WVDN MAY 25, 2022


Brewery commemorates Pride month with new brew

The Greenbrier Valley is well-known for its variety of local small businesses, including a handful of privately owned breweries and distilleries that have burst onto the scene in recent years. Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company is the home of award-winning West Virginia craft beers Devil Anse IPA, Mothman Black IPA and Wild Trail Pale Ale, along [...]

Carnegie Hall May/June calendar of events

February-May: Spring classes and workshops - Carnegie Hall offers learning opportunities continuing through May. Remaining classes and workshops include Clay for Kids on Saturday with Amie Durrman and Make Your Own Guitar/Banjo Strap. Thursday, June 9: Ryan Cain and the Ables – Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace Concert Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Ryan [...]

Dear Abby 5-25-22

DEAR ABBY: I'm about to get married to a wonderful woman. We have been together for 16 years and have two precious kids. Recently, we were treated to bachelor and bachelorette parties, a week apart. Although we all know that what goes on during them isn't real, it's over once you walk out the door. [...]

East Softball player Rylee Norman saved her best for last

The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans softball team’s season ended on Wednesday, May 18, when they were officially eliminated by St. Albans and their superstar pitcher Tayven Stephenson. However, for the Spartans to make it that far two years in a row is quite an accomplishment. Last week, we talked to a couple seniors about their [...]

Gov. Justice announces two new WV GameChanger schools

WHEELING & BLACKSVILLE, (WV) – Gov. Jim Justice joined local and state education leaders, along with several other officials, for a pair of events announcing Wheeling Park High School and Clay-Battelle Middle/High School as the latest additions to the student-powered WV GameChanger Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Education Program. “Whether we like it or not, [...]

East shutout by George Washington in Game One

The Greenbrier East Spartans fell behind 6-0 early and could not muster a comeback in a 10-0 loss to George Washington on Tuesday, May 24, in game one of the Regional finals. George Washington scored on a single by Isaac McCallister and a sacrifice fly by Kam Snyder in the first inning that put them [...]

Fairmont State University names 2022 Charles J. McClain Presidential scholars

Fairmont State has named three West Virginia high school seniors recipients of the University’s premiere academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship. Kate Gorrell of Tyler Consolidated High School, Franki Shumate of Mount View High School and Ryan Williams of Winfield High School will join the Falcon Family on campus during the fall 2022 [...]

SEVA announces bitcoin mining partnership to help develop SunPark

FAIRMONT, (W.Va.) — Blockware Solutions (BWS), an industry leader in blockchain infrastructure and Bitcoin mining, is pleased to announce a new partnership with SEVA. Blockware Solutions has initiated a large-scale 150-megawatt development to expand its Bitcoin mining operations in SunPark, an extension of Rock Creek Development as referenced by previous and current administrations in Boone [...]

US Cellular is pledges founds to connect youth and close the homework gap

BLUEFIELD/BECKLEY (WVDN) – Access to reliable connectivity causes a divide between youth who have access and those who do not. Currently, 35 percent 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, [...]

New internet bill assistance program announced

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 [...]

WRON Radio celebrates 75th anniversary

WRON AM 1400 became Greenbrier County's first on the air radio station on May 7th, 1947, in The Grand Theatre Building in Ronceverte. It was the first radio station serving a city of under 10,000 people in the USA. Behind the microphone was Bill Blake III of Ronceverte, owner and manager, who had experience in [...]

Historical society to hold Katherine Johnson graphic art contest

As part of 2022 West Virginia Katherine Johnson Day celebrations, the Greenbrier Historical Society in Lewisburg (GHS) invites students in grades 6-8 to creatively visualize Katherine Johnson’s story in the 2022 GHS “Reaching for the Moon” graphic art contest. The contest is open to all children in grades 6-8 attending public, private, parochial, or home [...]

Gov. Justice orders all U.S. and State flags to be flown at half-staff immediately and through Saturday, May 28

CHARLESTON, (WV) – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation – in accordance with a presidential proclamation – ordering that all United States and West Virginia flags on all State-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff, beginning IMMEDIATELY and continuing through sunset on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the [...]

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