Archives for August 2018

Pipeline Construction Continues

Federal regulators are allowing construction to resume along a portion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through West Virginia and southwest Virginia.

The Roanoke Times reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cited an analysis by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management which said the pipeline’s approved 303-mile route through the Jefferson National Forest is the best alternative.

Authorization comes less than a month after FERC issued a stop-work order for the project. Part of that pipeline will travel through Greenbrier County.

Lewisburg Residents Asked To Conserve Water

Lewisburg residents being asked by the the Greenbrier Office of Emergency Management to conserve water. There has been an issue with the water system there and engineers are trying to get to the bottom of it. Schools, medical facilities and other businesses have been notified of the problem which cropped up at about 8 Wednesday morning.

Woman Charged With Poisoning Man’s Food

A woman is under arrest, charged with poisoning a man’s pizza. Investigators say Emily Powell had been looking up how to use ant killer to poison someon. She confessed to police that has in fact used some on the victim’s food, sending him to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Powell is charged with attempt to kill or injure with poison, and arrested, but has since been released on bond. She told police she wanted to have a relationship with the victim.

Greenbrier Going Gold To Raise Childhood Cancer Awareness

The Greenbrier is again mounting its fight against childhood cancer. As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, the resort is lighting up its entrance each night to raise awareness. That visual of bathing the entrance in gold will remind not only guests, but also the 2,000 members of the team who work at the Greenbrier that childhood cancer is a serious issue with lasting implications in West Virginia.

Two Men Cuffed For Using Skimmer At Lewisburg Go Mart

Two men behind bars for allegedly using a skimmer to get credit card info at the Go Mart in Lewisburg over the weekend. The two reportedly came in and bought a large quantity of cigarettes, left, and then returned a while later and did the same thing. A man in Ohio called the store saying his credit card was being used there. Officers found two men that fit the description of the suspects given by store employees and arrested them. They are 28 year old Adam Binyard-Pickens and 26 year old Brian Doe, both of Florida. They’re both behind bars.

White Sulphur Springs Police Warn Of Prowlers

They come by night, looking to steal your stuff. The White Sulphur Springs Police Department is out with a warning about prowlers. A number of such incidents have been investigated in the Big Draft Area. Authorities say if you spot someone in your neighborhood carrying a flashlight, someone you don’t recognize, call 9-1-1.

Ashford Short Course Opens At Greenbrier

Grand opening Wednesday for the Ashford Short Course at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. The course is named after the hospital, Ashoford General, which used to sit on Greenbrier Hotel property during World War II. The Ashford is a par three, nine hold course designed by Greenbrier Director of Golf Maintenance, Kelly Shumate. There wil also be seven brand new home sites in the mix.

Looking For The Next Save-A-Lot

Having lost Save-A-Lot earlier this month, the Greenbrier Valley Mall is now looking for another business to take its place. Mall manager Larry Patton says the reality is, the size of the area dictates what level of retailer will come here. Aldi, for instance, recently chose to place a store in the larger population center of Beckley. The Save-A-Lot shutdown comes about half a year after Kmart bailed. That K-Mart however was not a direct mall tenant and Patton isn’t sure where talks to fill that space stand.

54th Annual Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair

The 54th Annual Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair happens this weekend at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley. You can feast your eyes on the colors, feel the wondrous textures, appreciate the love and care which designed and made every piece. West Virginia is abundant with talent. This talent can be seen and purchased at the show. Over 100 vendors will show and sell their creations. Everything from quilts, to pottery, to sculptures, to wood works. In addition to the crafts, the show features daily musical entertainment for your listening pleasure. Everything from traditional Celtic to Bluegrass.

Section Of US 60 Shut Down By Accident Sunday, Back Open

Both lanes of US 60 are reopened today, Monday, after a Sunday night accident shut them down near Rupert. The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department says a call came in at about quarter to 10 that a car had overturned. Multiple units responded. Authorities still haven’t released the number of people hurt or the extent of their injuries. Nor have they determined the cause of the crash.