Lewisburg Responds After Department Of Homeland Security Suspends Grant

By Bobby Bordelon

Officials and representatives called for a special meeting in the city of Lewisburg, addressing an emergency letter received from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS) that could result in the city being ineligible for federal grants.

The situation occurred as a result of lack of communication between DHS and the city. Previously, DHS issued two grants to Lewisburg, totaling approximately $250,000.

Read more in the Friday, July 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Writ Of Execution Against Justice Property Vacated In Greenbrier County Circuit Court

By Bobby Bordelon

A writ of execution against Governor and owner of The Greenbrier Jim Justice was vacated by the request of the plaintiff in the case, according to a new filing in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court.

The case originates with a suit brought against Justice by Siemens Financial Services filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, under Judge Lisa M. Vignuolo. Siemens is a New Jersey based business that is involved with financing and leasing various types of equipment.

Read more in the Friday, July 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Hears CVB, Census Presentations

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission heard updates from the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB), with one commissioner voicing dissatisfaction with the organization, heard a presentation on the 2020 census, and agreed to donate a county vehicle during the Tuesday, July 23, regular meeting.

CVB Executive Director Kara Dense and Treasurer Brad Tuckwiller gave a report on the current state of the CVB, including its current activities and financial outlook.

Read more in the Wednesday, July 24, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Virginia Man Arrested For Possession, Obstructing

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Virginia man has been charged with obstructing and possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop on I-64 in Lewisburg on Monday, July 22.

According to the criminal complaint, Cpl. S.T. Rodoussakis and Ptlm. G.M. Tate of the Lewisburg Police Department were running stationary radar near mile market 169 on I-64 when they caught a vehicle driving westbound at approximately 82 miles per hour. Redoussakis turned on emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop.

Read more in the Tuesday, July 23, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Flash Flood Watch Declared For West Virginia

By Bobby Bordelon

Rain and thunderstorms came to the Greenbrier Valley on Sunday, July 21, with no plan to leave anytime soon. According to the National Weather Service, the rain is likely to continue through Tuesday.

A "severe" and "urgent" flash flood watch was issued for southeastern West Virginia by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA, cautioning West Virginians and Virginians to be careful during the downpour.

Read more in the Monday, July 22, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local Banks Respond To Judgement Against Justice

By Bobby Bordelon

According to filings in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court, several banks have responded to notices of a judgment against Governor and owner of The Greenbrier Jim Justice II.

The judgment originates with a suit brought against Justice by Siemens Financial Services filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, under Judge Lisa M. Vignuolo. Siemens is a New Jersey based business that is involved with financing and leasing various types of equipment.

Read more in the Friday, July 19, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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