WVDN MAY 27, 2022

Echoes of the Past 5-27-2022

Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The West Virginia News, The Greenbrier Independent, White Sulphur Star, and other publications archived since 1852. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original form, and do not reflect the [...]

Weyerhaeuser donation to help East students travel to MIT

A donation from an area timber company has put Greenbrier East's InvenTeam fundraising goal over the top. The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund presented the engineering students with a $2,500 check on Monday, May 23. The donation will help pay for the InvenTeam to travel to MIT in Boston this June to present their entry in this [...]

Rainelle Town Council gets update on storm drain project

The Rainelle Town Council met in a regular session Monday, May 23. At 7 p.m., the council set to work discussing town bills, announcements and more. As the meeting began, the council quickly moved through the process of approving the minutes from the last meeting and discussing and approving the town's bills. Once these things [...]

Elks Supporting Frontlines golf tournament supports Silent Heroes

Often people who deserve to be heralded for heroism shy away from shout-outs for their selfless service. They rush in to help others in the face of danger and adversity because they truly care about the well-being of other people. This weekend, take time to salute these unsung heroes in our community. Silent Heroes is [...]

Dear Abby 5-27-22

 DEAR ABBY: I have a gay friend I'll call "Allen." We have been close friends for 13 years. Allen has visited me often with his friends from England, and two years ago, when I could finally afford to visit him, he invited me to stay in the home he shares with his boyfriend, "Rupert." Rupert [...]

Recycle Lady 5-27-22

Dear Recycle Lady, I am trying to recycle an empty can of cleanser. It is made of cardboard and has a metal top and bottom, both of which I cut off with a sharp knife. I was able to remove the cardboard remaining on the metal bottom, but not the cardboard on the metal top. [...]

Red Cross to host blood drive May 31

As you may know, there is an ongoing National Blood Shortage due to increased need, decreased donations and limited staffing. On Tuesday, May 31, the Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cabins at Pine Haven Lodge Event and Conference Center. The conference center is located at 271 Log [...]

Jenkins Hired as Chief Financial Officer at Community Care of West Virginia

Buckhannon, (W.Va.) — With more than 17 years of experience in banking, Jeffrey Jenkins joins Community Care of West Virginia (CCWV) as the new Chief Financial Officer. Jenkins joins the CCWV leadership team following the retirement of previous Chief Financial Officer, Connie Johnston, after 20 years of service. “We have developed a strong and trusted [...]

Attorney General Morrisey announces West Virginia to Receive Part of $19 Million Settlement with Ford Motor Co.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday a $19.2 million multistate settlement with Ford Motor Company regarding claims that Ford falsely advertised the payload capacity of model year 2011–2014 Super Duty pickup trucks. West Virginia will receive $231,562.73 from the settlement. “West Virginians should be able to rely on the truthfulness of [...]

Fairmont State University College of Nursing ranked among top RN to BSN programs

Fairmont State University’s online RN to BSN program has been recognized as one of the best in the State of West Virginia by RegisteredNursing.org. The nursing advocacy organization acknowledged Fairmont State’s College of Nursing in its rankings for enabling nurses to expand their bedside and clinical capabilities through the RN to BSN program, while focusing [...]

RhodoBoogie car show this weekend

This year's Rhododendron Festival wraps up on Saturday, May 28, with the RhodoBoogie Car and Bike Show at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway The event takes place from, 5-8 p.m., with music by Jon Ben Slate. RhodoBoogie Car Show vehicle registration $10; the concert is free to the public. The RhodoBoogie car show will be held [...]

Obituary: Mozelle D. Yates, 86

YATES Mozelle D. Yates, formally of Hinton, WV, died April 17th in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 86. Mozelle was born to William and Allie Runyon in Welch, WV on December 12, 1935. Mozelle grew up on Muddy Creek Mountain, outside of Alderson. She graduated from high school and married Charles Yates on [...]

Obituary: Thomas Eugene Booth, 73

BOOTH Thomas Eugene Booth, 73, of Friars Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Stonerise Lewisburg. Born March 3, 1949, in Union, WV, he was the son of the late George and Virginia Lewis Booth. Tom was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded [...]

Spartans run ends at regionals

If it was not clear before, it is clear now. The year 2021-22 was not the year for the Greenbrier East Spartans to play the George Washington Patriots. In any sport. This past football season, the Spartans were eliminated in the state playoffs by GW. In boys and girls basketball, East’s hopeful state tournament appearances [...]

Obituary: Coach Paul Greer, 95

GREER Coach Paul Greer, 95, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. Born July 8, 1926, in Mohegan, WV, he is the son of Andrew and Josephine Greer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Greer, [...]

Obituary: Helen Novella Perkins, 88

PERKINS Helen Novella Perkins, 88, of Sam Black Church, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Peyton Hospice House, Fairlea, WV. Born on November 1, 1933, in Nallen, she was the daughter of the late Dennis Faye Harper and Beulah Bonnie Gaye Cavendish Harper. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death [...]

Lewisburg City Council to meet in special session June 2

Lewisburg City Council will meet in special session on Thursday, June 2, at city hall, 942 Washington Street West, at 7 p.m. The meeting is also available via teleconference. For information on how to participate on Zoom contact Lewisburg City Hall at 304-645-2080 by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Special session agenda: consider and [...]

Monongahela Forest seeks committee members

ELKINS (WVDN) – Monongahela National Forest is seeking West Virginia residents interested in serving on the West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee. The committee reviews and recommends projects for Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Title II funding. Each member of the 15-person committee represents a specific interest group, serves a four-year term, and is [...]

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