The Times West Virginian


  • Americans falling out of love with shopping malls

    Abandoned malls are hot: The Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group boasts almost 14,000 members; a Google search of "dead malls" produces 5.7 million results; and the desolate interiors of these unused retailing meccas keep making cameos in thrillers and horror films.

    July 3, 2014

  • State unemployment rises, but more actively seeking work

    Although the latest monthly statistics show a higher unemployment rate for the state, the good news is that more people are actively looking for work.
    The Labor Market Information unit of WorkForce West Virginia’s Research, Information and Analysis Division recently published the May 2014 labor force estimates for the state.

    June 29, 2014

  • Note Worthy Sweet -JB .jpg Support allows Noteworthy Sweets to expand

    Noteworthy Sweets LLC is very thankful for the support of the community, which has allowed the business to expand.
    “It’s nice to have Fairmont receive us the way that they did,” said owner Gwen Hoffmaster.
    She opened the shop, located in downtown Fairmont at 91 Fairmont Ave. in the historic Crawford Building, in July of 2010.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Good news for workers: Survey shows bonuses are back

    For employees hoping to receive a fatter paycheck, the recession and its aftermath were bleak times. Companies pulled back on bonuses and lavish perks. Budgets for payroll increases were slim, meaning raises were often slight and hard to come by.

    June 24, 2014

  • chart-car-recalls.jpg More than one in every 10 vehicles on the road has been recalled since January

    It's becoming the year of the recall: Automakers have recalled more than 28 million vehicles in the United States this year — more than one in 10 vehicles on the road — putting the industry on track to trample the 2004 record of 30.8 million.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • White Hall Farm Service Agency provides assistance to farmers

    The White Hall Farm Service Agency exists to help farmers get into business and stay in business.
    The Farm Service Agency is under the U.S Department of Agriculture and has offices in each state. It offers low-interest loans to lower-income people who can’t get funding elsewhere because they have slow or questionable credit or don’t have enough funds to make a downpayment.

    June 22, 2014

  • Fabric and Foam Sales marks 45 years

    For 45 years, Fabric and Foam Sales Inc. has been focusing on its customers and meeting their needs.
    In June of 1969, the late Sarah and Andy Poling established the store in White Hall at 2937 White Hall Blvd., which has remained its home ever since.

    June 22, 2014

  • Bob with Plans 1-ts.jpg ARCEE teaching home builders how to meet energy efficiency codes

    Energy efficiency encourages the competitiveness of small businesses in the state and has a direct impact on consumers.
    For these reasons, the Appalachian Residential Consortium for Energy Efficiency, or ARCEE, which is under the Home Builders Association of West Virginia’s Charitable Fund, is teaching home builders in the state ways to meet the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, or IECC, for energy efficiency.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cosco's Sandwich Shop-JB.jpg Cosco’s Sandwich Shop serves up quality, quantity

    The theme of Cosco’s Sandwich Shop is quality and quantity.
    Since opening day on May 5, co-owners and first cousins Frank Cosco and Joe Cosco have been busy running their new business at 300 Merchant St. in Fairmont.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Flu's Store-JB.jpg Flu’s Store offers quality products at ‘decent price’

    At Flu’s Store, LLC, customers can find quality merchandise at fair prices, and business practices that are honest.
    About two weeks ago, owner Alan Fluharty opened this new business, which buys, sells and trades items, on Meadowdale Road in Fairmont. Customers can get to the store by taking Exit 139 (East Fairmont/Pricketts Creek Road) and driving 2 miles up Route 73 North.

    June 8, 2014 1 Photo

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