Jim Justice and the Greenbrier East Lady Spartans were featured on NBA TV on Wednesday night.

The coach appeared on the new show, “Beyond the Paint.” The show’s host, Matt Winer, visited Greenbrier County a couple of weeks ago after hearing about Justice’s larger-than-life persona.

“I’d frankly never heard of Jim prior to our producer pitching this story,” Winer said. “A billionaire who coaches high school is pretty interesting, and now, on top of that, he’s running for governor.”

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The Greenbrier County Public Service District No. 2 has filed a rate increase with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The increase would affect sewer service customers in the county’s Meadow Bluff District, which includes Rainelle, Rupert and Quinwood. The filing has been designated as PSC Case No. 16-0815-PSD-42T.

The proposed rate increase is $4.11 (15.1 percent) for residential properties and $6.17 (15.1 percent) for flat rate.

All protests and interventions should be addressed to The Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of WV, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, WV 25323.

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A law protecting the privacy of a corpse has made its way through the House of Delegates and awaiting the state Senate.

Called Jonathan’s Law, the proposed law is named for Jonathan Thomas who was killed after he suffered anaphylactic shock from a bee sting and inadvertently wrecked the UPS truck he was driving. First responders reportedly took pictures of the corpse and shared them with the public.


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