arlington, va. — For the fifth consecutive year, none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced. The screening period started on Sept. 1, 2018, and ended on A… Read more

It is with sadness that I say goodbye to my Chamber family but I know that I have left the Chamber in good hands. Peg, Kip, Joe and Denise who have worked with me are dedicated to the Chamber and the community. I also know that Michelle Rotellini, who is my successor, will do the same great … Read more

fairmont — Groups and individuals are beginning to weigh in on this week’s announcement by Murray Energy to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Read more

washington, d.c. — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced $800,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to strengthen and diversify West Virginia’s economy by increasing the number of jobs and the support of capital investments throu… Read more

Injuries and deaths caused by roof collapses and falling debris, common culprits for underground mine accidents, could be prevented by the unlikely force of robots and drones, thanks to the work of West Virginia University engineers. Read more

lexington, ky. — Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced longtime ARH System Director of Human Resources Sonya Bergman has been chosen to step into the position of vice president of Human Resources for the multi-hospital health care system. Read more

Bluefield State College is a “top 15” public college in the South and second highest ranked public college in West Virginia, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” September 9, 2019 edition. Each year, U.S. News provides several categories of numerical rankings and lists. Read more

Individually, and in some cases together, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Congresswoman Carol Miller, R-W.Va., have announced the following grants: Read more

charleston — West Virginia is holding one-stop career events for potential correctional officers and staff, offering guaranteed pay raises and clear paths for advancing up the ranks. Read more

Now that school is in full swing, so are the programs the chamber and Raleigh County Schools will be presenting for the benefit of students during the next several months. Read more

The following calls were made to police agencies on Sept. 27; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported.  Read more

After a letter from 51 attorneys general urging action, President Donald Trump recently announced a directive requiring U.S. Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs to discharge student debt for totally and permanently disabled veterans. Read more

The West Virginia University Banking Summit, cohosted by the Chamber College’s Center for Financial Literacy and Education and the WVU College of Law, will be Thursday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. Read more

A bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general this week urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to encourage telecom companies to implement call blocking and call authentication solutions that would protect consumers from illegal robocalls and spoofing. Read more

You are here! You have arrived! How do you know that is true? Because the new way-finding signage system that will be installed in the City of Beckley soon will tell you. We all know that having a GPS guides people to destinations, but that is not always the destination you want. Read more

FAYETTEVILLE — For four years, residents of Oak Hill and the wider community shopped for fresh produce at Depot Produce and More, operated in the old White Oak Rail Depot on the White Oak Rail Trail along Virginia Street. Read more

Nicole Bostic, owner of the kid-friendly store Sugar Bear’s, wanted to be part of the renewal of the White Sulphur Springs area following the devastating flooding that happened there in 2016. Read more

This Week's Circulars


Wilda Grace Hunt, age 84, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Summers County ARH in Hinton, WV. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm, Thursday, November 14th at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home wit…

Aubrey "Cricket" Alfred Lilly, 85, of Jumping Branch died Sunday, November 10, 2019, at his home following a long illness. Funeral 1P.M. Thursday, November 14, at Jumping Branch Tabernacle. Burial in Odie Meador Cemetery. Visitation noon until service Thursday.


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