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WVU, NASA partnership soars with $25 million contract

The Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility
Students at West Virginia University will help ensure space travel is safe for future explorers thanks to the continuation of a long-standing partnership with...

Steelmaker to open micro-mill in Berkeley County

Steel bars manufactured by CMC await export to market.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and officials at Commercial Metals Company, also known as CMC, have announced that Berkeley County will be...

WVU Tech Homecoming weekend to feature community events

WVU Tech students socialize along South Kanawha Street in Beckley, West Virginia.
WVU Tech will host its annual Homecoming at its new campus in Beckley, West Virginia, September 23-28, featuring a parade, tailgate, and ribbon cuttings...

Capito secures funds for five rural West Virginia airports

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has announced the provision of $511,427 in Airport Infrastructure Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for five rural...

New River college offering two-day survival skills course

A campfire blazes in the West Virginia hills.
Enhance your survival skills and knowledge during a two-day course offered in May at New River Community and Technical College’s campus in Nicholas County...

WVDA reimbursing agricultural, handling practice audits

Audits aim to verify fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is offering full reimbursement to fruit and vegetable producers who have completed its Good Handling Practices and Good...

Three holiday light displays attract visitors to Point Pleasant area

Holiday light displays near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, are attracting visitors to this scenic section of the Ohio Valley.
Three holiday light displays near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, are attracting sightseers to one of the most scenic sections of the Ohio River valley. Exhibits...

Broadband will help boost paddling safety, economy in W.Va.

Expansion of broadband will help grow the paddling economy along West Virginia water trails.
The expansion of broadband and cellular access in West Virginia will notably improve safety and economics along its water trails, say officials with the...

W.Va. launches "Almost Heaven" sticker campaign

The West Virginia Tourism Office's 2018 campaign for the state’s birthday features "Almost Heaven" stickers to be featured in social media posts.
The West Virginia Tourism Office today unleashed a new 2018 campaign for the state’s birthday June 20 featuring exclusive "Almost Heaven" stickers that can...

W.Va. encourages farmers to participate in 2022 ag census

A farmer plants in a garden in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va — The W.Va. Department of Agriculture is encouraging all farmers and farm operations in the state to participate in the 2022 Census...

WVU prepares for semester facing possible rise in covid

The tower on Stewart Hall overlooks the downtown campus at West Virginia University at Morgantown, WV.
The spring 2021 semester at West Virginia University begins on January 19, and WVU officials are urging students and employees to exercise extreme caution. The...

More than $17 million in funding approved for broadband in W.Va.

The investment is expected to connect more than 5,000 homes and businesses.
Gov. Jim Justice today announced the preliminary approval of more than $17.4 million in Line Extension Advancement and Development program funds for broadband infrastructure...


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