Agricultural innovators across West Virginia will compete for a business assistance package valued in excess of $10,000 as part of a contest sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute. Read more

washington — After years of delays, a railroad safety system that federal regulators say could have prevented 300 deaths since 1969 is finally close to full implementation — but large gaps remain, with commuter railroads using the system on fewer than half of the tracks required by December 2020. Read more

fayetteville — Embracing a new decade, outdoor recreation industry leaders are exploring avenues by which outdoor recreation can grow and continue to make a lasting impact on the broader-based southern West Virginia economy. Read more

washington, d.c. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the passage of the bipartisan Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act last month. Read more

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $667,037,403 in funding from 467 awards for top West Virginia priorities in 2019. The grants included funding to combat the opioid epidemic, economic and rural development, education and health services, t… Read more

charleston — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and his office reported actions to protect children from abuse, combat the state’s deadly opioid epidemic and protect coal miners, farmers and others from job-killing regulations and court challenges – all just a handful of the off… Read more

West Virginia could receive an additional federal grant of $4 million to continue upgrades to county election security upon passage of the 2020 appropriations bill, with the support of the state’s congressional delegation. The bill secures funding to the Department of Homeland Security for e… Read more

The Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce is officially celebrating 100 years of service. Established in the spring of 1919 with the first president, Curry L. Buckner, general manager of Lewis, Hubbard & Company, the Chamber of Commerce was originally a volunteer organization put in… Read more

West Virginia Lottery Daily 4 players who played the numbers 1-1-1-1 won big on Christmas Day when the quadruple ones popped up during the Lottery’s nightly draw show for the first time ever. Read more

U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., have introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. The legislation aims to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare, which will help stem the opioid epidemic… Read more

charleston — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reminding able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) in 36 counties of a work or educational requirement to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Read more

ALTOONA, Pa. —Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will celebrate the holidays by offering customers a free cup of freshly brewed coffee on both Christmas Day, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m., and New Year’s, from 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until… Read more

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged consumers to be careful when having packages delivered to their homes. Read more

washington — The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration announced it expects to award a cooperative agreement for the black lung data and resource center. Read more

Congress opened the door in 2018 to what many in the agriculture sector hope will be a 21st-century money crop: hemp. But the budding industry must first escape the shadow of marijuana, hemp’s botanical cousin. Read more

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), emphasizing the dangers of incorporating equipment manu… Read more

The New River Gorge Trail Alliance (NRGTA) was awarded a Power of Performance Award in the “Revitalizing Communities” category at the Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference in Charleston recently. The Trail Alliance builds and maintains a regional trail network to spur economic growth a… Read more

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has kicked off volunteer recruitment for its Tax-Aide program, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service. The foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season and is accepting new volunteers. Read more

LEWISBURG — A self-described “kid from Crichton,” Matt Ford learned at his grandfather’s knee that he would need to carve out his own niche if he wanted to avoid the hillbilly highway out of West Virginia. Read more

washington — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined a bipartisan bicameral group to introduce legislation with resources to pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies, and other expenses associated with a new child. Read more

FASTSIGNS® of Beckley is sponsoring Santa’s Christmas Adventure at The Resort at Glade Springs, now in its seventh consecutive year. An interactive holiday experience for children and families, it will be open to the public today, Dec. 14, and Dec. 15 at the Pavilion at 255 Resort Drive in Daniels. Read more

Allegheny Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Pendleton Community Bank, has announced third quarter 2019 net income of $1,057,000 or $1.27 per share. This represents a 2.03 percent increase from third quarter 2018 income of $1,036,000 or $1.24 per share. Read more

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Kenneth L. Lilly, age 82, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Beaver, WV, passed away January 24, 2020. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley, WV.

Jody Davis, age 61, of Coal City, WV, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020. There will be no services. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley, WV.

George David Dyer died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from complications from Influenza. He was born March 10, 1955, in Beckley and was 64 when he died. George was preceded in death by his father, George A. Dyer, and a brother, James R. Dyer. He is survived by his mother, Hazel P. Dyer, a dau…

Larry Wayne, 64, of Oak Hill, WV, died January 21, 2020. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home.

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