Greenbrier County

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A sheriff says a body found in Greenbrier County over the weekend has been identified as a woman who had been missing following last month's devastating floods.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill said Wednesday that one of two bodies found Saturday was positively identified as 33-year-old Nataysha Hughes of White Sulphur Springs.

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On Thursday June 23, massive flooding swept across most of West Virginia. It began with a rare event- a tornado touched down in Nicholas County, West Virginia on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 21. Regional rain storms followed but nothing like what started to fall throughout a 22-county region on Thursday, June 23.

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The New Orleans Saints are planning to keep their training camp in West Virginia after recent flooding in the state killed at least 23 people.

The team says in a statement it has been in contact with officials at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs and it still plans to hold training camp at the facility beginning on July 27.

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Norma Henasey came back to West Virginia a few years ago to help take care of her mother. She was staying with her on Thursday when the flood came, and she couldn’t get back into Rainelle to go home. The entire downtown was submerged in water.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from survivors of the flooding that devastated southeastern West Virginia.

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing aid, Kara Lofton reports most of the rescues, cleanup, and support so far has been provided by the local communities.

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The Greenbrier Resort is opening its doors to victims devastated by flooding in West Virginia.

In a statement Saturday evening, the resort said it is offering a limited number of rooms and meals to those with no place to go for as long as the resort is closed for business.

May 23, 1862: The Battle of Lewisburg Fought in Greenbrier County

May 23, 2016
e-WV Encyclopedia

On May 23, 1862, the Battle of Lewisburg was fought in Greenbrier County. It occurred as Union troops were moving from Western Virginia toward Tennessee in the spring of 1862. Union General John C. Frémont planned to move his forces southwest from Monterey, Virginia, to the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad near Christiansburg. There, Frémont was to connect with troops under General Jacob Cox.

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says a temporary health clinic will open in Greenbrier County to serve veterans in parts of West Virginia and Virginia.

The West Virginia Democrat says he learned from the Beckley VA Medical Center that the temporary Veterans Affairs clinic will open by the end of the month at the Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg until a permanent clinic is established.

August 18, 1823: Greenbrier County Pioneer John Stuart Dies at 74

Aug 18, 2015
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Greenbrier County pioneer John Stuart died on August 18, 1823, at age 74. As a young man, he helped survey the Greenbrier Valley and, in 1770, built the county’s first known mil—in the community of Frankford. He was given command of Fort Spring, which became a place of refuge for early settlers in the event of Indian attacks. Stuart led a Greenbrier company at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 and defended Greenbrier settlements during various Indian raids, including the last attack on Fort Donnally in 1778. His memoir, which was written in 1799 and published in 1833, includes accounts of the Battle of Point Pleasant and the later murder of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk.

Jessica Lilly

Food deserts are a growing problem in West Virginia and across the country. The USDA defines a food desert as a part of the country where people don’t have access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods. Parts of more than 40 counties in West Virginia endure some sort of limited food access and the number is growing as more and more grocery stores close their doors. But when the grocery store in one Greenbrier County town closed, the community worked to find local resources with hopes of becoming self-sufficient.


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A section of West Virginia Route 92 in Greenbrier County has reopened following a tanker truck wreck that blocked the road.

The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office says the truck ran off the road, hit a tree and jackknifed, blocking the road. Both the truck and the tanker caught fire.

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A second suspect in a multistate crime spree will be transferred from West Virginia to North Carolina to face murder charges.

Twenty-one-year-old Eric Alexander Campbell of Alvin, Texas, waived extradition Friday in Greenbrier County Circuit Court.

Campbell is charged in Granville County, North Carolina, with first-degree murder, burglary and other charges. Campbell and his father, 54-year-old Edward Watson Campbell of Alvin, Texas, are accused of killing a couple Jan. 1 near Oxford, North Carolina, setting fire to their house and stealing their vehicle.

Update Monday January 26, 2015 at 9:11 p.m. 

  Water samples taken from the Greenbrier River did not show dangerous levels of diesel, the Charleston Gazette is reporting.

This means the water intakes will be turned back on to refill the tanks and restore water pressure.

Earlier today, Al Whitaker said that after the intakes are turned on, residents will be boil water advisory for at least three days.

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  A suspect in a multistate crime spree will be transferred from West Virginia to North Carolina to face murder charges.

Fifty-four-year-old Edward Watson Campbell of Alvin, Texas, waived extradition on Wednesday.

Campbell is charged in Granville County, North Carolina, with first-degree murder, burglary and other charges. Campbell and his son, 21-year-old Eric Campbell of Alvin, Texas, are accused of killing a couple near Oxford, North Carolina, on Jan. 1.

In east Tennessee, modern spectators watch a Civil War era baseball game.  To history buff Mark Aubry, it’s like time travel.

In West Virginia, Charlie Massey runs the American Heritage Music Hall where people from all over the world come to dance.

And in Virginia, history students are hanging out in Richmond’s cemeteries because their professor Ryan Smith has told them to.

These are among the stories Inside Appalachia this week.

Dan Schultz

By Dan Schultz and Traveling 219.

It’s Saturday night and the dance floor of the American Heritage Music Hall is crowded with couples swinging, stepping, and shaking to live country and rock ‘n’ roll music.

The music hall is spacious and makes a perfect venue for live music. Its walls are strewn with banjos, guitars, and photographs of early country music stars.

Greenbrier Co. CBOC
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  A Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Greenbrier County is temporarily closed after several employees became ill.

Dr. Wayne McBride with the Beckley VA Medical Center says that several employees reported becoming light-headed or dizzy over the past week. He says three or four employees sought emergency medical treatment.

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