West Virginia Headline News
Is Murray Energy The Nation's Largest Coal Company?
Murray Energy Corp., a major player in the coal-mining industry, declared bankruptcy in late October, sending shockwaves across coal-dependent regions of West Virginia and neighboring states. In addition to putting coal employment at risk, the company is the last major employer contributing to the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:30:30 +0000
West Liberty University President To Retire
West Liberty University will soon be seeing a change in leadership, as President Stephen Greiner announced plans to retire next year at a press conference on Tuesday.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:22:50 +0000
Jefferson County Woman Walks 70 Miles Across Denmark To Protest Rockwool
Residents in the Eastern Panhandle continue to protest Denmark-based, stone wool manufacturing facility, Rockwool . For more than a year now , hundreds of residents still rally at commission and town council meetings in Jefferson County and at the Rockwool construction site – in an effort to stop the plant from being built.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:14:14 +0000
Memorial Service Set For 1970 Marshall Plane Crash
An annual memorial service is set this week to honor the 75 lives lost in a 1970 plane crash involving Marshall University's football team. The service is set for noon Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia. Each year, the water at the Marshall Memorial Student Center's fountain is turned off to remain silent until spring.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:24:02 +0000
Portal 31: How A Closed Mine Opened New Prospects For One Coal Town
Devin Mefford is sitting in the squat metal buggy of a modified mantrip, the train-like shuttle coal miners use to travel underground. Mefford is dressed for work, in a hardhat and a navy shirt and pants with lime green reflective stripes. It’s a uniform his father and grandfather — both Kentucky coal miners — would be familiar with. Mefford does go into a mine every day, but not for the coal. He’s the tour guide at Portal 31 , a train ride through a once-operational coal mine in Harlan County.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:58:04 +0000