President Donald Trump Brings Roundtable To White Sulphur Springs Civic Center

By Robert Bordelon

Flying into the Greenbrier Valley Airport on Air Force One, President Donald Trump arrived in the Greenbrier Valley on Thursday, April 5. He traveled to the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center with officials and representatives of West Virginia, on both the state and federal level.

"It's great to be back in West Virginia," Trump said. "It [was] a special place during the election for me. It was not even close, was it? ... You're a very special people, and that I can tell you."

Read more in the Friday, April 6, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Judge Issues Consent Judgement, The Greenbrier And Old White Charities To Pay Over $650,000

By Robert Bordelon

A United States District Court judge has issued an order on behalf of Special Event Service and Rental Inc. (SESR) to collect money owed from The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and Old White Charities.

In March, a consent judgment, or an order issued by a judge based on an agreement between the parties involved in a lawsuit, ruled The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and Old White Charities are both fully responsible for paying SESR the full amount owed, $622,980.90. In addition, both prejudgement and postjudgement interest, at a rate of $85.33 daily, are to be paid to SESR. Prejudgement interest totaled $40,105.10.

Read more in the Thursday, April 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Donations Arriving For GHS Drive

By Theresa Flerx

Items have begun to arrive in The West Virginia Daily News office to support someone's potential "fur baby" currently housed at the Greenbrier Humane Society, bringing excitement with each offering dropped off by caring community members.

Along with the tender loving care provided by the staff of GHS, pets require certain things to keep them health and happy, and to make life comrtable and safe. Current items needed include the following and are listed in order of importance.

Read more in the Thursday, April 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Senate Bill 500 Makes $1 Million Accessible To WSS

By Robert Bordelon

The city of White Sulphur Springs finds itself infused with new funds after the state Legislature voted to allow the city to spend principal from a land deal made in the 1980s.

Senate Bill 500 and House Bill 4610 are two halves of the same bill (SB 500), introduced to the state Senate by Stephen Baldwin and in the House of Delegates by Jeff Campbell, freeing up $1,000,000 from a 34-year legislative freeze on spending anything but interest. This freeze was repealed with the March 7 passage of SB 500, effective from the date of passage.

Read more in the Wednesday, April 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

BZA Denies Renaissance Festival Appeal

By Robert Bordelon

A road block has emerged in Greenbrier County's path to its first WV Renaissance Festival.

The Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals heard Taso Stavrakis and Dawn Kieninger's appeal to allow the festival to be held on their over 300 acre farm near Alta. The land is divided into zoned and nonzoned areas, with some zoned as an Open Space Conservation District.

Read more in the Wednesday, April 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

I-64 Accident Claims Life Of Driver

On Tuesday, April 3, at approximately 7:20 p.m., members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office responded to a motor vehicle crash occurring on I-64 at the 171 mile marker near Lewisburg, according to a press release issued by Sheriff Bruce Sloan.

The investigation revealed that a Ford pickup truck was westbound on I-64 when it drove underneath the read of a westbound tractor trailer. The driver and front seat passenger of the pickup truk had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Read more in the Wednesday, April 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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