'Center For Excellence' For Addiction Treatment Planned In White Sulphur

By Bobby Bordelon

Possibilities around several newly purchased downtown White Sulphur Springs properties and a potential "Center For Excellence," an addiction treatment center, has generated interest around an newcomer to White Sulphur Springs.

Charles Hammerman is the CEO and president of The Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF), an organization providing an alternative financial institution to provide loans and grants to fund projects helping those with disabilities.

Read more in the Wednesday, May 15, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Takes The Time For Celebration

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education held a celebratory regular meeting at the Eastern Greenbrier Middle School auditorium on Tuesday night, May 14. Board President Jeannie Wyatt welcomed the large assembly of students, parents, and teachers to the meeting, which, as one of the last board meetings of the school year, tends to be taken up with applauding staff, student, and teacher accomplishments.

The board began by acknowledging four Greenbrier County Schools Heroes; Donald Dowdy, bus driver; David Alderman, bus driver; Gary Morgan, bus driver, and James Pierce, mechanic. During the Lewisburg Manor fire in April, the four men came to the scene with buses to help to move residents to Rhema Christian Center, as well as consoling them and helping them through a very chaotic night.

Read more in the Wednesday, May 15, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

EITC Could Ease Greenbrier County Poverty

By Leah Tuckwiller

"We all do better when we all do better," said Seth DiStefano, policy outreach director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy at a presentation Monday night on poverty in Greenbrier County.

DiStefano came to Lewisburg United Methodist Church on May 13 to give a presentation on Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, in conjunction with the West Virginia Poor People's Campaign (WVPPC), which seeks to alleviate poverty in the state by bolstering the voices of those most affected and connecting people to resources that can help make change.

Read more in the Tuesday, May 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Thanks Locals For Efforts In Cleaning, Building City

By Bobby Bordelon
Positive energy filled the White Sulphur Springs City Hall during it's regular, Monday, May 13, City Council meeting, with the council issuing thanks to many individuals for helping the city improve, hearing updates to construction projects, and considering zoning policies and decisions.
Two men were called up and thanked for their efforts to clean up and improve White Sulphur Springs by City Council and Mayor Bruce Bowling.

Read more in the Tuesday, May 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson Town Council Examines Water Expansion

By Bobby Bordelon

A planned major update to Alderson's water infrastructure, hoping to provide clean water to residents with contaminated wells, and internal financial controls were among the many topics discussed in the Alderson Town Council meeting held on Thursday, May 9.

Mayor Travis Copenhaver and Town Council are currently working on an expansive water infrastructure plan, which would see new lines, new hydrants, and new monitoring equipment.

Read more in the Monday, May 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Meadow River Valley Acquires Tools For Adults, Children To Fight Crime

By Theresa Flerx

Rainelle police officer, Ptl. S. Morris, is implementing as many tools as he can to deter crime in the western end of Greenbrier County, especially programs targeting young people.

As the Neighborhood Watch program, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Batman tours, school resource officers and other proactive initiatives are introduced, Morris has been encouraged by how receptive stakeholders in Rainelle, Quinwood and Crichton have been to these crime-resisting efforts.

Read more in the Friday, May 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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