Rainelle receives multi-million dollar USDA loan

By Leah Deitz The City of Rainelle has procured a $2.675 million United States Department of Agriculture loan to address the city’s antiquated water lines. Mayor Andy Pendleton says the project has been in the works for more than three years, and although this funding will not be enough to completely upgrade the system, it is a step in the right direction. “We More...

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By admin On Friday, March 13th, 2015

DMV announces WV roadway fatalities down 8 percent

Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Pat Reed announced this week that roadway fatalities in West Virginia are down 18 percent for 2014, compared to previous years. Commissioner Reed is also Governor Tomblin’s More...

By admin On Friday, March 13th, 2015

USDA sets goal of serving 200 million summer meals, observes program’s 40th anniversary

Continuing USDA’s focus on childhood hunger during National Nutrition Month, Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe this week announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2015 goal of More...

By admin On Friday, March 13th, 2015

New River CTC’s Raleigh County Campus to host ribbon cutting and Business After Hours March 19

New River CTC’s Raleigh County Campus will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and Business After Hours event with Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce from 4 until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 19. The event will More...

A view of the barn-raising project on-going at Montwell Park with TV crews filming a segment of Barnwood Builders TV reality show.
By admin On Friday, March 13th, 2015

TV crew documents barn-raising at Montwell Park

By Peggy Mackenzie “Lights! Camera! Action! No, wait. The lighting angle is wrong. Could you make it look like you’re pounding that nail again? …ok, ok, once again …Action!” Construction projects More...

By admin On Friday, March 6th, 2015

Ronceverte City Council discusses possible flooding at Island Park

By Sarah Mansheim Monday’s Ronceverte City Council meeting was a brief one, with council only voting on two items: one to approve the previous month’s minutes and another to approve Cherie Davis’ appointment More...

By admin On Friday, March 6th, 2015

HB 2881 postponed indefinitely after public hearing

By Sarah Mansheim On Friday, Feb. 27, the West Virginia House of Delegates postponed House Bill 2881 indefinitely after more than 40 people, including elected officials and clergy members, spoke out against the More...

By admin On Friday, March 6th, 2015

Mountain Valley Pipeline attorneys threaten to sue landowners

By Peggy Mackenzie West Virginia landowners are facing lawsuits from natural gas producer EQT Corp. to force them to allow pipeline surveyors onto their property. EQT, along with NextEra Energy, plans to build a More...

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By admin On Friday, March 6th, 2015

Airport manager retires

Jerry OSullivan By Peggy Mackenzie Jerry O’Sullivan’s retirement from his position as manager of the Greenbrier Valley Airport was reportedly submitted in executive session during a special meeting of the Greenbrier More...

By admin On Friday, March 6th, 2015

USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC Programs

armers have until March 31 to update yields and reallocate base acres; Deadline for choosing between ARC and PLC March 31 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that a one-time extension will be provided More...