Children's Memorial Flag Day Ceremony Hosted Those Fighting Against Child Abuse And Violence

By Robert Bordelon

Despite a dreary morning in Lewisburg, the weather cleared and the sun shone in front of the Greenbrier County Courthouse in time for the Children's Memorial Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, April 27.

The ceremony brings together four agencies in Greenbrier County to direct attention to the violence against children and to honor those who fight against it: the Child and Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC), Children's Home Society, Davis Stuart, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Read more in the Monday, April 30, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Tree Sitters In Monroe County Fight Back Against MVP

By Robert Bordelon

One anonymous man now stands in the path of Mountain Valley Pipeline's (MVP) efforts to blast through the mountain and install a natural gas pipeline on Peters Mountain.

Many in Greenbrier and Monroe counties are familiar with ongoing work on MVP, with questions about the pipeline being presented to candidates for County Commission, House of Delegates, and the state Senate in the recent candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. But a few individuals have taken an additional step past questioning government leaders to stop work on the pipeline; over the course of the last 60 days, several individuals have taken up residence in the trees on public lands MVP plan to install pipe. Staying in the trees through March and April, dealing with freezing temperatures and winds blowing across Peters Mountain, they have remained in place.

Read more in the Friday, April 27, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Let's Keep GHS Total Climbing

By Theresa Flerx

The West Virginia Daily News drive to collect 2,000 pet-related products in 30 days for the Greenbrier Humane Society has reached its goal, but let's not stop while we are ahead.

Every product gathered is essential to maintaining and improving the health, comfort, and safety of someone's future pet and companion. These items also help GHS provide the best care possible to furbabies sheltered there.

Read more in the Thursday, April 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Opportunity To Vote Begins Today

By Ruth Caruthers

Early voting begins today. The Greenbrier COunty Courthouse will serve voters Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On the west end of the county, the Rupert Community building will host early voting beginning April 30, running 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Both locations will run through May 5. The Primary Election will occur on May 8.

The Greenbrier County clerk's office is located inside the Greenbrier County Courthouse.

Read more in the Wednesday, April 25, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Discusses Grant Money And Regular Business

By Robert Bordelon

Approving the amount of funds allocated to the Arts & Recreation Committee for 2018-2019 grants, granting the Mountain Transit Authority funds for its continuing operation, and approving a maintenance agreement fee for a fingerprint scanner for the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, the Greenbrier County Commission tackled several expected financial decisions in the regular Tuesday, April 24, meeting.

After approving minutes for the commission's special session on April 17, where the levy rate was ratified, the commission took up new business.

Read more in the Wednesday, April 25, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

House Of Delegates Candidates Give Opening Statements For Voters' Consideration

By Robert Bordelon and Leah Tuckwiller

Candidates running for state Senate and the House of Delegates gathered onstage in the Greenbrier Valley Theatre on Wednesday, April 18.

The forum brought together state Senate candidates Dan Hill [R], the current House of Delegates member George "Boogie" Ambler [R], and current state Senator Stephen Baldwin [D]. On the House of Delegates side, Democrat incumbent Jeff Campbell was joined by Democratic candidates Cindy Lavender Bowe, Isaiah Stanley, and Roger Vannoy. Republican candidates in the House race include Denny Canterbury, Tyler Hylton, Steve Malcomb, and Andrew Utterback.

Opening statements for the House of Delegates candidates were as follows in alphabetical order:

Read more in the Monday, April 23, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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