Emily McNamara, WBOY 12News

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Past articles by Emily:

New Asian cuisine has arrived in White Hall

WHITE HALL, W.Va. – Kumo Japan is the newest Asian cuisine restaurant to open in White Hall. The restaurant opened its doors to the public yesterday, Wednesday, January 6, after three months of hard work preparing. The restaurant is located in the Tygart Commons, directly across from the Town Hall. The restaurant provides its unique […] → Read More

New Aspen Dental opens office in University Town Centere

GRANVILLE, W.Va. – Aspen Dental has several locations throughout the mountain state. As of Thursday, December 17, another location opened a facility at the University Town Centere. The new practice is lead by two former West Virginia University dental students. The location offers x-rays, crowns, and other dental procedures. The new location is having a […] → Read More

Feast of the Seven Fishes looked different on Saturday, but gave the community the same “taste”

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Feast of the Seven Fishes looked a little different this year, but the tradition still lived on. Pre-orders were submitted last week, to be picked up curbside from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday. “Though it wasn’t the same feeling as thousands of people roaming Monroe Street, Executive Director of Main […] → Read More

West Virginia has 7th lowest homelessness rate in the nation

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Among all U.S. states, West Virginia has the 7th lowest rate of homelessness. There are 7.8 homeless people for every 10,000 residents across the mountain state. Between 2017 and 2019, the rate of homelessness was low, but with the pandemic and an increase of job loss and increasing home prices, those numbers […] → Read More

UPDATE: 1 person injured in Monongah house fire

MONONGAH, W.Va. — One person was injured in a house fire in Marion County Wednesday. Multiple crews responded to a working fire on Willow Road in Monongah. According to the Marion County 911 Communications Center, the fire was called in at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning and when crews arrived on scene, they discovered […] → Read More

Morgantown Art Association promotes local art with the continuation of winter bazaar sale

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The winter bazaar is continuing through December at the Morgantown Art Association. Everything is marked under $100 and represents art from all over the state of West Virginia. This is the fifth annual winter bazaar sale—the MAA’s hours at Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. “My goal is, […] → Read More

Bartlett Funeral Home in Grafton has plans to expand its facility, and services

GRAFTON, W.Va. – The Bartlett Funeral Home in Grafton plans to expand its facility to offer a wider variety of services to the people in Taylor County. The decision to move forward with expanding the building was made after the funeral home was able to obtain more parking spots across the street. This created the […] → Read More

United Ways across the mountain state worked together for a successful Giving Tuesday

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – United Ways across the mountain state worked together for Giving Tuesday 2020 to help raise money for local nonprofits. United Ways everywhere have been at the forefront of all issues thrown at communities this year, and the money donated on Giving Tuesday goes into making communities stronger. “These dollars we raise every […] → Read More

Marion County BOE decides to go virtual until Monday, December 7

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Marion County Board of Education has decided to go full virtual learning until Monday, December 7. Overall, the blended learning method has helped slow down the spread of positive cases in Marion County when they do pop up. Still, the predicted jump in positive cases post-Thanksgiving weekend has caused a few […] → Read More

Fairmont Catholic hosts virtual turkey trot to ensure those in need can still celebrate Thanksgiving

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont Catholic puts the focus on giving rather than receiving around the holidays. This year, kindergarten students put together a virtual Turkey Trot to help raise money to put together “blessing baskets” for members in need throughout Marion county. “The entire message of Thanksgiving is the message of giving thanks,” said kindergarten […] → Read More

Marion County begins recount for sheriff and county commission races

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Marion County began recounting ballots on Monday, November 23. David Kennedy and Joe Carpenter, both republican candidate representatives, requested a recount after canvas. … → Read More

Thanksgiving turkey hacks to make the safety meal for your family

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It’s Thanksgiving week, which means a lot of questions are revolved around food safety. Many questions the United States Department of Agriculture said revolve most around the mistakes with food borne illnesses, which typically happens before the food gets into the oven. Turkeys need to be thawed at a safe temperature, so […] → Read More

Munchies Eats & Sweets restaurant to open in Middletown Commons

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A new restaurant is opening in the Middletown Commons as progress continues with the new mall. Munchies Eats & Sweets can now be added to the many new additions luring people into the improved Middletown commons. The restaurant was formally located in Morgantown and moved to Whitehall to add a business to […] → Read More

Fairmont Police Department has open applications for 3 patrol officer positions

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont Police Department has opened up applications for three patrol officer positions. Jason Offutt with Fairmont PD said when an opportunity does open up with the department; he encourages everyone who is slightly interested in joining law enforcement to apply. “If you’re considering it, then go ahead and get your application in […] → Read More

The American Red Cross assisted with a house fire in Fairmont Monday evening

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The American Red Cross does more than just blood drives. On all house fire or house flood calls, the American Red Cross responds and emergency services because they provide that first line of immediate support to victims’ needs, such as clothing, food, or shelter. Now that the seasons are changing, the American […] → Read More

Randolph County Commission hosts surplus auction for community

ELKINS, W.Va. – On Saturday, the Randolph County Commission held a surplus auction in Elkins for business owners and community members. The Randolph county commission holds surplus auctions every few years, as a way to raise money for its general funding, and to allow business owners to purchase items they may not normally be able […] → Read More

Middle School team honors a cheerleader with down syndrome at football games

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Mya is an 8th grader at West Fairmont Middle School who began special needs cheerleading five years ago. Mya put a uniform on for the Cubs for the first time last basketball season following in her older sister, Sydnee Boyles, footsteps. Mya has down syndrome and despite what make her different from […] → Read More

Main Street Fairmont holds second “Hometown Market”

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Main Street Fairmont held its second Hometown Market from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Similar to the first one in September, the event hosted several farmers markets vendors selling food and locally made merchandise. An array of different local businesses set up tables Saturday from the first one, but Executive […] → Read More

Second Falcon Day of Giving to be held Thursday, October 29

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The second annual Falcon Day of Giving will occur on Thursday, October 29. Alumni, friends, and family will be given the opportunity to contribute to Fairmont State University by participating in a 24-hour campaign to raise $250,000 for the University. President Dr. Mirta Martin said this type of fundraising plays a powerful […] → Read More

Road Patrol: Bloody Run Road

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bloody Run Road is a well-traveled neighborhood road that hasn’t been fixed in more than 20 years. Sherry Lusk has been living on Bloody Run Road for nine months. She said she drives a large vehicle and has already had enough of the road conditions’ inconvenience. “Morgantown has its share of road […] → Read More