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Speaker talks furniture at UC event

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Philip Zea, president of Historic Deerfield, a living museum community in Massachusetts, brought the influences of antique furniture to life for a crowd at the University of Charleston Thursday evening.

“Is ...

With amendment, Boy Scouts would bring new level of events

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MOUNT HOPE — Gary Hartley, communications director at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, wants the Summit to become a national destination. Hartley said the only things limiting the summit&#x...

Local businesses ready for same-sex couples

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More marriages equals more cakes. That’s the basic logic put forth by Cakes by Appointment owner Petra Vasale Newkirk.

“I’m open for business and ready to help,” she said Friday.

W...

Create West Virginia adds building efficiency at this year’s event

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The Create West Virginia conference will challenge attendees to think and learn more about community innovation spurred by creativity and how quality of life and quality of space are intertwined.

The seventh annua...

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation president to retire

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After 15 years at the helm of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Becky Ceperley will step down as president and chief operating officer on June 30, 2015.

Ceperley, a former president of the national League of ...

Power outages cause problems for businesses

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An early morning power outage sparked a Lumos Network systems problem that left several downtown Charleston businesses, including Charleston Newspapers, without Internet and phone services Wednesday morning.

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High-tech Bridgeport company continues to grow

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Allegheny Science & Technology is getting noticed.

The company made Washington Technology’s 2014 Fast 50 list and the Inc. 500 list for its performance last year.

While Allegh...

WVU forecasts job growth in annual state economic outlook

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The West Virginia Economic Outlook report released Thursday paints a rosier picture of the Mountain State economy, and the United States ...

Suddenlink customers fume over lost Viacom channels

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Hours after Suddenlink cable customers in West Virginia had several Viacom-owned channels removed from their cable lineups, the companies disagreed on how negotiations to keep the channels in customers’ cable pack...

Report shows unbalanced growth amid recession recovery

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The recent recession may have ended, but West Virginia workers aren’t better off than they were before, according to the annual “State of Working West Virginia” report from the West Virginia Center o...

Private health exchanges provide tailored options

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The Affordable Care Act marketplace concept is catching on — in the private sector.

A growing number of independent private health-care exchanges are sprouting up around the country, including some in West V...

Belle artist’s work not an average quilt

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Andrea McLeod is into quelling fears by stitching them into quilts. Her work often bears bugs, skulls and faces — pretty much anything someone wouldn’t expect to see on a quilt.

McLeod’s grand...

Plastics summit highlights regional industry

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The first Ohio Valley Plastics Summit on Wednesday in Vienna will highlight what West Virginia, as well as the region, has to offer the plastics industry.

The Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia, the Pittsburgh ...

Family-owned clothing store in Charleston marks 80 years

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Kelley’s Mens Shop celebrates its 80th anniversary in style today, with cake, a trunk show and photo albums sharing images from the business’ past at its West Side location.

“It’s quite...

State’s unemployment rate heading wrong way in August

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West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.6 percent in August, according to data released this...

Power company expands energy efficiency programs for businesses

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Appalachian Power expanded its nonresidential energy efficiency programs in West Virginia this week.

The custom commercial and industrial new construction programs are more flexible than the company’s exist...

Business deals, growth led to changes in state’s top private employers

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Murray American Energy, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and URS Energy & Construction shook up the annual rankings of West Virginia’s larg...

Coalition forms in response to Dominion’s proposed pipeline

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Organizations from West Virginia and Virginia are coming together to share information and better understand Dominion Resources’ Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, announced last week.

The Allegheny Blue Ridg...

Workforce training funds announced for competitive improvement program

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Twelve companies trying to regain a competitive edge will share $600,000 to implement customized workforce training through the West Virginia Development Office’s competitive improvement program.

The funds,...

Empty for 5 years, Café de Paris space now available

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Perhaps the best restaurant location in Charleston is available again, according to its owner.

John Smallridge owns the building at the corner of Capitol and Quarrier streets that had been home to Café de Pari...

Major storm floods Charleston streets

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A major rainstorm caused flash flooding that swamped large swaths of South Charleston and the West Side of Charleston Saturday afternoon.

Kanawha County Metro 911 had at least 26 reports of high water, including 14...

Conference hopes to give royalty owners first-hand insight

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“We are drilling more wells,” said Bob Hart, president of the National Association of Royalty Owners Appalachian’s area chapter. “Three years ago, there was a lot more leasing,” Hart sa...

What’s Next, West Virginia? workshop stops in Charleston

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Dustin White, 31, lives in Charleston, but he still calls Boone County home.

White works with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition. He said maybe one day he might want to return and raise a family there.

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$5B, 550-mile natural gas pipeline to start in Harrison County

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Four major energy companies are coming together for a new 550-mile natural gas pipeline project that starts in Harrison County, creating a new route for Marcellus and Utica shale gas to flow southeast.

Dominion, D...

Airport board explores solar panel project

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Yeager Airport officials will explore a solar panel project that could make the airport the first in the nation to run entirely on electricity it generates from solar panels.

The project stems from Yeager’s...

Mountain State Business Index continues to show improvements

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The Mountain State Business Index displayed a healthy rate of performance in August, according to John Deskins, director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research.

August marke...

In changing environment, Suddenlink hopes to hold onto customers

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Standing in front of tablets, computers and televisions, Michael Kelemen called Suddenlink’s newest location in Kanawha City a new kind of retail center -- something cable companies have to do if they want to surv...

AARP among those backing a new way to save for retirement

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Gaylene Miller, AARP West Virginia state director, would like to see greater access to affordable workplace retirement plans for all West Virginians.

West Virginia is one of 12 states to dabble with the idea of im...