Donation Made By Local Business In Support Of Project Lifesaver Will Help Cover Costs

By Ruth Caruthers

In a small ceremony at the Greenbrier Valley Visitor's Center, Friday, February 23, business owner Sandy Epling presented Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan with a check to support Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver is a program that assists families and caregivers of individuals with cognitive issues that may cause them to wander away. The program used personalized radio transmitters and electronic tracking equipment.

Read more in the Monday, February 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local State Employees Stand In Support Of Better Pay And A Solution To Broken PEIA

By Ruth Caruthers

Somes state employees gather this mornign in front of the Greenbrier Valley mall to show their support for better pay and lower PEIA premiums for all state employees.

Michelle Medlin, an economic service worker for the DHHR shared, "We fell PEIA needs funded, and we need to stand up for all state employees. Our premiums and deductibles keep raising without an income increase ... most of us qualify for the benefits we give out every day. We are tired of struggling."

Read more in the Friday, February 23, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WISH Center To Offer Science Class

By Ruth Caruthers

The WISH Center in White Sulphur Springs will begin to offer classes open to the community that center on education and creative interaction. 

Beginning Monday, March 5, a Mad Scientist class will take place every Monday at the WSS library from 3:30-5 p.m., for the 1st-4th graders, and every Tuesday, beginning Tuesday, March 6, from 3:30-5 p.m. for 5th graders and up.

Read more in the Friday, February 23, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City And Police Department Release Annual Report

By Robert Bordelon

The city of Lewisburg and the Lewisburg Police Department each released their respective 2017 annual report during the regular Tuesday, February 20, Lewisburg City Council meeting.

"Local government is the form of government that is closest to the people and provides tangible services that are important to the quality of life we enjoy on a daily basis," said Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester in the report. "Our police officers and firefighters keep us safe, public works employees plow our streets and maintain our parks, water plant operators work around the clock to provide us clean drinking water, other water department workers fix the leaks to keep that water coming to our homes and businesses, and support staffers at city hall and other facilities who keep it all running smoothly. I am proud of our city employees, and I hope you are as well."

Read more in the Thursday, February 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Governor Justice Signs Pay Raise Bill For Public Employees

Governor Jim Justice signed legislation Wednesday, February 21, that will provide teachers, school service personnel, and state police with a two percent pay increase starting in July and has take the stops in the budget to include a two percent pay raise for all other state employees effective July 1 as well.

Teachers are also scheduled to get an additional one percent hike in each of the following two years, FY 2020 and 2021, while school service peronnel and state police will get an additional one percent in FY 2020.

Read more in the Thursday, February 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Locals Gather In Unity Across The County

Teachers, parents, and children from all over the county gather thi smorning in downtown Lewisburg to show support for the efforts to improve pay insurance rates for all state employees.

Ronceverte Kindergarten teacher Beth Modrzakowski shared, "We are out here for unity, and so we can provide education to our children. They need to fix PEIA and provide stability for teachers and all public employees."

Read more in the Thursday, February 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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