Senate Finance holds hearing regarding ‘inappropriate’ use of coronavirus relief funds

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The legality of Governor Jim Justice’s use of millions in coronavirus relief funding came into question on Friday as members of the Senate Finance Committee met to hear testimony from various state leaders familiar with the matter.  Committee Chairman, Sen. Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, began the hearing by stating: […]

Runaway found with ‘barely a scratch on him’

By WV Metronews Staff Summers County Sheriff Justin Faris tells MetroNews an 11-year-old boy from Jumping Branch is going to be okay after running away from home and spending the cold night exposed to conditions. A large search party found the boy Friday afternoon. Sheriff Faris said he was relieved and thankful. “We were really […]

House votes to ban gender-affirming treatment for minors

By Brad McElhinny After more than an hour of debate, West Virginia delegates passed a bill that would ban aspects of gender affirming care for minors. House Bill 2007 was passed 84-10 with six members absent. The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration. “Even if the surgeries aren’t happening now, it doesn’t mean they won’t […]

Senate Education Committee advanced bill mandating public school educators teach lessons on the Holocaust and other genocides

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Senate Education Committee advanced three bills on Thursday, including one mandating that public school educators teach lessons on the Holocaust and other genocides, and heard a presentation from West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) President Dale Lee and American Federation of Teachers (AFT-WV) […]

Bloomfield Richwood opens 2023 gallery season with mother-son exhibit 

February 3, 2023 A mother-son art exhibit in Richwood drew a lively crowd of about sixty Thursday evening at Bloomfield Gallery on Main Street.  Entitled “Fire. Earth. Water,” the gallery opening featured several dozen works by Raleigh County native Deborah Lester and her son, Jamie Lester of Morgantown.  Both were on hand for the opening.  […]

Weekend outlook 2/3/23

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV The weekend is here and it’s starts out cold for your Friday! The temperature will drop as the day progresses. Temps will fall into the teens by late evening and the highest terrain will see single digits by Saturday morning. It’s going to be windy Saturday night into […]