bridgeport — Applications are now open for the regional initiative Opportunity Appalachia.
morgantown — With more than 400 million maple trees, it’s no wonder maple syrup is one of West Virginia’s fastest growing industries. Read more
First lady Cathy Justice is excited to announce the Create a Quarter for West Virginia contest in honor of Presidents’ Day in February. 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
charleston — Fifty West Virginia destinations, businesses, people and events have been recognized as the “Best of the Blue Ridge” in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s 2020 “Best of the Blue Ridge” readers’ choice awards. 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
PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Employees laid off from a Kentucky coal company last month say they haven't received their final paycheck or payment for unused vacation days, according to a former company manager. 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
WASHINGTON — New River Gorge Regional Development Authority in Beckley has been awarded a $708,300 grant to promote business development, job creation, job retention and private investment in Southern West Virginia by expanding WV HIVE entrepreneur and business assistance programs. Read more
charleston — AARP West Virginia welcomed Jane Marks of Charleston as its new state president. Marks will succeed outgoing State President Rich Stonestreet of Charleston, who completes his six-year tenure as AARP’s lead state volunteer on Dec. 31. Read more
Consultant Jon McCalmont with Parrish & Partners assured the Greenbrier County Airport Authority in August that “the stars are aligning” for federal funding to pay for a runway lighting rehabilitation project. Read more
Two business coaches with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) have received Certified Business Advisor (CBA) certificates. 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
huntington — West Virginia-based Maier Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable corporation, has contributed $1.5 million to Marshall University to assist in development of the university’s aviation program scheduled for take-off in fall 2021. Read more
The West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program recently added coverage for maternity services — a move that can greatly improve the health of the state’s low-income mothers and their babies, according to a West Virginia University pediatrician. Read more
For the past 19 years, many southern West Virginia residents have added a small piece of history to their holiday decorations with the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas ornament. 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
OAK HILL — In the spirit of environmental stewardship, members of the New River Gorge Master Naturalists teamed up last month with representatives of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation to plant 17 certified American chestnut trees on property at the Oak Hill school… Read more
OAK HILL — For over a century, scientists, ecologists and ordinary citizens have been grappling with the near total destruction of a species of tree that comprised a quarter of the Appalachian forests and of eastern North American forests from southern Ontario to Florida. 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
washington, d.c. — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday that legislation in the Senate will be stalled until a bipartisan bill to save coal miners’ benefits he and others have supported passes. 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
Starting Jan. 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul announced. Read more
Having grown up in the restaurant business, Juan Solis knew from an early age that he would one day follow his father and brother who have opened a number of Mexican restaurants throughout West Virginia. Read more
Uziel Ortega and Victor Ramirez man the kitchen while Amanda Ramirez greets incoming guests. It’s a busy time for the partners of Lewisburg’s Mi Tequila Mexican restaurant. 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
lindside – In an effort to strengthen local economies while providing increased opportunities for career exploration for West Virginia students, the Union Area Chamber of Commerce partnering with Monroe County Board of Education to enhance Workforce Development and Career Readiness. Read more
This Week's Circulars
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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