SPRINGFIELD — Two-way traffic could return on the John Blue Bridge as early as today, the Division of Highways said Friday.
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Breezeline, the new name for Atlantic Broadband, says it is tapping into the new Affordable Connectivity Program to provide needy households a $30-a-month discount on Internet service.
KEYSER — The annual Mineral County Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival planning committee is now accepting proposals for presentations.
CAPON BRIDGE — For the 1st time in 18 months, every office in Capon Bridge’s town government has been filled. At the Jan. 11 Town Council meeting, David McMaster was appointed to a seat on the council and Tracey Grassi agreed to serve as town recorder.
MOOREFIELD — Donna Davy, an art instructor at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, recently earned national recognition from Artist’s Magazine for a portrait of her pet parrot.
CHARLESTON — A North Carolina steelmaker will build a $2.7 billion mill in West Virginia, creating an estimated 800 manufacturing jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday.
The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household.
CHARLESTON — For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit _ a program that was intended to be part of President Joe Biden’s legacy but has emerged instead as a flash point over who is worthy of government support.
I discovered “Judge Judy” on the day it first aired in 1996 and have watched it faithfully — probably obsessively — all the way through its 25-year run of new episodes and even now in reruns.
We have some great news for West Virginia to share this week. Nucor Corp., the largest steel producer in the United States, announced Jan. 12 it has selected Mason County as the location for a state-of-the-art sheet steel mill.
The House of Delegates was called into Special Session on Jan. 10 to take action on the West Virginia Industrial Advancement Act. The bills included in this package of bills would be the largest single investment ever made in the state of West Virginia.
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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said last week he will ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for permission to offer a 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccines to residents 50 and older as well as to essential workers.
ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Commission approved new polling places for county precincts, learned the county will get a new aerial mapping this year, and settled on an approach to provide more oversight of the board of health at Tuesday’s meeting.
It hasn’t been a rough couple of years for West Virginia’s small businesses, beginning with the pandemic and continuing with the labor shortage and breaks in the supply chain.
QUINCY, Mass. — With major expansion and acquisition initiatives extending the company’s reach beyond its traditional east coast footprint, Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 8th-largest cable operator, has rebranded as Breezeline.
Yet another social media threat will cause additional police presence at both Hampshire High and Romney Middle on Monday, Jan. 10. The Hampshire County Sheriff's Office and the county schools learned of a potential threat Sunday to the schools Sunday night posted on the social media app TikT…
If you know me at all, you likely know that I would add “old” to “good” books in the 1941 Burton Lane/Ralph Freed line above. I like old stuff including old books, of which I have a diverse collection.
If the work is done and the day still young, a ride through the back roads in an antique truck is often in order. Since my work truck is only months short of being 50 years old, the antique factor is already built in. All that’s needed is some time, gasoline, curiosity and a camera.
Please bear with me. After thinking up a clever title for the March/April Tech Tips column in Antique Power, I’m all “titled out.” The above was one of the first to be rejected. The article is about using spent shotgun shells to plug off dirt sensitive lines and fittings while a tractor bein…
This will be the last installment of this column in 2017. The next will be on Jan. 3, 2018. Such an occasion is commonly thought to be a time of reflection — another year gone by (sigh).
WASHINGTON —More than $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is headed to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Every square inch of ground anywhere holds a story. As children in the then vast New Jersey farm country, we would find lost objects in the fields by throwing our pocket knives then looking at the place where they landed. I admit that this method wasn’t very scientific, but it did sometimes …
WHEELING — More than 200 members and friends of the West Virginia Farm Bureau (WVFB) gathered on Nov. 14-16 at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling to conduct their 102nd annual meeting.
The North River Mills shop has virtually no heat and plenty of ventilation. Years ago, someone must have found themselves in a situation similar to mine as there is evidence of newspapers having been put up on the west wall to block the wind. An open lean-to protects this wall from rain and …
The shortage of natural pollinators, such as bees, is threatening global food production around the world, making it difficult to feed an ever-growing human population. Researchers at West Virginia University have come up with a plan B to this decline in pollinators by creating a robotic pol…
I have virtually no experience in the beef cattle business. There, I feel better having finally made that confession. In addition, I have only 1 (one) tractor repair customer who is a full-time cattle farmer and not retired from some secret branch of the federal government. Of course, all of…
The Hampshire County FFA chapter has been hard at work over the past month. The Halloween Country-Style was a big success, with a turnout of over 200 kids throughout the evening. Members were stationed at different carnival-style games, while others helped the kids paint pumpkins.
It was around 6:30 a.m. and I had just dropped off the Old Hippie school bus driver at her bus in Capon Bridge. It was raining an uninspiring rain; Neither the fury of summer thunder nor the deep, contemplative state inspired by a winter ice storm.
A West Virginia University engineer is combining the study of neuroscience and robotics to better understand the nervous system and motor output of insects to create animal-like robots for potential use in agriculture, mining and space exploration.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is now accepting Request for Applications for the 2021 West Virginia Farmers and Ranchers Stress Assistance Network grant.
Ah, November. A bright moon in the boughs of leafless trees, a single chill raindrop on the cheek, soft amber glow of distant windows, wood smoke in the silver gray dawn, red glow in the western sky from a Midwest afternoon, survival of the Old Hippie’s orchard day. That’s right — Saturday, …
As many readers already know, I’m an advocate for the preservation and use of old cars, trucks and other machinery. The ‘70s, when the Old Hippie (aka, wife Stephanie) and I were first married, was our golden age of economical, carefree driving; we drove ‘50s trucks. The trucks were designed…
We who do not celebrate All Hallows Eve or Halloween have nonetheless come to associate this time of year with things spooky and mysterious. It’s only natural, really; consider the long shadows of trees reaching across a meadow, the mystery of a vast, rustling cornfield, early darkness, the …
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to aid recovery efforts for farmers, ranchers and residents affected by Hurricane Ida.
Ah, October: frost, foliage, woodsmoke and clear, cool nights. Since hunting season has begun, this author is inspired to write about — what else — guns. I’ve been a regular at C.S. Arms in Upperville, Va., for a few years now. I’m into cheap (of course) fixer-uppers, and my special interest…