WVDN OCT 20, 2021


Greenbrier County 4-H Raises Funds For Morgan Family

Derrick Morgan became ill in April 2021. He was transferred from Greenbrier Valley Medical Center to Carilion, then at the end of May, transferred from Carilion to University of Virginia (UVA) where he was processed for a heart transplant. On June 1, he had his first surgery to be connected to a Centrimag machine (external [...]

Greenbrier County 4-H Shotgun Team Competes In Qualifier

4-H teaches youth many exceptional and important life skills such as responsibility, hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, the importance of friendship and teamwork, all of which was on display as the Greenbrier County Shotgun Team competed in their State 4-H Shotgun Qualifier in Fairmont. Team member Ryan Reynolds places 2nd as a Master. Samantha Holliday placed [...]

Red Cross Needs Volunteers in Greenbrier County

The American Red Cross is searching for volunteers in Greenbrier County for DAT-Disaster Action Team. Red Cross will provide training, either in person or ZOOM, for volunteers to respond to families of house fires. After the initial training, DAT responds to home fire victims within 2 hours, night or day, rain or shine, either on [...]

GEHS and EGMS Bands Play Spartan Stadium in Strong Season

A joint performance from eastern Greenbrier marching bands brought a huge crowd to Spartan Stadium on Oct. 15 to see shows based on the Beatles, Wizard of Oz, and Pink Floyd. The event occurred during a great performance in the Greenbrier East High School’s (GEHS) competitive band season. The Eastern Greenbrier Middle School (EGMS) Pep [...]

Fayette County Car Chase Leads To Felony Charge

A nighttime car chase in Fayette County has led to a felony charge for an Oak Hill Man. On Thursday, Oct. 14, at approximately 9:18 p.m., an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a Buick sedan for following too closely when the driver of the vehicle began to flee, [...]

Hinton Mayor Provides Update

The city of Hinton Mayor, Jack Scott provided an update on the city's efforts over the past 15 months on Friday, Oct. 8 via the city's Facebook page. In this update, Mayor Scott notes that the primary focus has been on cleaning up dilapidated properties, improving roads and sidewalks, and creating better river access points. [...]

Willowwood Road Reopens

Willowwood Road suffered extensive damage due to flooding in 2018, which resulted in the road having to be closed. This caused those who live on Willowwood to have to travel the long way around via RT 3 to go back and forth to work, the grocery store, etc. It also had an effect on emergency [...]

Hinton Railroad Museum Open, Looking to Fill AmeriCorps Position

After being closed for quite some time, the Hinton Railroad Museum announced that they were once again open on Friday, Sept. 3. The museum had announced its closure in early 2020 due to the pandemic. After trying to reopen for some time, the museum began utilizing social media as a way to advertise for volunteers [...]

Mullican Flooring Launches Flooring Installer Contest

Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, has teamed up with industry partners to launch a new Flooring Installer photo contest. The competition will be held on Mullican’s social media platforms, where the best photos of installation projects utilizing Mullican products will be posted in an online album. Followers can comment and like [...]

Storytelling Project to Increase Economic Mobility And Opportunities

CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia Community Development Hub’s Redefined: Real Stories from West Virginia project pairs inspiring stories of West Virginians leading change in their communities with actionable tools for residents to start making a difference today. Distribution efforts, which primarily include outreach to audiences using social and traditional media outlets, started in July [...]

Andrew Detch

DETCH Andrew Detch passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021 at home with his wife, Helen, holding his hand. He was born October 2, 1920 in Wendell, WV to Lewis and Kristina Nagy Detch. When he was about three years old, his parents moved to Rivesville, WV. Preceding him in death were his parents; [...]

Sarah Elizabeth Droste Brown

BROWN Sarah Elizabeth Droste Brown passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. She was born April 8, 1928 to Fred and Pearl Droste. She graduated Greenbrier High School, and then went on to graduate Longwood College in 1951 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. [...]

Robert Hugh Flack II (Tigger)

FLACK Robert Hugh Flack II (Tigger), 49, of Alderson WV passed away following a short illness on October 15, 2021. He was born January 30, 1972 in Anchorage, AK at Elmendorf Air Force Base to Marsha Flack and Robert Flack. Tigger was a 1990 graduate at Greenbrier East High School. Following high school, he joined [...]

James (Jimmy) Burliegh Nelson Jr.

NELSON James (Jimmy) Burliegh Nelson Jr., 51, of Alderson passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Greenbrier Health Care Center in Fairlea. Born November 7, 1969 in Fairfax, VA, he was a son of Susan Mary Pennington Nelson and the late James Burliegh Nelson Sr. Jimmy was a member of the Johnson Memorial [...]

Keesee Calls For Town Council Action On Mayoral Criminal Charges

A public speaker continued to call for action relating to Mayor Travis Copenhaver’s criminal charges during the Oct. 14 Alderson Town Council meeting. Local attorney Ryan Keesee recently spoke at the September 20 special meeting of Town Council, which listened to hear callers about the charges against Copenhaver—felony burglary, conspiracy, child neglect and misdemeanor assault. [...]

Guitar Concert Planned At The White Sulphur Springs Library

Acoustic guitarist Terrence Zimmerman will be performing at the White Sulphur Springs Library on Thursday, October 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Zimmerman began learning the basics of guitar at around 5 years old. By age 13 he was using the guitar to write songs. He began playing in his father's bluegrass band at age 23. [...]

Frankford Elementary School announced the Autumnfest Court.

Frankford Elementary School announced the Autumnfest Court. Although the Autumnfest was cancelled, students were still selected to represent the school on the court. The following students were selected by their peers to represent FES on the court: Bryson Underwood, Tanner Morrison, Zandrew Sims, Hunter Ryder, Colan Dowdy, Jobe Whited, Kaylee Roberts, Ava Taylor, Lylah Cooke, [...]

Frankford Elementary School Held A Fall Fun Run

On September 24, Frankford Elementary School held a Fall Fun Run. Students raced by grade level while the school cheered on each group. FES thanks Mrs. Anderson for coordinating the event. The following students were the grade level winners.

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