RONCEVERTE, WV (WVNS)– A young entrepreneur in Greenbrier County has big plans to start her own small business. Music has always played a big role in 18-year-old Alex DeGraff and her dad, Adam’s lives. The father-daughter duo, both music teachers in the area, but wanted to expand their horizons. “We’ve been renting a studio and […]
Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver’s criminal case will continue forward to a Greenbrier County Grand Jury after probable cause was found on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Under Magistrate Judge Tim Stover, Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via and Defense Attorney John Bryan argued for and against the case, asking if it should be considered by a grand jury, the primary method for charging an individual with felonies. After the just under two-hour hearing, Stover agreed. “My job today is to determine if there is probable cause,” said Stover. “… Mr. Copenhaver doesn’t own this house, so [it’s not a landlord/tenant situation]. Obviously, there’s no doubt...
Health officials say new law allowing county commissioners to strike down COVID mandates delays prevention efforts
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia public health official says a new state law that gives county commissions the ability to strike down mask mandates recommended by local boards of health adds another layer of complexity when working to fight COVID-19. “It takes longer to get those policies enforced,” said...
LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — 59News is getting in the Halloween spirit! Our very own Casey Gentile and 10 o’clock producer Autumn Collins visited Miller’s Nightmare Haunted Farm in Greenbrier County. If you are looking for a good scare, you will certainly find it at Millers! The haunted attraction is open...
GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A planned outage to upgrade facilities is slated for Tuesday, October 26, 2021. According to Mon Power, the outage will occur from 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Approximately 180 customers will be affected in the vicinity of Anderson, Broken Star Acres, Garner and Vago Roads, and Ike Clark Circle in Lewisburg, WV.
Lewisburg's over $700,000 of CARES Act funded projects continue, per an update from City Manager Misty Hill on Oct. 19. Thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, cities in Greenbrier County were reimbursed as employees continued doing their jobs and the city spent money on public health precautions between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020. In July, Hill explained that the city had to spend the funds by December 31, 2021. At the time, Councilmember John Little noted “If we don’t use it, we’re going to lose it.” By the October Lewisburg City Council meeting,...
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 25, 2021, there are currently 7,867 active Covid-19 cases statewide. There have been 29 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,292 deaths attributed to Covid-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 61-year old female from Cabell County, a 70-year old female from Hardy County, a 59-year old male from Nicholas County, a 51-year old male from Harrison County, a 92-year old male from Ritchie County, a 63-year old male from Kanawha County, a 40-year old male from Logan County, a 76-year old female from Berkeley County, a 59-year old female from Harrison County, a 68-year old female from Wood County, a 47-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 56-year old male from Berkeley County, an 84-year old male from Tucker County, an 82-year old female from Fayette County, an 87-year old male from Raleigh County, a 75-year old male from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Putnam County, a 58-year old male from Wyoming County, a 58-year old male from Nicholas County, a 70-year old female from Putnam County, a 59-year old male from Gilmer County, a 60-year old female from Roane County, a 71-year old male from Ohio County, a 45-year old female from Hancock County, a 91-year old male from Harrison County, a 54-year old male from Lewis County, a 59-year old female from Mason County, an 88-year old male from Hampshire County, and a 60-year old female from Kanawha County.
The regular monthly meeting of the Greenbrier County Republican Club will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday, November 4 at the County Courthouse. On the agenda: two new vice-presidents will be elected, club dues for 2022 may be paid, and reservations for the Christmas Dinner Friday, December 10 will be accepted. Evan Jenkins, Chief […] The post Gbr. County Republican Club To Hold Meeting appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
At the Pocahontas County Commission’s regular meeting held at 5:30 pm on October 19th, the commissioners discussed several issues prior to addressing their agenda items. Commissioner Helmick announced that the redistricting of the county will divide the county into two House of Delegate districts. The northern end of the county will be in the 66th district along with portions of Randolph County, while the southern half of the county will share the 46th district with the Eastern part of Greenbrier County. In the State Senate redistricting, Pocahontas County will share the same State Senate District with Braxton, Upshur, Barbour, Randolph, and Pendleton counties.
Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver’s criminal case will continue forward to a Greenbrier County Grand Jury after probable cause was found on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Under Magistrate Judge Tim Stover, Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via and Defense Attorney John Bryan argued for and against the case, asking if it should be considered by a grand […] The post Judge Finds Probable Cause In Alderson Mayor Criminal Case appeared first on The West Virginian.
With the release of the results of the 2020 census, the West Virginia Legislature met to redistrict the state to reflect the most recent data. Members from both the West Virginia House and Senate convened in a special session in Charleston between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20, as per a declaration from Governor Justice.
A Greenbrier County magistrate ruled Wednesday during a preliminary hearing that probable cause was found for the felony charges against Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver that stemmed from a June incident. Copenhaver was charged with three felonies, child neglect, burglary and conspiracy, as well as assault, which is a misdemeanor. The...
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GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver was in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. According to Magistrate Judge Tim Stover, the court found probable cause in the case, so it will now move to the Greenbrier County Circuit Court. Copenhaver is charged with two felonies, burglary and child […]
Derrick Morgan became ill in April 2021. He was transferred from Greenbrier Valley Medical Center to Carilion, then at the end of May, transferred from Carilion to University of Virginia (UVA) where he was processed for a heart transplant. On June 1, he had his first surgery to be connected to a Centrimag machine (external blood pump) for cardiopulmonary support due to heart failure. One week later, he was placed on the transplant waiting list. On June 23, he was notified that there was a donor match. The next day, he had transplant surgery to receive his new heart. Morgan was discharged from UVA on July 7 and is now recovering well at home. He is receiving physical therapy to regain his muscle strength and having routine biopsies of his new heart to check for rejection. So far, the results have been good. Greenbrier County 4-H decided to do a Money Board fundraiser for the Morgan family to help offset their expenses during this difficult time. With the help of this amazing community a total of $2103.00 was raised. The post Greenbrier County 4-H Raises Funds For Morgan Family appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver appeared in Greenbrier County Magistrate Court on Wednesday, Oct. 20, for a preliminary hearing with Magistrate Judge Tim Stover. The hearing’s purpose was to determine if there was probable cause for three felonies: child neglect, burglary, and conspiracy, which were charged against him after an incident in June. Copenhaver was also charged with one count of misdemeanor assault.
4-H teaches youth many exceptional and important life skills such as responsibility, hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, the importance of friendship and teamwork, all of which was on display as the Greenbrier County Shotgun Team competed in their State 4-H Shotgun Qualifier in Fairmont. Team member Ryan Reynolds places 2nd as a Master. Samantha Holliday placed 4th in the Jr. Division. As seniors this year, Anthony Wylie placed 1st, Leah Wylie 6th, Carmen Fogus 8th, Luke Fogus 9th and Granger Holliday 15th. Anthony Wylie has qualified to compete in the National 4-H Shotgun Competition in Nebraska representing West Virginia in 2022. The Shotgun Team thanks supporters from the Greenbrier Sporting Club, Greenbrier Arts and Recreation Committee and many generous individuals in the community, family, friends and dedicated coaches. For more information on a club in the area or to donate to a local 4-H club call 304-647-7408. The post Greenbrier County 4-H Shotgun Team Competes In Qualifier appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Eastern Highlands-Chapter #1072 is giving notice to the public about obtaining deceased veterans’ names. The deceased names will be inscribed on the black granite at the Veterans’ Memorial location in White Sulphur Springs. The deceased veterans must have an honorable discharge (DD 214) from the military branch that he or she served in and be a resident/mailing address in Greenbrier County. We would like to have enough names to complete the 48 names per black granite by Nov. 11, 2021, for the Veteran’s Day celebration. For more information, you can get in touch with Jim Quick at 304-667-0591, Bobby R. White at 304-536-3538, or any member of the chamber.
UPDATE: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (WVNS)– A family is without a home after a fire broke out on Creekview Lane in Caldwell Monday morning. Officials said the call came in just before 8 a.m. and the blaze took two hours to get under control. Everyone did make it out safely, however, three […]