Governor Requests $2 Million For Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center

By Leah Tuckwiller

At a press conference on Wednesday, February 26, Governor Jim Justice announced a plan to support the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center (GVAC), with the intention to put as much as $2 million toward the project to round out its $6 million goal.

The community has successfully raised over $4 million to fund the aquatic center over the past almost-two years after the project was brought to the wider public eye with a community meeting in May 2018.

Read more in the Thursday, February 27, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier East Lady Spartans Defeat Riverside In Sectional Play

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans basketball team opened up their hopeful run to the state tournament when they hosted the Riverside Warriors in the Region 3, Section 3 first round on Tuesday, February 25, in Fairlea.

After a close battle in the opening quarter, the Spartans dominated from there en route to an 81-37 victory.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 26, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Native Katherine Johnson Has Died At 101

By Leah Tuckwiller

Katherine Coleman Gobel Johnson, an incredible woman and instrumental figure at NASA, passed away on Monday, February 24. A native of White Sulphur Springs, Johnson performed mathematical calculations that helped put the first Americans in space. Born on August 26, 1918, she was 101 when she died.

Johnson was a highly lauded figure in the history of NASA, particularly after her retirement and following the release of author Margot Lee Shetterly's book "Hidden Figures" and the 2016 film of the same name. Johnson, along with coworkers Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and many other black women in NASA's West Computing Group, were instrumental in ensuring American space flights.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 25, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

City Hall Shows Off A 1982 Becentennial Quilt

By Bobby Bordelon

Joining the many photos and items highlighting Lewisburg's history, a bicentennial quilt donated by a previous mayor has been framed and put on display in City Hall.

The quilt was made as a part of the city's bicentennial celebration in 1982 – then Lewisburg Mayor Phil Gainer, the Bicentennial Committee, with its chairman John Ford, coordinated a number of events to celebrate the city's 200th birthday. This included a large parade, the opening of the bicentennial headquarters, with a number of items from the city's history on display, and several competitions, such as the quilting contest.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 25, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Former Resident Of Greenbrier County Enters Contest To Become Next Inked Magazine Cover Girl

By Leah Tuckwiller

Inked magazine, which celebrates tattoos, artists, and the many and varied people who wear their ink with pride, is seeking one tattooed woman for their cover. One West Virginia girl has thrown her hat into the ring.

A native West Virginian with deep roots in Greenbrier County, Faith Rozycki is currently living in North Carolina, and sports six tattoos, with plans for a seventh. Inked magazine, which is self-described as "the celebration of 'rebellious lifestyle' and the voice of hip, edgy, and creative individualists," values stories in the contest of tattoos. Each year, Inked holds a contest to search for one woman to grace the cover of an issue. This year, Rozycki hopes to be that woman.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 25, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Charges Brought After GEHS/Woodrow Basketball Game

By Bobby Bordelon

Two sets of charges and one citation are the result of an altercation during the Friday, February 11, basketball game between Greenbrier East and Woodrow Wilson high schools.

A number of disruptive incidents allegedly took place during the game, including a former Woodrow Wilson Eagles' player throwing a water cooler, the Eagles' assistant coach Gene Nabors going headfirst over the team bench, and law enforcement taking action.

Read more in the Monday, February 24, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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