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Randolph County man who was homeless 3 years ago closes on first home

The Randolph County Housing Authority and the Home Ownership Center celebrated their latest success story on Friday. → Read More

From 1905 to now: How the 3 Navy ships called ‘West Virginia’ served the US

The USS West Virginias served in both World War I (ARC-4) and World War II (BB-48) and continue to be a force during the conflict between Russia and Ukraine (SSBN-736). → Read More

This is West Virginia’s most searched word and what it means

In 2022, West Virginians were especially curious about one particular word. → Read More

Where the heck is ‘Flipping,’ West Virginia? and other strange WV place names

Most West Virginians know about Big Ugly, Booger Hole and Odd, but have you heard of Piss Pot Island or these other weird place names in the Mountain State? → Read More

Georgia man sentenced for role in overdose and dismemberment of West Virginia woman

A man from Georgia was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the overdose death of a West Virginia woman who was dismembered and dumped in a Georgia landfill. → Read More

Why are there stripes on the roads in West Viginia?

If you see that roads are temporarily striped, a vehicle wasn’t accidentally spilling something or accidentally dragging something on the road. → Read More

Chemical spill may cause foul smell near Belington schools for several days

Barbour County Schools warned on Wednesday that there was a chemical spill near Belington Elementary and Middle schools. → Read More

West Virginia State Police looking for ‘possibly armed’ man in Harrison County

The West Virginia State Police announced that it is looking for a missing man who was last seen in West Milford. → Read More

How to get a free 2023 West Virginia Vacation Guide

If you’re looking for travel inspiration, regardless of whether you are from West Virginia or just want to visit, the new West Virginia Travel Guide is here to help. → Read More

Buckhannon Police searching for missing man

Buckhannon Police Department is searching for Christopher Cochran who was reported missing by his family from St. Joseph Hospital in Upshur County, West Virginia. → Read More

West Virginia Air National Guard Wing recognizes first all-female flight crew

The first-ever all-woman flight crew for the Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing took off over the weekend. → Read More

‘American Pickers’ looking for West Virginia collections to feature

History Channel show “American Pickers” announced that it is filming new content and is specifically looking for collections in West Virginia to feature on the show. → Read More

Missing Harrison County man found

A man who was reported missing on Monday, Jan. 23, has been found, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. → Read More

‘Bluey’ live show coming to West Virginia

The live stage version of the Australian children’s show, Bluey, is officially coming to West Virginia, and tickets go on sale this week. → Read More

Is there a better way to search for missing persons? Morgantown rescue team’s findings published

The Mountaineer Area Rescue Group (MARG), based in Morgantown, has developed a new method for measuring search and rescue effectiveness, which was published in a national journal. → Read More

‘San Julian’s Army’ raising money for Clarksburg Fire Captain diagnosed with cancer

A group is raising money for a 22-year Clarksburg Fire Department veteran who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. → Read More

Department of Justice funds will improve juvenile justice system in West Virginia

More than $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice will be given to the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services to support nine program areas related to juvenile delinquency. → Read More

Where to expect snow in West Virginia Friday

Snow is falling across parts of north central West Virginia, but will it affect roads? → Read More

West Virginia National Guard aircraft retired after 20 years

The West Virginia National Guard announced that the 11 RC-26 Condor aircraft that were still operating in the U.S. Air Force were officially retired this month. → Read More

‘House of 1000 wallpapers’ for sale in Morgantown, West Virginia

58 Sherman Ave., which is for sale in Morgantown, West Virginia, has at least 20 different wallpapers and wall textures. → Read More