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WVU transportation center will bring mobility to rural areas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The upcoming launch of a new transportation center at West Virginia University will direct $1.5 million in federal funding toward the...

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...

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...

Preservation programs will support leasing in Thurmond ghost town

THURMOND, W.Va. — Programming through a preservation organization in West Virginia will support leasing in this historic town where the National Park Service had...

W.Va. touts broadband advancements, opportunities

The Federal Communications Commission’s latest update to the National Broadband Map will mean the opportunity for broadband funding for an additional 80,700 unserved and...

WVExplorer Magazine surpasses 2.5 million annual readers

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West Virginia Explorer Magazine has surpassed a rate of 2.5-million readers annually or an average of more than 7,000 readers daily, according to its...

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...

W.Va. driver's license design features New River Gorge Bridge

CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards with a new look and design...

"Airbnb" for recreational properties to launch in West Virginia

A new mobile application that will allow landowners to lease their properties for outdoor recreation is currently accepting participants for a beta test. Officials at...

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...

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,...

$18 million funded for rural West Virginia broadband projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced the preliminary approval of more than $18 million for broadband infrastructure projects in the...

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