Literary Festival, Fire Dept Funds Approved

By Robert Bordelon

The recommendations of the Lewisburg Finance Committee dominated many of the issues facing the Lewisburg City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 19, including funding approval for the Lewisburg Fire Department, the Lewisburg Literary Festival, and a social media campaign promoting events and organizations throughout the area. In addition, Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester announced his appointment to a statewide roadway improvement board, and City Attorney Tim Stranco provided an update to the charter amendment process.

Restricted funds have been granted to the Lewisburg Fire Department (LFD) to aid the department in its hopes of finding a new home.

Read more in the Wednesday, June 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

The White Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Watch Welcomes Community To A Barbecue

By Theresa Flerx

"We are quickly approaching the two year anniversity of the June 23, 2016, flood. We, as a community have come a long way since that horrible day. That being said, White Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Watch will be hosting a free community barbecue [Saturday] June 23 from noon until 4 p.m.," announced the City of White Sulphur.

"Tragedy bonds people, but as time goes on they drift apart," explained Prl. Shannon Morris of the WSS Police Department. "The barbecue is a way to bring everyon eback together. It's a way to keep relationships, keep a united front."

Read more in the Wednesday, June 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

U.S., North Korea Agreement May Allow For Repatriation Of West Virginia MIA

By Robert Bordelon

The recent summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea could bring the bodies of fallen West Virginian soldiers back to the United States, according to Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.).

These heroes of the Korean War have waited over 60 years to return home and given full military honors and the burial they deserve.

Read more in the Monday, June 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

SNAP Gross Income Limit Has Been Raised To 200 Percent Poverty Level

By Ruth Caruthers

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, the income limit to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has been raised.

As of June 16, the gross income limit to receive SNAP (food stamps)has been raised from 130 percent of the federal poverty level to 200 percent.

Read more in the Monday, June 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Democratic Leaders Call For Governor To Resign

By Leah Tuckwiller

House and Senate Democratic caucus leaders have demanded that Governor Jim Justice rise to his responsibilities - or resign. According to House Minority Leader Tim Miley (D-Harrison), "The governor's office has been plagued by dysfunction" under Justice. He has "failed to pay his taxes, refused to place his assests into a blind trust and has made several controversial hiring and firing decisions, including the hiring of an EQT board member and media mogul as a part-time minimum wage employee," Miley continued.

On Thursday, June 14, the governor's office announced that Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher has resigned at Justice's request, due to funding delays and irregularities within RISE WV. "Governor Justice's administration has poorly handled flood recovery efforts, placed a gag order on all state agencies and strictly limited the amount of information shared with the public and the media," said Senator Roman Prezioso (D-Marion). 

Read more in the Friday, June 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Hepatitis A Reported In Greenbrier County

By Theresa Flerx

Since March 2018, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health has reported an increase in the number of confirmed cases of acute hepatitis A virus. Several of those cases occurred in Greenbrier Valley.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of sweeling of the liver, an organ in the human body that aids in fighting germs, cleaing blood, and digesting food.

Read more in the Friday, June 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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