Andrew Hagy – newly-hired executive director of GVEDC

Starting this month, a new executive director will take over the reins of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC). Andrew Hagy was presented to the board of directors at the November meeting by...

State unemployment rate 5.9 percent in December

Total unemployment was down 1,600 over the year. The national unemployment rate inched up to 4.7 percent. Total nonfarm payroll employment decreased 8,300 in December, with gains of 900 in the goods-producing sector and a...

The CVB continues its educational series with Trip Advisor workshop

In order to assist tourism partners with their marketing efforts, the Greenbrier County CVB Partner Education Workshop Series was created. Perfect for the beginner - and a refresher for the experienced - the series equips...

Attorney General files suit against third pharmacy in less than a month

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit against a Raleigh County pharmacy alleges it provided nearly 5 million doses of highly addictive prescription painkillers in just seven years amid significant competition. The lawsuit contends Crab...

GasBuddy forecasts highest gas prices in three years for 2017

Motorists may get some sticker shock in 2017 and will shell out $52 billion more over the course of the year compared to 2016 as the national yearly average rises to $2.49 per gallon,...

Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors donates to local food pantries

The Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors’ “Feed The Need” community food drive made its annual donations this year totaling $5,400 in monetary donations and 1,368 non-perishable food items. Feed The Need was formed six years...
First Energy

Rainelle Medical Center receives surprise donation

The FirstEnergy Foundation surprised Rainelle Medical Center’s “Right from the Start” program in Rainelle with a special $5,000 donation as part of its “12 Gifts of the Season,” a new holiday giving initiative designed...

WV Weekly Fuel update and outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in West Virginia rose 0.4 cents per gallon last week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,154 gas outlets in West Virginia. This compares with the national average...

Be wary of post-holiday employment scams

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to exercise caution when looking for employment opportunities to pay off those holiday purchases. Gifts and travel expenses are just some of the things that put a dent in...
Kara Dense

Greenbrier County CVB Executive Director appointed to WV Tourism Commission

Kara D. Dense has accepted an appointment to the West Virginia Tourism Commission after having been selected by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Dense will join the private-public board that oversees the West Virginia Division of Tourism.