America stopped institutionalizing people with mental illness decades ago. But now, many are caught up in a system not meant for them. On this episode of Us & Them, we’ll hear what it’s like to live with mental illness behind bars in the Mountain State.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Grant funding totaling $25 million is going towards the Coalfields Expressway in the southern part of the state.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Mullens Fire Department building is at risk of washing away, according to Fire Chief Justin England. He said the building itself is solid but the foundation is eroding from underneath. The building is located along the Guyandotte River in Wyoming County.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Consol Energy first announced in 2019 plans to open a mine just outside of Mullens by 2021. The project was delayed because of the pandemic but is now moving forward. The coal mine, along with a prep plant, is expected to be fully open by 2022, employing up to 150 people.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Mullens Dogwood Festival is returning to its roots and tradition after a year away.The small, Southern West Virginia town will host its 41st annual dogwood tree-planting ceremony this weekend, and organizers expect the in-person event will bring renewed hope and life to the town after the pandemic kept the event from happening last year.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Communities across the world are getting creative to celebrate the holidays while addressing COVID concerns. In Wyoming County, West Virginia, an annual parade of lights was cancelled. Instead, Mullens Area Chamber of Commerce members encouraged residents and businesses to participate in the holiday decorations contest.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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