WVDN DEC 24, 2021

4-H Cookie Baking

On Saturday December 18 the Williamsburg Flying Falcons 4-H club had a cookie baking gathering and gift exchange. We made a variety of cookies including peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar, snicker doodles, oatmeal raisin and oatmeal butterscotch with a total of over a thousand cookies. These cookies were distributed throughout the community to churches and [...]

Dr. David R. Perkins Scholarship Endowed Through New River CTC Foundation

The New River Community and Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce that the Dr. David R. Perkins Scholarship has been endowed. The scholarship will benefit New River CTC students. Perkins was the first president of New River CTC and an advocate for establishing a statewide community and technical college system in West Virginia. “Dr. [...]

Christmas Eve Update From Penny Pitch

On this Christmas Eve I would like to thank everyone who makes Penny Pitch happen each year. This program has been in the area since 1967, and we have kept it going all these years. A big Thank You to everyone who donated, every donation, large or small helps children in our area wake up [...]

Walking Miracles Launches Cancer Alliance

Childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors and their families across the state are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia Pediatric and Young Adult Cancer Alliance, a new initiative from the Walking Miracles Family Foundation. The unique community-based program will educate cancer survivors and their loved ones on the long-term side effects of cancer [...]

SCHS Receives Donation from L&S Toyota

Summers County High School (SCHS) recently received a donation from Shawn Ball of L&S Toyota in Beckley. According to an announcement from Al Hudgins, Principal of SCHS, the donation has been given to the area's Community in Schools program. The announcement, which was posted to the school's social media, states that the funds will be [...]

Whirling Dervish Ritual Honors Sufi Mystic Poet

KONYA, Turkey (AP) — Each year, thousands of people travel to the Turkish city of Konya to attend a weeklong series of events and ceremonies that mark the death of the 13th-century Islamic poet, scholar and Sufi mystic Jalaladdin Rumi. Instead of mourning his death, however, the ceremonies celebrate what his followers believe is his [...]

Dear Recycle Lady: Friday, December 24

Dear Recycle Lady, What about Christmas cards? Can they be recycled? I Love Christmas Cards Dear I Love Christmas Cards, Yes, Christmas cards can be recycled, but some decisions must be made first. Any glitter, ribbons, foil, or felt must be removed as these items will not recycle. Glossy cards go in the magazine/slicks bin [...]

Melvin E. Shafer

Melvin E. Shafer SHAFER Melvin was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Smoot, West Virginia on October 16, 1931. He was a United States Marine, a former Manufacturing Executive, a member of Sunrise United Methodist Church, a life member of the Marine Corp League, and a volunteer at the Colorado Springs [...]

Betty Virginia Lovelace

Betty Virginia Lovelace 76 of Ronceverte passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Betty was born October 15, 1945 in Ronceverte to the late Clarence Edward and Katherine Morgan Yates. Betty was a 1963 graduate of Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte and loved her classmates. She was a member of the Greenbrier Valley Church of the [...]

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood WOOD Stephanie Wood, 36 of Ronceverte, WV passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born March 18, 1985, in Majuro, Marshall Islands, Stephanie was the daughter of Johnny Chong and the late Tammy Chong. She attended the Zions Light Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Stephanie [...]

Steven A. Issenberg

Steven A. Issenberg ISSENBERG Steven A. Issenberg, MD, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 12, 1940. Dr. Issenberg died on December 20, 2021, at home in Lewisburg, WV. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Rose Issenberg. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy, four children, three grandchildren, his [...]

Bernard Shifflett

Bernard W. "Jim" Shifflett SHIFFLETT Bernard W. “Jim” Shifflett, 95, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 at Beckley VA Medical Center. He was born February 9, 1926 at Cass, WV, a son of the late Jesse Warren Shifflett and Mary Ellen Hamrick Shifflett. Jim was a retired time study engineer with B.F. Goodrich, [...]

Western Greenbrier Fire Departments Help Those In Need

For the past several days, firefighters from throughout western Greenbrier County have been collecting groceries, placing them into bags, loading them onto fire trucks and making home deliveries, so that no one will be without a Christmas meal. This is the second year that these meals have been distributed to the less fortunate in the [...]

Starbucks Coming To Lewisburg

The Tuesday, December 21, Lewisburg City Council meeting brought news of Greenbrier County’s first Starbucks. Zoning Officer Marsha Cunningham made the announcement during her report. “Walmart has sold 0.65 of an acre to Starbucks. We are getting a Starbucks,” said Cunningham. “It won't be until the spring or fall, but they are working on it. [...]

Rezoning, Sidewalks, Shanghai Parade, and More Considered By Lewisburg Council

The cancellation of the Shanghai Parade, rezoning ordinances, Route 60 sidewalks, and more were considered by the Lewisburg City Council on Tuesday, December 21. Four ordinances dealing with rezoning were approved after a second reading and public hearings. This includes 0.53 acres at 1329 Jefferson St. North owned by Janey Kortas (Ordinance 296), 0.53 acres [...]

DHHR Provides State COVID-19 Update

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 22, 2021, there are currently 8,727 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 31 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,242 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 59-year old male from Ohio [...]

Lawsuit Filed To Block Head Start Mandate

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a multi-state lawsuit against the Biden administration’s overreaching COVID-19 mandates, this time taking aim at the President’s unlawful requirements of masks on toddlers and COVID vaccine shots for staff and volunteers in Head Start programs. “This is yet another unlawful attempt by the Biden administration to impose [...]

DHHR Reminds Of Important Health Resources During The Holiday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reminds parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic to utilize Help4WV’s Children’s Crisis and Referral Line instead of emergency departments for children suffering from behavioral health issues. The Children’s Crisis and Referral Line can interrupt behavioral health crises by connecting families with behavioral health services [...]

EMS Director Appointed To West Virginia House Of Delegates

EMS director appointed to West Virginia House of DelegatesCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A county emergency management director has been appointed to the West Virginia House of Delegates.Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mike Honaker to the 42nd District seat representing parts of Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe counties.Honaker replaces Barry Bruce, who resigned [...]

9 Days After Tornado, Cat Found In Rubble Of Building

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nine days after a tornado demolished his three-story office building in downtown Mayfield, Kentucky, Sonny "Hoot" Gibson was standing in the rubble when he thought he heard a faint meow.It instantly gave him hope that his office cat, Madix, who hadn't been seen since before the storms hit, was alive. Gibson [...]

Maryland Fugitive Arrested In Rainelle

A fugitive wanted on a felony charge in the state of Maryland was arrested at the Alder Mobile Home Park in Rainelle on Wednesday, December 22. According to Rainelle Police Chief JP Stevens, Jacob James Bennett had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland after he failed to [...]

Rupert Officials Need Citizen Input On Harm Reduction Program

In the last few weeks there has been an uptick in the amount of overdose deaths in the town of Rupert. In addition to the deaths, used syringes have been found laying on sidewalks, at the Rupert Community Park–a playground for children–and at various other locations throughout the town. It has become apparent that something [...]

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