WVDN JUN 01, 2021


WVSOM Commencement Speaker Urges New Physicians To “Take on the future”

For 179 graduates, four demanding years of lectures, labs, exams and clinical rotations finally paid off. On a crisp spring morning on the campus of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg, W.Va., another class of medical students officially became physicians. One year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a shift to a [...]

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department Welcomes Academy Graduates

The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office welcomes back two officers that graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy in Institute on Friday, May 28, 2021. Forty-five officers from multiple police departments across the state of West Virginia comprised the 185th Basic Class. Deputies Justin Deeds and Tyler Hyatt were members of that graduating class. The [...]

East Softball Concludes Regular Season With Two Wins

The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans ended their regular season this past weekend after crushing the Princeton Tigers 17-2 and following that up with another brilliant performance, a 14-3 victory over the George Washington Patriots on Saturday, May 29. East will be riding high when sectional tournament play begins this Tuesday, June 1. The Spartans actually [...]

Ronceverte Announces Winners Of Election

The unofficial results are in. Deena Pack will be the next mayor of Ronceverte. Leah Sills will serve in the four year council position and Kathy King and Tanya Hazelwood will each serve a two year council term. According to information provided on the Secretary of State’s website, absentee ballots postmarked by election day will [...]

GVCD Ag Enhancement Program Announced

The Greenbrier Valley Conservation District will accept cost-share applications for the FY22 Agricultural Enhancement Program through June 30, 2021. For the 2022 program year, we are focusing effort to Best Management Practices (BMPs) that most support rotational grazing in order to increase production and conservation alike: Lime (up to $4,500.00 total maximum cost-share), Pasture Division [...]

Ronceverte Public Library Board Of Trustees To Hold Public Meeting

The Ronceverte Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a meeting in the Hollowell Room of the library on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:pm. The public is welcome and we are still following the 6ft distancing along with wearing face masks. An agenda is available.

West Virginia Governor Liable For $700M Coal Company Loan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice confirmed on Tuesday that he is personally liable for $700 million in loans taken by his coal companies from a lender in the United Kingdom that went bankrupt.The Republican governor took shots at the bankrupt Greensill Capital U.K. and said "it is a burden on our [...]

Gbr. COVID-19 Taskforce Update

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met this morning via conference call and reports the following information. HEALTH DEPARTMENT. The latest numbers will be posted on social media. GREENBRIER COUNTY SCHOOLS. Graduation ceremonies went well! Many thanks to the community for their support. ROBERT C BYRD CLINIC. For patients coming into the clinic, we continue [...]

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program Planned For The White Sulphur Springs Public Library

Join the White Sulphur Springs Public Library this summer as it celebrates the Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales. There will be in-person programs for preschool and elementary-aged children featuring crafts such as animal track imprints, and pet jellyfish. Plus the preschoolers will even go on a LION HUNT. In addition, the library has partnered [...]

Locally Speaking

I would like to begin by saying thank you to some readers who have reached out to me or stopped me in passing to discuss this column. If you are from White Sulphur Springs, certainly you will know of Dick Brockway, a stalwart member of the White Sulphur Springs Lions Club. Dick will be the [...]

(AR) Alderson 2021 Schedule Of Events

Saturday, June 26: 8:00 a.m.: Youth Bicycle Race Registration - (Alderson Memorial Football Field) 3 age divisions: 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. 9:00 a.m.: Youth Bicycle Race - Presented by Tri-County Fire Company, contact Jimmy Massy 304-667-3475 Wednesday, June 30: 1:00 p.m.: Judging Home and Business Decorating Contest - contact Brenda Gabbert 304-445-7210 Thursday, July 1: [...]

Danese Woman Facing 55 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

A Danese woman is facing 55 counts of animal cruelty after a search of her home on May 25. According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley in a social media post, deputies responded to a home in the Danese area where five dogs were found to never have received medical treatment(s) or any shots of [...]

Rainelle Man Arrested Over Memorial Day Weekend

A Rainelle man is now at Southern Regional Jail facing drug charges out of Fayette County. Terry Wayne Patterson Jr., 29, was arrested and charged over Memorial Day weekend with possession with intent to deliver narcotics and being a prohibited person in possession of firearms, according to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley. Fridley stated in [...]

White Sulphur Springs Lions Honor Helen Keller Day

In 1971, the Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International declared that June 1 would be remembered as Helen Keller Day. Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, in 1880. She developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf. With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield [...]

Local Student Earns National Merit Scholarship

(Evanston, Illinois) National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,100 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Andrea G. Miller, of Caldwell, a graduate of Greenbrier East High School, earned the National Merit West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. Scholarship. West Virginia University's tradition of academic excellence includes 25 Rhodes Scholars, 26 [...]

Rainelle Mayoral Candidates Discuss The Issues

The date for the town of Rainelle municipal election is quickly approaching. We at The West Virginia Daily News wanted to give each mayoral candidate the chance to introduce themselves and let the residents of Rainelle become better informed on where the candidates stand on various issues. Mike Rogers, Robin Williams and John Wyatt are [...]

Memorial Day Events In Rainelle Continued Despite Rain

Although the 2021 Run for the Wall had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the LZ Rainelle Veterans Reunion group was still able to hold a Memorial Day weekend full of events honoring those who have served. According to information provided by LZ Rainelle, a smaller group of motorcycle riders rode into town on [...]

West Virginia Urban Deer Hunt Is Lifeline For Food Programs

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A bowhunt for deer in one West Virginia city that began several years ago has become a lifeline for local food pantries and community kitchens. When hunters first proposed an urban deer hunt in Morgantown about a decade ago, the idea was to control the population. Collisions with cars were commonplace [...]

Kids Can Grab Free Summer Fruits, Veggies In W.Va. County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kids in central West Virginia's Calhoun County will be able to grab free local fruits and vegetables at some participating stores this summer.Any child between ages 4 and 17 can participate in the program called Kids Market @ The Store. West Virginia University, the Sisters Health Foundation and local farmers partnered [...]

Dear Abby: Tuesday, June 1

DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van BurenFRIEND DEFLECTS UNWANTED QUESTIONS BY LYING DEAR ABBY: I went to lunch with "Anita," who proceeded to question me about how I know my friend "Gail." It seems like an innocent question, but Gail and I met in Alcoholics Anonymous. I didn't tell Anita we met in AA because it [...]

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