charleston — Charles Wood of Summersville, is one of thousands of veterans who has found a home with Walmart since the company introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment (VWHC) in 2013, setting its goal of hiring 250,000 new veteran associates by 2020.

Capito joins bipartisan effort on legislation to allow states leeway on obligations Read more

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, announced Monday that its Office of Medical Cannabis will resume accepting permit applications for medical cannabis laboratories. Read more

CHARLESTON – West Virginia maple syrup production increased by 2,000 gallons in 2020 for a total of 16,000 gallons for the year. This increase occurred despite a 5,000 decrease from total number of taps — 80,000 — placed in 2019. Yield per tap was 0.213 gallon, up from the 2019 yield per tap… Read more

Busy Bee Bakery – owned and operated by self-taught baker Brittany Bailey-Cline and her mother, Nicky Bailey – will soon open shop inside the old Raleigh Center building on Robert C. Byrd Drive, where the baking duo hopes to make all of Beckley smile with their unique, homemade cupcake creations. Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — After prodding from Democratic lawmakers, the Trump administration has agreed to give Congress — but not the public — complete data on the millions of small businesses that received loans from a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program. Read more

In March when 20-year-old Mackenzie Bowman decided to move her business out of her parents’ kitchen and open her own bakery, she never dreamed that Kenzie’s Kakes would be as successful as it is or, that only four months after her shop’s grand opening, she’d be hiring for two positions, expa… Read more

Your Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce operates as a nonprofit entity known as a 501(c)(6) corporation. Unlike charities, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit has the authority under state and federal tax rules to represent our members in public policy. Read more

Study: Appalachia income rises, poverty falls, but statistics lag U.S. Read more

Starting Sunday, June 14, Kroger Mid-Atlantic will return to normal operating hours. Kroger Mid-Atlantic adjusted hours in mid-March to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and the workforces widened further, according to The Associated Press’ annual survey of executive compensation. Read more

State jobless rate hits 15.8 percent; Raleigh County at 18.1 percent Read more

Week 5 phase of Gov. Jim Justice’s phased-in approach to reopening the economy began Tuesday, with the following businesses – provided that all safety guidelines are being properly followed – allowed to open: State Park cabins and lodges (in-state residents only); bars (indoor bars restricte… Read more

bramwell — Day one of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail’s reopening saw four-wheeler tourists arriving after long drives, but having extra travel days should give the Memorial Day weekend visitors three full days to enjoy the trails, one promoter of the trail system said Thursday. Read more

At his Thursday press conference at the state capitol, Gov. Jim Justice announced that indoor shopping malls will be allowed to reopen this Thursday and bars could open their doors a week from today on May 26. Read more

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