Are you a Friend of Coal? Now you can also have a Friends of Coal motorcycle license plate as well, letting the world know how important coal is to you and your family! Are you one of the 63,000 West Virginia families whose livelihood depends on coal? Sign up for your Friends of Coal official regular or motorcycle license plate today.
The regular license plate, as well as the motorcycle plate, are the first issued by the State of West Virginia in any color other than white, the Friends of Coal license plate is black, with white lettering and a Friends of Coal logo prominently displayed on the left side of the plate. These license plates are also of a new flat material and are highly reflective – all new State of West Virginia design.
The motorcycle plate will have a one-time fee of $56.00 with annual renewal fee of $31.00.
The new application is an all-in-one application, either regular or motorcycle plate. Please read the second page of the downloadable application for complete instructions.
If you have already ordered your license plate, then please pass the application along to your friends and family. Companies can submit multiple applications by completing a form for each vehicle and submitting one check with the $70 fee for each vehicle.
The State Wrestling Meet will be held next weekend at the Big Sandy Arena in Huntington. Awards will begin around 6 p.m. on Saturday (28th of February).
Jim Justice announced February 17, that he has repurchased Bluestone, a mining facility in McDowell and Wyoming counties, from the Russian company he initially sold to in 2009, Mechel OAO and has plans to reopen a new company, Bluestone Resources, Inc.
The Justice family sold U.S. coal producer Bluestone Coal Corp. to Mechel in May 2009 for $436 million in cash and 83.3 million Mechel preferred shares. At the time, Mechel was Russia’s largest producer of steelmaking coal.
The Charleston Newspapers’ Metro Section ran their annual special section on coal this past weekend.
The section included information on production, employment and distribution of West Virginia coal as well as severance collections and distributions. In addition, the section included articles on the Summit Bechtel Reserve National Scout Jamboree Center in Mt. Hope as well as pieces by WVCA President Bill Raney and others.
We hope you received a copy. If you didn’t we have a few copies at the WVCA office. Quantities are extremely limited.