Arkansas StateJezebel

Department of Justice Says Anti-Trans Legislation in Arkansas and West Virginia Is Unconstitutional

The Department of Justice filed statements of interest in two lawsuits seeking to overturn new anti-trans laws in West Virginia and Arkansas on Thursday, calling the pieces of legislation unconstitutional. The DOJ said that both laws violate the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, and the West Virginia law preventing trans athletes from competing in women’s sports is also in violation of Title IX. This development comes during a year where a record number of anti-trans bills have been introduced in state and local legislatures across the country attempting to limit and control the lives of trans youth.
Bridgeport, WVWDTV

Baseball State Tournament Schedule Announced

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The state baseball tournament schedule and pairings have been announced. The single elimination tournament is hosted at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston June 24-26. The full schedule is listed below. Class AAA. Thursday, June 24:. No. 1 Hurricane (31-1) vs. No. 4 St. Albans (25-7) –...
Fairmont, WVTimes West Virginian

Yard sale sees success after coming out of pandemic

FAIRMONT — Sounds of cheers and squeaking athletic shoes will be replaced today and Saturday by hordes of shoppers looking for bargains inside the gym at Central Christian Church. Usually the home of church league basketball, the gym is hosting the final two days of its two-weekend yard sale today...
Harrison County, WVWeirton Daily Times

Harrison County enjoys basketball reunion

Harrison Central held the Harrison County basketball league reunion in the Performing Arts Center. Players and coaches were park of a question and answer after Dr. Matthew J. Gladman’s presentation on his two-volume history of the league and tournament. Among the luminaries are, front, from left, Kevin Love (Conotton Valley Class of 1972), Ray Ferrell (Lakeland Class of 1965) and coach Gary Caviness (Lakeland 1965-70). Standing are Gladman, Fred Simpson (Lakeland Class of 1965), Jim Monigold (Conotton Valley Class of 1966), Dan Brown (Jewett Class of 1970), T. Dale Edwards (Franklin New Athens Class of 1968) and Denny Luyster (Lakeland Class of 1969).
Morgantown, WVwchstv.com

WVU to offer incentives for student, staff COVID-19 vaccinations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia University has created an incentive program to encourage students and employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The program, which will begin July 1, aims to increase the number of students, faculty and staff who have verified their vaccination information by Aug. 1, according to a news release from the university.
Marion County, WVWDTV

North Marion clinches first-ever state tournament berth

RACHEL, W.Va (WDTV) - For the first time ever, North Marion baseball is heading to the state tournament. The Huskies defeated Frankfort, 9-1 Wednesday to win the Class AA Region I Championship. Jace Rinehart threw a two-hitter to lead the Huskies to victory. North Marion head coach Vic Seccuro says...
Princeton, WVBluefield Daily Telegraph

Communities in Schools: West Virginia First Lady visits local students

PRINCETON — Students from elementary school to high school sometimes need some extra help to reach their goals, so West Virginia’s first lady visited local schools Thursday morning. First Lady of West Virginia Cathy Justice’s first stop was at PikeView High School. Her goal was to help spread the word...
Morgantown, WVMetro News

WVU officials provide more details about fall semester

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University officials provided more details on Thursday behind the decision to fully reopen the three campuses for the fall semester. The university announced earlier this week the campuses in Morgantown, Keyser and Beckley will be open when the fall semester begins in August. Dr. Jeffrey...
Morgantown, WVmybuckhannon.com

Gin Blossoms to headline Country Roads BBQ Clash

After a whirlwind year without live music, the Gin Blossoms are gearing up for their comeback performance at Mylan Park in Morgantown, as part of the Country Roads BBQ Clash hosted by the Hoss Foundation. The band will be the featured act on Friday, July 16, stopping in West Virginia during their summer tour.
Shepherdstown, WVshepherdstownchronicle.com

John H. Writt

John Henry Writt, 78, of Shepherdstown, WV passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born Oct. 14, 1942 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of the late Charles Curtis Writt and Myrtle Costella Writt. He was of the Episcopal faith. Johnny was a...
Wayne County, WVHerald-Dispatch

Police roundup: Two fugitives captured in Wayne County

WAYNE — Two fugitives were arrested in Wayne County on Wednesday night, according to police. The Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit, road patrol deputies and the West Virginia State Police were executing warrants in the Crum area when they encountered Luke Dingess, who was wanted for absconding parole more than a year ago.