'Crick In The Holler' Based In Greenbrier Valley, Premieres At The Lewis Theatre

By Robert Bordelon

A packed Lewis Theatre on Saturday, June 9, hosted the West Virginia premiere of "Crick In The Holler," an 18-minute jump into a West Virginia story filmed in West Virginia and the Greenbrier Valley.

The story is set near Charleston immediately following the 2014 Freedom Industries chemical spill which allowed a crude chemical known as 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) to enter the Elk River, upstream from a major West Virginia American Water intake, treatment, and distribution center.

Read more in the Friday, June 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Meeting Featured Greenbrier State Parks, Wrestling Team Records, Summer Programs, More

By Ruth Caruthers

The monthly, regularly scheduled Greenbrier County Board of Education meeting took place Tuesday, June 12.

The agenda began with a presentation of the Greenbrier State Forest #iluvwvparks Program. Deborah White, director of secondary education, explained that the program pairs parks with the career and tech education programs in the schools and provides on-site, real world experience for the students.

Read more in the Friday, June 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Former Lewisburg Mayor Criticizes Charter Updates

By Robert Bordelon

A special session of Lewisburg City Council to continue ongoing work on the city charter saw the amended charter nearly completed and the disapproval of a former Lewisburg mayor on Tuesday, June 12.

The latest draft of the charter was synthesized after a working session of City Council on May 21, in which Tim Stranco, the attorney assisting the city in the amendments, sat down and combed through an earlier draft.

Read more in the Thursday, June 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Arts And Recreation Grants Allocated By The Greenbrier County Commission

By Robert Bordelon

In addition to the discussion on the WV Renaissance Festival, the Greenbrier County Commission approved the purchase of a new car for the Day Report, allocated Arts and Recreation funds, heard public comment on Greenbrier Valley emergency services, and passed a proclamation declaring June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Recommendations for grant allocations from the Greenbrier County Arts and Recreation Committee were considered and passed by the commission.

Read more in the Thursday, June 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Renaissance Festival Goes Before Greenbrier County Commission

By Robert Bordelon

After a successful first weekend, the WV Renaissance Festival was the subject of ample debate in the Tuesday, June 12, meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission.

Although the commission did not take action on the festival itself, a planned meeting of the Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) later this week will decide if the festival will continue to be held on the zoned sections of its property.

Read more in the Wednesday, June 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Discusses Greenbrier Classic Name Change And Addresses Rumors

By Robert Bordelon

During a press conference on Monday, June 11, at The Greenbrier, Governor Jim Justice announced that The Greenbrier Classic golf tournament will be requesting an official name change to become a military tribute at The Greenbrier, announced some of the expected players, and addressed a few of the financial concerns facing The Greenbrier.

"The entire tournament will be dedicated to the military, to the veterans, the active military as well," said Justice. "I don't think there's any place with a military history like The Greenbrier that would be more suited to have an event that would be a tribute to the military. We were a hospital at one time, the bunker at one time, for crying out loud, the number of presidents that have been here. All the history is unbelievable."

Read more in the Tuesday, June 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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