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Caitlin Cook

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Winter farmers markets create opportunity

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The growing farm-to-food trend that’s sweeping through the nation is showing itself in various ways throughout the Mountain State. The number of farmers markets in the state continue to grow, schools and hospitals...

Last-minute shoppers take advantage of late-night store hours

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Extended shopping hours are helping procrastinators and other last-minute shoppers find the time to finish off their holiday shopping lists this year.

Sisters Donna Price and Stacie Tighe of Charleston found thems...

Gas prices continue to drop

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Motorists will enjoy lower gas prices for holiday travel, and they can expect those savings to roll into the New Year, according to some forecasts.

Across the country, most gas stations are lower than $2.50 per gal...

Herd fans will have plenty to do in Florida

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Marshall fans traveling to watch the Thundering Herd take on the Northern Illinois Huskies in the Boca Raton Bowl in Florida have more to look forward to than just football, beaches and warm weather, Discover The Palm Be...

International company gets boost from WVEDA

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An Ireland-based company that manufactures and distributes products for medical diagnostics, drug testing and other targeted screening procedures is receiving help from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to...

Business wants to move into Cafe de Paris space

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After standing dormant for five years, the Cafe de Paris building in downtown Charleston bustled with activity this week. Pieces of plywood were placed over for lease/for sale signs on the outside of the building, paper ...

With ailing heart, dad struggles to provide

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This single father always worked hard to provide for his daughter. He’d never missed a day of work.

Now he is sidelined with a disability. In August, doctors discovered his heart w...

Grandmother trying to provide hope and new life for grandson

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Living on a fixed income and with disabilities, this grandmother is trying to open her grandson’s world to better opportunities late in her life.

The boy’s mother abused meth and allegedly physically...

SBA names new West Virginia district director

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Karen Friel loves the mission of the Small Business Administration.

“There are not many jobs where you can help so many people on so many different levels,” Friel said. “We give hope to people...

Women’s retailer to open in Charleston Town Center

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A new women’s retailer is moving into the Charleston Town Center mall.

West Virginia’s first Altar’d State will move into the space that Coldwater Creek had occupied in the mall, according to m...

West Virginian consumers more optimistic

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More consumers are expected to have confidence in the economy in the New Year than in previous years, according to Huntington National Bank’s economic index survey released Thursday.

Throughout West Virgini...

AT&T, Girl Scouts STEM program targets at-risk students

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West Virginia native Todd Mullenax stood before a group of high school girls Thursday at the Girl Scouts Resource Center on Charleston’s West Side and asked them to envision how STEM — science, technology, ...

Yeager Airport renewable energy project moves forward

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Yeager Airport officials are moving forward with a project they said could make the airport the first in the nation to run entirely on electricity it generates from solar panels.

The project stems from the Federal...

Putnam woman tries to bring loaded gun onto Yeager flight

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A Putnam County woman was stopped, but not arrested, early Wednesday morning at Yeager Airport after she tried to bring a loaded handgun onto an airplane, according to the federal Transportation Security Administration.<...

Teen clothing retailer in Charleston Town Center closing

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Teen clothing retailer Delia’s filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and plans to close all its retail locations and sell all remaining merchandise, the company announced Monday.

A liquidation sale st...

Area businesses benefit from Marcellus boom

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The U. S. Energy Information Administration released its U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves 2013 report on Thursday, showing increases in crude oil and natural gas reserves year-over-year.

Local energy...

National Guard members return from Afghanistan

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After five months in Afghanistan, 18 West Virginia Army National Guard members from five different units returned home earlier than expected Saturday evening.

Smiles and tears filled an upstairs conference room at...

Local shops shine on Small Business Saturday

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Lauren Barker was one of millions across the nation who made sure to shop local on Satuday.

This year marks the fourth year since American Express began promoting Small Business Saturday, and local retailers say t...

Philanthropy West Virginia hosting inaugural policy institute

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Philanthropy West Virginia hopes to better connect non-profits and policy makers with its inaugural policy institute on Dec. 5 at the West Virginia State Capitol.

The event welcomes leaders of nonprofits, private ...

Drumstick Dash continues to grow, feed needy

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Kim Foster and her family like to stay active. On Thanksgiving Day, 21 members of the family will be in Charleston to celebrate, but before their traditional Thanksgiving lunch meal they’ll put their feet on the p...

Smooth Ambler Spirits expands reach

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MAXWELTON — Rock music blared this week as bottles were filled with whiskey at the Smooth Ambler Spirits distillery in Greenbrier County. The young company is one of hundreds of ...

WVEDA to help Edgewood Summit renovate, refinance bonds

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Members of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority decided Thursday to help the Edgewood Summit Senior Living Community, located on Charleston’s West Side, refinance its outstanding bonds and make facilit...

Ivor’s Trunk positions itself for future

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At 65, Ivor Sheff, owner of the downtown Charleston niche boutique Ivor’s Trunk, is ready for retirement — but he has plans for his store to continue to serve Charleston, and maybe expand after he steps asi...

It’s all smiles as Polar Express runs from Elkins to the ‘North Pole’

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ELKINS — All it took was a little bit of magic and believing for the families aboard the Polar Express to make it to the North Pole Friday evening. A light snow fell as passengers in p...

Holiday shopping season off to early start, again

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Nationwide stores are kicking off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day, with some stores opening even earlier than last year.

Target stores will open two hours earlier this year at 6 p.m. on Thanksgivin...

Showcase home spotlights Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing

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Rolenia Thomas loves the closet space. Vicky Belcher loves the quaintness of the neighborhood — atop a hill overlooking Dow Chemical on Charleston’s North Hills Drive.

Soon Thomas and Belcher will be...

Tourism Commission hopes to bolster revenue by doubling state liquor tax

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In their continuing search for funding after a legislative change this year, members of the state Tourism Commission asking lawmakers to double West Virginia’s liquor tax.

“It’s extremely imp...

Galperin Jewelry closing after more than a century in Charleston

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Bob Shay was living happily in Cleveland, when his life took a turn he never expected.

His father-in-law, Samuel Galperin, enrolled him in classes that helped Shay learn to identify and appreciate fine-cut diamonds...

Kelley’s Mens Shop leaving West Side

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Kelley’s Mens Shop is changing with the business climate and consolidating its two locations into one, store owners announced Friday.

The store will live on at its South Hills location after 80 years on Cha...

Kelley’s Mens Shop leaving West Side

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Kelley’s Mens Shop is changing with the business climate and consolidating its two locations into one, store owners announced Friday.

The store will live on at its South Hills location after 80 years on Cha...

Owner says state Democrats trashed historic house

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Charleston attorney Cynthia Evans walked into her Kanawha Boulevard office Wednesday to people laid out on furniture with towels on their heads, vomit on the floors, rugs and furniture and a slew of alcohol bottles scatt...

Amendment to benefit Boy Scouts passes

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With 94 percent of precincts reporting, 237,335 votes have been cast in favor of the state constitutional amendment, and 145,782 have voted against the measure, according to numbers provided by the Associated Press.

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Art may be art, but it’s also a business

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As art galleries continue to open up in Charleston, featuring local and national artists, the city is becoming an art haven for consumers with more choices and low prices, local gallery owners said.

Kathy Boland r...

New hardwood company invests $1 million in Preston County facility

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The Preston County Economic Development Authority announced Friday that a new hardwood manufacturing company, Mountain Craft Wide Plank, is constructing a manufacturing and headquarters facility at the Northpointe Busine...

Local CPA firm expands footprint with merger

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Local accounting firm Arnett Foster Toothman has merged with Pennsylvania-based Carbis Walker. The new firm, Arnett Carbis Toothman, will have offices in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“There’...

As tire center closes, Ferry Street future up in the air

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Tire and rim displays were taken down and boxes filled the floor of the TCi Tire Center’s main lobby Thursday.

The store, located on Ferry Street just off the South Side Bridge and MacCorkle Avenue, is set ...