BECKLEY — This weekend, Woodrow Wilson High School thespians will wow audiences with a tale as old as time. The much-anticipated “Beauty and the Beast” opens Saturday, presented in 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows, and will run Jan. 17, 18, 19 with 7 p.m. showtimes. Music teacher Dawn McGinnis said this year’s production will be the largest, most complex and visually stunning the area has seen from the school. Including technicians, around 100 students will be involved in this year’s production of the Disney classic. In addition to a pit orchestra, additional musical instruments and sounds will be generated through OrchExtra, equipment that is expected to make the play sound larger than life. Sophomore Tristan Vaughan will take on the role of the Beast opposite Hannah Wood as Belle. McGinnis welcomes the public to attend. To provide a donation to help the school cover the cost of production or to purchase tickets, call 304-256-4646, extension 7129, during school hours, or 681-220-8108 after hours. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. All shows will be held in the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium on Stanaford Road.
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Calendar — Monday, June 17, 2013
Week of events to mark sesquicentennial in Greenbrier
A full week of events is planned in Greenbrier County in celebration of West Virginia’s 150th birthday, culminating with a free outdoor concert and fireworks show at the state fairgrounds in Fairlea.
Sesquicentennial week kicks off today, with memoir readings presented by several Greenbrier County elders. This free event will begin at 2 p.m. today at Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) in downtown Lewisburg.
GVT will follow that up with a free Reader’s Theatre performance of “Faded Memories” by Ben Crookshanks Monday evening at 7:30.
ER nurses receive special training to aid sexual assault, abuse victims
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Sheriff’s office probing apparent drowning at Blue Bend
An investigation is in progress by the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department into the apparent drowning of a middle-age man in Blue Bend, a popular swimming spot in the region.
Sheriff Jan Cahill identified the victim as Thomas Michael Richter, a 53-year-old resident of the White Sulphur Springs area, who was found in the water Friday morning.
Beckley Sanitary Board
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