State news, releases and Information

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Natural gas liquids tax could bring more development and jobs

Fewer West Virginians Employed Now Than Before the Shale Boom CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While West Virginia’s natural gas industry has grown exponentially, many of its jobs may be going to out-of-state workers and job growth in major natural gas producing counties as been mediocre at best. The state is poised to repeat history with more of […]

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Manchin, Capito announce more than $1 million for critical water infrastructure projects

Funding will benefit residents in Clay and McDowell Counties WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a total of $1,146,400 to support water infrastructure projects in Clay and McDowell Counties. The Clay Public Service District’s Pack Fork and Independence […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin hosts major energy confab

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. —Beginning Sunday, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will welcome more than 200 attendees to the 55th annual meeting of the Southern States Energy Board, an organization of southern governors and state legislators from 16 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The theme for this year’s forum is “Producing America’s […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

John Faust: Tailored for selling

By John Foust Raleigh, NC   Have you fallen into an order-taking rut? Are you passively relying on your accounts to tell you what and when to advertise? Are you following their creative directions like a police artist (“Make the hair longer, make the ears bigger.”)? Are you keeping up with events in their industries? […]

This week in W.Va. history: Oct. 1-7
By September 23, 2015 Read More →

This week in W.Va. history: Oct. 1-7

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Oct. 1, 1896: Rural Free Delivery began in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Before this, there was no rural mail delivery, although more than half the country’s citizens lived in […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →

SBA participates in 2015 West Virginia Makes Festival

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office at the West Virginia Makes Festival. The event is hosted by a group of statewide partners, including SBA’s resource partner the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →

Pocahontas walking trail to open Saturday

WHAT: Opening of the Pocahontas Walking Trail WHEN: Sept. 25, 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Pocahontas Exhibition Mine, Pocahontas, VA Join the town of Pocahontas, Tazewell County and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as we cut the ribbon on the new walking trail that leads to the Exhibition Mine. Also, after the ribbon cutting, […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →

Walk to end Alzheimer’s to take place in Huntington this week

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Alzheimer’s Association will host two events this week as part of the 2015 Huntington Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Today is Bank Day for the region’s teams to deposit donations, and Saturday is the Walk. More information on each event is below. Media is welcome to attend both events.   WHAT: MEDIA […]

Beckley/Oak Hill WALK to end Alzheimer’s a huge success
By September 23, 2015 Read More →

Beckley/Oak Hill WALK to end Alzheimer’s a huge success

BECKLEY, W.Va. – More than 360 participants gathered Sept. 19 at the Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center for the annual Beckley/Oak Hill WALK to End Alzheimer’s disease. The WALK, which is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, brings together people in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. Teams collect donations, which are presented at the […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →

Kessler challenges opponent to debate during radio interview

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appearing on this afternoon’s edition of “The Valley Today” on Radio WMOV, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Kessler challenged his opponent, Jim Justice, to a series of debates around the state with the first being before the Jefferson Jackson Dinner Oct. 2 in Charleston. “This would be an excellent opportunity to get us both […]