Tips On How To Have An Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

By Ruth Caruthers

Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year with approximately $680 billion spent on gifts, 2 billion cards mailed out, and 28.4 million trees cut down in the U.S. each year.

Consider the enormous maouts of trash left over after the holiday, there are some tips on how to have a more eco-frienly Christmas without putting a damper on the celebration.

Read more in the the Tuesday, December 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier's Dream Tree Distributes Over 33,000 Gifts

By Ruth Caruthers

The Greenbrier was a well-oiled machine Thursday as employees shuttled laundry bins stuffed with gifts from inside the hotel out to the waiting vehicles.

Thursday, December 14, was the annual distribution day for The Greenbrier resort's Dream Tree.

Read more in the Monday, December 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Green Bank Telescope Focuses On Oumuamua, Strange Asteriod

By Robert Bordelon

In conjunction with Breakthrough Listen, the Green Bank Telescope focused on a mysterious object moving through the solar system, the asteroid known as Oumuamua. The telescope focused on the mysterious object on Wednesday, December 13, looking to answer questions about it's strange origin from outside the solar system.

Oumuamua, also called 1I/2017, was named after the Hawaiian word for scout and is, according to Ron Maddalena, a scientist with Green Bank Telescope, the first object from outside of the solar system to be examined this close.

Read more in the Monday, December 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Donations Of Treats Needed

By Ruth Caruthers

The Greenbrier Humane Society is holding a holiday drive through the month of December to "Kram the Kennel" full of treats.

The shelter always welcomes donations for the animals, but for this special event, they are asking for donations of dog and cat treats like bones, chews, and DentaStix.

Read more in the Friday, December 15, editions of The West Virginia Daily News.

CVB Begins Repayment On Post Flood $450,000 Loan From Greenbrier County Commission

By Robert Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has made the first payment on a $450,000 loan granted by the Greenbrier County Commission after the June 2016 flood in Greenbrier County. The payment was made in the Tuesday, December 12, meeting of the County Commission.

Representatives with the CVB felt the loan had an impact on tourism in the area after the national news coverage of the effects of flooding across the county could have pushed potential tourists to choose somewhere other than Greenbrier County for their vacation destination.

Read more in the Friday, December 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna Announces Re-Election Hope

By Robert Bordelon

Normal business in the first December meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission was punctuated with Commission President Woody Hanna's announcement that he would be running for re-election to the County Commission in the 2018 race.

"My time is about up here, and I had to come to some family decisions, and we have decided to seek re-election," said Hanna. "I'm going to seek re-election to the County Commission, and when January comes, I'll file."

Read more in the Friday, December 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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