Settlement Reached Over Diesel Spill

By Robert Bordelon

Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Richardson preliminarily approved a class action settlement in a $4 million lawsuit against Kenneth Pritt, Woodford Transportation, and Woodford Oil Company, according to a press release issued by attorney Charles Webb. The lawsuit was brough by Webb on behalf of residents and businesses in Lewisburg, who lost water service after a diesel spill contaiminated sections of Anthony Creek in january 2015. The order by Richardson has not yet been filed with the Greenbrier County Clerk's Office.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

ARC Calls For Blood Donations

By Robert Bordelon

The American Red Cross is setting up across West Virginia to receive blood donations. Many people wait until a disaster strikes to donate blood, but the need for blood is consistent year round.

"We know you're busy this time of year, and so are our regular blood and platelet donors," said the Red Cross in a press statement. "In fact, many delay giving during the busy holiday season, but the need for blood doesn't take a break. ... With your help, we can remind people that by taking a little time to give, they can give patients more life."

Read more in the Tuesday, November 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Monroe County Votes To Reject Elementary School Bond

By Robert Bordelon

Voters in Monroe County rejected a $5.8 million bond for a new school on Saturday, November 18. The bond vote failed with 1,223 against the measure and 877 voting in favor. The measure would have provided funding for a new facility combining Peterstown Elementary School and Peterstown Middle School.

"We are sad for the students and feel they deserve a new school. Monroe County citizens have recenly gone through some tough times with tax increases and ordinance fees that many residents are opposed to paying," said Monroe County Superintendent of Schools Joetta Basile. "This makes it challenging to ask them to support another tax increase. We will continue to work with the West Virginia School Building Authority and our communities to develop a different plan moving forward, continuing our focus on serving the children."

Read more in the Tuesday, November 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

SkyWest Airline Accepted By DOT

According to a press release submitted by the Department of Transportation November 20, SkyWest Airlines has been selected to provide essential air service at Greenbrier Valley Airport and Shenandoah Valley Airport for a two-year period starting April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2020.

SkyWest will provide each community with six nonstop round trips per week to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and six nonstop round trips per week to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local Students Place On State And National Level For Poster And Pumpkin Drop Contest

By Ruth Caruthers

It was a full house at the Greenbrier County Board of Education meeting, Tuesday, November 14. There was standing room only as parents excitedly awaited the announcement of their child's name on the agenda. 

Jeff Bryant began by introducing the student representatives to the board, as all six were able to attend the meeting.

Read more in the Friday, November 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Gives Park Update

By Robert Bordelon

During the regular Tuesday, November 14, meeting, the Greenbrier County Commission provided an update to the proposed public recreation park to be built on Harper Road.

A date has been set for the auction concerning the sale of 80 acres worth of timber on the future park's land. Located on 903 Harper Road, a temporary address assigned by the post office, the auction will take place on November 28 at 4 PM.

Read more in the Thursday, November 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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