Annual hot wing contest raises more than $73,000 for Harrison County, WV, United Way

BRIDGEPORT — Buffalo Wild Wings was packed to capacity Wednesday evening for the United Way of Harrison County’s annual Hot Wing Eating Contest. The contest, which featured 45 competitors representing dozens of local companies and ...

Jobless rates rise in 26 of 55 West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 26 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November. WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates dropped in 21 counties and remained steady in eight others. Jefferson County’s ...

Hal Green, interim president/CEO, committed to revitalizing Harrison County, WV, YMCA for future generations

CLARKSBURG — After years of mismanagement and financial struggles, interim president and CEO Hal Green is working to revitalize the Harrison County YMCA. Green, who volunteered to lead the local nonprofit about six months ago, said he ...

Closing stores means opportunities for new businesses, officials say

CLARKSBURG — Toys “R” Us, Kmart and Sears are among the large retail stores to close their Harrison County locations recently. Elder-Beerman soon will join the list. While their storefronts remain empty for the time being, local ...

Building for the future: West Virginia leads the nation in construction employment

CLARKSBURG — Just a few years ago, West Virginia ranked last in the nation for construction employment. The state actually ranked lower than last, coming in at No. 51 behind Washington, D.C., according to Mike Clowser, executive ...

North Central West Virginia Airport to host annual aviation conference in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — A statewide conference for aviation professionals will be touching down in Bridgeport in August. North Central West Virginia Airport will host the 16th annual West Virginia Aviation Conference at the Bridgeport Conference ...