WVDN MAY 19, 2022


New tool makes it easier to identify pregnant patients with eating disorders

At least 5% of pregnant women will experience an eating disorder during their pregnancies, yet no rapid screening tool exists to identify who they are. Researchers with the West Virginia University School of Public Health and School of Medicine teamed up to make one. Their Prenatal Eating Behaviors Screening tool is poised to give clinicians [...]

Community Memorial set up for Buffalo Shooting Victims on Charleston’s West Side

Join West Virginia faith leaders, elected officials and community members in building a community memorial of love and support in solidarity with the grieving families and communities in Buffalo N.Y. and across the Nation. The community is invited to place banners, flowers, and tributes at the memorial site at A More Excellent Way of Life [...]

CAMC and WVJC Partner to establish Collaborative Nursing Program

CHARLESTON, (WV) – Across the country, hospitals are facing an unprecedented nursing shortage, and Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) is no exception. This shortage has been building for several years and is the result of many factors. To combat this crisis, CAMC and West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) have announced plans to collaborate to educate [...]

Fairmont State Board of Governors Votes on President's Contract

The Fairmont State University Board of Governors met Wednesday afternoon to discuss matters relating to University President Mirta M. Martin’s contract. After exiting executive session, the Board voted to end Martin’s contract effective July 18, 2022. All presidential powers and responsibilities were transferred to current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Dianna Phillips. [...]

Geography and Planning Trio selected for Fellowship

WEST LIBERTY, (W.Va.) — Three West Liberty University geographers have been selected as recipients of the Take Back Our Health West Virginia Fellowship. WLU Assistant Professor Aron Massey, and seniors Janell Loh and Ashliegh Strickland, were picked along with a dozen other fellows from universities around the state of West Virginia. The Take Back Our [...]

Memorial Day Rosary Recitations set for area Catholic cemeteries; Springdale Catholic reunion included

The Greenbrier Valley Council 8689 Knights of Columbus have scheduled Memorial Weekend Rosary recitations at six area Catholic cemeteries including the recitation at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery in Springdale, Fayette County, as part of the homecoming of the historic church which also includes 11:30 a.m. Mass, the blessing of the graves, and [...]

Vaccine calculator improved

On Monday, Gov. Justice was joined by Coronavirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh, who announced that the state’s free, online COVID-19 Vaccine Due Date Calculator has added new functionality to better help West Virginians understand when it’s their time to get vaccinated. The Calculator, which remains the first of its kind in the U.S., has been [...]

Quinwood man arrested for making terroristic threats

A man was arrested this week and charged with making terroristic threats against Rainelle bank employees. According to the criminal complaint completed by Rainelle Police Chief J.P. Stevens, on Saturday, May 14, Elbert L. Bragg Jr., 60, of Quinwood, made three threats over the phone during calls to Summit Community Bank. Bragg called the bank [...]

Obituary: Cameron David Dunbrack, 26

DUNBRACK Cameron David Dunbrack, 26, of Marlinton, formerly of Ronceverte, passed away unexpectedly on May 7, 2022 in Beckley, WV. He was born June 12, 1995 in Ronceverte. Cameron had worked at Snowshoe Resort and, most recently, as a landscape helper with his father, Jack Loomis. Preceding him in death are his maternal grandmother, Barbara [...]

Antolini Named WVPB Executive Director

The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority (EBA) voted unanimously in a special meeting Wednesday to hire Carl “Butch” Antolini as its full-time chief executive officer and executive director. “The Educational Broadcasting Authority is pleased to appoint Mr. Antolini as the Executive Director of the EBA,” said William File, III, the chairman of the EBA. “He [...]

7 in a row: Gov. Justice announces West Virginia again breaks record for lowest unemployment rate in state history

CHARLESTON, (WV) – Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.6% for April 2022, breaking the all-time record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in state history for the 7th consecutive month. “This is an absolutely remarkable achievement that gets better and better to announce with each passing month [...]

Lady Spartans finished after game two loss

FAIRLEA (WVDN) - For the second consecutive year, the Greenbrier East Lady Spartans softball season ended at the hands of the St. Albans Red Dragons. After losing game one on a walk off home run in extra innings, the Spartans could not muster up enough runs in game two and suffered a 6-2 defeat. St. [...]

Letter to the editor: Hope Scholarship: who wins and who loses? 

Dear Editor, West Virginia’s Hope Scholarship provides an education savings account that benefits school choice for students; why would anyone want to take that choice away? While many families in West Virginia have continually relied on public schooling as the only option they’ve ever known, a new option is now available to them through the [...]

COVID-19 update 5-23-22

CHARLESTON (WVDN) - Gov. Jim Justice and members of the West Virginia COVID-19 pandemic response leadership announced that, last week, the United States FDA authorized the use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 who are at least five months removed from the completion of their primary series [...]

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