WVDN DEC 22, 2021


Lewisburg Elks Make Donations To Help The Community

On December 15, 2022, Exalted Ruler Willie Hylton from Lewisburg Elks Lodge #1758 presented a check in the amount of $2,750.00 from the 2021 Beacon/Spotlight Grant that the Elks received by Judy Steele with the Penny Pitch organization. Penny Pitch is a 501-C3 Organization that helps needy families with the Christmas season so that more [...]

Raleigh County Duo In Jail On Multiple Felony Charges

Two Beaver residents are now at Southern Regional Jail on multiple felony charges involving vehicle theft. According to a criminal complaint filed in Raleigh County, Jessica Marie Bailey, 39, and Jason Dwayne Dalton, 35, rented a U-Haul truck with car tow dolly on Oct. 18 “for the sole purpose to pick up vehicles and take [...]

Raleigh County Rock Quarry Causing Well Water Issues, Durgan Property Discussed At RCC Meeting

The Raleigh County Commission may be embarking on another water project after learning that 24 families along South Sandbranch Road are without public water access. Keith Greenwood and Mike Gunnoe spoke before the commissioners during their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 21, on behalf of 65 people who are experiencing poor well water quality due [...]

Dear Abby: Wednesday, December 22

Late Mother's Surprising Lifestyle Comes To Light DEAR ABBY: I was never close to my mother-in-law, "Agnes." She always came across as very religious and morally upright. She recently died of dementia. It came on so fast that there were things Agnes needed to take care of but was unable to. My husband was executor [...]

Spidey Nets 3rd Best Opening Of All Time With $253 Million

Never underestimate your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, even with a mutating virus afoot. Despite rising concerns over the omicron variant, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" not only shattered pandemic-era box office records; it became the third best opening of all time behind "Avengers: Endgame" ($357.1 million) and "Avengers: Infinity War" ($257.7 million).The Sony and Marvel blockbuster grossed [...]

Rockettes End Season As New York Tallies Record COVID Cases

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state reported Friday that just over 21,000 people had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day, the highest single-day total for new cases since testing became widely available.Just under half of the positive results were in the city, where lines were growing at testing stations, the Rockettes Christmas show [...]

Queen Elizabeth II To Skip Christmas Trip Amid Omicron Surge

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has decided not to spend Christmas at the royal Sandringham estate in eastern England amid concerns about the fast-spreading omicron variant.The palace said Monday that the 95-year-old queen will spend the holidays at Windsor Castle, west of London, where she has stayed for most of the pandemic.Other members of [...]

Maurice E. Reed

Maurice Edward Reed REED Maurice Edward Reed, 93, of Fairlea, WV passed away on Sunday December 19, 2021 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, WV. He was born January 29, 1928 in Monongah, WV and was the son of the late Walter C. and Grace M. Gumm Reed. Maurice was a retired carpenter, of the [...]

Mary Lynn Long Powell Wooten

Mary Lynn Long Powell Wooten WOOTEN Mary Lynn Long Powell Wooten, affectionately called “Bunny” by everyone who knew her, passed away on December 19th, 2021, in Ashland, Kentucky. Bunny was born on September 17th, 1948 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia to her late parents, David and Betty Long, also from Greenbrier County. Bunny is survived [...]

Rebecca Louise Harrah Utterback

Rebecca Louise Harrah Utterback UTTERBACK Rebecca Louise Harrah Utterback, 108 years old, passed away on December 17, 2021 at Stonerise Health Care Center in Ronceverte, WV. She was born on March 18, 1913 in Blue Sulphur Springs. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Emory Harrah and the wife of the late George [...]

Stanley Robert Zahorenko

Stanley Robert Zahorenko ZAHORENKO Stanley Robert Zahorenko, 78 of Williamsburg, WV passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Greenbrier Health Care Center. Born June 23, 1943, in Ridgefield Park, NJ he was the son of the late Stanley Joseph Zahorenko and Adele Colwell Zahorenko. Stanley served in the Army National Guard. He worked as [...]

Municipal Round Up Dec. 20 – 27

Hinton - A free community Christmas Dinner will be served on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. It is take away only and begins at 3 p.m.Kids can take a hayride with Santa on Thursday, Dec. 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Bellepoint Park.The Ritz Theater will be closed on Dec. 24, however, [...]

Home Incarceration, 10 Days In Jail Result of Solicitation Plea

Home Incarceration and 10 days incarceration is the sentence following a plea deal for solicitation of a minor via computer. Author’s Note - this story contains details of a solicitation of a minor case. Please be advised before reading. In February 2020, Hampton Bragg was indicted for solicitation of a minor via computer. On September [...]

Gbr. Commission Opens Flood Repair Bids

Bid openings, both current and future, filled the Tuesday, November 14, Greenbrier County Commission meeting. Several of the projects still include damage resulting from the flood of 2016. Deputy Director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Paula Brown presented two Hazard Mitigation Grant Program bids to the commission for approval. “These are still [...]

Greenbrier County Toys For Tots Campaign Provides Hundreds Of Toys

1,600 children in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties will now have presents under the Christmas tree thanks to the efforts of those with the Greenbrier County chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Local Toys for Tots Coordinator, JP Stevens, said that toys were distributed on Friday, December 17, at the Army Reserve [...]

2021: A Year Of Memories

Heroic Cat Takes Down Venomous Snake EDITOR"S NOTE: This story originally appeared in The Hinton News on June 16, 2021. It is just a great little story about families, and the affection we have for all of their members, as told in a fun and loving way by our very own Becca Stalnaker. - Matthew [...]

Case Load Spikes Anticipated With Omicron, Holidays

A bleak beginning of the year seems to be in store for Greenbrier County healthcare workers in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. During the Tuesday, Dec. 21, meeting of the Greenbrier County COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Bridgett Morrsion, the county’s lead health officer, explained the current situation. “I wish I had great news to report [...]

W.Va. DHHR Provides State COVID-19 Response Update

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 20, 2021, there are currently 8,934 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 27 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,191 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 72-year old male from Kanawha [...]

DHHR To Issue Payment To TANF Recipients

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will issue a one-time payment of $400 to recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program who were active in the WV WORKS program through the month of December 2021 and are eligible to continue participation in January 2022. This payment will be [...]

Manchin Upends Biden's Agenda, Won't Back $2 Trillion Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin all but delivered a death blow to President Joe Biden's $2 trillion domestic initiative, throwing his party's agenda into jeopardy, infuriating the White House and leaving angry colleagues desperate to salvage what's left of a top priority.The West Virginia senator's announcement that he could not support the bill, [...]

Closing Arguments Set For Officer Who Killed Daunte Wright

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Closing arguments are set for Monday in the manslaughter trial of the suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright as he tried to drive away from a traffic stop.The jury in Kim Potter's case [...]

Man At SRJ On Murder Charge Overdoses While In Custody

A Raleigh County man who was arrested on a recent murder charge has now been charged with being in possession of heroin after overdosing at Southern Regional Jail. On December 10, Raleigh County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence at 264 Center Street in Crab Orchard where it was discovered that Jeremy Duane Gambrell had [...]

Justice Appoints Honaker To House Of Delegates

Today, Gov. Jim Justice appointed Michael Honaker of Lewisburg to the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 42nd District. The district covers parts of Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe counties. “I know Michael is going to do a great job representing the people of the 42nd District and I am honored to make this appointment,” [...]

IN THIS EDITION:

 • Lewisburg Elks Make Donations To Help The Community

 • Raleigh County Duo In Jail On Multiple Felony Charges

 • Raleigh County Rock Quarry Causing Well Water Issues, Durgan Property Discussed At RCC Meeting

 • Dear Abby: Wednesday, December 22

 • Spidey Nets 3rd Best Opening Of All Time With $253 Million

 • Rockettes End Season As New York Tallies Record COVID Cases

 • Queen Elizabeth II To Skip Christmas Trip Amid Omicron Surge

 • Maurice E. Reed

 • Mary Lynn Long Powell Wooten

 • Rebecca Louise Harrah Utterback

 • Stanley Robert Zahorenko

 • Municipal Round Up Dec. 20 – 27

 • Home Incarceration, 10 Days In Jail Result of Solicitation Plea

 • Gbr. Commission Opens Flood Repair Bids

 • Greenbrier County Toys For Tots Campaign Provides Hundreds Of Toys

 • 2021: A Year Of Memories

 • Case Load Spikes Anticipated With Omicron, Holidays

 • W.Va. DHHR Provides State COVID-19 Response Update

 • DHHR To Issue Payment To TANF Recipients

 • Manchin Upends Biden's Agenda, Won't Back $2 Trillion Bill

 • Closing Arguments Set For Officer Who Killed Daunte Wright

 • Man At SRJ On Murder Charge Overdoses While In Custody

 • Justice Appoints Honaker To House Of Delegates

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