West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice defends his resort’s New Year’s party
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, that bars around West Virginia University in Morgantown can reopen next Tuesday, a month after images of maskless college students packing bars led them to be shut down. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Compared to other states, West Virginia has the 13th lowest death count per capita.
This luxury mountain resort in West Virginia could be all yours for $250,000 a night
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va – Ever dreamed of living a life of glamor similar to Paris Hilton, the Kardashians or even Queen B (Beyonce, of course)? The Greenbrier is offering folks a one-of-a-kind experience to buy out the entire resort during select dates in January and February. For $250,000 a night, this 700-room luxury resort in the mountains of West Virginia could be all yours. “I was thinking about the show that used to be on, the Sweet 16 birthday parties, where people have these outlandish parties. “It’s really an incredible opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President of The Greenbrier.
World TeamTennis changes policies for COVID-positive players
World TeamTennis is changing two key policies related to players who test positive for COVID-19, including giving full salaries instead of its original plan to only offer a prorated portion to those who get sick during the three-week season. Now, players will need to be tested and declared virus-free before heading to The Greenbrier. They still would not be paid if they test positive, but at least would avoid going to the site before being told theyre not allowed to participate. If youre in California, and get a negative test, then youre going to come to The Greenbrier. Silva told the AP.
The Greenbrier announces reopening date for next week
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Greenbrier will have been closed for more than two months when it reopens its doors next week. At noon on March 19, The Greenbrier closed its doors amid coronavirus concerns. When guests return to the property, they’ll notice a variety of safety measures, including:Full-time teams dedicated to sanitizing high-touch public spaces such as door handles, railings, elevator buttons, tables and desks. The housekeeping team is paying special attention to sanitizing high-touch areas inside the rooms, such as remote controls, clocks, light switches and informational guides. Seating areas have been adjusted inside restaurants to allow for additional distancing and reservation times have been spread out to avoid backups.
The Greenbrier closing until mid-April amid coronavirus concerns
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Greenbrier is shutting its doors for nearly a month, beginning Thursday. The West Virginia resort announced the closure on Wednesday evening, citing advice of both state and national government and health officials. The Greenbrier will suspend operations beginning Thursday at 12 p.m. and plans to resume normal operations on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m.
Such Splendid Prisons story of Hot Springs released
Harvey Solomon of Washington, D.C., spent almost six years researching and writing Such Splendid Prisons, a detailed and fascinating account of the internment of Japanese, German, Italian and other Axis diplomats at The Homestead and The Greenbrier during the early days of World War II. (Photo courtesy Harvey Solomon)HOT SPRINGS Theres a new book awaiting, and it features The Homestead and Hot Springs. And, so much more. Such Splendid Prisons, by Washington, D.C.-based author Harvey Solom...therecorderonline.com
Chile's Niemann wins by 6 shots at The Greenbrier
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Joaquin Niemann of Chile poses with the trophy after winning A Military Tribute At The Greenbrier held at the Old White TPC course on September 15, 2019 in White Sulphur Springs, WestWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Joaquin Niemann is going to give International Team captain Ernie Els something to think about when he makes his captain's picks for the Presidents Cup. Niemann birdied the final three holes to finish at 21-under 259 at Old White TPC, which has quickly become one of his favorite venues. "It's a really good team this year. In 2017, Niemann finished tied for 29th as an amateur at The Greenbrier after receiving a sponsor's exemption. Niemann is the first third-round leader to win at The Greenbrier since its debut in 2010.
Sharapova joins field at The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic
1 Maria Sharapova will replace Serena Williams at The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic September 13 and 14 at The Greenbrier, after unforeseen scheduling conflicts forced Williams to withdraw. We are thrilled to welcome Sharapova to The Greenbrier for the first time, said Dr. Jill Justice, President, The Greenbrier. We have four great matches, two each day, planned for our fans, and the competition is going to be incredible, said Justice. Matches for the eighth edition of The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic begin at 5:30 p.m. on both nights, with the second match each night following shortly after the conclusion of the first. Fans will be entertained the entire day.For more information or to purchase tickets to The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, visit Greenbrier.com/TennisClassic.
Sharapova joins field at The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Five-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova will replace Serena Williams at The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic September 13 and 14 at The Greenbrier, after unforeseen scheduling conflicts forced Williams to withdraw. “We are thrilled to welcome Sharapova to The Greenbrier for the first time,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President, The Greenbrier. Matches for the eighth edition of The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic begin at 5:30 p.m. on both nights, with the second match each night following shortly after the conclusion of the first. “Fans will be entertained the entire day.”For more information or to purchase tickets to The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, visit Greenbrier.com/TennisClassic.
Military Tribute at Greenbrier sees benefit in schedule change
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. - The PGA made a number schedule changes for this calendar year, which moved A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier back to Sept. 9-15. Its a move that initially caused concern but now ties in with the tournaments new approach. In 2018, the tournament not only took on a new name but also a new focus -- to honor those who served in the military and this year they're adding to it. The annual PGA Tour FedEx Cup stop will now be the start to the 2019-2020 season, giving more golfers an opportunity to compete. Previously, we were sandwiched in between two sizable tournaments the U.S. Open on the front end and the Open Championship, British Open, on the back end.