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CHARLESTON — The chairman of the West Virginia House of Delegates’ Health Committee has been named commissioner of the newly established Bureau for Social Services within the Department of Health and Human Resources.

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CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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HUNTINGTON — Crumbling roofs and parking lots. Broadband glitches. Technology challenges. The priority list for Prestera Center goes beyond the mental health and addiction treatment services it provides to patients throughout West Virginia.

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CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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CHARLESTON — With the nation experiencing a new surge of delta variant-driven cases, West Virginia COVID-19 czar Dr. Clay Marsh advised Friday that children younger than 12, the medically vulnerable and the unvaccinated wear masks in crowded indoor settings.

Boone Memorial Hospital celebrated the opening of its new medical clinic at Comfort on July 13. BMH provided lunch to community members who attended and provided information regarding the clinic’s opening scheduled for Aug. 2. Visit bmh.org or call 304-307-3416 for more information. Appointm…

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Dr. Andrea J. Bucklew, Alderson Broaddus University’s provost, has released the president’s, dean’s and honorable mention lists to recognize students for their academic distinction.

West Virginia Del. Josh Holstein presented legislative citations to each Boone County fire department for outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each station represented left to right: Spruce River, Morrisvale, Racine, Van, Whitesville, Danville, and Madison (Wharton is not pictured,…

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education approved policy changes Wednesday that allow for fully online charter schools, enable an unelected board to circumvent county boards of education to open charters and open the door to 10 new charters every three years, up from three every thr…

DANVILLE — A Logan County man faces drug charges after a traffic stop by the West Virginia State Police in Danville on U.S. 119 on June 26.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has defended the legitimacy of the state’s vaccine incentive sweepstakes, saying during his COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, “You’ve got to know from my standpoint, I don’t want to know who’s won until the Lottery picks them.”

DANVILLE — The fifth annual Little Coal River Kayak Float by Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College was held in Danville on Saturday, July 10. The float was part of the Carrie Anne Scott Memorial Scholarship Event, and this year marked the first year for a rubber duck race.

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BOONE COUNTY — The Boone County school board moved to enter into a contract with former superintendent Jeffrey W. Huffman during its regular session on July 6.

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VAN — A search warrant led to charges for a Marthatown man on July 1, according to a criminal complaint prepared by E.C. Eversole with the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.