Greenbrier County Schools Closed For Flu, Lunches Offered In Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs

By Leah Tuckwiller

Following last week's closure of Seneca Trail Christian Academy, Greenbrier County Schools have announced that all students will complete Reimagined Time Day packets on February 5-7 while schools are closed.

This decision had been made in collaboration with medical professionals and the Greenbrier County Health Department, with the safety of our students being our number one concern, reads a release on GCS's social media. This measure will only be effective if students refrain from group gatherings. Please assist us by having your child avoid group activities until school resumes.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 5, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Families, Friends, Anyone Affected By Addiction Focus Of New Support Group

By Bobby Bordelon

At a recent event in WVSOM, one of the speakers suggested that if a person thinks addiction has not affected their family, then they don't know their family well enough. The family, friends, and those struggling with addiction in Greenbrier County now have a place to go to talk through their experiences – a support group hosted by the Greenbrier County Day Report Center.

Stigma and labels can prevent those in the beginning throes of addiction from seeking recovery, prevent those in power from providing resources for those looking for help before the drugs overwhelm them, and create a layer of social isolation around those afflicted. This isolation hurts not only those with addiction, but also the people who care about them, leading them to struggle alone.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 5, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte Water Rate Increase For Infrastructure Project Passes C.C.

By Bobby Bordelon

Water rates in Ronceverte were increased in order to fund the city's approximate $2.3 million obligation of a $6.2 million water infrastructure project during the Monday, February 3, meeting of City Council.

The new rates begin at $30.36 per 1,000 gallons for the first 1,000 gallons, then $19.65 for every 1,000 above. In addition, bulk water could be purchased for $21.50 per 1,000 gallons.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 4, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Man Arrested On Multiple Warrants, Charged With Possession With Intent

By Leah Tuckwiller

One man has been arrested in Lewisburg after warrants were issued in Monroe and Greenbrier county courts in 2019. Three charges related to the possession of controlled substances have been brought against Chadwick Allen Feamster of Lewisburg.

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputies S.L. Morris and B. McCormick were at a residence in Lewisburg attempting to serve a Monroe County Magistrate Court warrant for possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I or II narcotic from October 2019 and a Greenbrier County Circuit Court warrant issued in November 2019.

Read more in the Monday, February 3, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WV VOAD Remains Open To Home, Bridge 2016 Flood Damage Applicants

By Bobby Bordelon

Although several years have passed since the flood of 2016, efforts to rebuild and help those with homes and bridges damaged have not stopped – West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is currently seeking applications for those affected by the storm.

Throughout late January, VOAD hosted a series of outreach events for those with damages from the flood. Funds through the federal and state governments are available to help those that are still in need.

Read more in the Monday, February 3, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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