Communities of Healing Winter Gathering in Beckley on Monday, Dec. 5

Additional Training Resources for Program Participants Among Topics The COH Winter Gathering will be held next Monday December 5th, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fruits of Labor, 313 Neville Street, Beckley, W.Va. Cohort business participants (past and current), grant partners, community supporters, and existing companies that are hiring workers in recovery will be […]

Revenue collections continue to exceed expectations in West Virginia

State nets $112.7 million surplus for November 2022 CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s General Revenue collections for November 2022 are $112.7 million above estimates and 10.3% ahead of prior year receipts. Year-to-date record collections are $687.5 million above estimate. “Our revenue collections continue to exceed our expectations in an incredible way,” […]


ATHENS, W.Va. –  Concord University is participating in an overdose prevention initiative, created for West Virginia college and university campuses, entitled, “Be The One.” The initiative is the first of its kind and will focus on opioid overdose prevention from a bystander’s perspective, encouraging students, staff, and faculty to Be The One to save a life.   A project of […]

DHHR Announces Reporting Structure Changes and Hiring Freeze

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), today announced additional changes as a result of the organizational study of DHHR by the McChrystal Group, at the direction of Gov. Jim Justice.​  DHHR is centralizing the reporting structures of the staff who work in the job functions of Finance, […]

WVU Tech awarded Internet of Things grant

Beckley, W. Va. – West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) is developing a state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor network using a $20,000 grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research. This project is part of developing “The Internet of Things.” Dr. Charan Litchfield, Assistant Professor of […]

WVDOH continues to mill and fill potholes as long as asphalt plants remain open

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) maintenance crews are out milling and filling potholes for as long as the weather allows. “Our asphalt supplier is open through the second week of December,” said WVDOH District 1 Maintenance Engineer Kathy Rushworth, P.E. “We continue patching as long as weather conditions permit, and as long as we […]

Mullins Named Deputy Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), today announces the appointment of Christina Mullins as his Deputy Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. This appointment is effective immediately and is part of DHHR’s restructuring effort. As Deputy Secretary of Mental Health and Substance […]

Record 196.7 Million Consumers Shop Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend  

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2022 – A record 196.7 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The total number of shoppers grew by nearly 17 million from […]


New River Health (NRH) will host the grand opening of its new Oak Hill site next to Krogers on Thursday, December 1, 3-6 p.m.  A ribbon cutting, tours, and health fair are on the schedule. NRH will offer free COVID vaccines and tests, free flu shots and blood pressure screening. Grand Opening New River HealthMall […]