Niemann Takes Tournament Win

By Leah Tuckwiller

JoaquĆ­n Niemann accepted the Springhouse Trophy for his win at A Military Tribute At The Greenbrier from members of the United States Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, who performed a jump to deliver the trophy to the ground.

"[It's a] really, really happy moment,," Niemann said. "I've been waiting for this my whole life. ... I was here two years ago during my first [PGA] Tour event, and I never thought I would make the cut in that event, so I never thought two years after I'd be winning the tournament. I really love this tournament. It's one of my favorites, and now it's going to be one of my favorites forever!"

Read more in the Monday, September 16, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson Resident Thanks First Responder Who Saved Him In Town Council Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

Alderson Town Council heard a resident give thanks to the first responder that saved his life, considered water rate increases, and more in their Thursday, September 12, meeting.

Alderson Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Member Herbert "Herbie" Burdette came to recognize the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, one member in particular.

Read more in the September 16, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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.

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