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Tuesday May 28, 2019

Statewide rollout possible for student mental health initiative

The Expanded School Mental Health Initiative is already in 40 West Virginia schools.

Monday May 27, 2019

Huntington restaurant marks 60 years as a family-owned business

"We hope that Frostop will always be there," said Marilyn McGinnis Murdock, co-owner of Huntington's Frostop Drive-In.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

SNAP eligibility extends now to some West Virginians with felony drug convictions

As of Tuesday, applications were being accepted through the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Thursday May 16, 2019

Former smoker tells West Virginians ‘it’s never too late to quit’

She's part of the 'Tips From Former Smokers' campaign from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Criminal conviction overturned, civil case still pending in deadly Mercer County I-77 wreck

Four members of a North Carolina family were killed when a tractor trailer hit their vehicle near Camp Creek in April 2017.

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Flood debt cleared for Elkview church

Cancer survivor, thankful for previous prayers, wires money to Mt. Pleasant Baptist.

Tuesday May 14, 2019

College and university student government members are getting lessons in leadership at Jackson’s Mill

"I believe this is how we create the next generation of effective leaders, effective citizens. It starts here," said Dr. Tom Segar, West Virginia Student Leadership Conference chair.

Bluestone Dam work is moving to stilling basin next as part of large-scale dam safety project

2027 is the projected completion date for what is the final phase of work on the Dam Safety Assurance Project.

Friday May 10, 2019

Historic roller coasters are bringing coaster fans to Cabell County this weekend

This year's American Coaster Enthusiasts Preservation Conference includes a stop at Huntington's Camden Park.

Thursday May 9, 2019

WVU-P Class of 2019 includes Wood County woman graduating at age 83

Sharon O'Neill from Parkersburg is the speaker for Saturday's commencement ceremony.

Graduation season arrives at Marshall University

'We need to celebrate these graduates,' said Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University's president

Wednesday May 8, 2019

West Virginia Forward out with summer child care list ahead of school breaks

It's an early step in a larger effort to connect parents and caregivers across the Mountain State with reliable dependent care so they can work.

Sunday May 5, 2019

New wellness activities for firefighters, police officers launch in Huntington

It's part of a three-year grant program being funded through Bloomberg Philanthropies to support first responders who may be dealing with 'compassion fatigue.'

Friday May 3, 2019

Signs of life are showing themselves along a previously polluted Preston County creek

A Friday ribbon cutting ceremony was planned for the Muddy Creek Watershed Restoration Project.

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Quick start reported for West Virginia Invests grant applications

More than 700 applications have been submitted less than a week after the launch of

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Interim HEPC chancellor describes herself as a ‘known entity’ with goal to unify

"I need to be able to speak with one voice about how important all of higher education is," said Dr. Sarah Tucker who is also chancellor for the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.

Number of confirmed cases of polio-like disease in West Virginia holds at one

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is 'very rare,' said Dr. Mitzi Payne, a Marshall Health neurology professor.

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Growing list of West Virginia locations are part of Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day

Collection hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at sites statewide.

Monday April 22, 2019

‘Reverse job fairs’ at career and technical schools begin Tuesday

During the statewide series, seniors will be set up to talk with potential employers and provide examples of their work.

Sunday April 21, 2019

Scaffolding signals next phase of State Capitol dome project; Completion date is now late 2020

The more than $13 million project started in January 2018.

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