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Friends of Coal motorcycle license plate available

FOC plate is the first official organization plate for motorcycles in West Virginia history   CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia motorcyclists can now feature an official West Virginia Friends of Coal license plate when riding.   The plate, which is smaller but identical to the Friends of Coal automobile license plate, is reflective black[Read More…]

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad opens season Saturday with Cottontail Express

ELKINS, W.Va. – The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad announces the opening of the 2015 Mountain Rail Adventure season with two departures from the Elkins Depot of the Cottontail Express on Saturday, April 4. “Families, dressed in their Easter finery, will travel to Elkins for a hour and half hop down the rails with Peter Cottontail,”[Read More…]

West Virginia Railroad Museum to open 2015 season with unique railway exhibit 

‘Virginian Railway Exhibit – The Best Coal Railroad Money Could Buy’ on display ELKINS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Railroad Museum will open its 2015 season with the “Virginian Railway Exhibit – The Best Coal Railroad Money Could Buy.”       “This new and exciting exhibit has never before been displayed in West Virginia, said WVRM spokesperson Wayne Sheets. “The exhibit[Read More…]

WVHub seeking nominees for Champions of Community award

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Now is the time to recognize those people who are working to improve their community and state. The West Virginia Community Development Hub is now
 accepting nominations for the 2015 Jean Ambrose Award, which will recognize a West Virginian who has had a significant impact on the wellbeing of the state’s[Read More…]

Abandoned buildings: Help arriving for communities

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nine communities in West Virginia will receive expert help addressing the issue of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in their main streets, business districts and neighborhoods courtesy of the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University. The communities of Moundsville, Parsons, Hamlin, Thomas, Whitesville, Terra Alta, Glenville, Charleston (West Side Main Street) and Morgantown[Read More…]

Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., speaks at the Congressional hearing in Charleston on Monday morning. The roughly two-hour hearing examined the leak of thousands of chemicals from a storage tank into the Elk River. See hearing story at http://www.charlestondailymail.com/News/201402100008

Senator Capito talks about Environment and Public Works Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  During her weekly Senate update for the people of West Virginia, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,  discusses the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee field hearing in Beckley on March 23, her support for the Senate GOP Balanced Budget and legislation she introduced to reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission[Read More…]

Small Business Administration conference Thursday in Fairmont

Free event offers SBA training and special Regulatory Fairness Roundtable FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Sixth Annual Dynamic Networking for Small Business (DYNET) Conference is Thursday, April 2, at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont. The free day-long event begins at 8:30 a.m. and a special Regulatory Fairness Roundtable with Brian[Read More…]

$5.6 million grants aiding recreational trails, transportation alternatives

Funding to assist  42 projects across West Virginia — CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and representatives from the West Virginia Division of Highways and the Federal Highway Administration’s West Virginia Division Office have announced over $5.6 million in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants that will assist 42[Read More…]

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