UBB mine disaster – five years later

By Peggy Mackenzie Three hundred feet underground when it happened, Stanley “Goose” Stewart later recalled the Upper Big Branch explosion. “It’s always in the back of your head, and often times it comes to the front...

New Orion Strategies poll shows support/opposition for many issues before the WV Legislature

Voters weigh in on Tobacco Taxes, Conceal Carry Permits, Right-to-Work, Voter ID, Drug Testing, Common Core, Raw Milk, etc. A new poll by Orion Strategies surveys the opinions of historic likely voters on a number...

Women’s Night Out delayed to make room for flood fundraising

For the past seven years, the Family Refuge Center has held their signature fundraiser, Women’s Night Out, in the fall. However, this year, Family Refuge Center’s board and staff has decided to postpone this...

Professional development sessions offered

MountainHeart Child Care Resource and Referral Services, a program of MountainHeart Community Services Inc., will conduct a professional development session on Monday, Mar. 23 at the Workforce WV Career Center, 25 Red Oak Shopping...

West Virginians impacted by flooding may qualify for disaster SNAP benefits

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources(DHHR) this week announced that residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties during...

Interviewing Now – Starcity Filtration – New Business Notice

  Starcity Filtration of Roanoke are expanding operations and opening a new office in Lewisburg, WV. The new facility will be located Lewisburg and expects to employ approximately 20-35 people. Starcity Filtration, which specializes in DME...

Extension Service and Fruits of Labor to host agricultural workshops

West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service is teaming with Fruits of Labor Inc. for a series of free agriculture workshops to help beginning and experienced gardeners learn a variety of agricultural growing and...

Be a judge for Valley Venture Entrepreneurs’ Café competition December 4

Want a reason to feel hopeful about the future of our regional economy? Come judge local entrepreneurs’ innovative ideas to grow their businesses and programs. Select the most deserving entrepreneur in the regional competition...

Voluntary Remediation Agreement signed with Freedom Industries

  A Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) has been finalized between the WV Department of Environmental Protection and the restructuring team for Freedom Industries to clean up the site of the 2014 crude MCHM spill through...

No change to customer rates proposed in Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power Fuel, Vegetation Management...

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, submitted its Expanded Net Energy Cost (ENEC) and Vegetation Management Program (VMP) filings to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) and outlined a proposal to use...

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