Archives for January 2018

White House: Trump To Touch Down In Lewisburg Thursday

President Donald Trump is coming to Greenbrier county. According to the White House, Air Force One is expected to arrive around 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The conference will be held Wednesday through Friday at The Greenbrier which is owned by Governor Jim Justice. U. S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives will meet to plan the legislative strategy for the upcoming year, and it’s expected Vice President Mike Pence will make an appearance as well. The event is generally seen as an economic boon to the communities in which it takes place.

Report: President Trump To Attend GOP Retreat At Greenbrier

President Donald Trump is coming to West Virginia. Rep. Evan Jenkins reports that Trump will attend the Republican Congressional Retreat at The Greenbrier Resort, happening Jan. 31- Feb. 2. There is no word at this time when exactly President Trump will be at the resort. The Greenbrier is owned by Governor Jim Justice. U. S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives will meet to plan the legislative strategy for the upcoming year, and it’s expected Vice President Mike Pence will make an appearance as well. The event is generally seen as an economic boon to the communities in which it takes place.

Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In Bath County Wreck

A man involved in a serious accident in Bath County a week ago has died from his injuries. Virginia State Policesay it happened on Route 220, one tenth of a mile north of Route 642 in Bath County.
A 2001 Chevrolet 1500 was traveling north on Route 220, when the vehicle ran off the right
side of the roadway and down an embankment, striking several trees.
The driver was identified as Joe Daniel Lawson, 89, of Front Royal, Va. Mr. Lawson was
wearing his seatbelt and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received in
the crash.
Roanoke Memorial Hospital notified the Virginia State Police that Mr. Lawson died from his
injuries on Saturday.

CSX Wants To Disconnect From Tracks In Greenbrier County

CSX is looking to bail on six miles of track in Greenbrier and Fayette counties. Company officials say no rail traffic has moved on it for more than two years. A company spokesperson confirms CSX filed a request this week with the federal Surface Transportation Board to abandon the track in CSX’s Sewell Valley Subdivision.
CSX says the track isn’t being used because of the decline in the coal industry. The move, says the company would ultimately clear the way for both counties to convert the line to a walking trail.

Two Year Spending Challenge For Local School District

Budgeting for education can be a challenge one year out, but due to changes in state formulas, the Alleghany County School Board has to crunch the numbers for two years. The budget is just under 26 million dollars for the next fiscal year. The board also has to look ahead to the 2019-2020 school year. What they see already is an estimated $700,000 loss in state funding in that school year as the state takes into account enrollment and the assessed values of homes and other property.

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Jan. 26, 2018 12:02 PM CST
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Jan. 29, 2018 5:19 AM CST
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Two Year Challenge To Figure Out School Spending

Budgeting for education can be a challenge one year out, but due to changes in state formulas, the Alleghany County School Board has to crunch the numbers for two years. The budget is just under 26 million dollars for the next fiscal year. The board also has to look ahead to the 2019-2020 school year. What they see already is an estimated $700,000 loss in state funding in that school year as the state takes into account enrollment and the assessed values of homes and other property.

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Jan. 26, 2018 12:02 PM CST
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School District Calendar Tweaks

A calendar tweak is being made in the Alleghany County School District. With six school days missed this winter due to bad weather, the fourth six weeks will now end on February 16th instead of the 15th. Also, report cards will go out on February 23rd instead of February 22nd. The fifth six weeks is now scheduled to end on April 6th and report cards will got out on April 13th. The final day of school, for now, remains May 17th.

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Jan. 29, 2018 2:46 AM CST
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School District Calendar Tweaks

A calendar tweak is being made in the Alleghany County School District. With six school days missed this winter due to bad weather, the fourth six weeks will now end on February 16th instead of the 15th. Also, reported will go out on February 23rd instead of February 22nd. The fifth six weeks is now scheduled to end on April 6th and report cards will got out on April 13th. The final day of school, for now, remains May 17th.

Persinger Filling Vacant Iron Gate Council Seat

A vacant seat on Iron Gate Town Council is being filled by Kawahna Persinger. She’s filling the seat left open by the resignation of Vice Mayor Bobby Daniel last month. Also, on Thursday, council appointed Richard Erskine, who’s already been serving as a member of town council, to the vice mayor’s post. Persinger’s new term will end November 28th. Robert Unroe and Jennifer Tyree were appointed to the planning commission.

Two Year Challenge To Figure Out School Spening

Budgeting for education can be a challenge one year out, but due to changes in state formulas, the Alleghany County School Board has to crunch the numbers for two years. The budget is just under 26 million dollars for the next fiscal year. The board also has to look ahead to the 2019-2020 school year. What they see already is an estimated $700,000 loss in state funding in that school year as the state takes into account enrollment and the assessed values of homes and other property.