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WV Governor, state officials and residents celebrate grand opening of the historic Wellsburg Bridge

WV Press Release Sharing WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of people[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Manchin announces $11.9 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional[Read More…]

Gift to WVU School of Medicine establishes physical therapy scholarship for out-of-state students

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students drawn to the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s physical therapy program from other states will benefit from a new scholarship established by dedicated University supporters. James and Joan Williams Waggy, of Charleston, West Virginia, contributed $500,000 to create the Williams/Waggy Physical Therapy Scholarship, which goes to[Read More…]

EPEC to lead community conversation on human trafficking

The Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC) will hold a public forum talk and training session about how to recognize and prevent human trafficking in Appalachia. The session will be held on Saturday, September 30 at the Star Theatre in downtown Berkeley Springs from 4 to 6 p.m. This community conversation[Read More…]

Paws, Claws and Stalls Pet Lodge opens

by Kate Evans If you’re looking for a special place to board your animals while you have to be away for vacation or business, the Paws, Claws and Stalls Pet Lodge in southern Morgan County may be just what you’re looking for. The pet lodge opened six months ago and[Read More…]

Day of Caring gives boost to projects around Morgan County

Volunteers added hands, time and talents to multiple community projects around Morgan County last Tuesday, September 12 during the United Way’s annual Day of Caring. Event coordinator Cindy Smalley said the following businesses and groups contributed their time and labor to community improvement efforts: –Valley Health – provided lunches, –Morgan[Read More…]

North Berkeley Rail Trail plans move to bid phase

by Trish Rudder Progress has been slow to build the North Berkeley Rail Trail (NBRT), but the contractor bidding process has finally begun. The West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) is looking for contractors to design and build the trail by using the 30% design produced by HDR, Inc., said[Read More…]

William Pelfrey

William Pelfrey 1954-2023 William “Bill” Pelfrey, aged 69, of Berkeley Springs, son of the late Troy and Marylou Pelfrey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. A city boy from Baltimore with a cowboy’s heart, Bill was a man of many talents[Read More…]