WVDN OCT 25, 2021


Rupert City Council September Meeting Minutes Released

The Rupert City Council has released their meeting minutes for the month of September. The minutes are as follows: Rupert City Council met on September 16, 2021, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Present were Mayor Steve Baldwin, Recorder Barbara Nickell, David McAfee, J.D. Cales, Chris Forren, Jeff Morrison and Cheryl Walkup. Robert Selbe and [...]

Bridge at Mouth of Indian Creek to Close

The bridge at the mouth of Indian Creek is set to be closed so that a new bridge can be built. This is the bridge that is located below the public shooting range in the Indian Creek area. The closure will begin during the week of Oct. 25, 2021, and will continue until Oct. 2022. [...]

Rupert Police Department September Activity Report

The Rupert Police Department has released a September activity report. According to Police Chief Chuck Burkhamer, the department had: -57 radio calls for 911 service; -130 traffic citations issued; -101 warnings issued; -1 motor vehicle accident; -0 felony arrests; -4 misdemeanor arrests; -Created a new program for the elderly; and -Implemented nightly business door checks.

Over $700,000 Worth of Lewisburg CARES Projects Continue

Lewisburg's over $700,000 of CARES Act funded projects continue, per an update from City Manager Misty Hill on Oct. 19. Thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, cities in Greenbrier County were reimbursed as employees continued doing their jobs and the city spent money on public health precautions between [...]

Notice

Monday, October 25, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., paving will begin on Chestnut Street in Rainelle and proceed to Locust Street. Paving will continue all week on various streets throughout the Town of Rainelle.

Lawyer: Items linked to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness park as the search continued for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito, a Laundrie family attorney said.Laundrie's parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, took part in the search Wednesday with the FBI and police from North [...]

City Of Ronceverte Halloween Plans

The City of Ronceverte has released the following information regarding their Halloween 2021 plans: Saturday, October 30th is the day to celebrate Halloween in Ronceverte this year. Start the day with the costume parade on Edgar Avenue at 3 p.m. This parade is only for people in costumes (and parents as needed). The line-up will [...]

Friends Of Ronceverte To Host Pumpkin Carving Contest

UPDATE: Submission period now closed. Voting continues through Friday, October 30. Submit a photo of your carved or decorated pumpkin, along with name, age, and location to Friends of Ronceverte by Facebook PM. Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, October 24th. Voting will be based on Facebook likes. Voting will start Monday, October 25th and [...]

Ronceverte River Festival To Revive Town Tradition

Late last week, officials with the Ronceverte River Festival created a Facebook post announcing the 2021 return of the "Winter Court." While no information has yet been released regarding what the newest incarnation of the celebrated town tradition will look like, festival officials promise that additional details are "coming soon."

Grammys Release Inclusion Requirement To Ensure Diverse Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document detailing the rider’s purposes and objectives. The agreement requires producers [...]

Mom Still Snoozes With Pre-Teen Son

DEAR ABBY: My son and daughter-in-law went through a lot to have a baby, but she had a miracle child in her 40s. The boy is now 12. The problem: She's still sleeping with him regularly. She's very cuddly and "smoochy" with him, and they use baby talk with each other. My wife and I [...]

Ed Sheeran Has COVID, Will Do Performances From Home

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates.Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. "Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm [...]

Despite Hybrid Release, 'Dune' Draws Well On The Big Screen

Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screenBy JAKE COYLE AP Film WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" debuted with $40.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of moviegoers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the big screen despite it also being [...]

Spartans Crush Trojans

Last week, Greenbrier East Spartans running back Ian Cline moved into third place on the all-time single game rushing list with 287 yards. Fast forward all the way to one week later, and the sophomore now sits in first place for the most yards in a game in Spartan history. Cline ran 30 times for [...]

Cavaliers Bolster Playoff Possibilities with Road Victory

SETH – 14th rated Greenbrier West beat #11 Sherman 38-8 on Friday night, the Cavaliers’ first road win over a top 16-rated team since the 2017 season. The Cavaliers dominated the Tide on the ground, with Ty Nickell having his signature “game of the season” to-date. Nickell churned out career-highs of 269 yards and four [...]

State Initiative Promises To Provide High-Speed Internet To Every Home

Roughly 200,000 homes in West Virginia that do not have adequate access to high-speed internet may now be getting some help through a new state broadband initiative that boasts over $1 billion in project funding. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the West Virginia Press Association held a roundtable discussion with Gov. Jim Justice and representatives from [...]

Game Changer Launches 2nd Annual 'Change Their Holiday' Promotion

For the second consecutive year, Game Changer is changing the holidays for West Virginians struggling with opioid and substance misuse. During his Monday, October 18, coronavirus response media-briefing, Gov. Jim Justice, along with Game Changer Executive Director Joe Boczek, as well as Deb Harris and Lorrie Smith from Jobs & Hope WV, announced the launch [...]

Vaccine Booster Have 'Immediate Availability' Across State

Just days after the CDC issued guidance recommending that certain at-risk individuals receive booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, on Friday, announced the “immediate availability” of these shots throughout the state. “We just want to keep getting everybody vaccinated that we can possibly get,” Justice [...]

Crew Member Who Gave Baldwin Gun Subject Of Prior Complaint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A crew member says she has raised safety concerns in the past about the assistant director who authorities say unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin the prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a film set.Crew member Maggie Goll said in a statement that she filed an internal complaint with the executive [...]

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, Is Told To Leave Meeting

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday regarding the incident at [...]

Lewisburg Man Charged With Multiple Crimes

A Greenbrier County man was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 19 in connection with several instances of alleged criminal activity stemming back to May 2020. Dudley Allen Walton, 30, previously of Ronceverte and now of Lewisburg has been charged with obstructing an officer, petit larceny, one count of domestic assault and one count [...]

Williams Back In Jail; Charged With Extortion, Witness Intimidation

A Greenbrier County man is in jail once again after allegedly continuing to harass his previous victims. Kenneth Lee Williams, 60, of Rainelle, who had previously been charged with robbery and grand larceny, is now facing the additional charges of extortion and intimidation of a witness. On Saturday, Oct. 16, Williams, along with another man, [...]

Man Arrested After Allegedly Taking A Vehicle Without Permission

A Lewisburg Man was arrested after members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office received a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Patrick Bryar Warren, 45, for allegedly taking his father's truck without permission and for possibly driving in an impaired state.A criminal complaint filed against Warren explains that on Sunday, August 22, Sgt. T.C. Webber [...]

IN THIS EDITION:

 • Rupert City Council September Meeting Minutes Released

 • Bridge at Mouth of Indian Creek to Close

 • Rupert Police Department September Activity Report

 • Over $700,000 Worth of Lewisburg CARES Projects Continue

 • Notice

 • Lawyer: Items linked to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park

 • City Of Ronceverte Halloween Plans

 • Friends Of Ronceverte To Host Pumpkin Carving Contest

 • Ronceverte River Festival To Revive Town Tradition

 • Grammys Release Inclusion Requirement To Ensure Diverse Show

 • Mom Still Snoozes With Pre-Teen Son

 • Ed Sheeran Has COVID, Will Do Performances From Home

 • Despite Hybrid Release, 'Dune' Draws Well On The Big Screen

 • Spartans Crush Trojans

 • Cavaliers Bolster Playoff Possibilities with Road Victory

 • State Initiative Promises To Provide High-Speed Internet To Every Home

 • Game Changer Launches 2nd Annual 'Change Their Holiday' Promotion

 • Vaccine Booster Have 'Immediate Availability' Across State

 • Crew Member Who Gave Baldwin Gun Subject Of Prior Complaint

 • Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, Is Told To Leave Meeting

 • Lewisburg Man Charged With Multiple Crimes

 • Williams Back In Jail; Charged With Extortion, Witness Intimidation

 • Man Arrested After Allegedly Taking A Vehicle Without Permission

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