State news, releases and Information

By June 30, 2015 Read More →

Cole, Armstead issue statement on Prevailing wage

Charleston, W.Va. —  Senate President Bill Cole and House Speaker Tim Armstead issued a statement today expressing disappointment over the failure of WorkForce West Virginia to implement the statutory requirements of the prevailing wage law as passed by the Legislature with broad bipartisan support, and signed by the Governor on March 18.Based on information provided by […]

How do you shop for autos? Why do you buy?
By June 29, 2015 Read More →

How do you shop for autos? Why do you buy?

Have you seen this Toyota Sequoia Limited? CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Do you use online information when shopping for your automobiles? What makes you buy? The West Virginia Press Services wants to know. With newspaper ads and online services, it’s easy to shop for a vehicle once you’re interested, but the WVPS wants to know how you get […]

By June 25, 2015 Read More →

New economic impact study planned for entire Appalachian Corridor System

ELKINS, W.Va. — With its goal of helping turn billions of dollars in potential economic development into a reality, a new economic impact study of the entire Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) is getting support from West Virginia. The Appalachian Regional Commission is working on an economic impact study of the entire Appalachian Development Highway System […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →

McKinley speaking at breakfast meeting

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Residents wanting politics with their breakfast won’t want to miss the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Tuesday, June 30. Chamber organizers are hosting the event at 8 a.m. on June 30 at the Ramada Inn in Morgantown. Congressman McKinley will be present to speak to […]

By June 18, 2015 Read More →

WV Housing Development Fund supporting removal of dilapidated structures

WVHD Fund Supports Community Development Initiative $1 million available to take down blighted, dangerous structures CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the Fayette County Beautification Committee demolishes a dilapidated, abandoned structure, those living near the site often tell them of others in the area that should meet the same fate. “Every time one goes down, we hear about […]

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 […]