Greenbrier County Commissioner McClung Responds To Airport Allegations

By Bobby Bordelon

After the Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority voted to ban Greenbrier County Commission Mike McClung from airport property while it investigates an alleged property theft, McClung responded to the allegations in an interview with The West Virginia Daily News.

During the August 27 Greenbrier County Commission meeting, Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority (GVAA) Chairman Deborah Phillips spoke during public comment, alleging that McClung has been engaging employees, managers, and board members outside of the bounds of his position as a commissioner.

Read more in the Friday, September 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Freshwater Festival Celebrates Local Biomes

By Bobby Bordelon

Food, crafts, music, and a series of activities designed to highlight the importance of "community togetherness and the enjoyment and preservation of beautiful creeks, rivers, lakes, forests, and wildlife in West Virginia" can be expected on Saturday, September 14, as the 15th Annual Freshwater Folk Festival comes to White Sulphur Springs.

"The purpose of the event is two-fold; to give people an opportunity to have a good time together with entertainment and all kinds of fun activities and it's also an educational situation, where people can learn a whole lot more about the environment and aquatic biomes and wildlife and our habitat and so forth," said Larry Davis, one of the event's organizers. "All of these are done in a way that makes it really interesting, as opposed to reading a book about it or something."

Read more in the Friday, September 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Approves Proclamation, Hears Presentation On Student Athletes

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education held their first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year, making full use of its new space, the Kyle & Ann Fort Arts & Sciences Building at New River COmmunity and Technical College.

To start the meeting, the board heard a presentation and proclamation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place each September and highlights the scope of this illness. The proclamation designates Wednesday, September 18, as Go Gold Day in support of childhood cancer awareness.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Baldwin, Snyder Address County Commission

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission heard public comment from its state Senate representative and the former Greenbrier Valley Airport Director on Tuesday, September 10.

State Senator Stephen Baldwin addressed the commission, giving an update on his work in the Senate, including ongoing efforts to help those hurt in the flood of 2016.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Approves Resolutions, Forest Towns

By Leah Tuckwiller

White Sulphur Springs City Council met on Monday, September 9, for its regular month meeting.

The meeting moved quicklu, with approval of minutes, financial statements, bill paying, and standing committee reports coming in brief before the council moved to tother business, including two resolutions on waterline, access road, and sewer projects.

Read more in the Tuesday, September 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte City Council Discusses Wall Murals, Urban Deer Hunt, More

By Bobby Bordelon

Ronceverte City Council declined to approve an urban deer hunt program, heard a presentation on murals throughout the city, and more during their Monday, September 9, meeting.

The urban deer hunting program, run by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), allows permitted residents to hunt deer with a bow or crossbow inside of the city in order to reduce the overall population.

Read more in the Tuesday, September 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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