WVDN SEP 29, 2021


Georgia Bailey-Ruth Fullen

FULLEN Georgia Bailey-Ruth Fullen, the daughter of Jeff and Joanna Fullen of Frankford, WV, was born sleeping at 17 weeks on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Georgia is the tiny sister of McKenna, Lilliana, Hannah, and Noah Fullen, who all are at home. Along with maternal grandmother, Maxine Trader, of Ronceverte, her short life but beautiful [...]

First Paint The Town Purple Planned

The Family Refuge Center (FRC) is hosting is first Annual Paint the Town Purple to jump-start Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During a Friday, Oct. 1, Wine and Wisdom event, “attendees will have the opportunity to meet Family Refuge Center's board of directors, view a presentation by FRC employees about domestic violence, hear from a survivor [...]

Supreme Court Of Appeals Rules Against Greenbrier County School Board In Workers' Comp Case

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejected a claim filed by the Greenbrier County Board of Education that, if upheld, would have denied a former custodian workers' compensation. “The issues on appeal are compensability and permanent partial disability for occupational pneumoconiosis," according to a memorandum decision dated Sept. 22. “By Order dated April 4, [...]

Aerial Black Fly Treatments Once Again Taking Place in Summers County

According to a PSA announcement from Summers County Commissioner Mike Gore, aerial treatments for black flies will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept, 29. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is conducting these treatments to biologically suppress black flies along the Greenbrier, New and Bluestone Rivers. There is a possibility that treatments will continue on Thursday, [...]

Alderson Library Reopens to Patrons, Announces New Programs

After operating on a curbside only basis since the end of August, the Alderson Library has now reopened to patrons. Masks are required. The library's hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as well as Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition to reopening to patrons, the [...]

COVID Taskforce Update

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 UPDATE The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met this morning via conference call and reports the following information.— PRAYER VIGIL. Tonight at 7 p.m., we are hosting a prayer vigil at the track beside the hospital. Please wear a mask and socially distance. This is a chance to support our local health [...]

American Heritage Music Hall To Host Fall Crafter/Vendor Show

Fall Crafter/ Vendor Show at The American Heritage Music Hall in Ronceverte. Friday, Oct. 1 from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Music Hall is located on the Island Park in Ronceverte at 496 island Park Rd. (Former skating rink) The Music Hall is a nonprofit organization, Local musicians promoting American [...]

Community Clothes Closet

The Good Neighbors Community Clothes Closet in White Sulphur Springs, sponsored by the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, continues to serve the local community by offering FREE, clean and gently used clothing for men, women and children. The closet currently has an abundance of late summer/early fall clothing available before transitioning to items for the winter [...]

Spartans Cross Country Pushes Hard Through Last Leg Of Season

The Greenbrier East Cross-Country Team is working hard this season. With almost her entire team of girls ranked on the RUNWV cross country AAA list of power runners, along with a few of the boys team members as well, Coach Kim Sexton is anxious about her teams last big meets. Regionals, which will be hosted [...]

J.P. Stevens Returning As Rainelle Police Chief, Alder Mobile Home Park Discussed

J.P. Stevens will once again serve as Rainelle Police Chief. Mayor Robin Williams stated during the Monday, Sept. 27, Rainelle Town Council meeting that his first day will be Monday, Oct. 4. In an interview following the meeting, Williams told The West Virginia Daily News that the return of Stevens will be beneficial for the [...]

Rainelle Officials Putting ARPA Funds To Use

Town of Rainelle officials are putting American Rescue Plan Act funding to use. During the July 26 meeting of the Rainelle Town Council, Mayor Robin Williams announced that the first American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation of $395,414.79 had been received. At that time, officials wanted to make sure they had a clear understanding of [...]

Zinebrier Issue Two Submission Deadline Is Friday

The submission deadline for issue two of Zinebrier is Friday! The local arts zine was created by Hannah Pence and Claire Jarvis, looking to showcase work by local artists. After putting out a call for local art for the Greenbrier Valley community, Pence and Jarvis put out the first issue in July, with the loose [...]

Monthly Overdose Deaths Added To DHHR Dashboard

In an effort to publish more timely data, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) has added monthly confirmed overdose deaths and deaths pending investigation to its Fatal Overdoses Dashboard. "Overdose deaths tragically increased to record levels in 2020 largely due to an increase in fentanyl in [...]

DHHR COVID Daily Update

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 28, 2021, there are currently 13,542 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 10 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,578 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 43-year old female from Marion [...]

DHHR Hosts Medical Cannabis Sign-Up Event

The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC), under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health, will host a public sign up event for medical cannabis patients from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Raleigh County DHHR office, located at 407 Neville Street, in [...]

Facebook Puts Instagram For Kids On Hold After Pushback

Facebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users. "I still firmly believe that it's a good thing to build a version of Instagram that's designed to be safe for tweens, but [...]

Maryland Newspaper Gunman Gets More Than 5 Life Prison Terms

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A man who killed five people at a newspaper in Maryland was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five life sentences without the possibility of parole — with 345 additional years added on to ensure he is never released from prison.Anne Arundel County Judge Michael Wachs ordered the sentence for Jarrod [...]

Milley Defends Calls To Chinese At End Of Trump Presidency

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidencyBy LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told Congress on Tuesday that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn't planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of that fact in [...]

Arrest Made Following Theft At South Fayette Street Laundromat

An arrest has been made regarding the August breaking and entering of the South Fayette Street laundromat in Beckley. Ayla Analee Plumley, 31, of Beckley, was booked at Southern Regional Jail on Sept. 23 after being captured on video footage using a knife or screwdriver to pry open the laundromat’s office door on Monday, Aug. [...]

Stolen Items Recovered

According to a recent post of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page: "**Recovered stolen items from Route 92 area**Our good friends at the West Virginia State Police are in the process of attempting to return suspected stolen items to their rightful owner(s). Members of the Lewisburg Detachment of the State Police are working on [...]

Skeletal Remains Found Near Muddy Creek Mountain

Members of the Greenbrier County Sheriffs Office are currently on scene in a remote wooded area near Alderson/Fort Spring continuing their search for what are believed to be human skeletal remains. Any members of the media intent on responding are directed to enter by way of Muddy Creek Mountain road off of Route 12 near [...]

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