Latest West Virginia News

Correction: East Carolina-Marshall story

Sep. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a story published September 18, 2021, about the college football game between East Carolina and Marshall, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score in the headline. East Carolina beat Marshall 42-38.

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: Cause for hope, continued caution Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia took a nosedive over the weekend, going from nearly 30,000 on Friday to 21,490 on Monday morning. The state has never seen...

3 elementary schools recognized for academic excellence

Sep. 22, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia elementary schools have gotten national recognition for academic excellence. Putnam County’s Rock Branch Elementary, Raleigh County’s Crescent Elementary and Wood County’s Criss Elementary were named Tuesday as 2021...

WVa governor withdraws from consideration as boys coach

Sep. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has withdrawn from consideration as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. In a letter to the Greenbrier Board of Education on Tuesday, Justice asked that a boys coach...

Hidden History Weekend begins Friday in West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Hidden history will be explored this weekend at free programs in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock and Pipestem Resort. Offerings include auto tours and self-guided walking tours throughout...

Safe Zone for transactions set up at WVa Capitol Complex

Sep. 22, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who need a secure location for child custody exchanges, in-person ecommerce transactions or similar meetings can now use a Safe Zone set up at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. The area is located at the bus turnaround...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

WVa virus cases drop for first time in months; deaths way up

Sep. 20, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak but prompting warnings that deaths and record hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping, too, officials said...

Police identify pedestrian fatally hit by train in WVa

Sep. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a West Virginia man killed when he was struck by a train. Dallas Noah Adkins, 52, of Marmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, Charleston police said in a news release Monday. Police were called...

Grassroots group uses newspaper ads to push Sen. Joe Manchin

Sep. 20, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A grassroots group is using newspaper advertisements to further push Sen. Joe Manchin to support issues it considers important to low-income West Virginians. The Poor People's Campaign took out the full-page ads Sunday in the Charleston...