Local To Represent WV In National Competition

By Ruth Caruthers

Local Greenbrier East 10th grader Holly Waid will be representing the state of West Virginia in a national shooting competition in spring of 2018.

On Saturday, October 7, Waid placed second in the West Virginia 4-H State Shotgun Qualifier that qualified her to represent the state in the national competition.

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

Monroe County Man Arrested For Homicide

By Theresa Flerx

A Monroe County man has been arrested for murder and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Sgt. C.K. McKenzie, of the West Virginia State Police, Michael Joseph White, 59, of Union, is accused of shooting "the victim [name redacted] in the stomach area during a domestic sitution."

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

West Virginia Says Yes To Governor's Road Bonding

By Robert Bordelon

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner published the unofficial vote totals for the Roads To Prosperity Amendment vote that occurred on Saturday, October 7.

"I am grateful to the people of West Virginia for sharing my vision to jump start our economic engine," said Governor Jim Justice. "While this will start the process of fixing our state road system, the most important mission I have is to help find and create jobs for the working men and women of our state."

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

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Study Released By GAO

By Robert Bordelon

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled "Newborn Health, Federal Action Needed To Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome." U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., pushed for the study.

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), passed in 2016, contained a section directing the GAO to compile a comprehensive report of all the up-to-date information. The report was published in October, compiling information from 32 different hospitals and relevant organizations in Kentucky, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia, and condensed 40 different studies into the topic.

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

Roads To Prosperity Amendment Vote Tomorrow, FAQ

By Robert Bordelon

Saturday, October 7, is the day of the special election for the Roads to Prosperity constitutional amendment for the citizens of West Virginia. The amendment would allow the state to sell state bonds up to $1.6 billion, borrowing against revenue of tax and fee increases already in place. Here are some common questions and answers about the bond.

Q: Will voting for this amendment raise taxes?

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

NASCAR's Joey Logano Dives Into Greenbrier Bunker, Explores Falconry

By Robert Bordelon

NASCAR racer Joey Logano visited The Greenbrier on Wednesday, October 4. Logano, Martinsville speedway President Clay Campbell, and members of Logano's team were able to tour the underground bunker and spend some time with birds of prey in the falconry.

"[This is] a little bit of time off, which is nice, to come visit the beautiful Greenbrier up here in West Virginia," said Logano. "I really didn't know anyting about it before; I got the bunker tour ... and some falconry. I had never really heard of any of that either, so for a city-slicker to come up here, it was really neat to see. ... That's why you don't say no to things; you never know what you're going to walk into."

For more read the Thursday, October 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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