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W.Va. set to pause face-to-face learning in more counties

Associated Press undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More counties in West Virginia are likely to suspend in-person classes a week after reopening schools. Children returned to classes Tuesday in all but nine of West Virginia's 55 counties, based on a color-coded map that tracks the severity ...

Police: City councilman wounded in apparent carjacking

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city councilman was shot and his wife and mother-in-law were briefly taken hostage in an apparent carjacking, authorities said. Clarksburg Councilman Jim Malfregeot was on his porch and the women were in a car Sunday night when the suspect appeared, ...

WVa theater owners looking forward to new movies, customers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There are plenty of parking spots and seats available, and the popcorn is popping at area movie theaters. Now, if only there were something to show on the big screens. Or at least something new. That's the case for properties belonging to the Greater Huntington ...

New Guard unit coming to West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Army Guard officials have announced the opening of a new Special Forces Airborne unit in the Eastern Panhandle. The unit will create a variety of jobs and economic investment in the region, The Journal reported. The 1528th Forward Support Company ...

Apartment-style housing for teachers complete in WVa county

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Construction of an apartment-style housing complex for teachers has been completed in a poor West Virginia county. Construction on the $8 million Renaissance Village housing project started a year ago in the McDowell County community of Welch. The public-private group ...

WVa college frat members suspended for virus violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended 29 members of a fraternity house for not following health and safety orders related to the coronavirus pandemic. A Theta Chi fraternity member, who tested positive for the virus and had been ordered into isolation, attended a ...

Marshall University to conduct random daily COVID-19 tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia announced it will start picking about 60 students, faculty and staff at random daily to test for the coronavirus. Marshall University will begin the tests on Tuesday at its campus in Huntington to identify people who are infected and may ...

Fall rafting season set on West Virginia’s Gauley River

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The fall rafting season on West Virginia's Gauley River gets started this week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin lowering Summersville Lake to its winter level through releases at the Summersville Dam starting Friday. The weekly releases will continue ...

West Virginia campus cancels in-person classes

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — In-person classes will be canceled at West Virginia University's Morgantown campus on Tuesday, with nearly all undergraduate classes moving online on Wednesday through at least Friday, Sept. 25, according to a school news release. The only exception to online ...

West Virginia nursing home virus outbreak stabilizes

UNION, W.Va. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak that killed five people at a Monroe County nursing home has stabilized, although several residents and staff members are still infected, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported on Sunday. The outbreak began with three positive cases reported on Aug. 18 ...