mini-carnival.  The $5 admission includes a strip of five sample tickets and a voting coin.  […]