Day: May 4, 2020 Archives


MondayMay 4, 2020

Body found in Clay County community

The body was located in a creek behind a GoMart service station near Interstate 79.

Funeral services return with changes amid pandemic

Rules are restricting the number of people who can attend services.

Alumna of southern West Virginia community college to become its next president

Dr. Pamela Alderman will leave the University of Charleston to take the new position.

Justice announces phase three openings

The unveiling of phase three comes after certain businesses reopened on Monday.

Huntington giving front-line city workers bonus payment

It's a one-time payment to around 285 employees.

Slemp: West Virginia must remain cautious and disciplined with reopen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Even as restrictions for businesses and individuals ease under Gov. Jim Justice’s “Safer at Home” order, state Chief Health Officer Dr. Cathy Slemp is urging citizens to use caution. Slemp said during Monday’s COVID-19 press briefing that officials are excited to reopen the economy in the state but to do that depends

West Virginia approved for new pandemic-related food benefit

State school superintendent says 231,000 schoolkids will benefit.

Rosters set for 2020 North-South all-star boys basketball game

The annual contest is scheduled for June 12 at the South Charleston Community Center.

$75 million loss during pandemic for WVU Medicine

Albert Wright says suspending elective procedures was necessary but costly.

New WVU men’s soccer coach Dan Stratford adjusting to challenges

Stratford returned to his alma mater in January.

Bureau of Prisons confirms positive test at Gilmer prison came from inmate who was transferred there

Spokesperson says inmate had been checked for COVID-19 several times before arrival.

Metronews This Morning 5-4-20

West Virginia transitions today into phase 2 of restarting business after the Covid 19 response. Governor Justice’s Stay at Home order ended overnight after six weeks and transitioned into his “Safer At Home” order. Changes are also being made to “hotspot counties” in West Virginia. One inmate at FCI Gilmer is confirmed to have Covid

County school systems deciding what to do with HS graduations

The WVDE will have a web page for guidance.

Safer-at-home, but anxious to get out

We entered a new phase in the pandemic this morning in West Virginia. The stay-at-home order issued by Governor Jim Justice, effective at 8 p.m. March 24, expired at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.  In its place is a safer-at-home order. Specifically, under the previous order West Virginians were “directed to stay at home unless performing an