Greenbrier East Lady Spartans Beat The GW Patriots In Top 5 Showdown

By Brandon Baker

Two top five teams faced off in Fairlea on Friday, January 3, when the 2nd ranked Greenbrier East Lady Spartans hosted the 3rd ranked George Washington Patriots in front of a large, end of the week, crowd in maybe the hottest gym in basketball history with many fans in attendance, including myself, constantly fanning themselves trying to cool off somehow.

The action was also a hot commodity on the court.

Read more in the Monday, January 6, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

County Commission Approves Farmland Easements

By Bobby Bordelon

In addition to action on silt, the Greenbrier County Commission approved farmland easements, recognized the Smoot Volunteer Fire Department, and more during the Monday, December 30, meeting.

Two Greenbrier County farms were approved for Farmland Protection Easements, a program seeking to protect farmland from potential alternative development. This includes commercial, industrial, or residential development and lasts into perpetuity.

Read more in the Monday, January 6, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

County Commission Considers Silt Runoff

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission took action to control the flow of silt off of the site of the future Greenbrier County Sportsplex on Monday, December 30. The action comes after a notice of violation was issued against the project by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and complaints from those living close to the project.

After the removal of trees and mass grading performed on the Sportsplex site, the remaining sediment is exposed, allowing rain to wash it away. As the sediment enters the water and leaves the property, it becomes silt runoff.

Read more in the Friday, January 3, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Man Killed By Gunshot In Caldwell, Investigation

By Bobby Bordelon

After a New Year's Eve shooting in Caldwell, one man is dead and an investigation has been opened by the West Virginia State Police.

Shortly after the incident on Tuesday, December 31, the West Virginia State Police issued a press release detailing the event. Investigating trooper J.L. Tincher with the state police responded to the scene, located on Route 63 around Caldwell.

Read more in the Thursday, January 2, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Shanghai Parade Rings In New Decade

By Bobby Bordelon

WV Shanghai Teen Jaslyn Howard and WV Shanghai Preteen Willow Brooks watched as the Shanghai Parade brought in a new decade on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, a tradition dated at around 150 years old. Along the streets of Lewisburg, paradegoers watched as cars, horses, representatives, volunteers, pageant winners, and entrants of all types celebrated a new year.

Carrying the banner to open the parade were the Boy Scouts of Troop 70. Baby New Year (Matt Peltier) also helped lead the parade.

Read more in the Thursday, January 2, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

EMS Service Fee Lawsuit Ends In Monroe County After Mutual Agreement

By Bobby Bordelon

A lawsuit challenging a fee instituted by the Monroe County Commission to provide emergency medical services was dismissed in the Monroe County Circuit Court after an agreement was reached between the parties.

"On or about November 21, 2019, [Plaintiff Gary Campbell] agreed to the dismissal with prejudice of all claims against [the Monroe County Commission], regarding the subject matter of the complaint, including any claims that were asserted, as well as any claims that could have been asserted, against [the Monroe County Commission]," reads the agreement.

Read more in the Thursday, January 2, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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