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Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June


MORGANTOWN — Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself...

New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, says it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself.

“When we first approached the senator ab...

AARP hosting “Money Smart Week” events


A weeklong campaign designed to help people better manage their money is underway.

State AARP officials are holding their sixth annual “Money Smart Week,” this week. The campaign will include 75 diff...

Conference addresses “sacredness” of Appalachia


Participants of a conference in Charleston on Monday said they want to address global warming and its effects from a spiritual perspective.

The Appalachian Preservation Project opened the two-day conference ȁ...

Housing for disabled seniors opens in Charleston


Seniors who need wheelchair-accessible housing have a new option in downtown Charleston.

The West Virginia AFL-CIO dedicated on Friday morning a new center that will offer independent living arrangements for physic...

Interfaith group celebrates 65 years


A local group whose members are Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrians will hold its 65th annual luncheon next week.

The Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council event will be Wednesday at the John X...

After clinic closure, Manchin asks for help for Greenbrier veterans


A Veterans Administration mobile unit from Bluefield may be coming to help veterans who usually receive their medical help and treatment from the VA clinic in Maxwelton in Greenbrier County.

The Maxwelton Clinic w...

VA clinic in Greenbrier County to close indefinitely


A veterans clinic in Greenbrier County was closed yet again Monday, after air quality tests found elevated levels of formaldehyde in the air.

Medical services offered to veterans through the Greenbrier County Commu...

Walker expanding its agriculture business at Nitro location


The Walker Machinery Co. announced plans Monday to open a new Agri-Business Division at its facility in Nitro.

Walker Machinery released a statement indicating it will allow the “company to expand its agri-b...

Pacific free-trade pact still raising concerns


Debates about the United States’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial proposal that would oversee 40 percent of all U.S. foreign trade, have been going on for years. Those debates are com...

Charleston Newspapers to offer digital business seminars


Working to help local businesses, Charleston Newspapers is launching a series of seminars to teach small business owners about how “migrating into the digital space” will help them.

Getting better acc...

Hatfield resigns as head of Patriot Coal


Ben Hatfield resigned as president and chief executive officer of Patriot Coal Corp., based in Scott Depot, on Friday.

Patriot’s board of directors appointed Robert W. Bennett, currently a senior vice presid...

Judge says Allegiant pilots can’t go on strike


A judge has issued a temporary restraining order that prevents pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air from going on strike.

On Wednesday afternoon, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, which rep...

Airline strike likely to cause canceled flights Thursday


More than 250 Allegiant Air flights, with more than 33,000 passengers, are likely to be canceled Thursday.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, based in Las Vegas, issued a press statement on Wedn...

Charleston Newspapers launches online jobs board


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Wednesday, The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail will introduce a new website to help people find jobs they want and help employers find people to fill their job openings.


Senior services bureau offers Medicare, Social Security help


For senior citizens applying for Medicare and Social Security benefits, seeking employment and looking to get in-home health care, help is as close as Charleston’s shopping mall.

MVB Bank opens in downtown Charleston


Featuring sophisticated new electronic machines to make deposits and withdraw cash, MVB Bank’s newest location opened in downtown Charleston Thursday.

New interactive teller systems, featuring live bank tell...

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In 1778, the first guests visited the grounds of what would become The Greenbrier resort to “take the waters” to help restore their health.

Robert S. Conte, resident historian at The Greenbrier since ...

As cremations rise, South Charleston facility offers options


A couple of blocks away from the historic South Charleston Mound, Affordable Cremations of West Virginia recently opened a new headquarters to help people decide if,...

DOT lawsuit settlements total $2.7 million


Four sexual harassment lawsuits filed against the state Department of Transportation a year and a half ago — all involving the same high-ranking official at the department — ended up costing the state $2.7 ...

Technology Center named for Toyota contribution


The new building for BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center was officially named “Toyota Hall” on Friday — partly in honor of the contribution of more than $...

Local church uses drone to assess preservation needs


A small drone, less then a square yard in size, rose slowly off the ground on Virginia Street and began circling the steeple of Kanawha United Presbyterian Church shortly before noon on Thursday.

The drone, flying ...

Capito talks about priorities, Iran letter, ACA


After her first speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said she wants “to find common ground in four basic areas”: long-term transportation funding; increasing broadband Internet ...

Former Gazette reporter to speak during UC lecture series


When Dave Lieber came to West Virginia, he “learned to understand what it was like to live in America.”

“Before that, I had a distorted view, having grown up on the Upper West Side on Broadway,...

At union rally, workers not pleased with GOP legislature


The thousands who gathered at the West Virginia Capitol for a labor rally on Saturday did not have kind words for the new Republican majorities in the Legislature.


Historic churches now eligible for government grants


A change in a long-standing national policy will give churches with historic buildings new options for making improvements to their facilities.

Religious buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Place...

Thousands expected at Saturday labor rally


Thousands of West Virginia workers plan to travel to the state Capitol to attend the “Mountaineer Workers Rising” rally at noon on Saturday to protest what they believe is an “anti-worker agenda ...

Contractors: Road spending will boost jobs


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia could gain almost 10,000 jobs and create nearly $1 billion in economic output if the state would devote more funds to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges, a contrac...

Reclamation costs among debts assumed by Justice with new purchase


When Jim Justice bought back his West Virginia mining operations from the Russian company he sold them to a few years earlier, the difference seemed stark.

In 2009, Justice sold his Bluestone Coal operations in Mc...