FEMA focus shifts to long-term recovery, schools

Four months after President Obama’s disaster declaration on June 25, the emphasis has shifted in the 12 designated West Virginia counties. With the immediate needs of flood relief and assistance addressed following the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides of June 22-29, the focus now is on long-term recovery and schools. As of the end More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Flood victims in Rainelle and White Sulphur Springs to receive keys to new homes

Ten families ‘Home for Thanksgiving’ The outlook was bleak for families in Rainelle, White Sulphur Springs, and other communities in West Virginia after the devastating flooding in June 2016. Or, it was bleak More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Habitat for Humanity re-opening new ReStore

On Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity is inviting residents throughout Eastern West Virginia to the Grand Re-opening of its new ReStore. Stop in on Thursday, Friday or Saturday More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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WV weeky fuel update and outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in West Virginia fell 2.5 cents per gallon last week, averaging $2.17/g on Nov. 14, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,154 gas outlets in West Virginia. This compares with More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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FHLBank Pittsburgh provides $1M for West Virginia flood relief

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) has announced the recipients of grants for owner-occupied rehabilitation assistance through a program specially targeted to households affected by flooding last More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Southern States holds animal feed drive

Southern States Cooperative has launched its first annual Animal In Need Feed Drive to help raise food donations for local animal rescue organizations. The farm supply retailer is collecting donations of all types More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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Nearly $60K judgment made against fraudulent mortgage broker

Last week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office secured a nearly $60,000 judgment against a fraudulent mortgage broker, who charged hundreds to thousands of dollars in unauthorized More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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Generation WV releases young voter study

Improving education, increasing jobs, boosting the economy, protecting the environment and promoting equality – those were the top five issues cited by young West Virginia residents in a new report released More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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WV weekly fuel update and outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in West Virginia have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.20/g on Nov. 7, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,154 gas outlets in West Virginia. This More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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Fundraiser underway to rebuild Turkey Spur Overlook

View from Turkey Spur Friends of New River Gorge National River (Friends) has initiated a fundraising campaign to restore the overlook at Turkey Spur. Located in the Grandview area of New River Gorge National River More...