Greenbrier County Plans For Covid-19

By Bobby Bordelon

Concern around Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus, brought Greenbrier County together for a public health briefing. Led by Greenbrier County Commission President Lowell Rose, representatives from organizations spoke to the response plan if the coronavirus breaks out in Greenbrier County and offered advice for the public to monitor their own health.

"The problem with this virus is that people are scared," said Dr. Caroline Bridgett Morrison. "Our hope today is to dispel the fear. One of the biggest questions I'm asked on a daily basis is 'where do people need to go and get tested?' If we really think about it, most people don't need to be tested. ... This, for the most part, causes flu-like symptoms. We're still in flu season and treating lots of people with the flu. [For] coronavirus, almost 90 percent of people have cold-like symptoms and they're mild."

Read more in the Thursday, March 12, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Praises Students, Plans For Covid 19

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education approached student recognition and regular business at its regular meeting on Tuesday night, March 10, finishing business quickly and making a note to the public about Greenbrier County Schools' (GCS) coordination with other authorities on COVID-19 preparedness.

In time out for applause, the board recognized students participating in volleyball, spelling bees, the Young Writers competition, and a NASA STEM Challenge.

Read more in the Thursday, March 12, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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.

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