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Historic Fayette Theater brings back annual fall play with ‘The Butler Did It,’ plans to keep expanding within community
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – It’s the early 1930s in a Victorian manor home in Britain, and someone’s just been murdered. That’s the setting for the newest production opening this Friday, September 30 at the historic Fayette Theater. Entitled the Butler Did It, the play is a classic murder mystery with an element of laugh-out-loud humor.
Charleston, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia is actively closing the gender gap in computer science, earning recognition at the annual Computer Science Education Conference (CSEDCon) for the highest increase in female participation in computer science classes. According to the latest report from Code.org, West Virginia offers foundational computer science...
Governor Justice joins Department of Transportation, Tourism to announce new route on West Virginia Mountain Rides program
HAWKS NEST, WV (WOAY) – Yet another scenic route has become a part of a new and unique program in the Mountain State. Mountain Rides is an initiative that was started to designate and promote the state’s natural beauty on scenic roadways. Governor Jim Justice joined the West...
Watch D.O.G.S returns to Fayette County Schools, getting a fresh start at Fayetteville Pre-k through 8
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Started in Arkansas in 1998, the family engagement educational initiative, Watch D.O.G.S., has come to Fayette County. An acronym for Dads of Great Students, the program incorporates dads, or father figures into the school setting to support the students. The mission is for the dads to help the students in two ways, to provide a positive male role model in their lives, and to reduce bullying.
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New flower shop, Designs by Barb and James comes to downtown Oak Hill, grand opening and ribbon cutting to be held this weekend
OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The former owner of Bessie’s Floral and Designs is now opening a new flower shop of her very own. After Barbara Halstenburg decided retirement wasn’t cutting it, she has come back to the flower industry in downtown Oak Hill. She is joined by James Williams in opening up their new shop, Designs by Barb and James.
Beckley, WV (WOAY) – Beckley Common Council members have approved fall burn times to begin on October 1 to December 31. Residents can burn vegetation on their property within the city’s corporate limits from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am. Individuals must notify the Beckley Fire Department in advance.
Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 30, 2022, there are currently 1,233 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 10 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,416 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has...
DANIELS, WV (WOAY) – It’s that time of year again, to prepare for 12 nights of pure terror. The award-winning Fright Nights haunted attraction is back at the Resort at Glade Springs for its 13th year. Last year, being named one of the top 45 haunted attractions by...