Chris Lawrence, Author at WV MetroNews

Tuesday March 31, 2020

NPS closes New River Gorge facilities

Campgrounds and restrooms in the Gorge are closed amid the Covid 19 pandemic to discourage social gathering and out of state travel

Monday March 30, 2020

Investigators continue to probe Monroe murders, suicide

A family of four is dead, a home is in ashes, and police are trying to answer a lot of questions which may never have answers.

Friday March 27, 2020

Elkins officer shot in line of duty

Suspect with rifle is behind bars after he allegedly shot a patrolman twice in Elkins Thursday night after refusing commands to drop his weapon.

Wednesday March 25, 2020

National Guard offers support to Mountaineer Food Bank

Guard members respond with a variety of missions amid Covid 19 pandemic in the state.

Leaders of faith pray amid virus pandemic

Gov. Justice and faith leaders in West Virginia pause to lift up prayers and seek a higher power amid pandemic's climb

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Gold Rush delayed, trout stocking locations won’t be publicized

Daily updates on-line and on the telephone hotline about where stockings were done are temporarily suspended amid the pandemic in an effort to reduce crowds on the streams.

State parks remain open, with few physical amenities

Outside activities are allowed, but all park related buildings are closed amid Governor's shutdown order

Saturday March 21, 2020

Morgantown teen uses allowance money to give truckers a meal

Morgantown teen was motivated when he learned truckers are having a hard time finding meals on the road with restaurants nationwide shutdown amid Covid19 pandemic.

COVID-19 testing in WV ramps up

WVU Medicine CEO Albert Wright says he's seeing anecdotal evidence the drastic steps to isolate people are working.

Crouch stresses W.Va. has narrow window to lessen impact

State officials stress the need to take the matter seriously and follow guidelines.

Friday March 20, 2020

Sunday service will be a lot different this week

Pastors work on delivery to a camera lens rather than a congregation for the next few Sundays, all while tending to those in need as best they can

Governor Justice adamant trout stocking will go on amid virus outbreak

Trout stocking will be maintained, but State Park lodges and the Hatfield-McCoy Trails will be shutting down

Thursday March 19, 2020

DMV closes regional offices, extends expiration dates

Officials say there were just too many people in the waiting room, no matter what steps they took to reduce the number. Most services are available on-line and via the U.S. Mail.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

WV schools prepare for possible longer shutdown

Superintendent Clayton Burch says he's proud of the response he has seen from all sectors of the state's school system. He adds they are preparing for a longer haul if they have to.

Monday March 16, 2020

Appalachian Power bringing the latest meter technology to the Charleston area

New digital meters will transmit data from the switch box directly into the APCO billing office.

Saturday March 14, 2020

Warden Lake produces yet another record breaking carp

The old length record for the grass carp in West Virginia didn't' stand for two months.

Sectional meetings and archery event cancelled

The DNR's Archery in Schools State Championships and the Sportsman's Sectional Meetings are among those events now off due to concerns about the potential spread of Covid19 the Novel Corona Virus

Workers to return to work Sunday at AHF Products

After walking out on strike Friday, company officials say union employees have agreed to return for the next shift which will be Sunday and dates have been set to resume contract negotiations

Friday March 13, 2020

Teamsters go on strike at AHF Products

Teamsters off the job over claims of safety issues at the plant in Beverly, but the two sides have been at odds over a new contract for weeks.

Flash flooding closes schools creates problems in coalfields

Low level flooding closes schools, covers roads in several communities of Mingo and Wyoming Counties

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