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  • Deadly shooting at a large party in Beckley

    Man dies after a Shooting during a Party outside of Beckley, Now the Search is On for the Suspect

    Man dies after a Shooting during a Party outside of Beckley, Now the Search is On for the Suspect

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:10:52 GMT
    The Raleigh County Sheriff's office responded to a shooting at a party just outside of Beckley early Sunday morning. As a result of these gunshots, Roland Howard Frazier, 23, was hit and later died.
    The Raleigh County Sheriff's office responded to a shooting at a party just outside of Beckley early Sunday morning. As a result of these gunshots, Roland Howard Frazier, 23, was hit and later died.
  • UPDATE: Beckley Police catch suspects involved in shooting on Summers Street

    UPDATE: Beckley Police catch suspects involved in shooting on Summers Street

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:48:51 GMT
    After 19 year-old Tyrell Smith was shot twice on his hip and wrist, the suspects have been found. Detective Bragg with the Beckley Police Department said they quickly got tips as to where the suspects were. Once they found the vehicle near Antonio street, there was a short pursuit, then police caught the suspects.
    After 19 year-old Tyrell Smith was shot twice on his hip and wrist, the suspects have been found. Detective Bragg with the Beckley Police Department said they quickly got tips as to where the suspects were. Once they found the vehicle near Antonio street, there was a short pursuit, then police caught the suspects.
  • A Tazewell County Mother Says Eric Smith Will Not Be Forgotten 10 Months After His Disappearance

    A Tazewell County Mother Says Eric Smith Will Not Be Forgotten 10 Months After His Disappearance

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:51:17 GMT
    It's been ten months since a man was reported missing in TazewellCounty.Police said Eric Smith, a General Mine Foreman at Buchanan Mine No. 1 in Buchanan County,Virginia,was reported missing onNovember 8, 2013after he failed to return home from a hunting trip.Eric Smith's mother, Dreama Smith, said she will never let Eric be forgotten.Dreama said, "We pray everyday that something will open."Cedar Bluff Police Chief, David Mills, said they are constantly checking leads.Mills said, "Everyday so...
    It's been ten months since a man was reported missing in TazewellCounty.Police said Eric Smith, a General Mine Foreman at Buchanan Mine No. 1 in Buchanan County,Virginia,was reported missing onNovember 8, 2013after he failed to return home from a hunting trip.Eric Smith's mother, Dreama Smith, said she will never let Eric be forgotten.Dreama said, "We pray everyday that something will open."Cedar Bluff Police Chief, David Mills, said they are constantly checking leads.Mills said, "Everyday so...
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  • A. Morton Thomas and Associates

    A. Morton Thomas and Associates

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:35:53 GMT
    Tim Kirk has joined the Charleston office of A. Morton Thomas and Associates as an associate. He will lead technical and business development practices for the firm in West Virginia.
    Tim Kirk has joined the Charleston office of A. Morton Thomas and Associates as an associate. He will lead technical and business development practices for the firm in West Virginia.
  • Marshall University

    Marshall University

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:35:53 GMT
    A pair of Marshall University administrators have new roles. Brandi Jacobs-Jones has been promoted to chief of staff/liaison to the Marshall University Board of Governors. Ginny Painter has been promoted and named interim senior vice president for communications and marketing.
    A pair of Marshall University administrators have new roles. Brandi Jacobs-Jones has been promoted to chief of staff/liaison to the Marshall University Board of Governors. Ginny Painter has been promoted and named interim senior vice president for communications and marketing.
  • Ruffed Grouse Society

    Ruffed Grouse Society

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:35:52 GMT
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, to the national advisory committee for implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule.
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, to the national advisory committee for implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule.
CHARLES TOWN, WV -

Tom Halverstadt has been hired as the Eastern Panhandle's first business/entrepreneur coach in a partnership of the Jefferson County Development Authority and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Halverstadt's position is being funded by the Small Business Development Center with financial support from local business community partners, according to John Reisenweber, the JCDA's executive director.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties can work with Halverstadt at no cost. He'll provide in-depth, one-on-one business consultative services to recently formed companies and established small businesses seeking to expand, diversify or attract new capital investment, Reisenweber said.

Halverstadt has experience as a chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He was as a CPA for 10 years with Deloitte. 

He attended the University of Maryland and is a Marine Corps veteran.

The SBDC is a division of the West Virginia Development Office and is funded by the state, the U.S. Small Business Administration, West Virginia community colleges and Workforce Investment Board partners.