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W.Va. Preservation Alliance welcomes Sibray, Ballman to board

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) has announced the appointments of Martha Ballman and David Sibray to itsboard of directors, according to its executive director, DanielleLaPresta.A statewide non-profit dedicated to encouraging preservation in theMountain State, the PAWV provides advice and technical assistance forgroups and individuals and may[Read More…]

Business, labor leaders differ on legislative session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Business and labor – following the lead of West Virginia Legislative leaders — disagreed Thursday at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mariott Town Center. The business and industry panel was added to the event’s agenda to give newspaper representatives insight into the legislative view[Read More…]

Lawmakers clash over changing state’s direction 

CHARLESTON, W.Va — State Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, told journalists on Thursday that Republicans want change because West Virginia has “been at the bottom of way too many lists too long.”  Cole, Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, House Speaker Tim Armstead and House Minority Leader Tim Miley spoke at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the Charleston Marriott.  “I[Read More…]

Coal industry recognized 54 firms for commitment to workplace safety

Catenary Coal Co. Samples Mine wins Barton B. Lay Milestones of Safety Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With mine safety as its focus, West Virginia’s coal industry recognized 54 mining and service companies for their commitment to exemplary safety performance in 2014 during recent 42nd Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium in[Read More…]

State mining operations honored for environmental stewardship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Xinergy Ltd.’s South Fork Coal Company Clearco Preparation Plant in Greenbrier County claimed the state’s top award for environmental stewardship – the Greenlands Award – at the West Virginia Coal Association’s 42st Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium held January 28th-30th in Charleston. Also during the symposium, 12 other operations were recognized for their commitment to the environment as being[Read More…]

Healthcare professionals visiting Capitol for Hospital Day at the Legislature

Group representing more than 44,000 employees CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An estimated 150 healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical staff, volunteers, and others representing the more than 44,500 employees of West Virginia’s hospitals around the state will be attending Hospital Day at the Legislature, Thursday, February 5, 2015.  The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA)[Read More…]

Economic Development Council discusses state’s future, economy at annual conference

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC) held its Annual Conference in the capitol city of Charleston Wednesday. Economic Development Directors and WVEDC members from around the state learned of economic updates and discussed experiences, challenges and expectations for West Virginia in 2015. “The winter conference[Read More…]

Timberline launches ‘snowfunding’ campaign

DAVIS, W.Va. — Timberline Four Seasons Resort, in the heart of Canaan Valley in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has joined with Destination Crowd Capital, based in Washington, D.C., to launch the world’s first snowfunding campaign at http://www.snowfunding.com. The campaign’s goal is to use crowdfunding to raise money to fund snowmaking,[Read More…]

Ad-Libs: ‘What’s now? What’s next?’ in advertising sales

RALEIGH, N.C. — Not long ago, I was in the audience for a consultant’s presentation on today’s business climate. The thing I most remember was listed in the bullet points on one of her PowerPoint slides – the words “What’s now? What’s next?” She spent all of 30 seconds discussing them.[Read More…]

Attorney continues free Valentine’s Day divorce 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s a Valentine’s Day heartbreaker. The Webb Law Centre is continuing its annual giveaway of a free divorce to the person who, in their opinion, presents the most compelling story as to why they deserve a free divorce. This is the eight year the Charleston attorney Rusty Webb has given[Read More…]

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