WVDN DEC 03, 2021

New River Gorge Fire 50 Percent Contained

The brush fire in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Beauty Mountain is still ongoing. According to those at the Fayette County 911 Center, the call regarding the brush fire came in at 11:42 a.m. on Monday, November 29. Since that call, the fire has grown to include about 110 acres of [...]

Dear Recycle Lady: Friday, December 3

Dear Readers, Have you noticed the new recycling symbols that are beginning to appear on many products? The How2Recycle symbols are the standardized labeling system that give recycling instructions on an increasing number of products. Websites, www.How2recycle.info and www.plasticfilmrecycling.org, are both excellent sites for information about recycling metal, plastic, and paper. Most of these recycling [...]

East End – West End Tidbits

November Observances This Week: December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day; December 5 is International Volunteer Day; December 6 is St. Nicholas Day; December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day; December 8 Christmas Tree Day; December 9 is National Pastry Day and December 10 is Human Rights Day. Now, here are some things you can [...]

Lady Cavaliers Dismiss 'Jacks in Season Opener

CHARMCO – Greenbrier West started the season with a resounding 62-11 win over Richwood. Raelyn Palmer, who led all scorers with 16 points, got the first bucket of the season to stake the Cavaliers out to an early 2-0 lead. Chloe Cox answered for the Lumberjacks to tie the game at two, but that was [...]

North South Volleyball Has Cavalier Flair

CHARMCO – Fans of Greenbrier West’s high-flying volleyball program have had a lot to cheer about the past five seasons. This Saturday at Woodrow Wilson High School, they can cheer for a couple of decorated seniors one last time. Class A All-State middle hitter Kenzie O’Dell will be joined by Special Honorable Mention defensive specialist [...]

Melissa Ann Burns

Melissa Ann Burns Burns Melissa Ann Burns, 62 of Lewisburg, WV passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg, WV. Born July 15, 1959, in Ronceverte, WV she was the daughter of the late Donald Kent and Nancy Ellen Simmons Loudermilk. Melissa worked as an LPN and was of the Baptist [...]

Ronald Carey

Ronald Carey CAREY Ronald Carey 68 of Chesterfield, VA passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Bon Secour Hospital, Petersburg, VA. Ronald was born on December 20, 1952 in White Sulphur Springs, WV to the late Harold L. Carey and Kathleen W. Carey.He attended Greenbrier East High School and upon graduation he served an [...]

Earl Edward Roth

Earl Edward Roth, 88 of Renick, Passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea. Earl was born April 17, 1933 at his grandparent’s home (Earl and Maude Spitzer Mosser) near Oakland, MD. He was the son of the late Daniel Webster and Virginia Elizabeth Mosser Roth. Earl graduated from Aurora High [...]

Wesley Puffenbarger

Wesley Puffenbarger PUFFENBARGER Wesley Puffenbarger, 70, of Clintonville, WV, left us Monday, November 29, 2021 surrounded by his family at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte. Wesley was born on February 26, 1951 in Covington, VA; he was the son of the late Clay W. Puffenbarger, Sr. and Kring Wolfe Puffenbarger. In addition to his [...]

Justice Urges Vaccine/Boosters Ahead Of Holiday Season

Gov. Jim Justice and members of the West Virginia COVID-19 pandemic response leadership team held another news briefing today to update the public on the State’s latest pandemic response efforts. During Thursday’s briefing, Gov. Justice one again reminded West Virginians of the importance of being vaccinated and receiving a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine [...]

'The Fire That's Here': US Is Still Battling Delta Variant

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England."Omicron is a spark that's on the horizon. Delta variant is the fire that's here today," said Dr. [...]

Solicitation Plea Expected To Result In Prison Time

As a result of drug use leading to an “extraordinarily dangerous crime,” Eric Shiflett is expected to serve time in the near future. In February 2020, Shifflet was indicted on two charges - soliciting a minor via computer and use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor. On August 27, Shifflet plead guilty [...]

Smith-Allen Monday Murder Trial Cancelled

The December murder trial of Edward Smith-Allen has been canceled due to a potential plea deal. According to the Greenbrier County Circuit Clerk’s Office, during the Wednesday, December 1, final pre-trial hearing, Smith-Allen agreed to negotiate a plea deal rather than continue to trial. As of press time, it is unclear if a plea deal [...]

Lawsuits Filed Against Opioid Manufacturers On Behalf Of Four WV Children

Author’s Note: Information in the following article contains disturbing information regarding local children who were born addicted to opioids. The children are only identified by their initials. They were born at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Raleigh General Hospital and Charleston Area Medical Center between 2013 and 2017. Extreme care was taken to ensure that the [...]

Considine Sentenced To Prison For Failure To Render Aid After Fatal Accident

Timothy Considine has been sentenced to one to five years for failing to render aid after an accident causing death. Considine was indicted in 2018 on one count of driving while in an impaired state causing death and one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death. He pled guilty under Greenbrier County [...]

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