WVDN JUN 21, 2021


Health economist: Opioids cost community $3.3B in damages

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Harvard health economist has testified that prescription opioids have caused an estimated $3.3 billion in damages in a West Virginia community.Thomas McGuire, professor of health economics at Harvard Medical School, testified Thursday in a civil trial in which Cabell County and the city of Huntington accuse drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal [...]

Governor: GOP pick for public broadcasting brings 'balance'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is defending his appointment of a Republican Party operative to a public broadcasting oversight board, saying it will bring "balance" and "diversity.""I do believe there ought to be diversity to that board," Justice told the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Thursday when asked about the appointment of GOP [...]

Lizzie Watts is a superintendent for all seasons

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — "I guess it was the sunsets," Lizzie Watts said.Watts was 2-½ years into her studies at North Carolina State University and had every intention of spending her life tucked away inside a science lab when she headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a summer to work as part of [...]

Local Students Are Named To Davis & Elkins Dean's List

ELKINS, WV - Davis & Elkins College has announced the names of students who achieved the Dean's List for the spring 2021 semester, which includes all full-time students with a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than 4.0.Area students who achieved the distinction are: Abbie Bartenslager, of Lewisburg, and Keira Riggsby, of Arbovale. Related to [...]

AG Praises Important Victory in Opioid Case

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday actions to defend two recently passed laws – legislation relating to the automatic deduction of union dues and single-sex participation in interscholastic athletic events – and praised a recent state Supreme Court opinion hoping it will move the state’s opioid litigation toward resolution. The Attorney General revealed [...]

Marshall University Accounting Students Get Experience at The State Fair of West Virginia

A group of accounting students from Marshall University traveled to the State Fair of West Virginia on Thursday, June 17. They are in the area attending the West Virginia Society of CPAs conference. During their stay, the students are participating in a special program that gives them real-world experience in their chosen field. As part [...]

Students Receive Ruritan Club Scholarship

(For layout purposes, this information is in the form of a cutline) The Williamsburg Ruritan Club announced the College Scholarship Awards for 2021 goes to three recipients: Augusta Judy (l to r), Lauren Quick and Caleb Thomas. Augusta Judy will be attending Concord College, Lauren Quick will be attending WVU and Caleb will be attending [...]

Dear Abby: Monday, June 21

Alternative Treatments Exist To Treat Impotence DEAR ABBY: I think you missed an important consideration in your March 25 advice to the widower who had had prostate surgery and was afraid to tell a prospective girlfriend he couldn't have sex. My husband and I are in our 60s and he has a similar condition. But [...]

This Week In West Virginia History

June 16, 2021 Charleston WV – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. June 20, 1861: Francis Pierpont was unanimously elected as governor of the unionist Reorganized State of Virginia, which sat at Wheeling until West Virginia entered the [...]

'Do It For Babydog' Winners Announced

Gov. Jim Justice welcomed West Virginians to the Capitol Complex on Sunday, June 20, 2021, to celebrate the State’s 158th birthday and to witness the first prize giveaway of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” vaccination sweepstakes. The Governor was joined by Babydog, his pet English Bulldog and the official [...]

Annual WV Court Statistics Report Released

The 2020 annual statistics report for circuit, family and magistrate courts has been released by the West Virginia court system. Statewide, circuit courts had 38,248 case filings (an almost 12.5% decrease from 2019), family courts had 20,510 filings (a 17% decrease from 2019) and magistrate courts had a combined total of 154,463 case filings, according [...]

Arrest Made Following Series Of Vehicle Break-Ins In Beckley

An arrest has been made following a series of vehicle break-ins along Harper Road in Beckley. On May 3, an officer with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a residence after a homeowner captured a man on surveillance video trying to break into two cars, according to the criminal complaint. After viewing the [...]

City Of Lewisburg Lifts Boil Water Advisory

The Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for the City of Lewisburg water system has been lifted for the areas including Renick, Maxwelton, Frankford, Fairlea, Caldwell and Lewisburg. Please flush your personal lines until your water runs clear. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the City of Lewisburg Water Plant 304-647 5585. Drinking Water [...]

Greenbrier Valley Pride Event To Be Held In Lewisburg

The inaugural Greenbrier Valley Pride event will take place in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, June 26 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. As part of the event, Greenbrier Valley Pride will be holding a "poster competition." According to a post on social media, "Our aim for this is to engage everyone of all age groups, [...]

Justice Calls For Special Session Of Legislature

Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation today, calling for the West Virginia Legislature to convene in special session at 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The special session call requests that the Legislature consider over $250 million in supplementary appropriations that Gov. Justice has divided into 21 different initiatives. A few of those initiatives [...]

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