Archives for May 2019

Lewisburg Ceases Use Of Roundup

The City of Lewisburg has ceased the use of glyphospate-based herbicides like the brand Roundup. The Public Works Department is using acid and plant oil based formulations to control a broad spectrum of noxious and invasive annuals, perennials and grasses in parks, along streets and sidewalks and, around buildings.
This season they’ll be using a flame weeder for some applications, saying they’re committed to finding organic herbicide formulas that work, are safe and cost effective means to control weeds in our landscapes.

Carnegie Hall Getting New AC System

Every production at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg may be just a little cooler than it has in the past, after the facilities got a new air conditioning system. A number of private donations helped pay for the upgrade. The unit the new one is replacing is 20 years old and not nearly as efficient as the new system will be. Whether it’s concerts or classes, patrons should notice the difference during the warm summer months.

Early Voting In Lewisburg

Early Voting will be conducted in the Council Chambers of Lewisburg City Hall from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday June 7, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.Special Early Voting will also be conducted from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Council Chambers at Lewisburg City Hall.Applications for absentee ballots for the June 11, 2019 Lewisburg Municipal Election are available in the office of the City Recorder. Any person who is going to be absent from this city, or who is confined to a health care facility on election day, June 11, 2019 and who is duly registered to vote in this city, can now apply by mail or telephone to the office of the Recorder, and receive an application for absentee ballot. Mail requests will be accepted through Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Greenbrier To Host Champions Tennis Classic

The Greenbrier will once again play host to a number of big names in tennis this fall as The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic returns for the eighth year to Center Court at Creekside Stadium on September 13 and 14. Women’s tennis legend Serena Williams will return for the second straight year, and she will be joined by another superstar in women’s tennis, Caroline Wozniacki. Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz will be the men’s singles players, and the Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, will participate in both of the doubles events.

More Money Headed For Roadway Maintenance

Gov. Justice announced this week that the West Virginia Legislature has approved his supplemental appropriation request for an additional $98 million to immediately go to state highway maintenance funding.
Justice says he asked the Legislature to approve theadditional highway maintenance funding to be able to continue the work they’ve started with his maintenance-first initiative. Gov. Justice raised the Fiscal Year 2019 revenue estimate so that $54 million could be appropriated from the current-year revenue surplus and combined with $44 million moved from non-maintenance funds to provide the additional $98 million increase to maintenance funds for Fiscal Year 2019.

Mountain Transit Authority Change

With the busy Memorial Day weekend upcoming, a reminder of something taking place on the other side of it. Effective June 3, 2019, the Mountain Transit Authority will no longer pick up in front of the White Sulphur Springs City Hall. The new pick up locations are OUTBOUND at the parking lot of the Greenbrier Reservations Center and INBOUND at the entrance of the Village Inn Motel. No other changes will occur on the White Sulphur Springs Route.

Library Book Sale

The White Sulphur Springs Public Library will host a book sale on Saturday. Patrons can buy used hardcover books and audio books for just $2 and softbacks and DVD’s for a dollar. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the library and its operations. The sale is part of the Dandelion Festival until 4 p.m. Saturday. If rainy conditions occur, it will be moved to the library for that same time period.

Run For The Wall Arrives In Rainelle Thursday

Thursday is the day for the annual Run for the Wall to return to Rainelle. The Rainelle Medical Center has thousands of American flags displayed on its grounds, each representing a West Virginia soldier killed in action from World War I to the present day. Motorcyclists are expected to arrive at 11 a.m. Thursday, when festivities truly begin throughout the town and its elementary school. Organizers say due to security reasons, Run for the Wall’s parade in Washington, D.C. will be discontinued after this year. But its cross-country trip from California to the nation’s capital is still given the green light.

A Military Tribute At The Greenbrier

Tickets are on sale now for A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, which will take place September 9-15
on the historic Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier. The annual PGA TOUR FedExCup
stop at America’s ResortTM will move to the beginning of the 2019-20 season.
This year, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier has partnered with Etix as its official ticket
provider, making the ticketing system simpler and more convenient for golf fans. Tickets can
be purchased online and printed at home or sent directly to a mobile phone. Fans can then
have their tickets scanned at the gate for a seamless process from start to finish.

Greenbrier West HS Student Killed In ATV Crash

A student at Greenbrier West High School was killed in an ATV accident over the weekend. Police say it happened at about 12:30 Sunday morning in the Bingham area. Chad Ramsey was with a group of people but got separated from them. He ran off a gravel road and was ejected from his ATV. Police say his ATV had a cage and he was wearing a seat belt.