Condolences Offered By Greenbier County Commission For Audrina’s Mill Fire

By Bobby Bordelon

Condolences were expressed for the loss of Audrina's Mill, the sawmill providing wood to the WV Great Barrel Company during the Tuesday, November 12, Greenbrier County Commission meeting.

"The barrel company's sawmill in Gap Mills burned down," said Commission President Lowell Rose. "It caught on fire and [the] mill that saws the lumber was a total loss. All the money they invested in that, which was considerable, they went from a single-pass sawmill to a laser guided, four-pass sawmill, a lot of upgrades, they lost. I think they'll pick up and start again; I hate that for them."

Read more in the Wednesday, November 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Hears Updates, Request From Coach

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met on the first snowy night of the season on Tuesday, November 12, in the Fort Arts and Sciences Building at New River Community and Technical College.

The meeting opened with apologies on behalf of board member Kay Smith, who phoned in rather than attending in person due to the weather, and a prayer by county Director of Safety and Security Vincent Deeds, named to the task by board member Robert Toothman, who regularly offers a prayer.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

Spartans Beat Riverside, Clinch Game In Playoffs

By Brandon Baker

A historic season has happened and is still happening in Fairlea as the Greenbrier East Spartans clinched a home game in the state playoffs for the first time since 1998.

To get there, East defeated the Riverside Warriors 25-6 on Friday night, November 8, on a cold

night in Quincy.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 12, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Jury Finds Voluntary Manslaughter In Bow Shooting Amid ‘Fog Of Methamphetamine’

By Bobby Bordelon

The conviction of Carl Rich for voluntary manslaughter closed the case opened following the 2018 death of Jay Booth closed on Friday, November 11, after the jury returned a verdict late that night.

In October 2018, Carl Rich was indicted on one count of murder by a Greenbrier County Grand Jury for his role in the compound bow-shooting death. His three-day trial began on Wednesday, November 6.

Read more in the Monday, November 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Another Man Arrested On Charge Of Soliciting A Minor

By Leah Tuckwiller

A White Sulphur man was arrested on charges of solicitation of a minor with travel on Saturday, November 2, in Lewisburg.

Hampton Lee Bragg, 52, was interviewed by Task Force Officers Weaver, Snuffer, and Long of the Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police, who traveled to Bragg's place of employment to conduct an interview. Bragg was arrested with a warrant having been issued.

Read more in the Friday, November 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

'The Greenbrier Ghost' Soars Back To Life

By Bobby Bordelon

Those looking for a local interpretation of a local legend that has recently grown in national popularity, Greenbier Valley Theatre's (GVT) The Greenbrier Ghost stacks up.

Based on a true, 1897 murder case in Greenbrier County, The Greenbrier Ghost portrays the life and death of Zona Heaster-Shue (Lara Treacy) and the attempts of Mary Jane Heaster (Desirée Baxter), her mother, to bring her killer to justice after Zona's spirit visits her. The play features the Greenbrier County community and was directed by Courtney Susman, written by Cathey Sawyer, music composed by Joe Buttram, and arranged by Jeremy Finn-Smith.

Read more in the Friday, November 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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