Free Ice Cream Raises Money For Medical Expenses

By Bobby Bordelon

Free Dairy Queen ice cream will be offered this afternoon as part of a fundraising effort collecting money for medical expenses for the families of two boys.

"The families are having to travel to UVA and several different hospitals and are experiencing quite a bit of expense in doing that," said Tommy Vance, one of the coordinators for the fundraiser. "We're just trying to give everybody the opportunity to be able to donate."

Read more in the Thursday, September 20, edition of The West Virgnia Daily News.

Former GWHS Counselor Charged In Six Count Federal Indictment

By Bobby Bordelon

A former Greenbrier West High School (GWHS) counselor is facing charges in the Federal District Court of Southern West Virginia after altering two student's grades.

Mellissa Krystynak was indicted on six counts relating to her alleged use of access to the school's grading programs to change her daughters' grades, then applying for and receiving over $10,000 in merit-based financial scholarships.

Read more in the Thursday, September 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Considers Creating Air Service CVB

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport held their latest regular meeting September 18 in the south lobby of the main terminal.

The meeting kicked off on a high note with the final detials and signing of a contract with Jet America for the least of Hangar 1. Dave and Lindy Neely represented Jet America Corporation, and the contract brings in a new charter business to the airport, as well as aircraft sales, service which, according to Airport Manager Stephen Snyder, have not been part of the Greenbrier Valley Airport for some time.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ordinance Enacting Lewisburg Charter Amendments Approved By City Council

By Bobby Bordelon

An ordinance formally approving potential revisions to the Lewisburg City Charter and a cost of living raise for city employees were passed, bids for the Civil War Trail and new rifles for the Lewisburg Police Department were approved, and an announcement about the Greenspace passed through Lewisburg City Council during its Tuesday, September 18, meeting.

The approved charter revisions take the founding document of the city and spell out not only the positions that make up the government but the balance of powers and responsibilities between each role.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna Changes Party, To Run Write-In Campaign

By Bobby Bordelon

Current Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna has filed to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican on Monday, September 17, in order to run a write-in campaign in the November election.

"Switching wasn't easy for me," said Hanna. "I've never switched before in my life. I registered as a Democrat at 18. On Saturday, I turned 65. Yesterday, I switched."

Read more in the Tuesday, September 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Remnants Of Hurricane Florence To Pass Through Southeastern West Virginia Until Tuesday Morning

By Bobby Bordelon

After making landfall over the Carolinas on September 14, Hurricane Florence's wind speeds have fallen below tropical storm levels. Although wind speeds have fallen, the remnants of the storm continue to travel inland, toward Appalachia, as a tropical depression on Monday, September 17.

"The remnants of Florence will track into the central Appalachians today. Southeast flow will keep bands of heavier rainfall moving into the Blue Ridge this morning, then some heavier bands of showers and thunderstorms could bring additional flooding this afternoon and evening," reads the announcement from the National Weather Service.

Read more in the Monday, September 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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