n this West Virginia Morning, Virginia’s first modern apple cidery Foggy Ridge helped launch a craft cider industry in Virginia, but while the cider business closed in 2018, the farm stayed open. Owner and orchardist Diane Flynt now sells apples to other cider makers and has a new book out. Radio IQ’s Roxy Todd visited Flynt’s farm in Southwest Virginia and has this story.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Authorities say a 32-year-old miner has been killed at a mine in southern West Virginia.
The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rockwell Mining LLC Gateway Eagle Mine.
Authorities identified the miner as Rodney S. Osborne of Artie, West Virginia.
He was operating a continuous miner, a machine with a rotating steel drum and conveyor system, to extract coal.
The state office says its inspectors are investigating. The mine in Boone County was idle Wednesday.
The underground mining complex produces metallurgical coal and is owned by Blackhawk Mining based in Lexington, Kentucky. The company says it’s cooperating fully with state and federal investigators.