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WV Women’s Business Center opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more women are leaving jobs and starting their own businesses, but many need help getting started. The West Virginia Women’s Business Center has been offering support to female entrepreneurs in all 55 counties and just opened a new center at Slack Plaza in Charleston.
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W.Va. Women's Business Center celebrates grand opening in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A new center offering business advice and education resources for women and minorities celebrated its grand opening in Charleston on Wednesday. The West Virginia Women's Business Center hosted its official ribbon cutting Wednesday at City Center at Slack Plaza. "The West Virginia Women's Business Center...

As WV’s veteran population shrinks and diversifies, the VA eyes changes to health care

In West Virginia, some VA services may be on the chopping block, which has drawn criticism. But experts say the reality is that the VA will have to do something to alter its services for a geographically dispersed and smaller population, whether or not it’s the recommendations in the recent report. As WV’s veteran population shrinks and diversifies, the VA eyes changes to health care appeared first on Mountain State Spotlight, West Virginia's civic newsroom.

Lady Spartans lose Game One heartbreaker

A walk-off left the Greenbrier East Lady Spartans on the wrong end of an eighth inning, 4-3 defeat to the St. Albans Red Dragons on Tuesday, May 17, in game one of a best-of-three regional championship series. The game was tied at 3-all, and the Spartans had competed their hearts out all game, but Kyndall […] The post Lady Spartans lose Game One heartbreaker appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Small Business Opportunities Expand For West Virginia Women And Minorities

Services to expand small business opportunities for West Virginia women and minorities were strengthened statewide on Wednesday. The grand opening of the West Virginia Women’s Business Center office in Charleston now gives the nonprofit support agency four statewide hubs serving all 55 counties. The downtown Charleston center joins hubs in Morgantown and Fairmont, with an office in Huntington set to open within the next 30 days.

Father arrested after 4-month-old found with ‘suspicious injuries’

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A man faces child neglect charges after his 4-month-old child suffered injuries, including fractured ribs, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said. Brandon Blevins, 32, was arrested Wednesday in Danville, West Virginia, in Boone County by Kanawha and Boone sheriffs’ deputies. According to...

New W.Va. Nursing Program Targets Non-Traditional Students

West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) announced a new nursing program meant to bring in non-traditional students. The program is in partnership with the largest hospital in the state, Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC). The statewide college already offers associate degrees in nursing, but this 18-month program is entirely online, aside...

The invisible power of labor activism

These days it can be hard to feel hopeful in any sense of the word. We are living through a myriad of crises—devastating climate collapse, a global pandemic, massive income inequality, stark political polarization to the point where even facts and information are not mutually agreed upon, massive inflation, the rise of white nationalism as an animating force in mainstream United States politics, legislative attacks on queer and trans children, the pending reversal of nationwide abortion rights, poisoned municipal water supplies, a lower life expectancy and lower quality of life than recent generations—and on and on and on.

CAMC, WVJC announce partnership for new nursing program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Area Medical Center and the West Virginia Junior College School of Nursing announced plans to collaborate to educate and employ nurses in a new program. The announcement was held Wednesday at CAMC’s Cancer Center with CAMC and WVJC officials. The collaboration resulted from a...

Old YWCA building to be converted into affordable senior housing units

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Another project is in the works that adds to a growing list of efforts to transform Charleston buildings into downtown housing. The latest one will cater to senior citizens. It's the former YWCA building on Quarrier Street. "We are so thrilled that they're not tearing...

Oak Glen, West Virginia takes Game 1 of the best of three series with Keyser

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (WV News) - The two are no strangers to each other. Keyser met Oak Glen last year in the best of three regional series, and ended up falling to the Golden Bears two games to one. Looking for a different outcome this year, Keyser traveled to New Cumberland on Tuesday, but unfortunately, got off to a less than desired start. Oak Glen took game one from the Lady Tornado 6-3. When referencing getting off to a less than desired start, we’re referencing, quite specifically, the actual start of the game, the first inning to be exact. With ace pitcher Maddie McKay on the mound, Keyser failed to produce much offense in their first at bat. With a walk, a pop up, and two strikeouts, the Tornado put up a goose egg in the top of the first inning.

West Virginia DHHR revives 2 bids for 'top-to-bottom' assessment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has received two bids from firms competing to complete the "top-to-bottom" assessment of the agency called for by Gov. Jim Justice at the end of April. DHG Healthcare, which has an office in Charleston, and...

Alumna Rachel Dennison named Tamarack Foundation Emerging Artist Fellow

WEST LIBERTY, (W.Va.) — West Liberty University alumna Rachel Dennison was named an Emerging Artist Fellow for 2022 by the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts recently. Presented to thriving, early-career artists across West Virginia, the fellowship includes a stipend and career opportunities. Dennison is the third WLU graduate from the College of Liberal and Creative […] The post Alumna Rachel Dennison named Tamarack Foundation Emerging Artist Fellow appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Teen charged in quadruple murder to transfer to adult facility

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — A teenager accused of the quadruple murder of his mother, stepfather and two brothers will now be transferred to an adult facility during his trial. On Wednesday, Judge Ballard granted the State’s request to transfer Gavin Smith to South Central Regional Jail. In March,...