On a foggy morning, Angela Wynn heads into the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Normally, she’d be starting a day of work as a housekeeper here. But today, she’s at the school for a different reason. She’s here to learn how to cut out wood blanks from Richard Carter, a longtime Brasstown Carver.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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A federal grant will support a high-tech manufacturing facility and bring jobs to the Northern Panhandle.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Boston Metal a $50 million grant to build a chromium plant in Weirton, one of seven sites nationwide selected as part of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Program.
The factory, which will employ 200 workers, will produce ultra-pure chromium and high-temperature alloys needed across various clean energy technologies.
The department awarded a total of $275 million to West Virginia and six other states.
The investment is part of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a 2021 law pushed by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito.
President Joe Biden signed the bill into law two years ago this month.