Hilton Brothers Honored For Their Service In World War II, Korean Conflict

By Theresa Flerx

Four brothers were honored with banners hung in front of their homeplace along Route 92 outside White Sulphur Springs, acknowledging their service and fight for our country's freedom.

The newest service members recognized through the Roads of Honor program are:
• William Robert Hilton, U.S. Army WWII, 1942-46;
• Wilbur Jacob Hilton, U.S. Army, WWII, 1943-45;
• Issac Milton Hilton, U.S. Navy WWII, 1945-46; and
• James Wesley Hilton, U.S. Army, Korean Conflict, 1952-54.

Read more in the Wednesday, March 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg-Fairlea Food Locker Thanks Community For Successful Fundraiser

By Bobby Bordelon

A music-filled afternoon at Hill and Holler on Sunday, March 8, not only entertained the local community, but it also went a long way to feed those in need in the Lewisburg, Fairlea, and Caldwell area.

Featuring music by Jim Morgan, Jeanne Hoffman, Eddie John, Jim Snydor, Dan Freeman, and Seldom Free, the event raised funds for the Lewisburg-Fairlea Food Locker, which provides food to low-income families.

Read more in the Wednesday, March 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Glover Named WVU Mountaineer

Lewisburg native Colson Glover was named the 67th West Virginia University Mountaineer during the Saturday, March 7, men's basketball game against Baylor.

Glover is the third Greenbrier East graduate to serve as the Mountaineer, including Troy Clemons and current Greenbrier County Circuit Court Judge Robert Richardson. Named after Colson Hall, a building on the Downtown Campus, Glover reports that one of his first memories of the University is waiting at the bottom of the College of Law steps after a football game to give the 2011-12 mascot Brock Burwell a Gatorade.

Read more in the Wednesday, March 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs City Council Discusses Cannabis

By Bobby Bordelon

Medical cannabis, water in Harts Run, visitors from the city of Montgomery and the Forest Servce, and more filled the Monday, March 9, meeting of the White Sulphur Springs City Council.

The second reading of an ordinance allowing medical cannabis businesses inside White Sulphur Springs city limits was passed by City Council.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 10, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

‘Echoes Of Slavery In Greenbrier County’ Resonate In New GHS Exhibit

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS)'s newest exhibit, "Echoes of Slavery in Greenbrier County" opened on Saturday, March 7, in the North House Museum. The exhibit connects the history of white supremacy and slavery in Greenbrier County, beginning with the stories of individual slaves, to segregation and African American Greenbrier Countians who achieved despite it, and to the lasting effects it has on individuals today.

The exhibit features recently taken oral histories from local community members, testimony from several witnesses to an alleged 1861 slave rebellion, photos from the Bolling School, plaques for Katherine Coleman Johnson, Howard Jefferson Crump, and Steve Rutledge, an exploration of the Green Book, and much more.

Read more in the Monday, March 9, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

First Greenbrier County Day Report Support Group Meeting Declared A Success, Correction On Times

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Day Report's first "addiction support group for families, friends, or anyone struggling with addiction" meeting held space for those dealing with the fallout of addiction on Monday, March 2.

Greenbrier County Day Report Director Laura Legg pronounced the first event a success, with a number of community members coming forth to share their experiences.

Read more in the Friday, March 6, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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