Monroebotics Team Award At Championship

By Ruth Caruthers

On Sunday, December 3, Monroebotics 4-H Club's FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team, M Cubed, competed in the West Virginia FTC State Championships held on Fairmont State University campus and earned a spot in the semifinals.

FIRST Tech Challenge is a high school level robotics competition that challenges teams to design, build, and program a robot from scratch.

Read more in the Friday, December 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

LEGO Team Earns Spot In World Final

By Ruth Caruthers

The Boa Constructors FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team is headed to the FIRST Robotics World Championship!

Saturday, December 2, the team earned the top honor, the Champions Award, at the West Virginia State FLL Championships held at Fairmont State University in Fairmont.

Read more in the Friday, December 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City Council Declares Opposition To Mon Power Purchase In Resolution

By Robert Bordelon

Lewisburg City Council approved two resolutions, 451 and 452, in its Thursday, November 30, meeting. The first resolution approves the lease-purchase of six police vehicles for the city, while the second calls for the Public Service Commission to either throw out or perform due diligence on the purchase of a power plant by Mon Power from AE Supply, both subsidiaries of First Energy Corporation.

Read more in the Thursday, December 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Green Mining Reclaims Abandoned WV Strip Mines, Sparks New Lavender Farm Business

By Ruth Caruthers

We are all familiar with mining in West Virginia, but a new idea coming to the Mountain State is a concept called green mining.

Green mining is defined as "technologies, best practices, and mine processes that are implemented as a means to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction and processing of metals and minerals. Examples include the reduction of greenhouse gases, selective mining approaches to reduce the ecological footprint, and reduction in chemical use. Green mining technologies and practices offer superior performance with respect to energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and the use of chemicals."

Read more in the Thursday, December 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

American Legion Greenbrier 26 Post To Honor Veterans Slain In Infamous Pearl Harbor Attack

By Robert Bordelon

It was December, 76 years ago. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the stage in front of Congress.

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan ... It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has cause severe damaged to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost."

Read more in the Thursday, December 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Green Bank Observatory Explores Demolition, Future Funding Options After NSF Announces Its Intention To 'Substantially Reduce' Budget

By Robert Bordelon

The Green Bank Observatory (GBO) held a public comment meeting on Thursday, November 30, in order to address concerns over the facility's future operation during substaintially reduced budget. The meeting focused on a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) released by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The GBO is home to the Green Bank Telescope, a key component of astronomy and astrophysics research in the scientific community. According to the DEIS, GBO welcomes approximately 50,000 visitors each year, being staffed by 100 year-round employees and 40 summer employees.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 6, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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