Congresswoman Carol Miller Held Roundtable To Discuss Growth In Greenbrier County

By Leah Tuckwiller

Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) met with local public officials and business leaders in the community at City Hall in White Sulphur Springs on Friday afternoon, October 11. The roundtable forum focused on economic development in the area, with Miller asking and listening intently about what she could do in Washington, D.C., to help bolster the area and the state.

At the table with Miller sat Kim McMillion, Miller's deputy district director; Tammy Shifflett-Tincher, Greenbrier County Commissioner; Andrew Hagy, executive director of Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC); Jeff Johnson, Community Development Director for the Region I Planning and Development Council; Tom Crabtree, a local businessman; Michael Chirico, Miller's Deputy Chief of Staff/Counsel; Larry Klein, vice president of The Greenbrier Sporting Club; John Tuggle, executive director of the Region IV Planning and Development Council; and Lloyd Haynes, White Sulphur city manager.

Read more in the Monday, October 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson Water Rate Increase Passes First Reading

By Bobby Bordelon

Alderson City Council held a first reading for a water-rate increase, addressed potential for speed humps, considered the wastewater treatment plant and insurance, and more in the Thursday, October 10, meeting.

After discussion around rates during the September council meeting, an ordinance formally raising the city's water rates was introduced during Thursday's meeting.

Read more in the Friday, October 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Lifts Burn Ban, Greenbrier County Remains In Drought

By Bobby Bordelon

The statewide ban on outdoor burning was lifted by Governor Jim Justice on Wednesday, October 9. However, West Virginia remains in a state of emergency, and emergency service officials in Greenbrier County warn residents that drought conditions are still present.

"Whereas the West Virginia Division of Forestry has reported that even though portions of the southern part of the [state] remain in severe drought condition, the state has received sufficient rainfall over the last few days, ... I, Jim Justice, ... order that the ban on burning ... be terminated," reads the proclamation.

Read more in the Thursday, October 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center Opens Closer Program, Announces Preliminary Rates

By Bobby Bordelon

With the soon-expected passing of the halfway point in funding, the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center is bringing an end to its "Founder" donation program and beginning a new stage of fundraising.

The "Closer" program will open to funding commitments on November 1. However, the new program allows for a new approach to funding, allowing for more risk-adverse investors.

Read more in the Thursday, October 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Bus Safety Poster Winners, Life Coaches, Homecomings, More Recognized At Board Of Education

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met in the Kyle and Ann Fort Arts & Sciences Building for their regular October meeting.

Recognized by the board were the 2019 Greenbrier County Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners: Heidi Brown, Acen Workman, Asher Jones, Karen Marin, and Brentlee Burdette from Frankford Elementary; Violet Wiant from White Sulphur Springs Elementary; and Trey Franklin and Colton Chrisman from Western Greenbrier Middle School. Two students, Heidi Brown and Violet Wiant, will have their posters sent to state-level competition.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Break-In Leads To Larceny Arrest

By Bobby Bordelon

Investigation into a break-in at the Aviagen Turkey Plant in mid-September led Lewisburg police to a stolen truck and an arrest on Thursday, October 3.

Corporal J.W. McClintic of the Lewisburg Police Department was dispatched to investigate a break-in at Aviagen Turkey Plant in the early morning of September 14. A credit card belonging to the business and several other items had been taken.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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