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It’s the time of year for college students across the country to enroll for spring semester classes. How many parents and students are rethinking the decision to attend college away from home amid the pandemic?   

Members of SEIU District 1199 with Harper Mills, a long-term care facility in Beckley, will hold a candlelight vigil from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to bring to light their concerns about concessions being proposed by management that could damage employee retention, strip union representation… Read more

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of October dropped more than two percentage points to 6.4 percent. The number of unemployed state residents decreased by 18,100. Read more

The Hinton Area Foundation (HAF) has received an allocation of $39,000 in West Virginia state tax credits through the Neighborhood Investment Program. This program gives donors an opportunity to receive half of their donation back in the form of state tax credits; some people call this oppor… Read more

United Bankshares, Inc. (United), recently reported earnings for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020. Earnings for the third quarter of 2020 were a record $103.8 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $66.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share for the third q… Read more

The West Virginia Hive, a business development accelerator for southern West Virginia, formally opened its new offices, business hub and coworking space at 205 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley with a Friday, Oct. 16, ribbon-cutting celebration featuring leaders from the agencies that helped make th… Read more

Big Lots is excited to announce the grand opening of its newly remodeled store in Beckley, on Saturday, Oct. 10. This store will reflect a new format, which is part of a broader initiative of bringing savings with surprises in every re-designed aisle while offering trustworthy value and frie… Read more

With a cool autumn breeze blowing through orange-tipped trees Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Department of Transportation officials, and Coalfields Expressway Authority members, surrounded by county officials and residents, cut the ribbon on a second segment of the Coalfields Expr… Read more

When whitewater rafting expert Tug Chamberlain guides adventurers down the Gauley River in spring and summer, he’s usually standing in naturally flowing, clear shallow water, watching trout swim around his ankles as he points out the best paths to individuals leisurely steering inflatable duckies. Read more

As the United States experiences mass racial unrest and nationwide protests, equity issues have become elevated in the American consciousness. And according to Erin McHenry-Sorber, an associate professor of higher education in the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Servi… Read more

The Social Security Administration has a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, there will be an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives … Read more

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