West Virginia Headline News
Reconnecting McDowell To Break Ground on Teacher Housing In Spring
Construction is set to start this spring on an apartment building aimed at attracting and retaining teachers and young professionals in McDowell County, the American Federation of Teachers has announced. The building will be the former site of Best's furniture store in downtown Welch. The $7 million space will have two floors of affordable modern apartments and two floors of retail and commercial space. Welch Mayor Reba Honaker said the effort will be the first new multi-story construction project in the town in more than 50 years, according to the AFT. The union has been a main partner of the Reconnecting McDowell initiative since it launched in 2011 to improve education and children’s lives in the state’s poorest county. The plan for Renaissance Village has been in the works for years. At first, the idea was to create four or five floors of apartments, but AFT said that ultimately was too expensive to finance. The changes will allow the project to get the support it needs to start
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:13:57 +0000
4th Circuit Halts Atlantic Coast Pipeline Work in National Forest
A federal appeals court has halted work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through stretches of national forest land. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request this week from environmental groups to stay National Forest Service decisions allowing construction on about 20 miles of the 600-mile route.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:11:10 +0000
Secretary Warner Marks National Voter Registration Day with Emphasis on Young Voters
With the midterm election just six weeks away, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner is highlighting voter registration. It’s part of a push to increase awareness on National Voter Registration Day.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:26:58 +0000
West Virginian Women Farmers Part of Growing Trend
On this West Virginia Morning, across the nation, more women are becoming farmers compared with previous generations. That’s even more true in some Appalachian states, including West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Chris Williams introduces us to several women who are part of this trend.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000
U.S. Attorney Sues West Virginia Hemp Farm Over Seeds’ Origin
A U.S. attorney is suing a West Virginia hemp farm and others, saying they violating the federal Controlled Substances Act. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart has sued Matthew Mallory of CAMO Hemp WV, and Gary Kale of Grassy Run Farms. Grassy Run Farms owns the land, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Saturday.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:55:44 +0000