Local champion athlete Kelly Weikle has been inducted into the 2015 WVU Tech Hall of Fame. Weikle attended WVU from 2000 to 2004, where she was a multi-sport athlete, excelling in basketball and softball. She attended Greenbrier East High School, where as a Hall of Fame member, her basketball career included membership in the 1,000 Point Club, First Team All-State, Second Team in the state in scoring, and Coalfield Conference Player of the Year. She was the school’s first softball player in history to earn All-State honors and named Coalfield Conference Player of the Year in that sport as well.
After college, Weikle continued to excel in her athletic career, winning four state championships in West Virginia women’s slow pitch softball where she was selected for the National All-Tournament team two years in a row.
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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito made a stop in Lewisburg Friday to visit Mayor John Manchester. She was in the area visiting the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company in Maxwelton and United Technologies in Union.
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An anonymous donor saved Alderson’s Fourth of July fireworks with a $7,000 donation to the fireworks fund. The annual fireworks display costs about $20,000, and for the first time, the Alderson Fireworks Committee came up short in their collection of funds for the fireworks. Each year thousands of people come out to see the fireworks display in Alderson, which has been recognized as the best in the mountain state.
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Habitat for Humanity built a new home for veteran Curtis Smith of White Sulphur Springs as a project for the Veterans’ Day weekend.
“Every year we do a veteran’s celebration of some kind, sometimes it’s a build, sometimes it’s a repair. And this year, when we set out to find a veteran, we found someone that was really close to home,” said Lori Deskins, with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity.
Smith’s father, Frank Mosley, is a Korean war veteran, and together, they are fixtures in the community of WSS. Their old house was condemned and dilapidated and was removed courtesy of Lynch construction. The whole family is thankful for this kind gesture from the community they love.