Greenbrier County Schools Superintendent Sallie Dalton reportedly said the county has not yet received a signed order from the governor of a 1 percent budget cut, and is not taking any immediate action. She said the budget cut will trim approximately $300,000 from the Greenbrier County school system, and moving forward, will trim the budget so as to have the least impact on instructional services.
Dalton said that state law doesn’t permit mid-year personnel cuts, and that student/teacher ratios must be maintained.
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A house fire was reported early Monday morning in Fairlea. According to Greenbrier County 911, the fire occurred around 12:30 a.m. on East Fair Street. The owners were reportedly home at the time, but no one was injured. Lewisburg, Fairlea and Ronceverte fire departments responded to the fire.
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Greenbrier Military School alumni held their reunion this week in Lewisburg. The GMS alumni had a full schedule of activities including golf, dinner, dancing and a service at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, led by Reverent Vernon Thompson, GMS Class of 1946. GMS closed its doors in 1972.
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The West Virginia Division of Highways announced major projects in the area on Thursday, Oct. 15. Local projects include the replacement of the Caldwell Bridge by the end of February 2016.
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B.T. Humphreys Logging of Lewisburg was honored as the Appalachian Region 2015 Outstanding Logger at the Forest Resources Association’s awards dinner in September. Bryan Humphreys was awarded a wooden crosscut saw plaque, a $250 check and a gift certificate for a STIHL MS 461 chainsaw