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Airline to offer Beckley-to-Charlotte flights

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Airport officials in Beckley have announced new nonstop flights to Charlotte, N.C.

According to media outlets, Florida-based ViaAir will begin the flights out of Raleigh County Municipal Airport by early December.

J&J to spend up to $200M on Ebola vaccine program
J&J to spend up to $200M on Ebola vaccine program

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson will start safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

The health care products maker says it has...

More than 40 employers ready to hire at today’s Gazette-Mail job fair
More than 40 employers ready to hire at today’s Gazette-Mail job fair

More than 40 companies, including Suddenlink, Constellium Rolled Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Macy’s and Thomas Health Systems will participate in Charleston Newspapers’ 2014 Fall Job Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the upper lobby...

W.Va. coal mine company lays off 130 workers

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers.

Coal River Energy spokesman James “Skeets” Loving confirmed...

Civic Center renovation concept features airy corridors, outdoor plaza
Civic Center renovation concept features airy corridors, outdoor plaza

A renovated Charleston Civic Center could include new glassed-in corridors, an expanded convention center space and an outdoor plaza along the Elk River, ...

As food prices go up, McDonald’s faces challenges
As food prices go up, McDonald’s faces challenges

CHICAGO — Mike Hiner used to take his grandsons to McDonald’s when they wanted a treat. With higher wage and food costs pushing up prices at the Golden Arches, he’s increasingly taking them to IHOP, Denny’s and...

About 550 W.Va. coal miners failed drug tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In the last two years, more than 550 West Virginia coal miners have temporarily lost their mining certifications because they failed a drug test.

State Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training Eugene...

Helmick touts West Virginia’s ‘$6-billion opportunity’
Helmick touts West Virginia’s ‘$6-billion opportunity’

Agriculture chief says potato farming a major opportunity for West Virginia

Jared Hunt column: Shoppers plan to spend more on others

Holiday shoppers plan to splurge more on friends and family and less on themselves this year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation.

The survey, conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, found that individuals...

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

Should I refinance my mortgage?

Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a bargain rate fired off inquiries to...

Thinner iPads, Mac updates introduced
Thinner iPads, Mac updates introduced

Payment system will allow consumers

to pay with iPhones

at certain stores

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era
Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era

HUNTINGTON ­— Touring the Museum of Radio and Technology is like stepping back in time to the beginning of radio, television, and computers.

It opened in 1991 in the old Harveytown Elementary School, 1640 Florence Ave., on...

W.Va. litter control, solid waste conference set

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A three-day conference is set to focus on recycling, re-use and sustainability.

Officials say the 2014 West Virginia Educational Conference on Litter Control and Solid Waste Management is scheduled to begin Sunday ...

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