'A nightmare': Destroyed culvert leaves residents in fear of being stranded again
BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — For five days, roughly 20 people who live along Lick Creek Branch Road in the Van area of Boone County were cut off from the rest of the world. The culvert and only road leading into the community was destroyed by high water during the August floods. Since then, a temporary access road has has been put in, but the concern now from neighbors is that their access out will be based on the ebb and flow of the creek that the road now dips into.
Boone Memorial Hospital receives additional funding to construct its new wellness center
DANVILLE, W.Va. — More funding has come for a new, state-of-the-art medical clinic that’s developing in Boone County, which will better serve the health needs for residents of Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Kanawha counties. Boone Memorial Hospital’s General Counsel and Chief External Affairs Officer Ray Harrell told MetroNews...
Boone Memorial Hospital Secures Additional Funding for New Wellness Center
Boone Memorial Hospital in Boone County, West Virginia, has received additional funding for its new wellness center that is being built to improve healthcare services for residents of Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Kanawha counties. The hospital had already secured a $14.3 million investment from USDA Rural Development, and now an additional $3 million is being provided by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
Mingo Central, Scott high schools name Todd Judy Ford Scholar Athletes
MINGO COUNTY/BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. — Two students winning big on the football field and tackling work in the classroom have been named the Todd Judy Ford Scholar Athlete of the Week for Mingo Central and Scott high schools. Mingo Central senior Charles “Chaz” Waine and Scott senior Matt Frye...
Five Boone County fire departments participating in nationally recognized stream certification project
MORRISVALE – The Morrisvale Volunteer Fire Department has led the way on a groundbreaking project certifying moving streams (creeks and rivers) as recognized water sources for firefighting. Morrisvale, Van, Wharton and Whitesville’s are Boone County’s fire departments to currently obtain certified streams.
Local Pride: Three West Virginia Schools Earn Prestigious 2023 National Blue Ribbon Honor
The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) have acknowledged three state schools for earning the 2023 Blue Ribbon Schools honor. Sherman Elementary School in Boone County, Jayenne Elementary School in Marion County, and Ritchie Elementary School in Ohio County have been recognized for their solid academic performance and efforts in reducing achievement gaps.
Lady Panthers earn win over sectional foe Sherman
SETH — The Tug Valley volleyball squad traveled to Boone County on Thursday evening and picked up a key sectional win over Sherman. The Lady Panthers won the match 2-1, despite falling into an early hole after the Lady Tide won the first set 25-13. TVHS responded in grand fashion by cruising in the second set 25-7 and then winning the third set by another wide margin of 25-15.
Southern West Virginia Calendar
This calendar covers Logan, Mingo, Boone and Lincoln counties. To submit an item for the calendar, send an email to npeyton@HDMediaLLC.com.
'Pacman' Jones Shares New Footage From Arrest, Promotes Latest Rap Song
Former NFL cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones shared new footage from his recent arrest while promoting his upcoming rap song.
Multiple teams of volunteers go out in the community to serve for United Way’s annual Day of Caring
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds of volunteers are coming together again to do some handy work for under-served groups throughout Central West Virginia during a large, one-day event of giving back. The largest one-day volunteer event in the region, The United Way of Central West Virginia held its 18th annual...
Official damage assessments are underway from August flood in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Teams from local emergency offices along with state and federal inspectors are canvassing flood damaged areas of West Virginia this week trying to determine if any of those five counties hit by flash floods on August 28th will qualify for a federal disaster declaration. The assessments...
Three West Virginia elementary schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The United States Department of Education recognized more than 350 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2023 and three elementary schools in the Mountain State earned the distinction. Sherman Elementary in Boone County, Jayenne Elementary in Marion County and Ritchie Elementary in Ohio County...
Three West Virginia schools earn National Blue Ribbon status
Three West Virginia elementary schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools in 2023 by the U.S. Department of Education. The three schools from West Virginia that earned Blue Ribbon status are Jayenne Elementary School in Marion County, Sherman Elementary School in Boone County and Ritchie Elementary School in Ohio County. In total, 353 schools across the nation were honored.
West Virginia Air National Guard member accused of sexually assaulting children
A West Virginia Air National Guard member is facing several charges after allegedly sexually assaulting two juveniles, one of whom hundreds of times.