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Second bond sale complete, will generate $700 million plus

The Coalfields Expressway is one of several projects that benefited from the governor's Roads-to-Prosperity initiative.
West Virginia has sold $600 million in general obligation road bonds and generated more than $746.5 million in proceeds to be used for highway,...

Alliance launches new micro-loan for historic W.Va. buildings

The historic jailhouse at Beverly, West Virginia, is being restored to its original appearance.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has unveiled a new loan program to provide capital, technical assistance, and development expertise to property owners who...

Retro "I SCREAM" parlor attracting visitors to Ripley

A youth tries an I Scream Sundae at Ripley, West Virginia.
An innovative new ice cream parlor, "I Scream Sundae," is attracting dessert fanatics to Ripley, where the rural small-town atmosphere was parlor-ready. Banking on the...

WVU selects Point Pleasant for community branding

The community of Point Pleasant extends into the distance from the junction of the Ohio (left) and Kanawha (right) rivers.
Rich in lore and history, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has been chosen as the recipient of a branding project by West Virginia University designed...

W.Va. Tourism reaches record number of social media users

Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
West Virginia’s Birthday social campaign last week reached more than 26 million social media users, thanks to thousands of fans of West Virginia who...

W.Va. board-game developer launches first title on Kickstarter

“It’s my belief that board games bring people together,
Lonely Hero Games, a new board game development company founded by two Beckley natives, has launched its first game, "Bank Heist" on the crowdfunding...

New national heritage area to attract travel, investment

Pendeleton County, Potomac Branches Region
A new national heritage area established in March will attract financing and tourism to eastern West Virginia and western Maryland—a region that encompasses millions...

Many Greenbrier, Pocahontas businesses eligible for benefits

Many businesses in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties may be eligible for benefits as a result of their locations in federally designated "Historically Underutilized Business...

Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston

Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston. Photo courtesy Robert C. Byrd Institute.
To bolster growth in the emerging craft-beverage economy—including the production of sodas, teas, beers, wines, and spirits—the Robert C. Byrd Institute will sponsor “Craft:...

New fund offsets cost for development of historic properties

A new statewide fund has been established to offset development costs for owners of historic properties in West Virginia. The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia...

Alliance offers W.Va. communities support through AmeriCorps

Americorps members assist at an archaeological site in West Virginia
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is inviting organizations across the state to apply for AmeriCorps members to assist in historical development projects in...

W.Va. tourism official: new rafting run spectacular (exclusive photos)

A paddler in an inflatable kayak challenges the Dries of the New River.
A new whitewater run that opens to commercial rafting in 2019 may not be a game changer, but it will certainly enhance the game...

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