WILLIAMSON – Representatives from Refresh Appalachia, Ben Gilmer and Savanna Lyons, made a presentation to the board of directors of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA) at their regular meeting held last Thursday.

Refresh Appalachia is a social enterprise of the Coalfield Development Corp...

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority’s Refresh Appalachia project continues to gain momentum and 10 acres of farm land has been cultivated on a former surface mine reclamation site.

MCRA Director Leasha Johnson said 10 acres has been “ripped”, or plowed, at the site located near the...

During a press conference held in Huntington on Wednesday, 28 funding awards were doled out to those communities that have been adversely affected by a sagging coal economy.

In total, these hard-hit coal areas will receive more than $38 million to help them transcend from coal to other economies, off...

April 25, 2016

TWIN BRANCH, W.Va. — An estimated 1,000 people gathered near the border of Mingo and Logan counties at the newly laid Twin Branch Drag Strip for a sneak peek at the new facility Saturday afternoon, April 23.

The drag strip is located about 10 miles south of the Fountain Place Mall in Logan on U.S. Rt...

At first glance it wouldn’t appear to be much more than an uneven 250-acre, windswept mountaintop expanse with not much vegetation of any kind.

In fact, likely not even a novice grower would expend much energy attempting to establish a small vegetable garden there, much less a working farm.

As is, eve...

In response to its business retention and expansion initiatives, the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority has been identifying partnerships and resources to assist existing businesses with various aspects of operation.

One such partner is the WVU Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The WVMEP is focu...

June 19, 2015

WHARNCLIFFE – Despite regulatory and market challenges which have plagued the mining industry over the past several years, three local coal and land companies continue to give back to their communities and to southern West Virginia.

On Thursday, June 11th, Arch Coal Company, Alpha Natural Resources,...

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