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Endolumik Inc. of Morgantown secures $175,000 Angel Investment from Country Roads Angel Network

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 18, 2021) – A medical device company whose innovation improves bariatric surgery procedures has secured a $175,000 angel investment from Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN), the state’s only accredited angel investment network. CRAN invests in projects spanning all 55 counties of West Virginia. Endolumik, Inc. was founded[Read More…]

74 years ago the speed of sound was broken in West Virginia

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Seventy-four years ago, a native West Virginian climbed into the cockpit of a rocket-powered aircraft and proved that he had “the right stuff” by becoming the first pilot to blast past the sound barrier. On Oct. 14, 1947, 24-year-old Capt. Charles[Read More…]

U.S. Senators Manchin, Capito, Carper visit Beckley, W.Va., to hear about water issues

By Jessica Farrish, The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Consolidation and rate increases are key to upgrading West Virginia’s aging water and sewer systems, where 30 percent of residents are unserved with drinking water and 40 percent are unserved with wastewater, experts on state infrastructure and funding told United States Senators Shelley[Read More…]

WVU School of Public Health aids state efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccination among minority communities

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The West Virginia University School of Public Health is providing critical insights to help target minority communities and other key demographics as the state works to boost its vaccination rate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Online surveys and focus groups conducted by Linda Alexander, senior associate dean for academic, student and faculty affairs for the School of Public Health, highlighted the need[Read More…]

West Virginia Lawmakers get vaccine exemption amendment

By Steven Allen Adams, The Weirton Daily Times CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature moved quickly on a last-minute addition to the special session for private sector COVID-19 vaccine exemptions. Senate Bill 3035 and House Bill 335, both relating to COVID-19 immunization requirement for employment in the public and[Read More…]