White, Smith, Copenhaver, Baldwin, Bowling Win Mayorships, Unofficial Totals

By Bobby Bordelon

Unofficial ballot totals from across Greenbrier County's municipal elections are coming in, giving residents an idea of what their local governments could look like once the elections are finalized.

In Lewisburg, the Citizen's Party swept the ballot, with mayor-elect Beverly White, and previous councilmember for 16 years, receiving 65 percent of the vote. Current Councilmember Arron Seems was reelected to his seat on council for another two years, filling out the term he was first appointed to fill after a vacancy in 2018. Sarah Elkins and Eddie Johns each won four-year seats, taking over White's former seat and the seat of current councilmember Joseph Lutz. Current Mayor John Manchester chose not to run for reelection and will be retiring from his position as city administrator later this year.

Read more: White, Smith, Copenhaver, Baldwin, Bowling Win Mayorships, Unofficial Totals

Meadow River Valley Presents Rupert Plans To Board Of Education

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education held their first regular meeting of the summer on Tuesday, June 11, at the county board office.

Addressing the board were representatives from the Meadow River Valley Association, the Marvel (Meadow River Valley Early Childhood Development) Center, and the Rupert Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) The three entities are looking toward the possibility of purchasing and occupying the former Rupert Elementary as students move to the new location at Western Greenbrier Middle School.

Read more in the Wednesday, June 12, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Baseball Camp Offers Pro Tips

By Bobby Bordelon

Kids across the Greenbrier Valley will have the opportunity to learn baseball from some promising upcoming college players and former major league player, and Greenbrier East Spartan, Seth McClung on Wednesday, June 13.

Taking place at Hollowell Park from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the free baseball camp offers kids aged 12 and under the chance to learn baseball fundamentals from current high school players, ranging from 15 to 19 years old, currently practicing and working under McClung's guidance to be placed in college baseball programs. The West Virginia Daily News spoke to McClung from Florida over the phone as he prepared the camp for the fifth time.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Considers Two New Ordinances

By Bobby Bordelon


Two new ordinances and appointments to the variance board were considered by White Sulphur Springs City Council during their Monday, June 10, meeting.


The first ordinance considers engine breaking noise throughout the city and looks to reduce the nuisance it causes.

 

Read more in the Tuesday, June 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

GreenbrierNative In Lewis County Is Awarded Paramedic Of The Year

By Leah Tuckwiller

The West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (WVOEMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Resources, recently announced their annual Recognition Awards, honoring "hard-working individuals and/or organizations for their dedication and outstanding efforts in the delivery of patient care in West Virginia."

The year, the award for Paramedic of the Year was a two-way tie between a paramedic from Weston-Lewis County Emergency Ambulance Services and one from Sistersville General Hospital Ambulance Service. For Greenbrier County residents however, Lewis County may be closer to home than expected.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Dorie Miller Shooting Leaves Victim In Critical Condition, Suspect Arraigned

By Bobby Bordelon

Lewisburg police responded to an emergency call to find a juvenille suffering from a gunshot wound in Dorie Miller Park on Friday, June 7. The victim's name has not been released.

According to press releases from Lewisburg Police Chief Chris Teubert, issued through Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester, the victim was transported to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, then transferred to "a Charleston area hospital."

Read more in the Monday, June 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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