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Welcome to the Communities News Directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Communities Travel Guide for information about communities in West Virginia.

Grant available to save neglected historic buildings in W.Va.

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is accepting applications for its new Saving Historic Places Grant, designed to save certified historic buildings in rural...

WVU engineer developing system to eliminate debris in Earth’s orbit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If West Virginia University research pays off, debris that litters the planet’s orbit and poses a threat to spacecraft and satellites...

WVU researcher to help send swarm of robots beneath ocean ice

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Research from West Virginia University mechanical and aerospace engineer Xi Yu could help scientists reach ocean waters hidden away beneath ice...

WVU Marching Band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Representing West Virginia University and the Mountain State,  the Mountaineer Marching Band will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking...

Fallen Heroes emergency response drill underway in West Virginia

JULIAN, W.Va. — The Fallen Heroes Mine Emergency Response Drill is underway in the southern coalfields of West Virginia, bringing together mining experts, safety...

"Take Me Home" helps fund transition for long-term care residents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Long-term-care patients in West Virginia who wish to return home are getting help thanks to more than $5,000,000 being provided to...

W.Va. Governor issues state of preparedness ahead of storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the potential for severe storms this afternoon and evening, Governor Justice has declared a State of Preparedness for all 55...

Open house set at historic confectionary in southern W.Va.

David Sibray rolls out an awning in advance of a July 29 open house at Mount Hope.
MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. — The public is invited to tour an old-fashioned hardware store and sweet shop with a vintage soda fountain during a...

Aromatherapy can benefit substance-use recovery, WVU study finds

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Aromatherapy eases stress in people undergoing treatment for substance use disorder, which can enhance their chances of a successful recovery, according...

W.Va. pursues more than $18 million in Appalachian funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has recommended more than $18 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grant funding for 11 projects — chiefly those that...

Ross contributes significant gift to Davis & Elkins capital campaign

ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has received a substantial gift from distinguished alumnus and philanthropic supporter Mike Ross, marking another significant contribution...

Professor investigates variation in drinking water quality in W.Va.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University engineer is working to solve the unknowns about microorganisms growing inside pipes that bring drinking water to...

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