I support coal because, it has provided my family job security over the years and it's a resource West Virginia has in abundance. As you know coal mining is a dangerous business, but an honorable profession. In order for us to compete in the world theater of economics, coal is the pathway and the only pathway for this country to survive. If you think about it coal is basically what developed this country into what it is today. I'm a proud West Virginian and speak loud and clear for our state and the folks that power this great country we live in. God bless our heritage and our independence and to those we have lost. Goooooooooooooo Mountaineer's!” - Mark Clemons, Princeton, WV
As part of an increasing focus on the northern and eastern panhandles of West Virginia, The Friends of Coal will team up with Consol Energy and Cabelaâ€™s or Friends of Coal â€śMiner Appreciationâ€ť Days at the Wheeling store on June 26-29.
The event will be part of their â€śHometown Heroesâ€ť promotion with employee discounts extended to Friends of Coal. If you are an avid outdoorsman, mark June 26-29 on your calendar to join Friends of Coal in Wheeling.
The four-day event will feature a concert by Chris Higbee, live remotes by local media outlets, raffles for door prizes and many other activities.Read More
Congratulations to Madison Middle School sixth grader, Mary Barker, who was awarded a Kindle Fire for independently reading more than 5,000 pages during the past school year. Maryâ€™s teacher, Jennifer Abbot, coordinated with the Coal Association and the Friends of Coal to recognize the winner of the reading competition in her class. Thanks to both Mary and Mrs. Abbot for such a tremendous project and accomplishment.
The Friends of Coal and Cabelaâ€™s in Wheeling will be teaming up for Friends of Coal â€śMiner Appreciationâ€ť Days at the store on June 26-29. It will be part of their â€śHometown Heroesâ€ť promotion with employee discounts extended to Friends of Coal. Details remain to be worked out but if you are an avid outdoorsman, markJune 26-29th on your calendar to join Friends of Coal in Wheeling. Check out next weekâ€™s Coal Bits for more information.
TRIADELPHIA - In response to the growing energy industries in the tri-state area, West Liberty University's Resource Corp. kicked off a new coal and natural gas industry initiative known as the Institute for Energy and Commerce on Tuesday at the university's Highlands Center.
During a press conference at the center, WLU President Robin Capehart said the initiative is in response to the "rapidly changing economic world in which we live."Read More
The Friends of Coalâ€™s direct outreach effort is continuing and in fact is picking up steam headed into the summer months, with several speaking engagements and end of the year state high school championship events through our partnership with the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission.
WVCA Executive Committee Member, Jim Bunn, President of Coal River Energy, presented the individual achievement plaque to Matthew Brafford, after his tremendous effort in the State Track & Field Championship in Charleston last weekend.Read More