Lewisburg Water Settlement Begins To Pay

By Bobby Bordelon

A $4 million settlement has begun to reach participants in a classaction lawsuit against Kenneth Pritt, Woodford Transportation, and Woodford Oil Company. The lawsuit was brought by attorney Charles Webb on behalf of residents and businesses in Lewisburg, who lost water service after a diesel spill contaminated sections of Anthony Creek in January 2015.

"For those customer of the city of Lewisburg water works, it's no April Fools' Day joke when you open that envelope and find a check enclosed for those who participated in the class action suit resulting from the interruption of service following the oil truck spilling its load into a Greenbrier River source of the local water supply," wrote resident Jack Ballard to The West Virginia Daily News.

Read more in the Tuesday, April 2, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Acts On Various Items

By Bobby Bordelon

Amid various high profile events, such as issues with 2016 flood recovery and the appointment of a new commission representative to the Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority, the Greenbrier County Commission also conducted regular business, declaring proclamations, issuing grants, and appointing various county residents to boards, keeping the county and its projects running.

• Child Abuse Prevention Month will be honored all April, calling attention to the most vulnerable children in the county. A ceremony will be held on Friday, April 26, at noon, raising the Child Abuse Prevention Flag, which will fly through May 1.

Read more in the Tuesday, April 2, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Go Further With Greenbrier County MTA Routes

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Moutain Transit Authority (MTA) has made it easier to reliably reach new stops north of Lewisburg.

In addition to stops at Walmart, Fairlea, Ronceverte, and more, MTA's Purple Line (formerly the Lewisburg-Fairlea route) now reaches north to the Greenbrier Valley Airport, Rainelle Medical Center, and Seneca Health services. These enw stops are part of a series of alterations to the route that became effective March 1. Changes have also been made to the Green Line, formerly the Alderson-Lewisburg-White Sulphur Springs route.

Read more in the Tuesday, April 2, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Virgil Held in Lewisburg For NZL Victims

By Leah Tuckwiller

On Friday evening, March 30, area residents gathered at a candlelight virgil in the Lewisburg Green Space in honor of the victims of the March 15 shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The vigil was organized by faculty from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine's Medical Muslim Student Association (MMSA), who acted in support of their students, whose global community has been deeply shaken by the tragedy and violence in New Zealand.

Read more in the Monday, April 1, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WVDN's Greenbrier Humane Society Donation Drive Begins

By Theresa Flerx

Here's hoping the trickery is kind on this Aprils Fool's Day, leaving you with a desire to pass the kindess onto the area's animal population.

Today kicks off the West Virginia Daily News' item drive to debefit the Greenbrier Humane Society. Each spring, pet-related items are brough by our office to support someone's potential "fur baby" currently housed at the shelter, brining excitement with each offering dropped off by caring community members.

Read more in the Monday, April 1, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Drug Court Holds Celebrate For Three Successful Graduates

By Bobby Bordelon

Three Greenbrier Valley residents graduated from the Greenbrier County Drug Court on Thursday, March 28, in front of a full courthouse, packed with family, friends, officials in the county working for and supporting the program, and two West Virginia Supreme Court judges.

Each of the three graduates was offered the chance to say a few words to the audience, and each spoke holding back tears, thanking family, friends, supporters, and the drug court program for helping them build a new life.

Read more in the Friday, March 29, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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