Preliminary Vote Totals Released By Greenbrier, Monroe Counties, SOS

By Robert Bordelon

Greenbrier, Monroe, and counties across the state have begun to release unofficial vote totals after the May 8 primary election.

According to the West Virginia Secretary of State's office, 315,857 turned out for the election, 25.90 percent of registered voters.

Following are the preliminary, unofficial results of the elections, released before press time on Wednesday, May 9, by the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, Monroe County, and Greenbrier County, respectively. Winning candidates are followed by their vote percentage.

Read more in the Wednesday, May 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

GHS, BISSELL Empty The Shelter Successful

By Ruth Caruthers

The Greenbrier Humane Society Empty The Shelter event was a huge success, adopting out all twenty cats and kittens that were available, as well as thirteen dogs. Saturday, May 5, GHS hosted the Empty The Shelter event sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. All adoptions were free and all animals were spayed/neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.

Mereda Doss, director of the GHS, said "It was such a wonderful day and we are so thankful to Cathy Bissell and the BISSELL Pet Foundation for their support!"

Read more in the Tuesday, May 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte City Council Approves RPD Tow Policy Change, First Read Of Land Abandonment Ordinance

By Robert Bordelon

A new towing lot and the first reading of an ordinance concerning a home partially built on city right of way were both considered by Ronceverte City Council.

Likely built during the 1930s or 1940s, the Clay Street home factored a 30-foot right of way during construction, rather than the proper 50 feet required by the city. The mistake was discovered during a new survey of the land.

 Read more in the Tuesday, May 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Roads And Ronceverte Kroger Reopen After Thunderstorm Floods Greenbrier Valley

By Robert Bordelon

Intense thunderstorms in the Greenbrier Valley over the weekend kept most residents inside, closed several roads, and kept employees at Kroger in Ronceverte busy.

According to the Greenbrier County 911 Center, Fort Springs Pike was still closed as of press time due to flooding. In addition, Tuckahoe Tunnel was opened, but is still covered in high water.

Read more in the Monday, May 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Community Made GHS Drive A Huge Success

By Theresea Flerx

The final truckload of donated items has been delivered to the Greenbrier Humane Society. This year's event made the Greenbrier Valley community proud by the generosity shown to the GHS and area pets awaiting that furever home.

The West Virginia Daily News drive to collect 1,000 pet-related products in 30 was increased early to 2,000, but at last count, that total suprassed 3,000.

Read more in the Friday, May 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Children's Home Society Of WV Flower Fundraiser Commences

By Robert Bordelon

In gas stations across Greenbrier County and beyond, the return of spring comes with the return of flowers – paper flowers with a special mission.

Sold for a dollar apiece, the flowers are part of an annual fundraiser by the Children's Home Society of West Virginia, supported by members of The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA).

 Read more in the Friday, May 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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