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Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Internet helps home-based business owners
By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Internet helps home-based business owners

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gaining access to the Internet can create opportunities for the budding entrepreneur. West Virginia residents who have solid ideas and inspiration are earning their livings from their homes, small offices and even kitchens. The Internet […]

By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Geocaching trail “caches” in for Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Why in the world would you need a GPS device and have to know how to play a song on a xylophone at the same time? To go geocaching, of course, according to Laura Gassler, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting […]

Arch Coal’s Taylor County Operation earns top coal environmental award
By March 31, 2014 Read More →

Arch Coal’s Taylor County Operation earns top coal environmental award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Arch Coal’s Leer Mining Complex in Taylor County claimed the West Virginia’s top award for environmental stewardship — The Greenlands Award — during the West Virginia Coal Association’s 41st Annual Mining Symposium in Charleston. In presenting The Greenlands Award to Arch Coal, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney said, “This award is for their work to minimize adverse impacts on the regional ecosystem while considering […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →

Region’s largest construction and design exposition kicks off March 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry — the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition — opens March 26 at the Charleston Civic. “EXPO offers 80 professional development opportunities, covering a range of topics from building technology to structural design, project documentation, ethane development and state building codes. Led by some of the most trusted names in the industry, EXPO […]

By March 1, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin lifts state of emergency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has lifted a state of emergency related to the January chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin issued a proclamation rescinding the emergency declaration Friday, more than seven weeks after it was issued. The emergency declaration covered nine counties affected by the Jan. 9 spill of […]

By February 20, 2014 Read More →

Online registration open for EXPO 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Registration is open the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO), for the region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry. Expo officials said, “To register for this must-attend event, which will be held at the Charleston Civic Center March 26-27, you can now visit wvexpo.com.” Building and design industry professionals can register at no cost by […]

By February 20, 2014 Read More →

Economic Impact Study on pseudoephedrine prescription requirement sees $149.4 million cost for West Virginia

West Liberty University professor predicts a total cost Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Wednesday released the following statement regarding a new economic impact study conducted by Dr. Serkan Catma of West Liberty University. The study, which was supported by a grant from CHPA, examined the potential costs associated with a proposed prescription requirement for […]

By February 18, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition sets educational seminars

Complete list of seminars and show information at wvexpo.com     CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO) — promising the most comprehensive education program and largest marketplace for the design and construction industry in the region — returns to the Charleston Civic Center March 26 – 27. EXPO organizers said the […]

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband springs with information and opportunity
By February 18, 2014 Read More →

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband springs with information and opportunity

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At a summer auction in Pendleton County, the auctioneer begged for even just a $1 bid for complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. No one wanted this hefty volume of the world’s knowledge, not just because the boxes were heavy […]

By February 17, 2014 Read More →

WV Sharing: Legislation would allow for private flood insurance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate on Monday would allow private insurers to offer flood insurance in West Virginia residents. Since federal law changes in 2012, many West Virginians have experienced significant increases in flood insurance premiums.  In response to this, Senate Bill 621 would allow the private insurance market to sell more […]