Details Released On Tentative CWA And Frontier Agreement, No Layoffs

By Robert Bordelon

"When we fight, we win!" declares the final page of the agreement details released by the Communications Workers of America District 2-13 (CWA).

A tentative agreement between CWA and Frontier Communications came after 11 months of bargaining and a 22-day strike, including three terms for the 1,400 workers involved in the recent collective bargaining strike: health care cost increases, wage increases, and job security for 200 workers whose positions were in question.

The summary can be read at https://district2-13.cwa-union.org/news/frontier-wvva-final-bargaining-summary, including summary charts of changes to health care plans.

Read more in the Friday, March 30, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rainelle, Quinwood, And Rupert Join WV Cities, Counties In Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors

By Robert Bordelon

Joining together with six towns and two counties in West Virginia, the cities of Rainelle, Quinwood, and Rupert are fighting back against the opioid epidemic, not just in the streets, but in federal court.

The lawsuit, spearheaded by Rainelle Chief of Police J.P. Stevens, takes the fight to drug distributors, companies supplying local pharmacies throughout the western end of Greenbrier County and across the entire state.

Read more in the Thursday, March 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Two Rainelle Men Face Misdemeanors Over $5 Bet Involving Indecent Exposure

By Ruth Caruthers

Two Rainelle men have been charged with a misdemeanor of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, and one additionally charged with misdemeanor of indecent exposure.

According to a police report filed by Chief J.P. Stevens of the Rainelle Police Department, on Tuesday, March 27, at approximately 3:10 a.m., John Novack made a bet with Samuel Cochrum of $5 to expose himself to a gas station clerk.

Read more in the Thursday, March 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Addresses Budget, SportsPlex Development, Other Issues

By Robert Bordelon

Alongside the approval of the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Budget, the Greenbrier County Commission conducted a variety of new business in the Tuesday, March 27, meeting.

An increase in $479,909 from last year's budget, the total, $12,031,490, was calculated using previous years income, including the figures for last year's levy figures.

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

Rainelle Man Charged With Battery, Entering, And Destruction Of Property

By Ruth Caruthers

A Rainelle man faces three misdemeanor and two felony charges for entering a home, injuring two residents, and destroying property.

Monday, March 26, Chief J.P. Stevens of the Rainelle Police Department responded to a disturbance call on Kanawha Avenue.
Read more in the Wednesday, March 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Named Best Small Town In West Virginia By Southern Living

By Ruth Caruthers

Lewisburg, The Greenbrier, and Prime 44 West all graced some of "The South's Best" lists garnered by popular magazine Southern Living.

Surveys distributed nationally and completed by over 32,000 people revealed the best restaurants, hotels, breweries, grocery stores, small towns, resorts, desserts, and more out of the South.

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

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