Community Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

By Bobby Bordelon

Celebrating the life, work, and beliefs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the city of Lewisburg, the MLK Celebration Committee, and the many volunteers and participants involved gathered for a march and service dedicated to Dr. King on Monday, January 20.

Before marching through downtown Lewisburg, Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White, organizer Larry Davis, and Pastor Gene Fullen of John Wesley United Methodist Church opened the day in front of the Greenbrier County Courthouse on the steps of attorney Paul Detch's office.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 21, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Funding For Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center Reaches $3.8 Million

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center project is reaching out for donations from the residents of Greenbrier Valley for what could be the final stretch of fundraising.

In October 2019, The West Virginia Daily News spoke to Jamie Hamilton, director of community and donor engagement for the aquatic center, about the opening of the Closers program and the closing of the Founders project, two fundraising efforts for the aquatic center. Since October, the Closers program has raised approximately $600,000 in pledges.

Read more in the Monday, January 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier East Boys Have Winning Weekend

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East boys basketball team picked up a couple of nice wins this past weekend when they defeated the Covington, VA, Cougars 70-30 and followed that up with a conference victory over the Princeton Tigers 61-52 on Saturday, January 18. Both games were played at the Spartan gym in Fairlea.

In the first game against the Cougars, East jumped out to a quick start and never really looked back, not even once.

Read more in the Monday, January 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Loved Ones Bid Farewell To Skier Following Accident

By Theresa Flerx

On Friday, January 17, a community said a formal farewell to a much-loved family member, neighbor and co-worker during a memorial service.

James R. "Jim" Wester, of Sinks Grove, a man described as strong, tough, invincible, even "bulletproof," passed away Wednesday, January 8, following a skiing accident. On Sunday, January 5, Wester was found unconscious on an intermediate ski slope at the Silver Creek area of Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Read more in the Monday, January 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Missing Juvenile Found

By Bobby Bordelon

Missing juvenile Kinley Bowyer has been found approximately two days after the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office began searching for the girl and Andrew Wolfe, a man she was believed to be with.

"This missing juvenile has been safely located along with Andrew Wolfe," a social media post from the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office reads. "Thanks to everyone for the information, as it proved valuable in locating these individuals."

Read more in the Friday, January 17, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Water Rates Increased On January 15

By Bobby Bordelon

The first of two water rate increases in Lewisburg took effect on January 15. The increase, passed in May 2019, is part of an approximately $38 million water infrastructure project that includes new water tanks, the replacement of a number of lines, and moving the water intake for the city.

This ordinance enacted in May 2019 includes two rate increases. On January 15, the first went into effect, increasing the rates:

Read more in the Friday, January 17, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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