McGrath Enters Guilty Plea After Indictment For Escaping Alderson

By Leah Tuckwiller

On Tuesday, November 20, Cheryl McGrath, 51, entered a guilty plea to the charge of escaping from the federal prison at Alderson, where she was incarcertaed after felony conviction of willful failure to pay over tax and health care fraud.

According to the initial criminal complaint, McGrath left FPC Alderson on July 26 with persomission or authorization. She was recapture on July 27, a few miles from the prison, after Alderson staff discovered her missing. In a plea letter, McGrath state that she is entering a guilty plea to the charge contained in the indictment.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Stover Announces Retirement to Lewisburg City Council

By Bobby Bordelon

An emotional Lewisburg City Council meeting saw Chief of Police Tim Stover announce his coming retirement, an order calling for a special levy election, and an ordinance calling for the abandonment of Stratton Alley on Tuesday, November 20.

"It's been an honor and a privilege for me to be in this profession and work for the city," said Stover as he announced his retirement plans. "I appreciate you putting up with me for the last 28-and-a-half years, it's been great. I wouldn't change it for the world."

Read more in the Wednesday, November 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Cities, Organizations Throughout Greenbrier County Receive Grants From Justice

By Bobby Bordelon

Officials from cities and organizations across Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers counties joined Governor Jim Justice, receiving grants to make infrastructure projects possible. The conference was held on the second floor of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine's student center on Monday, November 19.

Ronceverte, White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg, and Marlinton each received grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for community outdoor recreational development and open space preservation.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Giving Back Day Meal Provides Free Thanksgiving Dinner To Greenbrier Valley

By Bobby Bordelon

Those in Greenbrier Valley looking for somewhere to go for a meal on Thanksgiving for any reason – from those without to those that can't cook – are in luck; "Giving Back Day" will be held on Thanksgiving Day this year, November 22, providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal for free to anyone that shows up, including "roast turkey, homemade dressing, hand mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh local greens, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie, and all the rest of the trimmings."

The fifth year of the event will be held at the Blue Ribbon Center on the grounds of the State Fair of West Virginia, one of the event's partners.

Read more in the Friday, November 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs City Council Awards Bids For Camera System, Generator

By Bobby Bordelon

The city of White Sulphur opened bids for two infrastructure projects, granted partial funding for visitor's center maps, and approved the first reading of an ordinance concerning the building code during its Tuesday, November 13, regular meeting.

Discussion around a two infrastructure projects, a camera system and a generator project, have come to fruition. Bids for both projects were opened during the City Council meeting.

Read more in the Thursday, November 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

State Auditor McCuskey Demonstrates Software To Greenbrier County Commission

By Bobby Bordelon

A website that could open the Greenbrier County budget to the public's easy access and the consideration of a lead economic development organization were the main business topics for the Tuesday, November 13, regular meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission.

West Virginia Auditor John McCuskey approached the commission with a proposal that could open the county budget to easy public access; a website, wvcheckbook.gov, was created by the auditor's office to provide everyone the chance to look into the state's non-education finances. Both the state's expenditures and revenue are currently posted and broken down on the website in an easy to read format.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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