By SEÁN O'DONOGHUE
CHARLESTON - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin last week announced recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants. The recommended projects total more than $4.3 million in grant funding. Among the agencies set to benefit is the Coalfield Development Corporation, which is currently expanding its operations into Lincoln County.
"From public water systems to education and workforce development, the projects I've recommended for funding all help foster statewide economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for all West Virginians," Gov. Tomblin said. "I'm grateful for the ARC's continued commitment, as well as the…