West Virginia News

WVU Board begins process to extend President Gee’s contract

The West Virginia University Board of Governors began the process Friday of a state-mandated periodic evaluation of President Gordon Gee, and also set guidelines for a possible renewal of his contract beyond its June 30, 2021 expiration. While the state mandates evaluation of presidents ...

Eastern Panhandle among best for business growth in W.Va.

By BREANNA FRANCIS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County saw the seventh highest growth in business in West Virginia last year, ranking No. 7 among 55 other counties, with Jefferson and Morgan counties close behind. The business growth analysis conducted by Business ...

Construction of WV’s first gas-fired power plant to start this summer

By CHARLES YOUNG NCWV Media CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Following several years of planning, the developers of a natural-gas-fired power plant planned for a site in Clarksburg’s Montpelier Addition hope to begin construction this summer. The plant will be West Virginia’s first gas-fired ...

Woman charged with neglect after grandson takes her meds

WESTOVER, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman is accused of leaving her 2-year-old grandson home alone while she went out to get food, leaving the unsupervised child to swallow her blood pressure medication. The Dominion Post reports the boy was taken to a hospital last month where he ...

Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections ...

West Virginia park trail welcomes magical inhabitants

By BEN CONLEY, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — According to Mason-Dixon Historical Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko, one of the park's trails is taking on a decidedly mythical quality thanks to a number of local artists. On April 27, the park will officially open its new Fairy ...

W.Va. deputies fired after traffic stop set to return

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two fired West Virginia sheriff's deputies are set to return to work after a sheriff declined to appeal their reinstatement related to a traffic stop in which a handcuffed teenage boy was kicked and punched. News outlets report Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller ...

West Virginia University to hike in-state tuition by $120 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University plans to increase its in-state tuition at its Morgantown campus by about $120. The school's Board of Governors voted Friday to approve the tuition hike for the next academic ...

Road near New River Gorge Bridge in W.Va. to undergo repairs

LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — A road construction project will cause delays for some visitors to the New River Gorge National River in southern West Virginia. The National Park Service says in a news release the project is set to start Monday along Fayette Station Road next to the New River Gorge ...