Man charged with striking man in the head at restaurant
MARLINTON, W.Va (WDTV) - A Pocahontas County man has been charged after deputies say he struck a man in the head at a restaurant. Deputies responded to Alfredo’s Restaurant in Marlinton on Sunday, Dec. 3 at around 4:40 p.m. for an altercation, according to a criminal complaint. Deputies said...
Post boxes for letters to Santa in north central West Virginia
Clarksburg, Bridgeport and Elkins have all announced that they have set up post boxes specifically for children to send their letters to Santa.
Pinpoint Weather: Mountain snow showers
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for western Pocahontas and western Highland Counties from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Three to six inches of snow is possible at elevations above 3,000 feet. For the Mountain Empire, one to three inches of snow is expected. Elsewhere, flurries or light snow showers are possible eastward to the Blue Ridge with a dusting possible on the grass in a few areas.
Davis Health System joins Vandalia Health
ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - Davis Health System (DHS) is officially joining CAMC Health System and Mon Health System as part of Vandalia Health. Vandalia Health is a health system that stretches north to south in the Mountain State. The combined health system is the second largest not-for-profit integrated health system...
Elkins Mayor Proclaims the City as “Elfkins” for the Month of December
ELKINS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Mayor of Elkins has proclaimed that during the month of December, downtown Elkins will be the site for “A Merry Mountain Christmas in Elfkins” this holiday season. “There is something magical about living in a small town like Elkins,” states the proclamation. “Our goal is to get as many people […]
The Green Bank Telescope: A Window to the Cosmos
Perched among the rolling mountains of West Virginia, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) represents a pinnacle of human ingenuity and scientific pursuit. The GBT, housed at the Green Bank Observatory, is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, with capabilities that allow astronomers to explore the universe with unprecedented clarity. Its unobstructed aperture and precision engineering permit observations across a vast frequency range, from 0.1 to 116 GHz, making it an indispensable tool for cutting-edge research.
Elkins City Hall News: Week of December 4, 2023
ELKINS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Rules and Ordinances Committee, the Tree Board, City Council, and the Sanitary Board meet the week of December 4. The Rules and Ordinances Committee meets Monday at 3:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include continuing work on updating the purchasing policy. The Tree Board meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Items […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Beverly as of 2023-12-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Pocahontas County Commission to discuss County Fire Protection Fund
MARLINTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Regular Session agenda has been released for the upcoming meeting of the Pocahontas County Commission has been announced. The session, set to take place at 5:30pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, will see discussion of multiple agenda items including the creation of a County Fire Protection Fund, personnel policy revisions, […]
Green Bank Telescope could ‘see’ your cellphone in airplane mode and as far as Mars
Most West Virginians know about the Green Bank Telescope, but it's a scientific secret to the rest of the world.
Arbovale Cemetery: A Testament to History and Heritage in Pocahontas County
In the tranquil heart of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the Arbovale Cemetery stands as a beacon of history and legacy, with its origins stretching back to the pre-Civil War era. It is a historic sanctuary that serves as the final resting place for the community's ancestors, including brave souls who served from the Civil War onwards. The Arbovale Cemetery Association meticulously maintains this hallowed ground, ensuring it remains a dignified site for remembrance and reflection on the town's enduring spirit.
West Lib Men’s Hoops Stays Unbeaten On Road
ELKINS, W.Va. (WTRF)– West Liberty beat Davis & Elkins 91-85 in an away game Saturday to become 7-0. Next up, the Hilltoppers play Charleston on Wednesday.
Unraveling Earth's History: The Geological Wonders of Beartown State Park and the Appalachian Fold Mountains
Nestled on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, Beartown State Park is a 110-acre natural area renowned for its fascinating rock formations. The park's intricate Droop Sandstone structures, formed during the Pennsylvanian age, have been shaped by centuries of erosion. A half-mile boardwalk allows visitors to explore this geological treasure, with massive boulders, overhanging cliffs, and deep crevasses on display. These features not only create a haven for local wildlife but also serve as a living museum, commemorating Ronald Keith Neal's dedication to natural history.
Department Of Health And Human Resources To Change Family Assistance Eligibility Systems
Residents in Clay, Hardy, Kanawha, Mercer, Mingo, and Randolph counties that participate in family assistance programs will become part of a pilot program beginning Monday, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources. Residents who receive benefits from assistance programs will begin the transition to a new system. They...
These monterey, VA based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of monterey..
Soggy Friday brings small drought relief while temps remain above average
Friday clouds are on the increase through much of the early morning followed by light to moderate showers for the late morning through the evening. A better chance of widespread rain Friday evening but with southerly winds, we still manage to reach the 50s. Overnight lows stay warm in the 40s so we’ll see only […]
November 2023 Weather Headlines
(WHSV) - While the month of November did bring beneficial rain, much more is needed to alleviate the drought. The month also brought snow to the Allegheny Mountains. November started off on a cold note, in fact the 1st of the month brought Allegheny Mountain snow showers. And, the snow...
Garcia's Record-Setting Performance Guides Senators to Dominant Win
ELKINS, W.Va. -- Enrique Garcia had a record-breaking evening in leading the Davis & Elkins men's swim team to a big win over the visiting West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats, 164-33 in a dual sprint meet. The D&E women had a big win of their own as they outpaced Wesleyan 182-27. Garcia started his dominant performance with a win in the 50 butterfly with a time of 23.45. He then set new school and pool records in the 100 butterfly with a time of 50.49. The school record bettered his own record set last February. The pool record was set in 2013. Garcia then teamed with Edwin Li, Payton Williamson, and Jakob Knoblach to win the 500 freestyle relay in a time of 4:32.00. He finished out his evening with a pool record in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 56.12; just .76 off his personal best.
WATCH: Capitol Christmas Tree lights turned on by West Virginian
The Christmas Tree on display on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol is from West Virginia, and you can watch the tree lighting ceremony right here.
Restaurant Road Trip: Betty’s Boots & Diner
This week, the 12 News Restaurant Road Trip takes us to a place that combines footwear and food: Betty's Boots & Diner in Elkins.