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Roll reversal: Sheetz has change of heart on WV-made products
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Roll reversal: Sheetz has change of heart on WV-made products

Convenience store chain Sheetz has reversed an earlier decision to drop West Virginia pepperoni roll bakeries for an out-of-state provider, following intense public outcry from customers in the state.

“We are committed to having a West...

Yeager Airport landslide fallout swells; new director named
Yeager Airport landslide fallout swells; new director named

Yeager Airport’s board members authorized a review of expenses made since the March 12 landslide after questionable checks totaling $650,000 were revealed earlier this week. The airport’s former director, though, said there’s...

Charleston Gazette-Mail continues conversion toward single news source

The Charleston Gazette-Mail is continuing its transition toward one stronger, deeper news organization following the consolidation of The Charleston Gazette and Daily Mail newsrooms.

News and sports employees of the two previous newspapers heard ...

Charleston auto dealer celebrates 40 years of Volvo sales
Charleston auto dealer celebrates 40 years of Volvo sales

Smith Company Motor Cars is celebrating decades of successful sales in Charleston.

On Tuesday, Jed Smith, the owner of Smith Company, held a dinner to celebrate 40 years of selling Volvo vehicles to West Virginians. Smith, his wife, Vicki,...

Tomblin recognizes exporters from around West Virginia
Tomblin recognizes exporters from around West Virginia

Eagle Manufacturing Co. in Wellsburg has been around for 122 years. A couple of years ago, they decided to look farther afield to sell their products.

“We’re a leader in new...

W.Va. mortgage interest rates fall to historic lows

Home mortgage interest rates through the West Virginia Housing Development Fund dropped Tuesday to 2.81 percent, the lowest level in the agency’s history.

The new 30-year fixed loan rate was announced Tuesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who ...

Patriot Coal wants out of CBAs with UMW

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Patriot Coal filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia, last week asking the judge to nullify the company’s collective bargaining agreements with the United Mine Workers of America.


First Energy may hike rates to save coal-fired plant in Marion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First Energy customers could soon be paying slightly higher electricity rates in order to save a struggling Marion County coal-fired power plant.

On Friday, the Public Service Commission agreed to reopen a case that...

Gazette, Daily Mail become the Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail have been your local source for news for more than a century.

The two newspapers operated independently for readers and advertisers until Jan. 1, 1958, when the owners merged the business,...

Businesses see spike after storms
Businesses see spike after storms

Stephen Reynolds doesn’t like to see West Virginia homeowners struggle with water damage, but his business depends on it.

“We like to think that we’re there to help out when they need us,” he said.


Business faces: July 19, 2015
Business faces: July 19, 2015

Social services

Grace Stewart and Stacy Deel have joined the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network. Stewart joins the organization after a half-decade of work in Kenya, Sudan and the United Kingdom. As the director of program services, Stewart...

Gap closing Town Center location

After nearly two decades, the Gap clothing store at the Charleston Town Center Mall will close by the end of the month.

The closure is part of a company-wide plan to shut down about 175 stores nationwide. Gap executives announced the closure of...

Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power...

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