Shauna Johnson

Today August 24, 2016

Northern Kanawha County grocery store reopens doors for 1st time since June flood

It took nearly nine weeks to clean and repair Smith's Foodfair in Elkview. It could be months before Smith's Foodfair reopens in Clendenin.

Yesterday August 23, 2016

Dominion employees donating truckloads of shoes to students in three flood counties

Shoe distributions begin Thursday in Kanawha County and Clay County.

Monday August 22, 2016

West Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate is not backing Clinton

Jim Justice said the Democratic presidential nominee's position on coal is "completely wrong" in many ways.

Fall semester begins at Marshall University

President Jerry Gilbert says new students have one chance to get their college careers off to a good start.

Friday August 19, 2016

Kessler endorses Justice in West Virginia gubernatorial race

Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler (D-Marshall, 02) said he's supporting the Democratic ticket from the "courthouse to the White House."

Thursday August 18, 2016

Early education support for parents, caregivers an option at more West Virginia schools

There are seven new United Way Born Learning Academies launching in West Virginia.

Wednesday August 17, 2016

‘It wasn’t completely unexpected,’ Huntington official says of Monday’s rash of overdoses

Director of Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy said similar rounds of heroin overdoses are being reported across the U.S.

Tuesday August 16, 2016

WVEA president: Replace Smarter Balanced Assessment with ACT

Dale Lee said on Tuesday's MetroNews "Talkline" students already understand the ACT matters.

Close to 2 months later, power, water, communication still issues in flooded parts of Clay County

Those with Greater Clay Long-Term Recovery Committee are looking for help filling basic needs with winter looming.

Monday August 15, 2016

Possibility of allowing West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to go private debated on “Talkline”

Senator Craig Blair (R-Berkeley, 15) is pushing for the proposal to be taken up quickly, but Senator Ron Miller (D-Greenbrier, 10) does not understand the rush.

Public meeting tonight on proposed Hobet access road in Boone County

Bids for the work are scheduled to be opened in October.

After flood, teachers return to Clay County schools Monday; Students are back Thursday

Clay County Superintendent Kenneth Tanner told MetroNews he wanted students to "have something that's normal" after a summer that many spent in flood recovery.

Thursday August 11, 2016

TransCanada workers join flood recovery efforts in Clendenin

They were out Thursday at five business locations while the company, formerly Columbia Pipeline Group, hosted a picnic for residents.

Music industry’s disaster relief fund comes to Nicholas County’s aid with instruments

Music Rising, co-founded by U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin after Hurricane Katrina, is donating $110,000 worth of instruments to replace those lost in the flood at Richwood High and Richwood Middle.

Wednesday August 10, 2016

Medical examiner IDs body as teenage flood victim

A family member confirms personal items belonging to Mykala Phillips, 14, were found along Howard's Creek in Greenbrier County with the body nearly seven weeks after June flood.

Tuesday August 9, 2016

Fired Bob Evans workers look for new jobs as closure of Elkview Crossings Mall continues

The shopping plaza, which is home to a list of businesses, has remained blocked off since the June 23 flood because of a washed out access bridge.

Monday August 8, 2016

Going “Over the Bridge” at the New River Gorge

No experience is required to rappel from the New River Gorge Bridge in October as part of the fundraiser for the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Sunday August 7, 2016

Mid-Ohio Valley Council targets small businesses with Launchpad contest

Applications are due on Aug. 15 and pitches will be made on Sept. 28.

Friday August 5, 2016

Flood road damage numbers continue to climb as actual costs replace estimates

New numbers from the West Virginia Department of Transportation put total damages from June storms at nearly $55 million.

Thursday August 4, 2016

Operation Photo Rescue to offer free photo restoration services in West Virginia flood zone

Flood-damaged pictures will be collected later this month in Kanawha County and Nicholas County.

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