Greenbrier West Students Skype with Senator Manchin

By Cordia Lucas

Six seniors at Greenbrier West High School had the opportunity to connect with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin over Skype this week and ask questions ranging from the importance of young voters to the high cost of prescription medicines.

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

Asian Beetle Threatens Survival of Nation's Ash Trees

By Ashley Adkins

The effects of the voracious appetite of a metallic-green insect suspected to have smuggled its way into North America from Asia aboard wood packing materials are now being felt in West Virginia as residents begin to notice the decay and death of the beetle's favorite fare - ash trees.

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

Greenbrier County Commission Approves Several Grants Addressing Crime and Security Concerns

By Theresa Flerx

Greenbrier County Commission approved several grants focused on crime prevention and mitigation, and public safety. On Tuesday, the commissioners approved two grant awards submitted by Patrick Via, Greenbrier County prosecuting attorney, and another grant award presented by Al Whitaker, director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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

Lewisburg Discusses Options for Caldwell's Flood-Damaged Water Lines

By Theresa Flerx

Lewisburg City Council learned of options and estimated costs to repair Caldwell's flood-damaged water system and authorized the mayor to enter into agreements to complete construction. Greg Belcher, of the Chapman Technical Group, discussed with council three pipelines in creek crossings in Caldwell near Joe Bennet Road, the tunnel and Riverbend Nursery that were washed out during the 1,000-year flood.

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

Greenbrier County Water System Among 22 WV Counties to Test Positive for Chromium-6

By Ashley Adkins

According to a new Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of federal water testing data collected from 2013-2015, the notorious "Erin Brockovich" carcinogen, chromium-6, contaminates the tap water of two-thirds of Americans at levels above what scientists say is safe. An interactive map on the EWG's website notes that seven out of eight of the study's samples of the Lewisburg water system tested positive for the chemical.

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


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