WVDN DEC 07, 2021


Gloria Swanson Kinney Haynes

Gloria Swanson Kinney Seams Haynes HAYNES Gloria Swanson Kinney Seams Haynes, 95, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born April 14, 1926 in Hot Springs, VA to the late Pauline Esteel Allen Kinney. Gloria was reared in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, WV. She [...]

Nick Stavern Brackenridge

Nick Stavern Brackenridge BRACKENRIDGE Nick Stavern Brackenrich Born March 13,1969 to the late Fred and Dotty Brackenrich passed away on Tuesday November 30, 2021, following an acute illness at John Hopkins Memorial Hospital. Including his parents, Nick was proceeded in death by his brother Dexter Brackenrich of Ronceverte. Nick was a loving father to his [...]

Federal Investigation Rumors Regarding The RISE WV Clearance And Demolition Program Are Found To Be True

The truth will always be revealed–even if done so a little at a time. The RISE WV Clearance and Demolition program, which was created to help flood recovery efforts following the June 2016 flood, has been under federal investigation, according to Michelle Penaloza, program manager for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR). [...]

Appalfolks Of America Completes 36 Years Of Community Service

Appalfolks of America Association (AAA), founded by M. Ray Allen on Dec. 6, 1985 in Clifton Forge to promote the literary and performing arts in Southern Appalachia, has completed 36 years of community service. Allen, AAA’s president, remarked, “After the Historic Stonewall Theatre was donated to Appalfolks on Dec. 20, 1991, an architect who was [...]

Municipal Round Up Dec. 6 – 13

Rupert - The Rupert Volunteer Fire Department's First Annual Christmas Bash will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11 between 6 and 8 p.m. Each child will receive a toy and there will be Photo opportunities with Santa and the Grinch. Marlinton - The Game Board Night at the McClintic Public Library that was supposed to [...]

Hinton Hardwoods Building Gets New Life

A piece of Hinton's history is in the process of being restored after the structure began to collapse. Recently, Hinton City Councilman Jim Leslie posted a "thank you" via social media to Candice Helms and the organizations through which the City received grants to complete this project. Earlier this year, one of Hinton's historic buildings, [...]

Hinton Celebrates the Holidays

The City of Hinton was filled with Christmas cheer over the weekend as the community gathered to celebrate the season. The fun began as people filled the area to hear live Christmas music at A Hometown Hinton Christmas sponsored by Hinton Hope Foundation. The following day, the streets filled with shoppers enjoying the many vendors [...]

2021's Notable Moments On TV: Capitol Riot, 'Rust,' Shatner

If a year can be accused of bait-and-switch, 2021 is fair game.It was reasonable to believe, or hope, that the pandemic would steadily recede in the rear-view mirror, that a White House transition might mean less political rancor, that America could honorably end its "forever war" in Afghanistan.Television, which helped shape our expectations, was there [...]

WV To Receive Funds For Wastewater Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced West Virginia will receive $83,211,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in state revolving funds (SRFs) for water and wastewater infrastructure. “My committee’s Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act is the foundation [...]

Morrisey Provides Update Regarding Vaccine Mandates

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a press conference to provide updates on the office’s ongoing fight against federal overreach, specifically discussing how he and a coalition of 11 other states succeeded in stopping additional vaccine mandates proposed by the Biden Administration late last month and what that means for the nation going forward. [...]

Justice Orders All Flags To Half- Staff

Gov. Jim Justice has issued two proclamations, ordering that all United States and West Virginia flags on all State-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff immediately until sunset on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in honor of the life and legacy of Senator Bob Dole and in solemn commemoration of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

DHHR To Hold Medical Cannabis Event In Princeton

Medical Cannabis Patient Sign Up Event December 7, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Country Inn & Suites, 111 Halls Ridge Road, Princeton, WV The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will host a public sign up event for medical cannabis patients from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7 at Country Inn [...]

Red Cross Receives Donation

Thanks to the communities’ support, the American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region was officially awarded a $10,000 donation from Westover’s Davis Insurance Group. The Red Cross is a local organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Blood collection, [...]

Justice Announces Hunting/Fishing License Giveaway

Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) third annual Hunting & Fishing License Giveaway is officially open. Anyone who purchases an annual 2022 hunting, trapping, or fishing license in the month of December will automatically be entered to win one of several prizes, including the grand prize of [...]

Emmett Till Investigation Closed By Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department told relatives of Emmett Till on Monday that it is ending its latest investigation into the 1955 lynching of the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.A person familiar with the matter informed The [...]

US Plans Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with "firm countermeasures."White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will "have [...]

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