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W.Va.’s Heroin Epidemic and How We Got Here

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Glynis Board West Virginia Public Broadcasting       Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series,[Read More…]

Professional truck drivers offer important highway safety tips

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With roughly 33 million Americans hitting the road this Memorial Day, drivers from American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Share the Road program urged motorists to exercise caution and good judgment as summer travel begins to ramp up. “In addition to being a very solemn and important holiday, Memorial Day is also the unofficial kickoff[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[Read More…]

Dark Day for Miners

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – More than 750 local coal miners lost their jobs Friday as Murray Energy Corp. either eliminated or laid off 1,829 workers across three states in response to what the firm calls “the ongoing destruction of the U.S. coal industry[Read More…]

Memorial Day Weekend motorists to encounter road construction, rough conditions

State has hotline to report dangerous conditions, barrel issues CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Motorists enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of Summer are encountering road construction, paving crews, potholes and rough road conditions. While orange barrels and cones decorate many sections of highways, other sections of road still need[Read More…]

Register-Herald in Beckley looking for online editor

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a leading daily newspaper in southern West Virginia, is seeking an online editor. The 16,500-circulation Register-Herald is located in Beckley, the business and medical hub for the region. “Duties will include curating our website and social media operations. The successful candidate must be proficient in all aspects[Read More…]

Downtown Beckley to host grant program for historic landmarks

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Many buildings in downtown Beckley’s national historic district qualify for grant funding for rehabilitation, says a spokesman for the Downtown Beckley Business Association, which is hosting state representatives to address eligibility at its July 2 meeting.Up to 50 percent of the cost of repairs for roofs, foundations and other priority development projects[Read More…]

Cass Scenic Railroad opens 2015 season this week

CASS, W.Va. – The Cass Scenic Railroad has opened for the 2015 season. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad made the announcement this week. The 2015 opening marks the first season the  Cass Scenic Railroad, an iconic state attraction, will be operated by a private sector company. Excursion schedules will be similar to[Read More…]

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