Construction to begin on state’s first Elk Visitor Center in Logan County

State-of-the-art facility will enhance elk management and promote wildlife tourism in West Virginia CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has awarded a $6.7 million contract to the March-Westin Company, Inc. of Morgantown to construct a new Tomblin Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center and Elk Viewing […]

Gov. Justice appoints Ann Urling as Interim Inspector General for Departments of Health, Human Services, and Health Facilities

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today announced the appointment of Ann Urling as the Interim Inspector General for the Departments of Health, Human Services, and Health Facilities.  Urling, the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, is a dedicated public servant with extensive experience in government operations and accountability. She will be responsible for leading the independent oversight of programs […]

West Virginia DMV offices will be closed on President’s Day

CHARLESTON, WV – All 26 West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, for President’s Day.  The offices may be closed, but many DMV services are available online, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Customers are encouraged to use the DMV Self Service portal. Residents can renew their driver’s […]

Ramp Road Closes Monday, March 4-15, 2024

Summers Co., WV – County Route 7, Ramp Road, will be closing at 7:00 a.m.Monday, March 4, 2024, through Friday, March 15, 2024, at milepost 16.72, for astructure and deck replacement. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstancesmay affect the project schedule.Local traffic is asked to seek alternate routes around the bridge closure.WVDOH expresses their apologies for […]

DH, DHF, and DoHS Open Application Window for Summer Internship Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health (DH), West Virginia Department of Health Facilities (DHF), and West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Program. The Office of Human Resources Management within the Office of Shared Administration (OSA) for the departments is looking for driven and compassionate […]

DoHS Encourages Female SNAP Recipients to Apply for WV Women Work Manufacturing Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) is encouraging Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) recipients to apply for the West Virginia Women Work (WVWW) Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program. The program’s Spring 2024 class begins on February 26, 2024, in […]

Babydog has successful ACL surgery

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice are happy to announce that their cherished English Bulldog, Babydog, has successfully undergone ACL surgery today. “While today was really tough, Babydog has always been tough, too,” Gov. Justice said. “Babydog says ‘One ACL surgery down and one more to go!’ We are immensely grateful […]

American Climate Corps: Building more climate-resilient WV communities

Nadia Ramlagan A Biden administration program, the American Climate Corps, aims to hire and train 20,000 people in conservation, climate and clean energy jobs. Still in the early stages of development, groups in Appalachia said the program could potentially steer a significant number of young people in the region into well-paying jobs. Mark Swiger, coordinator for […]

Potholes update: hot patching to continue as long as weather allows

CHARLESTON, WV – With asphalt plants still open in Poca, Morgantown, and Princeton, the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) will continue making permanent pothole repairs with hot asphalt as long as the weather allows. Asphalt plants typically close during the winter, when cold temperatures preclude using hot asphalt. Temperatures should be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for asphalt […]

Babydog to undergoes ACL surgery

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice announced today that their beloved English Bulldog, Babydog, will be undergoing ACL surgery on one of her knees, Tuesday, February 13th, at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Babydog is facing challenges with both of her hind knees, with the surgery for the […]