Spartan Golf Finishes Third In Regionals

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East golf team played in the regional tournament at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston on Tuesday, September 26.

The eight teams competing for the top two team spots were St. Albans, South Charleston, Capital, Riverside, George Washington, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson, and Greenbrier East.

Read more in the Thursday, September 28, edition of The WV Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Authorizes Tax Increase On Property Transfers

By Robert Bordelon

The Greenbrier County excise tax on transferring property has been increased by $1.10, bringing the total tax to $7.70 per $1,000 spent on the property. The tax was raised by the Greenbrier County Commission in their regular meeting Tuesday, September 26.

"I think we are all a little reluctant to increase any taxes, especially in a time when the economy is still making a recovery, but this is a situation where it's not a burdensome tax on anyone," said Commissioner Michael McClung. "It's a small amount that's increasing [the tax] on the transfer of real property. The best indication of how people are going to react o that is the fact that no one showed up to the public meeting. I think this one is an easy call for us."

Read more in the Wednesday, September 27, edition of The WV Daily News.

GCHA Discusses Health-Related Events

By Ruth Caruthers

Tuesday, September 26, the Greenbrier County Health Alliance (GCHA) held a meeting to discuss upcoming events and points of interest from those in attendance.

The GCHA "empowers local communities to improve overall health and wellness through innovative action, education, resources sharing, and advocacy," according to the website.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 27, edition of The WV Daily News.

AARP Bites Latest Republican Health Care Bill In New Paper

By Robert Bordelon

The most recent attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Graham-Cassidy, could cost many West Virginians as much as $18,462 in out-of-pocket expenses, according to a paper released by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Graham-Cassidy, name for South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Senator William Cassidy, is the latest of the many attempts by congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The bill, though not yet introduced to the Senate floor, is being pushed through by Republicans due to congressional rules required budget based bills be passed before September 30.

Read more in the Tuesday, September 26, edition of The WV Daily News.

Synthetic Fuel Plant To Be Built Near Sam Black

By Robert Bordelon

PPD of WV One LLC plans for the construction of a $73 million synthetic fuel plant to be built in Greenbrier County. The West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) passed an inducement resolution to potentially issue revenue bonds to PPD of WV One LLC, the owner of the plant, on Thursday, September 21.

The resolution does not actually issue bonds, but it does create the authority for the WVEDA to approve bonds in the future, up to $80 million, specifically for this project.

Read more in the Monday, September 25, edition of The WV Daily News.

Monroe County Releases 2017 Indictment List

By Theresa Flerx

On September 12, a Monroe County Grand Jury indicted 14 people on drug-related offenses:

Read more in the Friday, September 22, edition of The WV Daily News.

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