The Times West Virginian


  • Mountain Dragon Mazery-JB.jpg Mountain Dragon Mazery: New, forgotten flavors

    Mountain Dragon Mazery — Fine Honey Wines is introducing the area to both forgotten and new flavors of mead.
    At the end of last week, Tom Maltby and Ruthann Smith celebrated the grand opening of their business with the community by offering tours, tastings and flower giveaways.

    May 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition winners selected

    The West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition continues to help bring new businesses to life in the state.
    Gaylynn Johnson, a graduate student studying horticulture at West Virginia University, was recently awarded $10,000 for winning in the Hospitality and Tourism category of the 2013-2014 competition.

    April 27, 2014

  • Baker Blackwood.jpg Thrasher purchases Blackwood Associates

    In a mutually beneficial business move, architectural and engineering firm The Thrasher Group of Bridgeport has purchased Blackwood Associates of Fairmont.
    “We had been competing with Thrasher for many years on work ... and they’re very forward-thinking,” said Kenton Blackwood, vice president of Blackwood Associates Inc., an architectural and planning firm, and senior designer and project manager.

    April 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • MM Consulting Services-JB.jpg MM Consulting caters to unique needs

    MM Consulting Services LLC is ready to help clients be successful by catering to their unique needs.
    The “MM” in the name stands for Marianne Moran, who started this Fairmont-based business in January 2013. She offers a wide range of marketing and advertising consulting services.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Organization shows Americans how tax dollars are spent

    Last week, the deadline arrived for citizens across the state and country to pay their 2013 income taxes.
    But how exactly are those federal income tax dollars spent by the government?
    Anyone who has ever pondered this question can turn to the National Priorities Project for a detailed answer.

    April 20, 2014

  • Statewide online directory lets you track local goods

    A new online tool is providing a detailed look into West Virginia’s local food system.
    The West Virginia Food Mapper, a statewide interactive mapping application, was officially finalized and launched in February through a partnership among several entities. Those partners include Downstream Strategies, the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition and its Meat Processing Working Group, and the West Virginia GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technical Center.

    April 13, 2014

  • Chancelors reopens at new site after devastating fire

    Nothing, not event a devastating fire, can keep Chancelors down.
    At the beginning of March, this family-owned auction business and store opened at its new location beside Premier Body Works, a mile and a half past the Barrackville Covered Bridge.

    April 13, 2014

  • Despite coal decline, West Virginia remains strong in exporting

    Companies throughout West Virginia are bringing new dollars into the economy by exporting.
    The governor’s office recently reported that the state’s exports in 2013 totaled $8.4 billion. This is the third-highest amount of exports that West Virginia has seen in its history.

    April 6, 2014

  • Mannington B&B Wireless offers affordable service

    B&B Wireless is now offering affordable cellphone services to the Mannington area.
    Owner Brad Weaver recently opened this store, which is an nTelos Wireless exclusive retail provider, at 122 Market St. in Mannington. The new business is located beside Hero’s Corner Cafe and shares a building with Fancy Nancy’s Gift Shop.

    April 6, 2014

  • NASA IV&V, TMC play key role in launch of satellite

    A modeling and simulation product developed by the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Facility and TMC Technologies, both in Fairmont, recently played a key role in launching a satellite off the ground.
    Brandon Bailey is the lab manager of the Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) Laboratory at NASA IV&V.

    March 30, 2014

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