WVDN DEC 01, 2021


Delegate Barry Bruce Announces Resignation, Citing Health Concerns

District 42 Delegate Barry Bruce has submitted his resignation, effective Friday, December 3. Bruce spoke before the Greenbrier County Republican Executive Committee on Tuesday, November 30. “It is with much regret that I, for personal health reasons, have to resign from my position,” announced Bruce. “Unfortunately I didn't listen to my doctors three years ago [...]

Dear Abby: Wednesday, December 1

Husband Wants Wife's History To Repeat Itself DEAR ABBY: I am a 44-year-old woman who has been married for three years. We all have a past. Unfortunately, I made mistakes in mine that I foolishly mentioned to my husband when he asked. He is someone who doesn't let go of things easily. I had a [...]

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Schedules W.Va. Holiday Concert Tour

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. schedules WVa holiday concert tourLOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — "America's Got Talent" winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is performing a series of holiday concerts around West Virginia next month.The Home for the Holidays Tour includes five shows that are open to the public. The scheduled concerts will be Dec. 10 in Huntington, [...]

'The Lost Daughter' Wins Big At 31st Gotham Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Gyllenhaal's Elena Ferrante adaptation "The Lost Daughter" won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season.Gyllenhaal won breakthrough director and best screenplay for her directorial debut, and star Olivia Colman [...]

Home Of Marilyn Manson Searched In Sex Assault Investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media storage devices and other items were seized as a search warrant was served on the home of rocker Marilyn Manson in a months-long investigation of sexual assault and domestic violence, authorities said Tuesday. Manson, 52, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, was not at the Hollywood-area home when investigators [...]

Stuart Duane Whitt

Stuart Duane Whitt Whitt Stuart Duane Whitt, 64 of Lewisburg, WV passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Born November 3, 1957, in Ronceverte, WV he was the son of the late Olbert and Beulah Belle Cornwell Whitt. Duane was a retired Program Specialist for Denmar Correctional Center. He loved to [...]

Loreda “Rita” Allen Eggleston

Loreda "Rita" Allen Eggleston Eggleston Loreda “Rita” Allen Eggleston, 82 of Alderson, passed away peacefully November 22, 2021 at Seasons Place in Lewisburg, WV. Born November 23, 1938, in Alderson, she was the daughter of the late Lucy Allen Wenger and Ausborne Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, [...]

Philip Leon Morgan

Philip Leon Morgan MORGAN Phillip Leon Morgan, 73 of Ronceverte, WV passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his home. Born August 15, 1948, in Low Moor, VA he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Edith Marie Bennett Morgan. Phil attended Graystone Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army Veteran (SGT) and retired [...]

James Henry Morgan

James Henry Morgan MORGAN James Henry Morgan, 62, of Lewisburg, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center of a sudden illness. Born July 9, 1959 at Beckley, WV, he was a son of the late Auburn Lee and Marie Elizabeth Veid Morgan. He worked for the cable company in Lewisburg and [...]

Lovey F. Kishpaugh

Lovey F. Kishpaugh KISHPAUGH Lovey F. Kishpaugh, 78, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at White Sulphur Springs Center after a long illness. Born March 1, 1943 at Alderson, WV, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Shelton and the late Violet Florence Judy. Lovey was a retired staff accountant for Blake [...]

June Elizabeth Dolan Peters

June Elizabeth Dolan Peters PETERS June Elizabeth Dolan Peters, age 101 years old, passed away November 27, 2021 in Princeton Community Hospital. She was born October 21, 1920 in Ronceverte, WV to Evertte Ray and Euna Mae Hannah Dolan. June was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ronceverte. She served in every [...]

Abandoned Home, Outbuilding Destroyed In Two Separate West-End Fires

A Thanksgiving Eve fire in Rainelle completely destroyed an abandoned home. According to Rainelle Fire Department Chief Doug Estep, a call came in regarding the home fire on Third Street around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24. It took the crew about three hours to get the fire out, Estep said. It appeared that the [...]

Old Beckley Trash Dump May Have New Future

An old Beckley trash dump may soon become a site for economic development if grant funding is received. During a special meeting of the Beckley Common Council on Monday, Nov. 29, council passed an ordinance that transfers the former trash dump property, near the historic Alfred Beckley Mill and down from New Jersey Avenue, to [...]

Fire In New River Gorge Prompts Closure Of Trails

A brush fire in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve area near Beauty Mountain has caused the closure of some trails. Nuttallburg, Keeneys Creek Rail Trail and the Headhouse Trail are closed, according to a Facebook post on the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s page. “This closure also includes climbing areas [...]

Senator Baldwin Announces Re-Election Campaign

At a chilly noon press conference on Tuesday, November 30, State Senator Stephen Baldwin called a conference to make a special announcement. “I gathered everybody together here today to tell you that I'm announcing my campaign for reelection to be your senator for the next four years,” said Baldwin. “That was a tough decision. It [...]

Commissioner McClung Pleads Not Guilty

Greenbrier County Commissioner Mike McClung entered a not guilty plea to three misdemeanor charges on Tuesday, November 30. The three charges, including unauthorized access to computer services, unauthorized possession of computer data or programs, and unauthorized possession of computer information, were filed by Special Prosecuting Attorney Brian Parsons on January 22, 2020. McClung allegedly took [...]

Athens-Concord Holiday Social

Concord University and the Town of Athens invite you to celebrate community and ring in the Holiday season with them on Tuesday, November 30 at the first ever Holiday Social. University officials and the Athens Town Council have planned an evening of special events for all ages. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., little ones [...]

Capito, Manchin Improve Transparency At Medical Centers

Legislation authored by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to improve transparency at VA medical centers was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This law will now require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical facilities. [...]

Lawsuit Prevents Additional Vaccine Mandates

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 11 other states succeeded in stopping additional vaccine mandates proposed by the Biden Administration earlier this month. The 12-state coalition had filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration in opposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care workers and an accompanying request for a preliminary injunction [...]

Brazil And Japan Report First Cases Of he Omicron Variant

Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm.The Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23 were found [...]

Supreme Court Of Appeals Issues Order In Goldston Matter

Louise E. Goldston, who serves as a family court judge for the Thirteenth Family Court Circuit, has now been censured and fined $1,000 after a ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. According to the court’s order, filed on November 18, the ruling came about after an incident that occurred on March 4, [...]

Duo In Jail After Witnesses Notice Two Young, Unclothed Children Outside In November Weather

Two people are now in jail after young children in their custody were found naked outside the Beckley Travel Lodge. According to the criminal complaint filed in Raleigh County, a Beckley Police officer responded to a call on November 6 at the Travel Lodge on Harper Road in reference to “two small children running around [...]

Second Creek Man Arrested For Third Time

A Monroe County man is in jail once more after allegedly violating a domestic violence protective order granted to his former girlfriend. Justin Lee Lephew, 37, of Second Creek is again in the custody of Greenbrier County Corrections officials. Shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to investigate [...]

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