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Road Patrol: Five Forks Road

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Five Forks Road in Fairmont is a neighborhood street, that at times residents feel is a main road. One end of the road is located next to the ND Paper plant, and 18 wheel trucks continuously make the wrong turn and get stuck on the two-lane road that at times feels like […] → Read More

Tygart Valley Cinema reopens after being closed for five months

WHITE HALL, W.Va. – Tygart Valley Cinema has been open for business and has a new release coming to the theater. Tygart Valley Cinema has been open for almost six weeks and is one of the only ones to reopen due to the difficulty of the coronavirus outbreak. Owner Michael Carunchia said he was bored […] → Read More

After 39 years, Marion County swears in new clerk

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – For the first time in 39 years, the Marion County Clerk’s office swore in a new clerk. Janice Cosco has been the clerk in Marion county for almost four decades, and finally made the decision to retire. On Monday September 14, Julie Kincaid was sworn in as the official new county clerk. […] → Read More

“Feast of Seven Fishes” mural coming to downtown Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont continues to strive towards becoming a “public art destination” for visitors in the mountain state. The next big project is a mural of the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” that will be located on the street the festival is held each year. As opposed to the newest artist mural in Palatine […] → Read More

Candidate running for governor makes a stop in Marion County to talk to voters

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – As the general election gets closer, campaigning continues all over West Virginia. Thursday morning, democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango made a stop in Marion County on his, “bus tour around the state of West Virginia.” During the last few weeks, Salango has been making stops in southern West Virginia to meet voters […] → Read More

Memorial honoring fallen officers in Massachusetts vandalized

A memorial to fallen police officers in Massachusetts was vandalized over the weekend. → Read More

New gym in White Hall helps community members feel safe while working out

WHITE HALL, W.Va. – North Central WV Athletics is a new gym in White Hall owned by Jim Salai. Formally known as an affiliate with Rock Steady Boxing, the gym was a workout facility for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. When the pandemic broke out, the two locations were forced to close. Salai’s business-like mind […] → Read More

Fairmont native travels back to her roots from Georgia to hold art exhibit in Grafton

GRAFTON, W.Va. – Cate Campbell was raised in Fairmont and moved to Savannah, Georgia to follow her dreams of becoming an artist. Campbell is a WVU alumni, and was an art teacher for a short period before she started painting and selling her own work. Most of her work is inspired by the beauty of […] → Read More

Marion County Public Library loses a member after 3 decades of service

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – After three decades, Dixie Yann, closed the chapter of her time at the Marion County Public Library. Yann was first introduced to the library when she was a girl scout and received her book binders badge. Ever since she said she, “fell in love with the atmosphere.” She first became a member […] → Read More

Free COVID-19 testing offered in Gilmer county

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Gilmer County Health Department held free drive-thru coronavirus testing on both Friday and Saturday. They partnered with Eric Squires with Emergency Management to set up the testing, and they were able to test over 300 people over the two days. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days the health department […] → Read More

Officials share how crucial it is for the younger demographic to go get tested ahead of free COVID-19 testing

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Taskforce held a demonstration on how drive through COVID-19 testing happens as a way to encourage the younger demographic to go out and get tested. The taskforce’s mission is to help the population who is at most risk of the virus. Through research that is […] → Read More

New project launched by the WVU School of Medicine in a partnership with the DTE Energy Foundation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A new project has been launched by the WVU School of Medicine in a partnership with the DTE Energy Foundation. This will allow physicians to now take to the road for the first Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Physician’s Response Program. The DTE Energy Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the Department […] → Read More

22nd Annual Run to Read race in Marion County will be held virtually

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Literacy Volunteers of Marion County is a nonprofit organization that offers free tutoring services to adults and children and provides assistance with reading, writing and math. Every year the nonprofit holds “Run to Read” races in Fairmont to help fundraise for the organization but this year COVID-19 has made it difficult to […] → Read More

Main Street Fairmont holds first Hometown Saturdays event

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Main Street Fairmont held its first Hometown Saturday of the summer. The group will continue this event every Saturday through July and August if weather permits. This was an idea created to allow local business the opportunity to get out in the public and sell their products, after the long pause due […] → Read More

Cornerstone was put into place at the future new East Fairmont Fire Station

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Saturday afternoon, the East Fairmont Fire Station cornerstone was put into to place with a traditional ceremony. This ceremony has been a tradition dating back in America all the way to the George Washington era, and they only hold the ceremony and place cornerstones in new schools, churches, or other public buildings […] → Read More

Connecting Link holds monthly mobile food bank at Palatine Park

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Mountaineer Food Bank is constantly on the move, feeding multiple counties across the state. Wednesday morning, the food bank made a pit stop at Palatine Park in Marion County. Starting at 11 a.m. Connecting Link hosted a drive through mobile food bank at the park. Every month, the food bank tries to […] → Read More

Mobile food bank makes appearance at Morgantown Mall

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monongalia County held a Mobile Food Bank at the Morgantown Mall, with Mountaineer Food Bank and Pantry Plus More. The third Saturday of every month this mobile food bank moves throughout the county to help feed the community. County Commissioner Tom Bloom said over the […] → Read More

WVU Medicine is temporarily leasing Fairmont Regional Medical Center

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – WVU Medicine announced that it has signed a lease for the old Fairmont Regional Medical Center building. This is so hospital operations can begin in Marion County before the official move into the new facility, which is set to be up and running in the next couple years. CEO Albert Wright said […] → Read More

COVID-19 testing held at community building in Grant Town

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. – Marion County is continuing its efforts to expand COVID-19 testing for residents. On Monday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Marion County Health Department was at the Grant Town Community Building providing free testing to anyone who wanted it. All last week, the health department visited a different city or […] → Read More

Palatine Park hold movie night to kick off summer events

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Palatine Park is kicking off their summer events series with a movie night at the park Saturday evening. They will show the family movie Three Amigos. The park encourages those who attend to follow social distancing guidelines so everyone can be safe and enjoy the film. They are having two showings to […] → Read More