WVDN MAY 24, 2022


Obituary: Robert Allen Bragg, 69

BRAGG Robert Allen Bragg, 69, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Born June 13, 1952 at Logan, WV, he was a son of the late James Oliver Bragg, Sr. and Barbara Ellen Atkinson Bragg. Robert was a disabled coal miner, he loved going [...]

New Internet Bill Assistance Program

There are many programs to help low-income people pay for their electric, gas, water and telephone utility bills. However, until now there has been little in the way of assistance for internet service. During the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission created the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. That program ended December 30, 2021, and has been [...]

Attorney General Morrisey Announces Rescheduling of Opioid Trial Closing Arguments

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following media alert regarding the ongoing opioid trial: “The closing statements and arguments in the opioid trial, which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, have been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25, at 8:30 a.m.”

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center releases impact report

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center has released its 2021 community benefit report, stating that the total benefit equaled more than $57 million for the year. Last year, the hospital and affiliated clinics delivered care at more than 126,000 patient visits as the pandemic heightened the need for medical attention. The hospital has supported more than 1,000 [...]

State Fair announces scholarship winners

LEWISBURG (WVDN) - The State Fair of West Virginia has announced the awarding of five, $1,000 four-year scholarships to youth who have participated in the State Fair, excelled academically, and demonstrated leadership and civic responsibilities. "It's an honor to be able to recognize these individuals who not only represent our fair well, but the entire [...]

COVID-19 Task Force Update 5-24-22

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met on May 24 via conference call and reports the following information. GREENBRIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. While COVID has not gone away, we are dealing with variants of the virus that are not causing widespread issues right now. We continue offering vaccines and boosters regularly. Getting a vaccine and [...]

Obituary: Billy Ray “Buck” Bryant

BRYANT Billy Ray “Buck” Bryant passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Peyton Hospice House from complications of dementia. He was born in Clintonville, WV on December 14, 1935, the only son of Helena Virginia Hundley Bryant and Dewey E. Bryant. He graduated from Rupert High School in 1955, where he played football, basketball, and [...]

COVID-19 Daily Update 5-24-22

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 24, 2022, there are currently 2,236 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 14 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,932 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 93-year old female from Berkeley [...]

'We're locked out!:' Workers locked out of Collins Aerospace after union rejects contract

Collins Aerospace workers say they've been locked out of the plant after their union rejected a proposed contract. Workers say they arrived at work Monday morning and were denied entry at the facility located near Union. On Monday and Tuesday, the employees, part of United Steel Workers Local 1449, lined Rt. 219 near the entrance [...]

Local students named to Radford University dean’s list

Three area students have been named to the Radford University dean's list for spring 2022. Appearing on the dean's list is the most prestigious academic recognition Radford University students can receive for their performance during a semester. Students will be placed on the dean's list if they meet four specific criteria. They must have 12 [...]

Monongahela National Forest completes prescribed burns 

ELKINS (WVDN) – During March and April, Monongahela National Forest successfully completed three prescribed burns on 2,081 acres of National Forest System land in Greenbrier and Pendleton counties. These prescribed burns are helping to re-establish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. [...]

Secretary Haaland, White House Advisor Landrieu to announce additional Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Legacy Pollution Clean-Up

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, May 25, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Laura Daniel-Davis will host a press call to discuss how new investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help address legacy pollution and [...]

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