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.

House Of Delegates Passes Bill To Cap Insulin Cost

By Leah Tuckwiller

A bill which passed the House of Delegates on Wednesday, February 19, could be welcome news to people with Type 1 or 2 diabetes.

House Bill 4543, summarized as "relating to insurance for diabetics," would require "an insurer [subject to certain other sections of state code] which issues or renews a health insurance policy on or after July 1, 2020, [to] provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs" to diabetic patients, and would cap the cost of a 30-day supply of covered prescription insulin at a maximum of $25.

Read more in the Friday, February 21, 2020, edition of The West Virignia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Schools Issues Statement On Basketball Incident

Greenbrier County Schools released the following statement regarding an incident that occurred at a Greenbrier East/Woodrow Wilson girls basketball game held Tuesday, February 11.
Timing of Official Statement for Greenbrier County Schools:

Out of respect for all agencies involved, including West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission, Raleigh County Schools, Greenbrier County Schools, and the West Virginia State Police, Greenbrier County Schools committed to the position that an official statement would be issued once all involved agencies completed their investigations, inquiry, and consequential decisions.

Read more in the Friday, February 21, 2020, edition of The West Virignia Daily News.

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