West Virginia Headline News
6 West Virginia Counties Expanding Guidelines To Fight COVID-19 Outbreak Per State Order
For the latest on guidelines and restrictions enacted by your county’s officials, please contact your health department. You can find a list of those contacts here. Six West Virginia counties under an expanded order from Gov. Jim Justice are quickly enacting new policies aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Under the direction of local health departments, those counties have outlined changes to the amount of people businesses can allow in some stores, placed restrictions on the sales of alcohol products and enacted other guidelines to ensure the well-being of the public.
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 01:54:22 +0000
Coal Country: Can A Play About A Mine Disaster Help Bridge A National Divide?
The actors deliver their lines from a sparse stage — just a few benches around them and 29 modest lights above. For the most part they speak directly to the audience, sharing memories of the lives of husbands, sons, fathers and nephews, some of the 29 men who died on April 5, 2010, when an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. It’s a powerful performance, made even more so by the realization that nearly all of the actors’ dialogue is drawn directly from court transcripts and hours of interviews with about a half dozen people who lived through that tragic day and the many long days that followed. “Coal Country,” which opened in New York’s storied Public Theater , introduced New York theater-goers to the real lives of families affected by the tragedy.
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:07:19 +0000
Larry Groce Remembers Bill Withers
Bill Withers was not only an American pop music icon, he was a symbol of American music itself.
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 16:54:08 +0000
Virus Cancels Anniversary Event To Honor Miners Killed At Upper Big Branch
A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:23:55 +0000
West Virginia Governor Tightens Virus Restrictions For 6 Counties
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has tightened restrictions on six counties in an attempt to curb coronavirus hotspots.
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:19:25 +0000