FEMA: Act Now to Prevent Problems from Spring Flooding

PHILADELPHIA- While Spring brings the promise of warmer weather and longer days, it also brings the threat of spring flooding. That is why the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 3 is urging residents to take a moment and look at whether they’re prepared should parts of the region experience spring flooding. Floods are the most […]

DHHR Partners with Fayetteville Police Department on Peer Recovery Support Services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), Fayetteville Police Department, and West Virginia Sober Living have launched the state’s first Police and Peers program, which partners peer recovery support specialists (PRSS) with law enforcement when responding to non-violent, non-law enforcement-specific incidents.  Police and Peers PRSS […]

Raleigh and Fayette Counties among $9.7 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants across West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice today announced the award of 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grant projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2022, worth $9,734,552 in total, for projects in 22 counties. “We’ve learned that investing in our cities, towns, and beautiful parks is one of the best ways to attract tourists and improve […]

I-79 Widening Project Milestone: Fairmont White Hall Bridge Implosion

I-79 Widening Project Milestone: Fairmont White Hall Bridge Implosion CHARLESTON, WV –The southbound portion of the South Fairmont West Virginia Arch Bridges in Marion County was demolished on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 as part of the massive Interstate 79 widening project from Harrison County to the Pennsylvania state line, made possible by Governor Justice’s focus on […]

Attorney General Morrisey: Governor Signs Bill Recognizing Creation of W.Va. First Foundation

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Senate Bill 674, which recognizes the creation of the West Virginia First Foundation, has been signed by Gov. Jim Justice. “I applaud Gov. Justice, the state Senate and the House of Delegates for the immediate attention given to this very important bill,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We […]

Governor and First Lady Justice issue statement on death of coal miner in Barbour County

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today after learning of the death of a coal miner in Barbour County.  Cecil Barker, of Phillipi, WV, was fatally injured Wednesday morning while working as a surveyor at Century Mining’s Longview Mine, located in Barbour County. Barker was 62 years old, and had 18 years of […]

WVDOT Secretary Jimmy Wriston lays out spring pothole repair blitz plan

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) is committed to patching every pothole in the state by Memorial Day as part of an aggressive spring repair blitz.WVDOH maintenance crews in nearly two dozen counties across more than half of the WVDOH districts have already taken advantage of a few asphalt plants opening early to get […]

WVDNR will stock 68 waters with golden rainbow trout March 28 – April 8. 

Gov. Justice announces return of Gold Rush stockings WVDNR will stock 68 waters with golden rainbow trout March 28 – April 8.  CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Gold Rush will return for its sixth year on March 28, giving anglers 12 days to catch golden rainbow trout and win […]

Attorney General Morrisey Files Suit Against Alleged Unlicensed Mobile Home Sellers

                     –Defendants are Members of the Same Family– CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit against four members of the same family for alleged violations the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Specifically, the Attorney General is asking the Circuit Court of Putnam […]

Day of Giving a success for WVU Tech

Beckley, W.Va. – West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) would like to thank everyone who donated or shared information about the WVU Day of Giving on March 22, 2023. This year, donations exceeded $50,000 from 147 gifts. This includes a $25,000 donation from Jarrett Construction Services, Inc. John Jarrett, ’84, is the owner of Jarrett […]