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MORGANTOWN — Four hours – 40 wrecks. That fierce spate of snow Jan. 16 kept MECCA 911 dispatchers moving for their entire afternoon shift, director Jim Smith said.A total of 400 ca...

House of Delegates honors Tony Lewis

Posted: Feb 25 2018 - 10:50 AM

CHARLESTON — All the members and guests of the House of Delegates rose on the morning of Feb. 23 to memorialize the life of the late Delegate Tony Lewis, R-Preston. Preston Delegates Terri Sypolt and Buck Jennings and Sen. Dave Sypolt and...

‘Well, this is George’s legacy’

Posted: Feb 25 2018 - 9:35 AM

MORGANTOWN — George Bird Evans made his name in Manhattan — and his legacy in West Virginia.He and his wife traded Midtown for the mountains of Preston County, where they lived in a 1782 cabin they named, “Old Hemlock,” in honor of the towe...

Locals volunteer and partcipate in Empty Bowls event

Posted: Feb 25 2018 - 9:28 AM

Rain didn’t stop a community of people from coming together for a good cause. Empty Bowls of Morgantown held their annual soup luncheon this Saturday at Mylan Park.Patrons of all ages could come and eat soup and collect a ceramic bowl made...

Gee reflects on four years at WVU president

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 9:33 PM

MMORGANTOWN — For many, the four-year mark of college means it’s time to move on, time to enter the real world and time for the next chapter.Not for WVU President E. Gordon Gee. “This is my last job, this one really is,” Gee said recently....

Fairmont State student to honor mother by biking across the country

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 4:02 PM

FAIRMONT – Jayce Riley fondly remembers how strict his mother would be with him when he was growing up, and how she would always get on him about little things.He credits his mother for shaping him into the person that he is today.“Those me...

Morgantown city council explores merging city and county elections

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 2:06 PM

MORGANTOWN — Monongalia County Clerk Carye Blaney said she’s been a proponent of municipalities bringing their elections in line with the county since taking office in 2007.Furthermore, Blaney said, a municipality like Morgantown could do...