State news, releases and Information

SBA, AARP announce “Summer of Encore Mentoring”
By June 8, 2015 Read More →

SBA, AARP announce “Summer of Encore Mentoring”

Events target entrepreneurs Age 50 and Older  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are partnering to host “Summer of Encore Mentoring” educational events for older Americans who want to start or expand small businesses. These local events will take place during the months of June, July and August. “AARP has been a great […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

2015 ‘Teaming to Win’ conference offers panel of leaders

DAVIS, W.Va.  –  ‘Teaming to Win’ works to advance and improve small business prospects in West Virginia. When the 2015 ‘Teaming to Win’ conference starts at noon on Wednesday at the Canaan Valley State Park & Conference Center in Davis,  participants will have the opportunity to hear national speakers and leaders and take advantage of learning sessions offered by the National Contract Management Association, West Virginia/Ohio […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →

Alliance promotes auction of endangered W.Va. buildings

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is promoting the auction of three buildings formerly slated for demolition in an endangered historic district that may soon become home to a new southern campus for West Virginia University. The availability of grants and tax credits for historic properties and a renewed local interest in […]

By May 1, 2015 Read More →

U.S. Rep. Jenkins: Funding for rural veterans programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., has announced his efforts to help secure full funding for rural health programs for veterans in a House-passed appropriations bill. The Veterans Affairs Department would receive $250 million for the Office of Rural Health to improve the quality of care for the nation’s three million rural veterans. […]

By April 29, 2015 Read More →

Vendor spaces approach capacity at outdoor Beckley market

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Scheduled to open Saturday morning, the second bi-monthly Neville Street Market is already approaching vendor capacity, and organizers predict that it will soon expand to include additional streets. Proceeds from vendor fees for Saturday’s event will got to support programs at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Beckley, and market organizers are similarly dedicating proceeds to other local non-profit […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →

First commercial raft trip on New River this Thursday

OAK HILL, W.Va.  — The first commercial whitewater rafting trip of spring 2015 on the New River has been scheduled for Thursday, March 12, though because of high water fed by recent heavy snows officials at ACE Adventure Resort are not yet sure of its departure time. The trip is expected to end at the Fayette Station take-out under […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →

Manchin, Burr bill looks at veteran homelessness

NOTE —  Release from Sen. Joe Manchin’s Office: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2015. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →

WV House: Delegates pass veto override of Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act

Editor’s Note: The following is a release from the W.Va. House of Delegates. It is shared as a service to our member newspapers. It is not a news article from our newspapers: — CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Today the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a veto override of H.B. 2568, the Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act by a vote of […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →

WV House Democrats: Homestead Exemption increases

Editor’s Note: The following is a release from the Democrat members of the W.Va. House of Delegates. It is shared as a service to our member newspapers. It is not a news article from our newspapers: — CHARLESTON. W.Va. — After several failed amendments, Democrats in the House of Delegates were able to successfully amend a provision into […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →

Capitol High School Symphonic Band performing at Clay Center

Capitol High School Symphonic Band among the high school bands performing at the Clay Center on Friday, April 3.