New Opportunity Zone Businesses Could See Income Tax Exemptions

By Bobby Bordelon

New businesses in White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, and Union could be exempt from more income taxes than they realize; local CPA Larry Ickes approached the White Sulphur Springs City Council last week to explain new tax rules around federal opportunity zones and potential exceptions for new businesses located within them.

In 2018, White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, and Union were approved as opportunity zones, a federal program that provides tax breaks for some businesses.

Read more in the Monday, February 17, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson Town Council Reviews ‘Tight’ Budget, Approves Vehicle Purchase

By Bobby Bordelon

Discussion around the "tight" town budget, an ongoing FEMA project, and DEP required tank updates were the subjects of the Thursday, February 13, Alderson Town Council meeting.

An audit of the fire department and a new police vehicle brought the council's attention to the budget.

Read more in the Friday, February 14, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Republican Executive Committee Hosts Governor Candidate Woody Thrasher

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Republican Executive Committee hosted gubernatorial candidate Woody Thrasher at their regular meeting on Thursday, February 13.

Thrasher briefly discussed his background and qualifications before turning to the issues facing the state.

Read more in the Friday, February 14, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White Issues National African American History Month Proclamation

By Bobby Bordelon

Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White, the city's first African American female mayor, was joined by a number of kids and teenagers for the reading and signing of her 2020 National African American History Month proclamation.

"You see all those pictures back there? All of those people came before me," White told Summer Berry and Kaylee Berry, pointing at the wall of mayors in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber in Lewisburg City Hall. Before signing a proclamation for National African American History Month, White told the kids about her time serving as Lewisburg's first African American councilperson and her current mayorship.

Read more in the Thursday, February 13, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Explains GEHS Game 'Thugs' Comment

By Bobby Bordelon

After using the word "thug" to describe Woodrow Wilson women's basketball players and coaches, Governor Jim Justice explained his use of the word was not intended as a racial slur.

After the incident, Justice referred to the Woodrow Wilson team and coaches as "thugs," a comment that has drawn attention and criticism.

Read more in the Thursday, February 13, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Race Matters, Lead Nurse Address Board Of Education

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 11, for their regular monthly meeting and discussion of Race Matters in Education, medical updates, and reports from the student rep-resentatives from Greenbrier West High School.

This month's time out for applause was dedicated to Zach Hanway and Connor Feury, both Eastern Greenbrier Middle School students who were honored for their good deeds, and the GWHS football team, which was ranked fourth in the state this season.

Read more in the Thursday, February 13, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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