WVDN MAY 17, 2022


Obituary: Harlan “Hob” Ray Hartsook, 89

HARTSOOK On Saturday, May 14, 2022, we lost our beloved hero, Harlan “Hob” Ray Hartsook. He unexpectedly passed away at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, VA, due to respiratory failure, non-COVID related, while surrounded by members of his loving family. Harlan was born on September 26, 1932 and was 89 years young. [...]

'Everyone was shocked': How WV's ethics laws allowed someone barred from lobbying to try to influence legislators anyway

Roughly two hours into the meeting of the House Banking and Insurance Committee, lawmakers turned to the final bill on their agenda. Typically, the committee is not a place for high-profile bills. But the next 45 minutes, and the bill being considered in them, would be among the most scrutinized of the entire 2022 regular [...]

Rupert man arrested after police find drugs, weapons and over $84k in cash

The Rupert Police Department conducted a drug bust on Raleigh Street in Rupert on Friday, May 13. According to Rupert Police Chief Charles Burkhamer, police found over $84,500 in cash and a large amount of marijuana, THC vape cartridges, wax, guns and ammunition. Burkhamer said the arrest was spurred by Rupert Patrolman Billy Freeman being [...]

Congresswoman Miller, NASA Deputy Administrator attend West Virginia Robotics State Championship

WASHINGTON, (D.C.) – Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) joined NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), NASA astronaut Dr. Andrew “Drew” Morgan, and several NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) leaders at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) Robotics State Championship. The group also visited Watson Elementary [...]

The Announcers to appear at Grace Baptist Church

The Announcers will appear at Grace Baptist Church on East Main Street in White Sulphur Springs. The event will take place on Sunday evening, May 22. Singing begins at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Kenneth Baker and the congregation invite everyone to go and worship with them.

New River celebrates first LPN to RN Bridge graduates

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - New River Community and Technical College recognized the college’s first graduating class of LPN to RN students during a pinning ceremony Friday, May 13, in the Kyle and Ann Fort Arts and Sciences Building at the Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg. “Nothing about completing a nursing program is easy, and this group [...]

Sixty-seventh Farmer's Day returns to Union June 3-4

In just a few shorts weeks, Farmer’s Day will fill the streets of Union for the 67th year, and this celebration means a huge population change for the town on June 3-4. “Growing Up on Good Ground” is the theme for this year’s event. The event has seen some changes over the years, but there [...]

Mountaineer Food Bank to share food May 24

The Mountaineer Food Bank will be sharing food on Tuesday, May 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Renick Park located on Railroad Ave in Renick. Open to all West Virginia residents.

DSLCC Hosts Commencement Exercises

More than 200 graduates of associate degree, certificate and workforce credential programs received diplomas from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Friday night during the College’s 55th commencement exercises. An estimated 1,400 supporters of the graduates, including family and friends, packed the DSLCC Armory on the Clifton Forge campus for the ceremony.   This will be the [...]

Runner Lillie Shinaberry to join military

Just a couple short days after signing to run track for Bluefield State on May 11, Greenbrier East senior Lillie Shinaberry was back in the news again after swearing into the Army National Guard on Friday, May 13. Shinaberry has been a member of Greenbrier East JROTC for all four years of her high school [...]

Gov. Justice presents $100,000 check to Monroe County seniors through Do it for Babydog: Senior Center Edition

LINDSIDE (WVDN) – Gov. Jim Justice hosted a celebration today at Lindside Senior Center, presenting a $100,000 check to Monroe County seniors as grand prize winners in the Senior Center Edition of the Do it for Babydog vaccination sweepstakes. The Governor brought along his pet English bulldog and sweepstakes mascot Babydog for the festivities. “Of [...]

Par Mar Stores grand opening and ribbon cutting

The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Par Mar Stores, to the Greenbrier Valley. With 184 stores in four states, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, they will be opening five stores in the area. Join them at their new location in Caldwell, 35432 Midland Trail East, on May 19 at 1 p.m. [...]

COVID-19 Daily Update 5-17-22

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 17, 2022, there are currently 1,830 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been eight deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,903 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 64-year old male from Berkeley [...]

Democratic Women to present community conversation workshop

The community is invited to join the Greenbrier County Democratic Women's Club on May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Old Stone Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall to prepare and plan Democratic outreach activities this summer. Their May meeting will be a workshop on effective conversations, particularly with folks who may have different views. Workshop leader Jean [...]

Family Refuge Center Presents WoMen's Night OuT

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - Family Refuge Center will present WoMen’s Night Out taking place at The Quality Inn on June 11 from 6-9 p.m. This event will feature live music performed by Allan Dale Sizemore, a live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres by Taste of Heaven, hear from a survivor speaker, and meet the staff and [...]

New River Gorge and Southern W.Va. to be showcased at Philanthropy WV 2022 Conference May 18-20

Beckley, (W.Va.) – The New River Gorge region and southern West Virginia will be showcased at this year’s annual Philanthropy West Virginia 2022 Conference at Glade Springs in Daniels. Sessions will be both in person and virtual for participants. Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), and Judy Moore [...]

Aubrey Glover's solid career will benefit others' futures

Aubrey Glover is kind of an unsung hero around Greenbrier East High School. From giving good minutes on the basketball court to providing speed on the softball field, Glover’s name always seems to be attached to notable victories. And the senior is not quite done making an impact just yet. On Tuesday, May 17 the [...]

Greenbrier Valley Theatre opens season with 'Silent Sky'

Greenbrier Valley Theatre is set to open its 2022 mainstage season with "Silent Sky," a powerful piece written in 2015 by Lauren Gunderson. "Silent Sky" tells the story of real-life astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and the work she and a group of female colleagues did to map out the night’s sky while working in the Harvard [...]

White Sulphur Lions attend state conference

Several members of the White Sulphur Lions recently attended the Multiple District State Convention which was held at the Canaan Valley State Park. It was a weekend of fellowship, fun, and leadership seminars. Members of White Sulphur Springs Lions recently attended the State Lions Convention in Canaan Valley State Park. L-R Lion President Mary Lee [...]

W.Va. AG Warns Consumers of Social Media Grant Scam

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to be on guard against impostors using social media platforms to promise government grants. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has received numerous calls related to bogus grants during the past few weeks. Consumers report being contacted via social media from scammers who claim [...]

John McHugh Named Deputy Secretary for the Department of Administration

Department of Administration Cabinet Secretary Mark D. Scott announced today that he has named John McHugh to the position of Deputy Secretary of Administration, effective immediately. McHugh has served as executive director of the Real Estate Division since 2019, a role that he’ll retain. He succeeds Mary Jane Pickens, who moved to the position of [...]

Today's Edition

IN THIS EDITION:

 • Obituary: Harlan “Hob” Ray Hartsook, 89

 • 'Everyone was shocked': How WV's ethics laws allowed someone barred from lobbying to try to influence legislators anyway

 • Rupert man arrested after police find drugs, weapons and over $84k in cash

 • Congresswoman Miller, NASA Deputy Administrator attend West Virginia Robotics State Championship

 • The Announcers to appear at Grace Baptist Church

 • New River celebrates first LPN to RN Bridge graduates

 • Sixty-seventh Farmer's Day returns to Union June 3-4

 • Mountaineer Food Bank to share food May 24

 • DSLCC Hosts Commencement Exercises

 • Runner Lillie Shinaberry to join military

 • Gov. Justice presents $100,000 check to Monroe County seniors through Do it for Babydog: Senior Center Edition

 • Par Mar Stores grand opening and ribbon cutting

 • COVID-19 Daily Update 5-17-22

 • Democratic Women to present community conversation workshop

 • Family Refuge Center Presents WoMen's Night OuT

 • New River Gorge and Southern W.Va. to be showcased at Philanthropy WV 2022 Conference May 18-20

 • Aubrey Glover's solid career will benefit others' futures

 • Greenbrier Valley Theatre opens season with 'Silent Sky'

 • White Sulphur Lions attend state conference

 • W.Va. AG Warns Consumers of Social Media Grant Scam

 • John McHugh Named Deputy Secretary for the Department of Administration

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