Tincher Replaces McClung On Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority

By Bobby Bordelon

The removal of a county commissioner from the Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority (GVAA) and discussion around the potential removal of Stephen Snyder as airport manager led to a heated Greenbrier County Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 26.

Board appointments for the commissioners drew attention to a seat of the GVAA, one seat held for the past eight years by Commissioner Mike McClung. Tuesday evening, Commissioner Tammy Shifflett-Tincher made a motion to replace McClung on the GVAA.

Read more in the Thursday, March 28, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Potential Plan To Improve Air Service In Greenbrier County Complicated By Bed Tax Stakeholders

By Bobby Bordelon

In October 2018, the Greenbrier County Commission crafted a plan to bring more flights to the Greenbrier Valley Airport and increase tourism throughout the county and the region. This plan lead to a meeting between the commission and Governor Jim Justice, the owner of The Greenbrier, in which he allegedly stated he would close the hotel during part of the year if the plan moved forward.

The desire throughout the county for more flights from different locations out of the Greenbrier Valley Airport initiated discussions within the Greenbrier County Commission, then consisting of President Woody Hanna, Lowell Rose, and Mike McClung.

 Read more in the Wednesday, March 27, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs To Present Comprehensive Plan In Public Hearing

By Bobby Bordelon

Before the next White Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, the council will hold a public hearing to present the final draft of the city's comprehensive plan for continuing growth to residents.

A comprehensive plan is a "blueprint for the future development" of a city, devised from hearings, open houses, and surveys from residents and stakeholders.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Diamond In West Virginia? Who Knew?

By Theresa Flerx

 A West Virginia Daily News reader recently shared an old article about a little known gem with roots in an unlikely place - Monroe County - found in an unlikely way - during a lawn game played by the unlikely founder - young "Punch" Jones.

 That gem is a blue-white diamond, weighing 34.46 carats, measuring 5/8 inch in diamter and is one of a few diamonds found in the United States.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lists On Secondary Road Maintenance Made Public

By Leah Tuckwiller

On Tuesday, March 19, Governor Jim Justice called all Division of Highways district engineers and county supervisors to take "72 hours to write down every single road that's in your county, every single thing that you think's wrong," he said, followed by another 24 hours to categorize them by priority and list what equipment would be needed to repair them. Now, the lists are in.

"Less than a week after Gov. Jim Justice directed all Division of Highways district managers and county supervisors statewide to compile full lists of secondary roads most in need of maintenance in their areas, those lists have been completed and are now available to the public on the Department of Transportation's website," reads a press release from the governor's office.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rainelle Veterans' Mural On Hold

By Bobby Bordelon

An open-heart surgery has lead the town of Rainelle to delay plans for a mural commemorating veterans and Run For The Wall in the center of town.

The proposed mural will be a tribute to the military, past, present, and future, taking up a 76-feet long and 24-feet wide wall, and feature several pieces of Americana, including an eagle, representatives for each of the five branches of the United States military, monuments in Washington D.C., and a portrayal of the first time the annual Run For The Wall motorcade came through Rainelle.

 Read more in the Monday, March 25, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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