State news, releases and Information

By August 18, 2014 Read More →

United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal

LOGAN, W.Va. — United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal. The two organizations announced Aug. 16 that United for Coal will be rolled into Citizens of Coal.  UFC president Allen Gibson is stepping down with CFC President Roger Horton maintaining the leadership role of CFC. For more information, contact Horton at  onearmrider@yahoo.com.

By August 14, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia getting grant funding for workforce development

W.Va. selected as part of Learning Network by National Governors Association    CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – West Virginia has been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs as part of a two-year program hosted by the NGA Policy Academy to align education and training systems to the […]

Foreigner rocking the State Fair on Thursday
By August 12, 2014 Read More →

Foreigner rocking the State Fair on Thursday

LEWISBURG, W.VA. — From the late ’70s through the early ’90s, it was nearly impossible to listen to the radio without hearing the familiar sounds of Foreigner. Even today, hearing even a small snippet of classics including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” and the band’s most successful hit “I Want […]

Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers
By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers

Flesher to head the Contractors Association of West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Daniel B. Flesher, president of Trimble Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Morgantown, was elected president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia at the association’s Annual Meeting held July 10-13 at The Greenbrier. Flesher replaced Phil Weser, president and CEO of March-Westin Company, Inc., Morgantown, who will serve on the Board of Directors as immediate […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Mooney, Casey participating in WV Business & Industry Council forum Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Second District congressional candidates Alex Mooney (R) and Nick Casey (D) will jointly participate in a candidate forum from 10:30 a.m. – noon, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The event is being conducted by the West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC) and will take place in the West Virginia Room (Room […]

By July 10, 2014 Read More →

Summer sun means ultraviolet dangers; T-shirts are little help

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Did you know that the average T-shirt has a lower than 15 SPF rating when talking about protecting your child from harmful UV rays? It takes only 15 minutes for sun to damage your skin. And cases of skin cancer top the list of cancers nationally, with 20% of Americans and roughly as many West Virginians falling victim, reports West Virginia Health […]

Alpha Natural Resources’ vice president to chair VCEA
By July 1, 2014 Read More →

Alpha Natural Resources’ vice president to chair VCEA

LEBANON, Va. — Donald “Donnie” Ratliff has been named the new chairman of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance Inc.  Ratliff, Alpha Natural Resources’  vice president of state governmental affairs for Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Wyoming, assumed the new post with VCEA effective in June. Prior to that, he served on the VCEA board. VCEA is a non-profit trade association headquartered in Lebanon, Va. […]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →

‘Brew Skies Festival’ features live music and W.Va. microbrew

THOMAS, W.Va. – Fans of live music and West Virginia craft beers will again have the chance to experience both at the third annual “Brew Skies Festival” Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th, at Canaan Valley State Park. Sponsored by Mountain State Brewing Co. in Thomas, WV, the festival features a number of regional bands, as […]

Gov. Tomblin: DMV online initiative helping West Virginians
By June 10, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin: DMV online initiative helping West Virginians

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin CHARLESTON, W.Va — Technology changes the way we do many things, from communicating with each other to paying bills. It also provides opportunity for government – especially state government – to be more efficient and accessible to its citizens. With this in mind, the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles […]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond discuss the state of girls in our region

Panelist gave their views on how to create the next generation of female leaders   CHARLESTON, W.VA. —  The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) gathered an assembly of female leaders in education, politics, business and the community to share their knowledge and provide their input on the potential opportunities and open doors that are […]