WVDN JUL 29, 2021


Two Men Arrested Following Theft At J&J Fabrication In Beckley

Two Beckley men are at Southern Regional Jail following a theft at J&J Fabrication on Ragland Road. Joshua Paul Farley, 32, and Brandon Jamie Smith, 25, were arrested on July 24 by a Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputy after a brief search led to their whereabouts. According to the criminal complaint filed in Raleigh County, Smith [...]

City Of Beckley Will Own Former Zen's Building On Neville Street, Lease To Fruits Of Labor

The old Zen’s building on Neville Street and vacant lot across the street will now become property of the city of Beckley for the purchase price of $1,110,000 following the second and final reading of an ordinance at Tuesday evening’s common council meeting. This purchase, which has caused much controversy throughout the city, will be [...]

County Courthouse News July 22 – 28

County Courthouse News July 22 - 28 Marriages Joshua Heath Coulter to Amanda Gayle Sharp; Dyllan Chance Lewis to Ricki Cheyenne Fisher; Mark Frederic Drennen to Minnie Kathryn Browning; Brian Heath O'Conner to Megan Marie Wykle; Patryk James Akers to Tomisha Justus Giese. Fiduciaries Stewart C Lewis and Richard E Ford, Executors of the Sandra [...]

Dear Abby: Thursday, July 29

New Living Arrangements Includes A Proposition Dear Abby: Six months into the pandemic I was furloughed, then laid off a few months later. Because of the loss of income, I could no longer afford my rent and was forced to move. It was tough finding anything affordable in the area. A good friend from college [...]

Dear Recycle Lady: Thursday, July 29

Dear Recycle Lady, While cleaning out my garage I found several chains of various lengths. Can these chains be recycled? Also, I found several partial boxes of unused nails. Can they be recycled? Cleaner-Upper Dear Cleaner-Upper, If the chains are metal, and not plastic, they can be recycled with metal. The nails would be too [...]

Church Of Nazarene To Host Spaghetti Dinner

The Compassionate Ministries outreach of Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene, Fairlea, is offering a free spaghetti dinner to the community this Sunday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., or while supplies last, at the church fellowship hall. The church is located at 167 Dawkins Drive, just off Davis Stuart Rd. approximately one-half mile [...]

Lewisburg First Fridays

August First Fridays in Lewisburg is on August 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Join the fun with complimentary tastings, live music, giveaways, festive beverages and special offers throughout town — all free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy live Appalachian Soul and Blues live music in the City Green Space by local [...]

Rainelle Receives ARP Funding, Council Discusses Ongoing Issues

The town of Rainelle has received its first allocation of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. According to Mayor Robin Williams, the town received $395,414.79. “We are waiting for a list of what this money can be used for,” Williams stated. “I’m told it could be roads, sidewalks. We are not really sure what [...]

COVID Task Force Summary, July 27

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met this morning via conference call and reports the following information. Greenbrier County Schools — Tomorrow, county superintendents will be meeting with the WVDE to talk about plans for the fall and the Delta variant’s presence in WV. We continue meeting with health officials and state officials to make [...]

Customer Appreciation Day

In March of 2020, after more than a century and a half in print, The West Virginia Daily News shut its doors. The paper’s closing was deemed yet another casualty of the collateral damage left behind in the wake of COVID-19, and the Greenbrier Valley moved on...albeit slightly less informed. Then something happened that changed [...]

Carnegie Hall To Reopen Galleries

Carnegie Hall’s August/September Exhibits open Friday, August 6. There will be a reception for three of the shows at 5 p.m. in conjunction with Lewisburg’s First Fridays after 5. Carnegie Hall features four galleries, which display the works of regional artists for two-month shows. This month’s exhibits feature works by Margy Green, Deborah Diane Lester, [...]

Yamato's Steak House Opens In Fairlea

The Yamato Steak House of Japan is bringing sushi, steak, and much more to Fairlea. Kevin Huang is the manager and owner of Yamato, though he noted he would not be staying in the manager role permanently. Huang explained that what is commonly known as the “old Pizza Hut building” was an ideal location for [...]

Greenbrier County Commission To Hold Special Meeting

The Greenbrier County Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. in room 132 of the Greenbrier County Courthouse. Agenda: Call to Order To consider for adoption a Supplemental Resolution relating to the proposed issuance by the Greenbrier County Building Commission of its Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2021 A (Courthouse [...]

Failure To Update Sex Offender Information Results In Plea

Failing to notify the authorities of email accounts and internet access could result in a sex offender being sentenced to three to 15 years of imprisonment. Randy McClung II was indicted in February 2020 on three charges of felony failure to register or provide notice of registration changes. Rather than plead guilty to the three [...]

Kathleen Hampton

HAMPTON Kathleen Hampton, 92, of Abingdon, VA and formerly of Lewisburg, WV, died on July 25, 2021. Katie was born in Webster Springs, WV to the late Arnett and Mary Elizabeth Ward. Katie and her late husband, Roy, were members of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, where they served as volunteers for many years before [...]

William Orville Smith

SMITH William Orville Smith, infant son of Jedediah Smith and Jennifer Sprouse of Crawley, WV, was born into the arms of angels on July 22, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV. Though he was never able to spend time on earth, he impacted a great many lives. In addition to his parents, he [...]

Motorcycle Accident Results In Death Of NJ Man

On Thursday, July 29, 2021, at approximately 8:15 a.m., members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident on I-64 near the 176-mile marker. The motorcycle was occupied by one individual and was eastbound on I-64 when the rider struck an object in the travel lane, resulting in a loss of control [...]

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