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National Park Service awards W.Va. preservation alliance $550,000

Endangered historic structures such as those in downtown Beckley will benefit from increased funding through the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.
The National Park Service has awarded the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia a $550,000 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant to help preserve endangered historic...

WVU to drill three miles down to tap geothermal hotspot

A geothermal heat map of West Virginia shows areas of potential geothermal energy hot spots.
West Virginia University researchers will drill three miles into the ground near Morgantown to test the potential of geothermal energy in the region this...

Hill Top House project in Harpers Ferry moving ahead

The Hill Top House may be accepting guests by 2024 now that the City of Harpers Ferry has approved construction.
It’s been a long time coming, but there’s good news for fans of the renowned Hill Top House Hotel, the majestic destination in Harpers...

Governor launches "Ascend WV" remote-worker program

Hikers ascend the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods in northeastern West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice today announced the launch of the state's premier remote-work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor enthusiast professionals to the Mountain...

Governor celebrates broadband expansion by Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies has expanded its broadband business innovation at its offices in South Charleston, West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice congratulated the service-disabled, veteran-owned company Alpha Technologies for crossing the finish line on a major fiber expansion project in...

Economy building around new Elk River Trail State Park

The new Elk River Trail State Park is attracting business interests.
Excitement is building around the new Elk River Trail State Park in central West Virginia, especially downstream along the 30-mile corridor between the park...

Justice confirms state support for Wheeling streetscape

Plans call for streetscaping Main and Market streets and adjacent thoroughfares in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.
Officials have confirmed state support for a $25-million streetscaping project in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, and the Wheeling National Heritage Area in the state's...

Justice backs projects for Appalachian Regional Commission investment

The W.Va. Development Office administers financial and technical-assistance funds for development and infrastructure.
Governor Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch have recommended 12 projects totaling more than $11.7 million in grants from...

WVU to embark on historic preservation initiative in Grafton

This historic freight station in Grafton is among city properties slated for rehabilitation.
Historic Grafton, West Virginia, once an important hub on the Baltimore & Ohio Railway, will enjoy a boost in economic viability, according to officials...

Free W.Va. historic preservation webinars being broadcast

Restoration and preservation are increasingly popular development alternatives in West VIrginia.
Investing in historic properties has never been more popular in West Virginia. The state's tax-credit budgets for rehabilitating older buildings now exceed those of...

Governor requests up to $2 million to jump-start aquatic center

Plans for the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center call for a 22,400-square-foot main building with three pools.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced today that he hopes to invest as much $2 million in construction of a new community swimming and...

Tyler development group looks to Ohio model for success

Among the most remarkable landmarks in West Virginia, the Tyler County Poor farm continues to fall into disrepair.
A group of Tyler County residents is looking to a county in Ohio for an economic solution required to rebuild a similar historical landmark...

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