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  • Despite Devastation to the Courses the Greenbrier Classic Returns

    Despite Devastation to the Courses the Greenbrier Classic Returns

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-06-22 16:18:52 GMT

    The Greenbrier Resort announced they will hold their annual Greenbrier classic July 3-9 but getting to this point wasn't easy after the floods destroyed their golf course.

    The Greenbrier Resort announced they will hold their annual Greenbrier classic July 3-9 but getting to this point wasn't easy after the floods destroyed their golf course.

  • Wendy's and 59News Team Up to Help Flood Victims

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:51:37 GMT

    Wendy's and 59 News are teaming up once again to help raise money for flood victims. Participating Wendy's locations across the state will be donating five percent of their sales from June 23-29 to the Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign. The money raised will go to benefit flood victims across the state who lost everything in the 2016 flood.  Ray Blackburn is the owner of Wendy's locations in West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio. He said helping his customers is gra...

    Wendy's and 59 News are teaming up once again to help raise money for flood victims. Participating Wendy's locations across the state will be donating five percent of their sales from June 23-29 to the Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign. The money raised will go to benefit flood victims across the state who lost everything in the 2016 flood.  Ray Blackburn is the owner of Wendy's locations in West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio. He said helping his customers is gra...

  • Via Air Repeatedly Cancels Flights

    Via Air Repeatedly Cancels Flights

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:59:16 GMT

    With summer being a popular time to travel, some local passengers have had a hard time doing that with an overload of flight cancellations. 

    With summer being a popular time to travel, some local passengers have had a hard time doing that with an overload of flight cancellations. 

  • Church Members Help Clean Rainelle

    Church Members Help Clean Rainelle

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:47:00 GMT

    As the one year anniversary of the floods approach, one group has worked to make sure the town of Rainelle is looking it's best. 

    As the one year anniversary of the floods approach, one group has worked to make sure the town of Rainelle is looking it's best. 

  • Volunteers Build Homes for Flood Victims

    Volunteers Build Homes for Flood Victims

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:41:09 GMT

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the floods last June, recovery efforts haven't slowed down. 

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the floods last June, recovery efforts haven't slowed down. 

  • Lewisburg Conducts Board of Canvass

    Lewisburg Conducts Board of Canvass

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:32:10 GMT
    This year votes sky-rocketed in the election in Lewisburg. Today the city council held its board of canvass, where the city council acts as the board of canvass and certify the ballots that were counted by the counting board.  "People seemed to be really motivated and passionate about their local government this time around, we had a new party that formed called the majority voice party and we just had a lot of more folks interested," said Shannon Beatty, Cit...
    This year votes sky-rocketed in the election in Lewisburg. Today the city council held its board of canvass, where the city council acts as the board of canvass and certify the ballots that were counted by the counting board.  "People seemed to be really motivated and passionate about their local government this time around, we had a new party that formed called the majority voice party and we just had a lot of more folks interested," said Shannon Beatty, Cit...
  • White Sulphur Celebration of Life

    White Sulphur Celebration of Life

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:03:48 GMT

     In honor of the flood anniversary, the town of White Sulphur Springs is preparing to have their Celebration of Life events this weekend.  The celebration of life  will be commemorating the flood of June 2016.  

     In honor of the flood anniversary, the town of White Sulphur Springs is preparing to have their Celebration of Life events this weekend.  The celebration of life  will be commemorating the flood of June 2016.  

  • Rebuilding Rainelle holds Blitz Build

    Rebuilding Rainelle holds Blitz Build

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:16:30 GMT

    A project that aims to put two houses under roof ahead of the anniversary of the thousand year flood began on June 19, 2017.  

    A project that aims to put two houses under roof ahead of the anniversary of the thousand year flood began on June 19, 2017.  

  • Preparations Underway for the Greenbrier Classic

    Preparations Underway for the Greenbrier Classic

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:21:54 GMT

    After the 2016 floods devastated the Greenbrier and it's golf course, this year's PGA Tour is coming back bigger than ever before. 

    After the 2016 floods devastated the Greenbrier and it's golf course, this year's PGA Tour is coming back bigger than ever before. 

  • Greenbrier Classic to salute first responders

    Greenbrier Classic to salute first responders

    The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic will honor first responders for rescue and recovery efforts during last June's devastating floods in West Virginia.

    The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic will honor first responders for rescue and recovery efforts during last June's devastating floods in West Virginia.

  • Flood Damaged Greenbrier Resort Golf Courses Inch Closer to Completion

    Flood Damaged Greenbrier Resort Golf Courses Inch Closer to Completion

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:21:03 GMT
    Less than a month before the 2016 Greenbrier Classic was set to begin, all of Greenbrier County found themselves looking at a massive amount of water where their PGA Tour course once was.  "Really the only way to describe it was a disaster area. It was really some major, major damage and kind of tough to see," says Sports Greenbrier Public Relations Director Cam Huffman.  There was water as far as the eye could see. That devastation left tournament organizers wit...
    Less than a month before the 2016 Greenbrier Classic was set to begin, all of Greenbrier County found themselves looking at a massive amount of water where their PGA Tour course once was.  "Really the only way to describe it was a disaster area. It was really some major, major damage and kind of tough to see," says Sports Greenbrier Public Relations Director Cam Huffman.  There was water as far as the eye could see. That devastation left tournament organizers wit...
  • Road closure planned for Clintonville

    Road closure planned for Clintonville

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:16:05 GMT

    The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Midland Trail (US 60) in the Clintonville area will be closed starting on Friday, June 23, 2017. 

    The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Midland Trail (US 60) in the Clintonville area will be closed starting on Friday, June 23, 2017. 

  • 59News Teams Up with United Way for Founder's Day

    59News Teams Up with United Way for Founder's Day

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:13:34 GMT

    59News is teaming up with first responders and the United Way to raise money for local charities.

    59News is teaming up with first responders and the United Way to raise money for local charities.

  • Fatal accident in Greenbrier County

    Fatal accident in Greenbrier County

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:04:45 GMT

    Deputies were called to the scene of an accident on Route 92 in Greenbrier County at around 10:18 a.m. on June 15, 2017. 

    Deputies were called to the scene of an accident on Route 92 in Greenbrier County at around 10:18 a.m. on June 15, 2017. 

  • Three people in Alderson arrested on drug charges

    Three people in Alderson arrested on drug charges

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-06-14 15:22:40 GMT
    Suspects: Cody Godfrey, D'Andre Mathis, Sidney OakesSuspects: Cody Godfrey, D'Andre Mathis, Sidney Oakes

    Three people are in jail after a drug bust in Greenbrier County on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crimes task force arrested, Cody Godfrey, Sidney Oakes and D'Andre Mathis at a home in Alderson.

    Three people are in jail after a drug bust in Greenbrier County on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crimes task force arrested, Cody Godfrey, Sidney Oakes and D'Andre Mathis at a home in Alderson.

  • Polls open for municipal elections in West Virginia

    Polls open for municipal elections in West Virginia

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-06-13 12:58:40 GMT

    June is the time for municipal elections in West Virginia.  Many communities around the area are headed to the polls this week to elect their local leaders.

    June is the time for municipal elections in West Virginia.  Many communities around the area are headed to the polls this week to elect their local leaders.

  • Big 12 to hold 2019 men's golf tourney in West Virginia

    Big 12 to hold 2019 men's golf tourney in West Virginia

    The Big 12 Conference says the 2019 conference men's golf championship will be held at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

    The Big 12 Conference says the 2019 conference men's golf championship will be held at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

  • A Disaster Consultant Helps One City Recover from the Floods

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:12 PM EDT2016-07-26 22:12:52 GMT

     It has become impossible for people to avoid potholes and even debris on the roads in White Sulphur Springs, concerning many.

     It has become impossible for people to avoid potholes and even debris on the roads in White Sulphur Springs, concerning many.

  • LATEST: FEMA announces another DRC closure

    LATEST: FEMA announces another DRC closure

    Monday, July 25 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-07-25 21:08:57 GMT

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has 14 disaster recovery centers set up in counties across West Virginia to assist those who have bee hit hardest by the flooding which began on June 23, 2016.  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has 14 disaster recovery centers set up in counties across West Virginia to assist those who have bee hit hardest by the flooding which began on June 23, 2016.  

  • Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraiser on June 30, 2016

    Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraiser on June 30, 2016

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 3:29 PM EDT2016-06-29 19:29:26 GMT

    WVNS-TV 59News is leading the way with coverage of the flooding which has devastated communities across southern West Virginia.  Those efforts continue with our Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraising drive on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

    WVNS-TV 59News is leading the way with coverage of the flooding which has devastated communities across southern West Virginia.  Those efforts continue with our Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraising drive on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

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