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Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams’ foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that […] The post Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Rainelle Town Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance

The Rainelle Town Council met in a regular session on Monday, June 27. The meeting began with announcements, including welcoming a new police officer and reopening the town pool following some necessary repairs. Additionally, Mayor Robin Williams reminded the town that fireworks fall under the town’s noise ordinance and are not to be set off […] The post Rainelle Town Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Lewisburg Lions Club awards scholarships

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – At their June 2022 annual picnic meeting, The Lewisburg Lions Club presented its J. Bright Hern scholarship to two very deserving Greenbrier East High School seniors. Hern was a long-time member of the Lewisburg Lions Club, was in the newspaper business and was very influential in many of the improvements made in […] The post Lewisburg Lions Club awards scholarships appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Greenbrier County Board of Education to swear in new members

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The Greenbrier County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at the board office in the Kyle and Ann Fort Arts and Sciences Building at the New River Community and Technical College campus, 653 Court Street, Lewisburg, on July 5, at 3 p.m. On the agenda: swearing in of newly elected […] The post Greenbrier County Board of Education to swear in new members appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission to meet July 11

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission will meet on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West. The meeting is also available via teleconference. For information on how to participate on Zoom contact Lewisburg City Hall at 304-645-2080 on Monday, July 11, by 4 p.m. On the […] The post Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission to meet July 11 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Shelley Moore Capito touring the future site of Mountain Steer Company

Shelley Moore Capito is touring the future site of Mountain Steer Company in White Sulphur Springs. Mountain Steer Company will serve local farmers and the greater community with farm to table beef processing. “We want to support young farmers and this is great for West Virginia because it creates jobs,” says Capito.   The post Shelley Moore Capito touring the future site of Mountain Steer Company appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Annie Neeley Band next up for Carnegie Hall Ivy Terrace

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall continues its 2022 Ivy Terrace Concert Series Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. with the Annie Neeley Band. Sponsored by City National Bank, the concerts take place outside on Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace as attendees watch from the expansive lawn in front of New River Community and Technical College. Concertgoers […] The post Annie Neeley Band next up for Carnegie Hall Ivy Terrace appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Greenbrier Valley Republican Club to meet July 7

On Thursday, July 7, the Greenbrier County Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the county courthouse. Invited speakers are the nominees for the West Virginia legislature and the county commission. Also on the agenda are plans for the state fair booth. Sign-ups will be available for volunteers for decorating and […] The post Greenbrier Valley Republican Club to meet July 7 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Supporters invited to Carnegie Hall annual meeting

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall members are invited to attend the annual membership meeting of Carnegie Hall at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, in the Old Stone Room at Carnegie Hall. The agenda includes introduction of newly elected officers and an overview of 2021-2022 year-end financials. Those who contributed at least $50 to the […] The post Supporters invited to Carnegie Hall annual meeting appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
LEWISBURG, WV

Carnegie Hall gala committee prepares for September fundraiser

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall’s Gala Fantasy in Bowties and Boas planning committee got into the spirit while discussing preparations for its annual fundraiser on Friday, September 2, at The Greenbrier. For sponsorship opportunities or for more information contact development director Sally Bray at 304-645-7917 or development@carnegiehallwv.org. Stay tuned for ticket information. The post Carnegie Hall gala committee prepares for September fundraiser appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Rupert Town Council to meet July 8

RUPERT (WVDN) – The town of Rupert will hold a regular meeting of town council on Thursday, July 8. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Rupert Town Hall. Agenda items include the review of business licenses, review of building permits, budget revisions, committee reports, financial reports, ordinance review and general monthly activities. […] The post Rupert Town Council to meet July 8 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
RUPERT, WV

Lewisburg Parks Commission to meet July 5

The city of Lewisburg Parks Commission will meet Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at Hollowell Park in the shelter closest to the pickleball court. For information on how to participate via teleconference, contact Lewisburg City Hall at 304-645-2080 by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The following topics are scheduled for discussion: […] The post Lewisburg Parks Commission to meet July 5 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Greenbrier County Schools announces open house events and enrollment dates

GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVDN)-The principals and staff of Greenbrier County Schools (GCS) look forward to welcoming students and families back to school at open house events that are unique to each site. Activities vary at each school and may include facility tours, classroom assignments, and presentation of important school information for students on the following dates: […] The post Greenbrier County Schools announces open house events and enrollment dates appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Epilepsy Foundation West Virginia welcomes New Board Members

The national Epilepsy Foundation’s West Virginia chapter is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its statewide advisory board: Heather Black, Parent, Proctorville, OH Azara Singh, Pediatric Neurologist, CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital Amanda White, Community Outreach Supervisor, The Health Plan Lauren Lynd, Territory Manager, Neurelis The new board members bring a […] The post Epilepsy Foundation West Virginia welcomes New Board Members appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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WVa gov elected chair of Southern Regional Education Board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been elected chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board. Justice was elected at the board’s annual meeting Sunday in Atlanta. He will lead the group’s 80-member board that includes governors, legislators and state education leaders working to improve public education at every level. Justice succeeds […] The post WVa gov elected chair of Southern Regional Education Board appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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American who joined Islamic State gets prison term reduced

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The first American to be convicted in a U.S. jury trial of joining the Islamic State had his prison term reduced Tuesday from 20 years to 14 years after an appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing. Mohamad Khweis was convicted back in 2017 of providing material support to terrorists, as […] The post American who joined Islamic State gets prison term reduced appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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WVa Small Business Development Center announces new director

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center has announced its next state director. He is Steve Johnson, who has been with the agency for almost a decade in various roles, including business coach, network coordinator and deputy director. He also has more than 25 years of experience in small business ownership, […] The post WVa Small Business Development Center announces new director appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
CHARLESTON, WV

Courthouse Transactions 6-29-22

Marriages James DeVaine McKinney IV to Delaney Caroline McMullen Bruce Edward Alley to Kimberly Ann Alley Glenn Merl Carpenter to Jennifer Rose Huffman Mark Anthony Beasley to Tanya Danielle King Fiduciaries Betty L. Denny named executrix of the estate of Venard T. Denny Leah K. Argyrakis named administratrix of the estate of Karen Ann Argyrakis […] The post Courthouse Transactions 6-29-22 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
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Shelby McVey graduates from Hamilton College

CLINTON, N.Y. (WVDN) – Shelby McVey of Alderson received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, in a commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 210th year. A biochemistry/molecular biology and Hispanic studies major, McVey graduated cum laude with departmental honors in biochemistry/molecular biology. McVey completed a biochemistry/molecular biology thesis titled “Rebuilding […] The post Shelby McVey graduates from Hamilton College appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
ALDERSON, WV

The Yew School is a new school for those seeking experiential learning

A new private school option is open for area middle schoolers and their parents who may be seeking an alternative, innovative educational model. The Yew Mountain Center, located in Pocahontas County, is debuting The Yew School in Pocahontas County this fall, a day school for middle-school aged students of all needs and backgrounds. They are […] The post The Yew School is a new school for those seeking experiential learning appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.