WVDN MAY 23, 2022


Courthouse Transactions 5-23-22

Marriages Monica Kathleen McNulty to Ryan Luther Toney Cynthia Jean Eplin to Edward Dwight Vaught Daisy Virginia Crookshanks to Gregory Cantley Kelli Lyn Edman to Benjamin Richard Lynch Jessica Ann Blair to Darren James Hanna Brianna Marie Belfiore to Derrick James Heller Samantha Erin Barragar to Louis James-Korel Normandin Santana Yvette Erskine to Steven Anthoney [...]

Dear Abby 5-23-2022

 DEAR ABBY: I have recently discovered that for the last seven years -- or more -- my husband has been lying to avoid conflict. What he has been lying about greatly upsets me, but knowing he has lied about these things makes it worse than finding out the truth at the time things happened. The [...]

Elementary school students to compete to grow largest sunflower

Lewisburg House and Garden Club members distributed sunflower seed packets on May 11 and 17 to students of Lewisburg and Ronceverte Elementary schools. The students were encouraged to grow their seeds over the summer and then participate in a friendly largest sunflower contest when they return to school in September. All participants receive a conservation [...]

DHHR service providers to receive pay increase

On May 20, Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has approved 15 percent salary increases for direct services employees of the West Virginia DHHR’s Bureau for Social Services. The increases are anticipated to be effective on June 18. “I told you we’d get this done and we got it done without spending any excess money,” [...]

West students 'get a life'

On May 13, Greenbrier West High School 11th and 12th-grade students participated in the Get a Life program. The Get a Life simulation game provides a real-life activity to help students understand living expenditures and think about their future and the importance of education. GWHS staff and students would like to thank the community members [...]

Greenbrier County Commission to meet May 24

The Greenbrier County Commission will meet May 24 at 10 a.m. in room 132 of the Greenbrier County Courthouse. Viewers may also livestream from facebook.com/gbrcourthouse/. On the agenda: lease agreement with Ream Interest Inc. for the magistrate office; move the first meeting date in June; certify the primary election results, ongoing items regarding courthouse construction [...]

UScellular is pledging up to $13 Million to Help Youth Connect and Close the Homework Gap

BLUEFIELD/BECKLEY, (W.Va.) – Access to reliable connectivity causes a divide between youth who have access and those who do not. Currently, 35% of low-income households lack any access to broadband service at home. This leads to an issue known as the “homework gap” among students who lack proper internet access. To close this gap, UScellular [...]

White Sulphur Springs library to hold book sale

The White Sulphur Springs Public Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, May 28, starting at 10 a.m. Discover children’s books, vintage books, barely used best sellers, and more. This sale will include history books, biographies, self-help and cook books along with romances, mysteries, and bestselling authors like C.J. Box, James Patterson and [...]

Body of Virginia man found at Anthony; investigation ongoing

The body of a Virginia man was found on the banks of the Greenbrier River this past weekend. According to a press release from Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan, the body of James Courtney Simpson Jr. of Covington, Va., was discovered in the early morning hours in the parking lot of the Anthony boat launch. [...]

Spartans fall to Bluefield; ready for GW

Last week the Greenbrier East Spartans got some tune-up games scheduled before they have to face the George Washington Patriots in the regional finals tonight. Unfortunately, in the second one, East fell behind early and could not come back in a 7-4 loss to the Bluefield Beavers on Thursday, May 19. Bluefield scored on a [...]

New River CTC announces 2022 graduates

Degrees and certificates were conferred to New River Community and Technical College 2022 graduates during the eighteenth commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Academic honors were awarded to 96 graduates, who completed their courses with at least a 3.4 grade point average (GPA). In addition, 21 graduates are members [...]

Dan Greear Named First ICA Chief Judge, Satellite Courtroom Locations Chosen

CHARLESTON, (W.Va.) – The three judges of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia (ICA) have chosen Judge Dan Greear to be the first ICA chief judge. The ICA also announced today that its satellite courtrooms will be in Grant, Lewis, Morgan, Raleigh, and Wetzel Counties. The ICA judges’ offices and courtroom will be [...]

Gov. Justice: West Virginia receives over $72.1 million to expand WV Capital Access Program

CHARLESTON, (WV) – Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia will receive up to $72.1 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury under a new round of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to increase access to capital and promote entrepreneurship, especially in traditionally underserved communities as they emerge from the pandemic. “Since [...]

Obituary: COL (Retired) John Patrick Stokes III, 86

STOKES Our father and grandfather, Pat Stokes, passed peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Santa Rosa Beach, FL at the age of 86, following a long illness. A world traveler, military history buff, and student of God’s word, Dad’s knowledge of the Bible, jazz, and sports trivia was [...]

Greenbrier County Board of Health to meet May 25

The Greenbrier County Board of Health will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at the health department in Fairlea. On the agenda: status of nurse vacancy, approval of program plan additions and renovations project update; COVID-19 update, harm reduction update, mobile food unit plan review fee, and more.

Obituary: Dessie Marie Workman, 78

WORKMAN Dessie Marie Workman, 78, of Frankford, WV, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at home, surrounded by her family. Born March 1, 1944, in Frankford, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Alfred and Martha Adaline Beamer Loudermilk. Dessie worked most of her life as a retail salesclerk and was a member [...]

Obituary: Mildred Janet Canterbury Wright, 94

WRIGHT Mildred Janet Canterbury Wright, 94, of Madison Heights, VA, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Carriage Hill Retirement Home in Bedford, VA. She was born on Saturday, January 14, 1928 in Hollywood, Monroe County, WV, a daughter of the late Lama Charles Canterbury and Sally Jane Fury Canterbury. She was also preceded in [...]

West Virginia again breaks record for lowest unemployment rate in state history

CHARLESTON, (WVDN) – Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.6percent for April 2022, breaking the all-time record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in state history for the seventh consecutive month. “This is an absolutely remarkable achievement that gets better and better to announce with each passing month [...]

Eakle Chapel ladies to hold yard sale

On May 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Eakle Chapel Ladies’ Aide will be hosting a large yard sale on the grounds of Melanie’s Styles and Profiles in White Sulphur Springs. They will be selling everything from clothing and home goods to tools for almost every job you need to tackle. They will also be [...]

Bluebells welcome speaker from local watershed association

Luanne Fotora of the Greenbrier River Watershed Association shared an interesting presentation with Bluebell Garden club at their monthly meeting. She shared that synchronous fireflies can be witnessed at Watoga due to the provision of a Dark Sky Park. She noted that the group monitors the health of our rivers and sees to its maintenance. [...]

WSS library thanks community for support

The White Sulphur Springs Public Library would like to publicly thank the White Sulphur Springs Rotary Club and Road Hog's Barbeque for the very successful barbeque lunch fund raiser they held for the library in April. "The organization and execution of this fundraiser was just wonderful. Rotary volunteers and Road Hogs’ delicious barbequing were crucial [...]

Rhema Christian Center to provide summer meals to children

Rhema Christian Center announces their sponsorship of the federally funded summer food service program. Breakfast and lunch is open to all children, ages 18 years and under, who would like to participate. Meals will be served at Kingdom Kids Childhood Development Center, Rhema Christian Center, Building A, 3584 Davis Stuart Road Lewisburg. Dates and times [...]

GV Board of Realtors hosting blood drive

The Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. The drive will take place on Thursday, June 2, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the auxiliary room of the WVSOM Alumni Center, 400 Lee Street, Lewisburg. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment to [...]

IN THIS EDITION:

 • Courthouse Transactions 5-23-22

 • Dear Abby 5-23-2022

 • Elementary school students to compete to grow largest sunflower

 • DHHR service providers to receive pay increase

 • West students 'get a life'

 • Greenbrier County Commission to meet May 24

 • UScellular is pledging up to $13 Million to Help Youth Connect and Close the Homework Gap

 • White Sulphur Springs library to hold book sale

 • Body of Virginia man found at Anthony; investigation ongoing

 • Spartans fall to Bluefield; ready for GW

 • New River CTC announces 2022 graduates

 • Dan Greear Named First ICA Chief Judge, Satellite Courtroom Locations Chosen

 • Gov. Justice: West Virginia receives over $72.1 million to expand WV Capital Access Program

 • Obituary: COL (Retired) John Patrick Stokes III, 86

 • Greenbrier County Board of Health to meet May 25

 • Obituary: Dessie Marie Workman, 78

 • Obituary: Mildred Janet Canterbury Wright, 94

 • West Virginia again breaks record for lowest unemployment rate in state history

 • Eakle Chapel ladies to hold yard sale

 • Bluebells welcome speaker from local watershed association

 • WSS library thanks community for support

 • Rhema Christian Center to provide summer meals to children

 • GV Board of Realtors hosting blood drive

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