Rupert Breaks Ground On New School

By Ruth Caruthers

A ceremony was held to honor the groundbreaking on the new Rupert Elementary School at Western Greenbrier Middle School on Tuesday, November 7.

Greenbrier County School Superintendent Jeff Bryant began the ceremony by welcoming Rupert Elementary School children, grades pre-k through five, who visited the middle school for the presentation.

Read more in the Friday, November 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Army Medic Lee Johnson Shares Story Of His Service, Heroics In Korea

By Robert Bordelon
Lee Johnson, PFC, Army medic, recipient of a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, Christian, father, grandfather, and native of Greenbrier County keeps several paintings in his living room, but two stand out to anyone who enters.
On the right is a painting of Johnson's service in the Korean conflict, though Johnson attests that anyone who calls it that "wasn't there." On the left hangs a painting depicting people going down one of two paths. The left side is an easy hiking trail, while the right side is an hike up a mountain, a cross-shaped hole allowing the people through. Johnson pulled out an ultraviolet light and shined it on the mostly empty sky. Jesus and heaven appear over the mountains, while flames sprout over the easy path. Even at a young age, Johnson was a pious man and continues to be. He takes a seat in his living room, ready to tell the story of the day "God spared my life in 1953."

Read more in the Friday, November 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Special Screening Of 'The Flood' Held

By Robert Bordelon
A crowd gathered before lights dimmed in the Greenbrier Valley Theatre on Tuesday, November 7, for a special screening on the critically acclaimed documentary "The Flood."
Winner of the 2017 WV Filmmakers' Best Documentary Short Award, the film features White Sulphur Springs, the effects of the 2016 flood, and the strength of the human spirit during recovery.

Read more in the Thursday, November 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Veteran Recalls Deployment

By Ruth Caruthers

Jason Morgan, of Ronceverte, proudly served his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

Morgan joined the Army in 1998 at the age of 25.

Read more in the Thursday, November 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

Greenbrier Sports Park Discussed In Public Meeting

By Robert Bordelon
The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce hosted a public introduction at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre concerning plans for an unnamed public recreational sports park on Tuesday, November 7.
The 140-acre sports park would feature four baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, an archery field, a walking trail, horseshoes, disc golf, and an eventual amphitheater for concerts.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Sues Landowners

By Robert Bordelon
The Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC has filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of West Virginia against the owners of properties across southeastern West Virginia to condemn property interests needed to construct the pipeline.
The lawsuit aims to facilitate the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline that stretches 303 miles from Wetzel County, WV, to Pittsylvania County, VA. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) determined that the MVP is in the public interest. In doing so, FERC gave MVP "the right to acquire the necessary property interests ... to construct, operate, and maintain the MVP Project," through the Natural Gas Act.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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