Archives for March 2019

Sign Up For NIXLE System In Greenbrier County

Sign Up for the New Greenbrier County Emergency Alert System – NIXLE.
To receive Greenbrier County emergency alerts, it is critical to sign up for the new alert system. As a resident of Greenbrier County, there are two ways to register:
1. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone
2. Go to www.greenbriercountyhsem.org/ and sign up via the Nixle Widget

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.

If you live in another county and you want to make sure you’re signed up for local emergency alerts, contact your county’s emergency management office to find out how to register.

Gas Prices on The Rise to Start to Week

Michigan’s average gas price is up seven-cents over the past week to two-dollars-59-cents a gallon.

Triple-A Michigan says the most expensive gas is being sold in Traverse City at two-65. Locally in Ironwood fuel is averaging 2.59 a gallon according to GasBuddy.com. The auto club says demand is on the rise, and supply is getting tight. A 15-gallon fill-up will cost 39-dollars, down eight-bucks from last year’s peak in May.

Whitmer: 45 Cent Tax A Hardship

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she knows a 45-cent per gallon increase in gasoline taxes will create a hardship for some.

At a town hall meeting in Portland on Saturday, she said that even though it will put a tremendous strain on some household budgets, the increase is needed due to 40 years of “disinvestment and failure” which has resulted in people paying for bad roads. The proposed hike has been met with opposition from lawmakers, though Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey acknowledges new revenue will have to be raised somewhere to bring in the money needed to fix the state’s crumbling roads.

Alabama Returning To WV State Fair

Alabama making its return to the 95th Annual State Fair of West Virginia concert stage. The group will play on Friday, August 16th. Tickets go on sale at 10am, March 22nd and a fan club pre-sale happens next Wednesday. For prices on how much those various tickets cost, go to the State Fair of West Virginia’s website, statefairofwv.com.

Seeking Funds For Flood Monitoring Systems

After $400,000 intended for local flood monitoring systems was pulled out of the budget, State Sen. Stephen Baldwin is looking for other sources of funding. He met this week with members of the Stream Gauging Council to try to figure out how to maintain existing stream gauges and to build new ones. The money for those efforts was yanked from the spending plan despite being approved unanimously by the senate.

Accident Claims Miner’s Death In Greenbrier County

A 38-year-old coal miner has died in an accident in Greenbrier County. The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training said preliminary information indicates Adam DeBoard of Craigsville died of head injuries he suffered in a fall from a highwall mine. The fall happened shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Fork Coal Co. LLC Blue Knob Surface Mine. It is the first coal mining fatality in West Virginia this year and the third nationwide. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said the others occurred in Kentucky and Illinois.

Suit In Jail Death

The medical services provider for Southern Regional Jail is being sued by a relative of an inmate who died at the facility, after treatment for a heart-related medical condition was delayed. Primecare Medical of West Virginia Inc. is accused of negligence and reckless conduct related to the death of Christopher Reynolds. The sue alleges Primecare did not act in a timely manner after the inmate notified medical staff of a possible clot in his leg and potential heart issues.

Miner Dies in Accident

One person is dead following a mining accident in Greenbrier County. Accodring to the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training, the accident happened around 1:52 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Southern Fork Coal Company, LLC, Blue Knob Surface Mine in Greenbrier County. They believe Adam DeBoard of Craigsville, WV, died during a fall from a highwall miner.
DeBoard was 38-years-old, and worked as a loader operator at the mine. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training is investigaing the incident.

Earthquake Confirmed Near Alderson This Week

Earthquakes aren’t common around here but a small one rattled the ground near Alderson and Grassy Meadows this week. Experts say it happened at about 3am Monday. It was a magnitude 2.6 and happened at a shallow 15.6 kilometers. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) says Greenbrier County has seen a small number of earthquakes in recent years…some small enough that they go unnoticed. They are rare though since no major fault zones are very close to the area.

Military Tribute At The Greenbrier

A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier returns to the historic Old White TPC Course September 9-15, 2019, and the PGA TOUR’s annual stop at The Greenbrier will continue to honor the men and women of the United States Military, as well as first responders, as the anniversary of September 11, 2001, is recognized.

Along with a fresh date, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier also has a new Executive Tournament Director in Robert Harris, the Vice President of Golf at America’s Resort™.

Recruited to The Greenbrier in 1991 as the Director of Golf, Harris has served in many different capacities during his nearly three decades at America’s Resort™, including overseeing all of the resort’s recreational activities