Adopt-A-Thon And Microchipping Set

By Ruth Caruthers

The Greenbrier County Humane Society will be hosting an Adopt-A-Thon and donation-based microchipping event on March 24, 25, and 31.

The event will take place at Grand Home Furnishings each day, and will be on a first come, first served basis for microchipping.

Read more in the Friday, March 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WVSOM Features Traveling Exhibit

By Robert Bordelon

"The cooking hearth is an enduring image of warmth and well-being. For the enslaved, however, kitchens were anything but comforting."

So begins one piece of the traveling exhibit "Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America," currently on display in the James R. Stooley Library of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). The exhibit was created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and details the often overlooked connection between slavery, indentured servitude, and the power dynamics that dominate the lives of those pushed into them and foods that Americans still eat and drink today.

Read more in the Friday, March 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Arraignments Include Embezzlement

By Ruth Caruthers

Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dent presided over arraignments on Tuesday, February 27.

Those arraigned included the usual mix of DUIs, possession, burglary, and breaking and entering. However, there are a few worth noting due to the severity of their alleged crimes.

Read more in the Friday, March 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Senate Adjourns Before Pay Raise Vote, West Virginia Schools Remain Closed

By Robert Bordelon

Schools across West Virginia are closed Thursday, March 1, a week after a school walkout began over state insurance rates and teacher pay. Schools were expected to reopen today after a deal was reached between Governor Jim Justice and union leadership, but the resulting bill was stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, February 28.

"Last night, the employees [of Greenbrier County schools] are still wanting to wait and see the decision of the Senate today," said Greenbrier County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Bryant. "[We had a] very open, civil, and respectful conversation with our teacher organization representatives, [and] their perspective was waiting on what the Senate was going to do. ... The decision by the Senate today is very important. Greenbrier County schools want to support all of our employees, regardless as to what their stance on this issue is, and we wanted to be respectful to everyone ... so that when we return to work, there won't be any animosity and we can keep moving forward."

Read more in the Thursday, March 1, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Keene's Family, State Police Still Seeking Answers To Disappearance Four Years Ago

By Robin Zimmerman

Missing now for four years, the family of Dee Ann Keene is no closer to answers than they were on March 5, 2014, when Keene was first reported missing.

Keene was last seen on February 28, 2014, in Renick, WV, at the home of Ronald Ray McMillion, a then-cast member on the telveision show Appalachian Outlaws. Witnesses who reported being at McMillion's home with Keene the evening she disappeared told police McMillion was "drinking or using drugs" and "acting crazy," so they left, but said they couldn't concince Keene to leave with them. The witnesses further reported that McMillion fired a pistol toward Keene's head that was "Close enough for Dee Ann's hair to blow."

Read more in the Wednesday, February 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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