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WVU earns $8M for rare earth elements extraction facility

Acid mine drainage pours out of a site on lower Deckers Creek.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University researchers will continue to develop and advance their pioneering method to extract and separate rare earth elements and critical minerals from acid...

W.Va. awards $9.7 million for pedestrian, recreation trails

"This program provides millions of dollars to make some of the best places in West Virginia more accessible, which will also enhance visitation throughout the state." (Photo courtesy Dmitry Schemelev)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced the award of 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grant projects for the...

Alliance to establish W.Va. state historic preservation center

The new West Virginia Historic Preservation Center will be located in the historic high school building at Arthurdale, West Virginia.
ARTHURDALE, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, in cooperation with Arthurdale Heritage Inc., has taken a next step in establishing a historic...

WVU and partners build a solar-power test site in Fairmont

Sunrise over West Virginia
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The launch of a partnership between West Virginia University engineers and the nonprofit and utility sectors could bring the region one step closer...

Gov. petitions for small business funding in five rural counties

US-219 follows Main Street through downtown Union, West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is petitioning for Clay, Boone, Monroe, Preston, and Hampshire counties to be declared eligible for federal...

W.Va. to receive more than $500 million for bridge repair

I-64 Bridge at Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
West Virginia will receive $548,083,740 over the next five years to replace, rehabilitate, preserve and build bridges as part of the federal Infrastructure Investment...

Preservation Alliance awards funding for seven 2022 projects

The Romney Dairy Barn was one of seven winners of the alliance's annual funding program.
ELKINS, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia in 2022 awarded more than $488,000 in funding to restoration projects in Brooke, Mercer, Preston,...

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...

State officials urge residents to help secure broadband access

Broadband access is vital in West Virginia where many new residents are reliant on access.
State officials are urging West Virginians to help ensure broadband access across the Mountain State by confirming or challenging the Federal Communications Commission's map...

Omnis to invest $60 million to extract rare earth metals

Coal waste impoundments in southwestern West Virginia.
MULLENS, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced that Omnis Sublimation Recovery Technologies will invest $60 million in Wyoming County and use...

West Virginia reaches nation's second highest export growth rate

“Our days of being 50th in every category coming and going are over," Justice said of the announcement.
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia had reached the second-highest export growth rate of any state in the nation in 2021. He...

Registration open for W.Va. historical masonry workshop

A mason repairs a brick wall.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, in partnership with the City of Weston, is hosting a week-long historic preservation workshop from April 25- 29,...

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