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Regional educational institutions are forming partnerships with Raleigh County Memorial Airport and New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) to set the groundwork for an emerging aerospace industry in southern West Virginia.

Pavlik and Associates, a public relations firm in Fort Worth, Texas, specializing in public and corporate engagement, has been selected to conduct a review of skilled training needs for aerospace companies locating at the 105-acre site at Raleigh County Memorial Airport. Read more

People are flipping upside down for the area’s newest fitness business. They’re also turning sideways, holding splits in mid-air, and striking yoga poses with both feet several inches from the ground. Read more

Gov. Jim Justice’s vision for West Virginia is to clear the pandemic and eventually eliminate the state’s income tax, paving the way for a future in which workers pour into the state, work remotely via high-speed internet and build a stronger economy. Read more

Today, the West Virginia Congressional delegation, leaders of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and Raleigh County Memorial Airport, and site development engineers are announcing plans for a multi-million site development at the expanding airport in Beaver, W.Va. Read more

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has announced the application period for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) has been extended until the close of business this Friday, Feb. 5. The federally funded program assists eligible state resi… Read more

Jim Monroe loves plants and likes to grow things. These days, the nationally recognized horticulturalist is hoping to use his QVC platform to grow the economy in southern West Virginia, even as he grows his eclectic brand of high-fashion plants around the globe. Read more

The message emanating from the Society of Automotive Analysts' 2021 Automotive Outlook Conference, held virtually last week, reinforced what Greek philosopher Heraclitus said some 2,500 years ago: "There is nothing permanent except change." Read more

CHARLESTON – The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has authorized Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company to use approximately $13 million of the remaining Fresh Start Funds to provide assistance with paying electric bills for residential customers suffering from severe… Read more

Although Noah Shrewsbury is listed as the owner of Alpine Builders on the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office website, Shrewsbury is not the owner of a business with that name, as was reported in a Sunday article. Read more

Each year before West Virginia lawmakers begin their 60-day session, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce (BRCCC) presents position statements that reflect the voice of our local business community to our legislators.  Read more

charleston – West Virginia Retirement Plus, the state’s officially sanctioned supplemental retirement program for public employees, has surpassed $300 million in total assets, a continuation of long-term growth that began 14 years ago. Read more

With the announcement that Mylan Pharmaceuticals is closing its manufacturing facility in Morgantown, West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic director John Deskins says the “major blow” to the regional economy will be spread beyond job loss. Read more

washington — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. Read more

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Should the U.S. Senate convict or acquit former President Trump for inciting an insurrection?

House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol insurrection.

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