WVDN JUL 19, 2021


Dear Abby: Adult Son Resists Rent Demands From Parents

Dear Abby: Should a 23-year-old son pay room and board even though he spends little time at home and eats out often? He doesn't do laundry or help around the house. His argument is, we shouldn't take money so he can save and buy a condo. We are middle-class people and, at times, some bills [...]

Highway Cleanup Volunteers To Be Honored Next Month

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia residents who remove trash from state highways each year will be honored at a daylong event next month.The 32nd annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held Aug. 7 at the Tamarack Convention Center in Beckley. The event gets underway at 9 a.m. with bingo, broom making, a [...]

Greenbrier County Commission Reallocates Trail Funds

Financing for the Meadow River Rail Trail repairs and the Greenbrier County Courthouse improvements project was considered by the Greenbrier County Commission during its Tuesday, July 13, meeting. A $150,000 grant for the Meadow River Rail Trail is getting reworked after the project received a $1.8 million dollar grant a few months before. “After the [...]

Is Rural Technification Upon Us?

In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made steps toward rural electrification that ultimately provided the infrastructure needed to supply America’s remote areas with “central station electric service.” In 2021, many countryside locations are suffering from a lack of broadband internet service. Perhaps now Rural Technification is in order.West Virginia elected officials, community members, businesses owners, [...]

Spartan Baseball Places Four On All-State Teams

The Greenbrier East Spartans baseball team felt they greatly underachieved after being upset by Oak Hill in the sectional finals, but even then, still managed to place four players on the all-state teams. Jordan Mize and Noah Hanna made the second team while Caleb Thomas and Darris Boswell got honorable mention honors. Mize, on his [...]

Williamsburg CEOS Meet To Share And Learn

The first question people typically ask is, “ Why are covered bridges covered?” A popular belief is that cows and other livestock were scared by the sight of rushing water below, which made them hesitant to cross the bridge. Covered bridges were also often referred to as “kissing bridges” (quoted from the Williamsburg CEOS lesson). [...]

Scientists At Green Bank Accidently Discover Intergalactic Structure

Scientists using telescopes at the Green Bank Observatory have accidentally discovered a massive, invisible structure inside our galaxy. This discovery is being well-received in the scientific community and will change the way that scientists study the formation of stars in the outer galaxy and may help them better understand where the matter the universe is [...]

Rupert Bank Robbery Suspect Arraigned In Greenbrier County

Gary Lee Toler, 64, has been arraigned in Greenbrier County Magistrate Court after allegedly robbing Summit Community Bank in Rupert at gunpoint. According to the criminal complaint, Cpl. J. W. Gilkeson of the West Virginia State Police was dispatched to Summit Community Bank at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, regarding an armed robbery. The [...]

Lewisburg Takes Another Step Closer To Welcoming Remote Workers

Proud of its beautiful niche in the world, the city of Lewisburg, along with Greenbrier Valley tourism promoters, have been shouting its praises for many years. The town was even deemed a “coolest small town in America.” Lewisburg is now placing a welcome mat out in an entirely new way, and extending that invitation to [...]

Clarksburg Fined For Not Sending Lead Water Notice

The Clarksburg Water Board failed to notify the public about the risk of lead exposure in drinking water and now faces fines from the state, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said Wednesday.The department earlier this month said it began reviewing the lines after sampling in several homes showed lead levels above [...]

Commission Punts On Confederate Memorials

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Capitol Building Commission met Wednesday, but did not take up the issue of whether to move a statue and bust of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from the Capitol grounds, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.The commission held a public hearing on the issue in December when seven of eight speakers [...]

21 W.Va. Hospitals Receiving $258K Apiece For COVID Work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hospitals throughout West Virginia will receive a total of $5.4 million from the federal government for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts.Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funds Thursday, saying each of the 21 rural hospitals will receive $258,376. The funds are distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration [...]

Child Tax Credit Dollars Head To Parents

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel.That changes Thursday when the first payment of $1,000 hits Daniel's bank account — and dollars start flowing to the pockets of more than 35 million families around the country. Daniel, [...]

California Fire Prompts Evacuations; Oregon Blaze Balloons

DAISY NGUYEN and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme bike ride through the Sierra Nevada on Saturday as critically dangerous wildfire weather loomed in the coming days.The Tamarack Fire, which was sparked [...]

Car Chase Results in Drug Court Deal

A wreck in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center parking lot lead to a guilty plea on Tuesday, July 13. Christina Marie Perkins was indicted on one count of reckless fleeing from an officer in April 2021 by a Greenbrier County Grand Jury. Perkins plead no contest to the indictment, meaning the court could find her [...]

Dear Abby: Man Still Depending On Ex-Wife For Everyday Needs

Dear Abby: I have been with my boyfriend, "John," for a year and a half. He had been divorced for two years after a 20-year marriage when we got together. He told me he and his ex, "Jessica," were still good friends. I thought it was OK since they were co-parenting their kid. I have [...]

Federal help available to residents impacted by storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline for West Virginians impacted by severe storms earlier this year to apply for federal assistance ends Monday.WCHS-TV reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering grants and loans for qualifying residents in Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo or Wayne counties who suffered losses and damages between Feb. 27 through March [...]

Kids Farmers Markets Connect Students With Fresh Produce

JESSICA WILT, The Journal SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — The final group of kids shuffled into the cafeteria at Potomack Intermediate on Tuesday afternoon, a buzz coming from the Berkeley County Schools summer program students as they eyed the colorful vegetables and fruits perched on the tables in front of them.As the students waited excitedly [...]

Judge scraps order halting West Virginia needle exchange law

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has scrapped a temporary restraining order on West Virginia's new law that tightens requirements on needle exchange programs.U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers made the decision Thursday, a week after saying he would consider the argument by plaintiffs that the law is unconstitutional, The Herald-Dispatch reported.Republican Gov. Jim Justice [...]

Litter Removed From Public Lands, Roads

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteers have been out in West Virginia cleaning up the state's roadways and landscape.This spring, more than 8,500 volunteers removed 489 tons of litter, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.The agency's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan administers the Make It Shine program in April and May's Adopt-A-Highway cleanup.About 170 volunteer groups [...]

EPA Orders Clarksburg To Provide Clean Water Amid Lead Cases

CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency ordered officials in Clarksburg, West Virginia to provide a clean source of drinking water or filters to remove lead from tap water after elevated levels of the toxin were found. The EPA said conditions "may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to human [...]

TX Dems Who Fled Elections Bill Vote Get COVID

DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEN MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19 and are quarantined, the Texas House's Democratic Caucus director said Saturday.One lawmaker tested positive Friday and the other two did [...]

Letha “Frances” McCoy

MCCOY Letha “Frances” McCoy, 57, of Williamsburg, WV passed away, Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Born June 23, 1964, at Ronceverte, WV, she was the daughter of the late George Allen and Letha Mae Mason Scott. Frances worked for Pro-Careers for over seventeen years. She loved hummingbirds. She had many feeders [...]

Joe Beck Buttram

BUTTRAM August 11, 1933 – July 15, 2021 Joe Beck Buttram, 87, passed away on the morning of July 15, 2021, after a brief illness. Joe spent his formative years in the fields and on the farms of Northeast Texas. The choral and band programs at DeKalb high school ignited a passion for music that [...]

Patsy Ann Wingo (née Christian)

WINGO On Monday, July 12, 2021, Patsy Ann Wingo (née Christian) died at the age of 85 in her West Virginia home in Lewisburg. She was a confirmed snowbird for over thirty years and also maintained a home on Siesta Key off of Sarasota, FL throughout the winter season with her husband, Walter, until his [...]

Ellen Evey Frerotte

FREROTTE Ellen Evey Frerotte, 70, exited this life on Thursday, July 15, 2021, after a year-long illness. Born Ellen Ann Evey in Williamsport, PA in 1951, daughter of Sheldon Wade Evey and Alice Edwards Evey; she was always a quiet, creative, and humble spirit. High School friends described her as the “real deal”, never needing [...]

Beckley Police Searching For Man Allegedly Involved In Shooting

Members of the Beckley Police Department are looking for a man involved in a shooting on Sunday. According to information provided by the Beckley Police Department, at around 2 p.m. on July 18, officers responded to a shooting incident in the area of Westline Drive in Beckley. Upon arrival, they discovered that one female victim [...]

Today's Edition

IN THIS EDITION:

 • Dear Abby: Adult Son Resists Rent Demands From Parents

 • Highway Cleanup Volunteers To Be Honored Next Month

 • Greenbrier County Commission Reallocates Trail Funds

 • Is Rural Technification Upon Us?

 • Spartan Baseball Places Four On All-State Teams

 • Williamsburg CEOS Meet To Share And Learn

 • Scientists At Green Bank Accidently Discover Intergalactic Structure

 • Rupert Bank Robbery Suspect Arraigned In Greenbrier County

 • Lewisburg Takes Another Step Closer To Welcoming Remote Workers

 • Clarksburg Fined For Not Sending Lead Water Notice

 • Commission Punts On Confederate Memorials

 • 21 W.Va. Hospitals Receiving $258K Apiece For COVID Work

 • Child Tax Credit Dollars Head To Parents

 • California Fire Prompts Evacuations; Oregon Blaze Balloons

 • Car Chase Results in Drug Court Deal

 • Dear Abby: Man Still Depending On Ex-Wife For Everyday Needs

 • Federal help available to residents impacted by storms

 • Kids Farmers Markets Connect Students With Fresh Produce

 • Judge scraps order halting West Virginia needle exchange law

 • Litter Removed From Public Lands, Roads

 • EPA Orders Clarksburg To Provide Clean Water Amid Lead Cases

 • TX Dems Who Fled Elections Bill Vote Get COVID

 • Letha “Frances” McCoy

 • Joe Beck Buttram

 • Patsy Ann Wingo (née Christian)

 • Ellen Evey Frerotte

 • Beckley Police Searching For Man Allegedly Involved In Shooting

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