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Monday Muster: Celebrating VA volunteers

Volunteers are imperative to ensuring the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center's patients and employees enjoy the things they need most. VA Volunteer Service Acting Chief Charmel Taylor said volunteers, donations and…

Bright Spot: Writing into children's hearts

Sara Lavender Burkhalter is a local woman who's taken two of her dreams and turned them into realities. She helps run her family's construction company and is now a children's…

Monday Muster: VA Mental Health Services

In this week’s Monday Muster, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Acting Chief Cristina Rice discusses the continuum of care of mental health services offered at the Tuscaloosa VA.  For more…

WATCH: 2022 West Alabama Christmas Parade

  The 46th annual West Alabama Christmas Parade wrapped up Monday with 132 groups participating in the parade and 35 groups vying for awards in the judged competition. If you missed it, you can watch the entirety of the parade…

Monday Muster: VA online services

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center provides services both in-person and online. MyHealthyVet Coordinator Bethany Cockrum said the VA's patient portal has been around since 2003. "What people don't understand is the …

West Alabama Fiber Guild weaves the present with the past

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Emilee Boster  Even though washing dishes is a tedious, unpleasant task, Glynda McIver uses items that make it a bit more enjoyable: her handwoven dish towels. This is one of many projects McIver has made…

Stillman showcases Black businesses with shopping event

  Stillman College opened its campus to the community Friday, offering one-stop-shopping for customers interested in supporting Black-owned businesses. The Black Wall Street shopping event gave Stillman students, alumni and the…

Health Matters: UMC Carrolton

University Medical Center has locations all around West Alabama, offering important medical services to families who may not be capable of a trip to Tuscaloosa for doctor’s appointments. In Carrollton in Pickens County, Dr. Cathy Lavender works for UMC Carrolton as a family physician. “We do family medicine care from birth to 101, and we

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WVUA 23 News names new Senior News Anchor

Tuscaloosa, AL (June 6, 2022) Longtime WVUA 23 Anchor Tamika Alexander is getting a well-deserved promotion to the station’s Senior News Anchor position. Alexander, who grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from Central High School and the University of Alabama,…

Pickens County first responder reacts to high fuel prices

PICKENS COUNTY - Sky high gas prices are fueling problems for people everywhere, including local first responders. "That is a problem you know," Pickens County Sheriff Todd Hall said. "We do hope they will recover. How quickly that will happen…

Urgent hiring fair needed in Fayette 

FAYETTE - The hiring fair is a result of the Fayette Fabrication company unexpectedly closing its doors, laying off more than 90 employees. "Imagine waking up one day... you have a…