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By September 24, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia lags in natural gas power generation

By CONOR GRIFFITH NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Despite West Virginia’s abundance of natural gas resources, coal remains king in the Mountain State — at least when it comes to power-generation facilities. Doug Douglass, a consultant for the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, said generating electric power from shale gas is something […]

Division of Forestry predicting good fall color across the West Virginia
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Division of Forestry predicting good fall color across the West Virginia

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — With autumn officially under way, preliminary reports from the West Virginia Division of Forestry forecast good fall color across the state. The Division of Forestry and the West Virginia Tourism Office will begin producing weekly fall foliage reports next week. “From gorgeous fall foliage and autumn activities to […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →

WVU beefs up entrepreneurial support with space for B&E startup accelerator

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s array of programs to create, encourage and support entrepreneurship and the innovation economy in the state got a boost Friday as the Board of Governors approved $1.8 million to lease and renovate space for the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine, the University’s first startup accelerator […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, September 24

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. 2ND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER COMES FORWARD Deborah Ramirez describes to The New Yorker magazine of an unwanted sexual encounter during the […]

By September 21, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia PEIA: Good financial numbers likely means no premium increases next year

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A month before they will sit down to hash out details of the proposed 2019-20 benefits plan, members of West Virginia’s Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board got good news on the financial health of the plan. Preliminary results Thursday show PEIA finished the 2017-18 plan year […]

Agriculture is growing on West Virginia
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

Agriculture is growing on West Virginia

By CARYN GRESHAM For the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since its inception, West Virginia has always had a connection with farming and agriculture. The Great Seal of the State of West Virginia, adopted in September 1863, features a farmer with an ax and plow standing before a cornstalk, as well as a miner with […]

Lincoln County farm gains southern counties’ first permanent designation
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

Lincoln County farm gains southern counties’ first permanent designation

By TRAVIS CRUM Williamson Daily News HAMLIN, W.Va. —  Glenn Stickler’s eyes welled up with tears as he described the 200 acres of land in Lincoln County that has been part of his family since 1922. His grandfather spent his life farming the land, as did his father “from daylight to dark,” he said. Now […]

By September 21, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Blue Ribbon subcommittee pitches $10M for colleges, with formula or not

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The new finance subcommittee for Gov. Jim Justice’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education plans to recommend increasing funding for the state’s smaller colleges by $10 million annually. Subcommittee members’ comments Thursday shed doubt on whether they’ll have consensus behind a college funding formula in the […]

By September 21, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia Justices appointed to hear case against Jenkins, Armstead

Staff reports NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Recently appointed state Supreme Court Justice Paul T. Farrell has appointed four justices to hear a case challenging the temporary appointments of outgoing Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., and former House Speaker Tim Armstead to the court and Jenkins’ election bid. In an administrative order handed down Tuesday, Farrell […]

West Virginia addiction experts talk counseling shortage
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia addiction experts talk counseling shortage

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia’s opioid crisis is far from over and the resources — both human and monetary — for fighting it in the Eastern Panhandle are in short supply, according to experts. Those are the two conclusions from a panel of 25 Berkeley County medical, education and law […]