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Walk-in services scaled back at State Tax Department locations

  Effective immediately, walk-in services at West Virginia State Tax Department locations across the state are being scaled back because of budgetary and staffing constraints. As a part of the re-configuration of walk-in services, tax department...

Tax Department stops mailing 1099 statements  

  In keeping with continued efforts to save money, the West Virginia State Tax Department has ceased mailing copies of the 1099-G and 1099-INT statements that the agency has filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Instead,...

Bank of Monroe’s Fairlea Grand Opening celebrates century of service

  With horse-drawn wagons rumbling down the city streets of Union, on Jan. 28, 1904, a group of gentlemen gathered in the Monroe County seat and established a new banking entity, The Bank of Monroe....

DHHR announces energy assistance program for low income residents

  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) this week announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 17. The federally funded...

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...