WVDN DEC 20, 2021


Greenbrier County Tidbits

It’s almost Christmas and if you are like me you are scrambling to get everything done. This year has totally gotten away from me. As bad as I hate to say it, I’m really not very festive this year. I’ve lost a few friends and a family member since September and I’m finding it hard [...]

Einstein's Theory Of General Relativity Holds Strong After 100 Years

More than 100 years after Physicist Albert Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity, his ideas continue to stand the test of time thanks to a little help from the Green Bank Telescope. For decades, scientists have been looking for flaws in Einstein's theory, which states that massive objects throughout the universe distort the space-time [...]

Bluebell Garden Club Celebrates The Season

Gardening tools temporarily set aside, Bluebell Garden Club gathered for their Christmas luncheon at the Clingman Center. Celebrating the accomplishments of the year were Edith Sisung, Mikki Dixon, Christine Chwwirt, Judy Long, Sheri Visted, Becky Edwards, Carolyn Rudley, Linda Spencer, Karen Fankhauser, Brenda Spencer, Nan Shetterly, Carol Groves, Connie Cover, Roseann Adams, Linda C Spencer, [...]

Virginia Opry's Christmas Show To Benefit Tornado Victims

Proceeds from the Virginia Opry’s “Country Christmas with Charles Billingsley” at the Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center on Tues. Dec. 21, at 7:00 p.m. will benefit tornado victims in Ky. M. Ray Allen, a native of Martin, Ky. who founded Appalfolks of America Association (AAA) in 1985, said, “I wish to thank Charles [...]

No 'First Fridays' In January

The Downtown Lewisburg Businesses announce that there will be no First Fridays After Five event in January 2022. The First Fridays After Five festivities will return in February on February 4th and will continue throughout the year. Watch for event details in your local newspapers or on FaceBook @FirstFridaysAfterFive. The Lewisburg merchants wish everyone a [...]

Dear Abby: Monday, December 20

Relationship Flounders Amid Teen's Belligerent Protests DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Mark" for 18 months. Four months ago, his 17-year-old daughter, "Hayley," started disliking me -- my dog, my kids, anything having to do with me. She forbids me from going to Mark's house when she's there and has an emotional meltdown every time [...]

AP Top Songs Of 2021 Include 'Peaches,' 'Drivers License'

Ten of the best songs of the year, as selected by Associated Press entertainment journalists."PEACHES," JUSTIN BIEBER, featuring DANIEL CAESAR AND GIVEONJustin Bieber was not happy with the Recording Academy last year when his "Changes" album was categorized as pop rather than R&B. But "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon from this year's "Justice" album, [...]

Spartans Split Pair Of Weekend Thrillers

It was a wild weekend at the Spartan Gym in Fairlea when the Greenbrier East Spartans hosted their arch rivals, the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles on Friday, December 17 and then played host to the Radford (VA) Bobcats on Saturday the 18th. Both games were thrilling classics, but only one turned out in East’s favor. [...]

Lewis Leads No. 16 ULL To 36-21 N.O. Bowl Win Over Marshall

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette senior quarterback Levi Lewis turned in one last memorable performance to help new Ragin' Cajuns head coach Michael Desormeaux get off to a winning start.Lewis passed for 270 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 74 yards, and No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Marshall 36-21 in the New Orleans Bowl [...]

Greenbrier Broadband Survey Still Accepting Responses

The Greenbrier County Broadband Council reviewed the increased broadband survey numbers and the county’s hopeful expansion plan on Wednesday, December 15. The council is led by Senator Stephen Baldwin, who explained that the results are still mostly consistent with the last time the West Virginia Daily News covered the broadband survey. “I think the thing [...]

Alderson Town Council Gets Spring, Lee Street Project Updates

Two street repair projects, the appointment of David Hambrick to the police review board, and the B&O tax amendment process were each considered by the Alderson Town Council on Thursday, December 9. First, Mayor Travis Copenhaver updated the council on American Rescue Plan Act {ARPA) funds being used on a street project. “Council gave me [...]

Opening Brief Filed In Federal 'Power Over Energy' Case

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a coalition of 19 states have filed an opening brief in their landmark case against the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court agreed to consider the states’ challenge to an appeals court ruling that would give EPA virtually unlimited authority to regulate wide [...]

Democrats Ask Morrisey To Investigate Gas Prices

In a letter dated Wednesday, December 15, ten of the state's Democratic Senators, led by Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin, asked West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to investigate "rapidly rising gasoline prices" The full letter reads: "Dear Attorney General Morrisey, Over the past three months, a number of our constituents reached out to inquire about [...]

Hanshaw, Blair Provide Statements Regarding Teacher Salary Increase

The following statements have been provided to media on behalf of House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Senate President Craig Blair, regarding the 5% salary increase approved for West Virginia's teachers: “The majority of members of the West Virginia House of Delegates have indicated to me this week they would support a 5% pay raise for [...]

Morrisey Offers Tips For Holiday Giving

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey encouraged West Virginians to give to charity this holiday season but to exercise caution before making any donations. “As we get closer to the holidays, a lot of people tend to give to charitable causes,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We want people to continue to do that, but it’s also important [...]

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding For Stroke Research

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $228,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for West Virginia University (WVU) to support clinical research related to neurological disorders. “West Virginia University continues to be a national leader in medical research,” Senator [...]

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding For Head Start Projects

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,902,405 in federal funding that will be used to support Head Start services in Oceana, W.Va. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Making sure children have the tools [...]

Omicron Variant Detected In West Virginia

On Thursday, December 16, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources released the following statement regarding the identification of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus: "The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Marion County Health Department have confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant in the state [...]

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