Greenbrier County Residents Filed Candidacy

By Leah Tuckwiller

The candidacy filing period for the upcoming primary election has closed, and candidates for elected positions across the state, as well as nationwide, are in.

Candidates were able to file the necessary paperwork from January 13 until 11:59 p.m. on January 25. Many of the candidates in Greenbrier County filed early, and some are running for reelection.

Read more in the Monday, January 27, 2020, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.

Tax Filing Season Begins, Take Advantage Of Free Filing Programs

By Bobby Bordelon

As the 2019 tax filing season begins, many people remain unaware of the Free File Alliance, a government and private-sector collaboration that provides a free tax filing system for those whose adjusted gross income adds up to $69,000 or less.

"Free File is made possible by a multi-year agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance [a nonprofit corporation composed of private tax preparation services, such as TurboTax and H&R Block] to provide free tax services for 70 percent of U.S. taxpayers," reads the Free File Alliance frequently asked questions website page. "Previously, free tax offerings were not consistently available and were subject to modification or discontinuation from year to year."

Read more in the Friday, January 24, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Aircraft Carrier Named For WWII Hero Dorie Miller, DN Seeks History

By Leah Tuckwiller

On Sunday, January 19, an announcement came from the United States Navy that Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly will name a future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of World War II hero Ship's Cook Third Class Doris "Dorie" Miller during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on January 20.

According to a press release from the Navy, "The announcement [was] made at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony, highlighting the contributions of African Americans to the greatest generation."

Read more in the Thursday, January 23, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte Hires New Chief Of Police

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Ronceverte Police Department has hired Jerry Hopkins as its new police chief, following former Chief J.R. Byer's announcement that he would be retiring from law enforcement and pursuing a position in the city's public works department.

The police department announced the news with dual congratulations on social media.

Read more in the Thursday, January 23, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City Council Considers TASERs, Trees, Proclamations, And More

By Bobby Bordelon

A short meeting of Lewisburg City Council saw the approval of two proclamations, the passage of TASER-related city police policy, and more on Tuesday, January 21.

The final approval of new "conductive energy weapon," also known as TASERs, Standard Operation Guidelines (SOG) was passed by City Council, with the equipment update scheduled to take place on February 1.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 22, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WSS Man Pleads Not Guilty To Fleeing, Larceny After Chase

By Leah Tuckwiller

Andrew Wolfe, 22, of White Sulphur Springs, previously located by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department in connection with a missing juvenile, has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of fleeing an officer and grand larceny in Greenbrier County Magistrate Court.

According to the criminal complaint, Sheriff's Sgt. C.R. Smith was patrolling the Rupert area on Thursday when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle thought to be used by Wolfe and the juvenile. Smith turned on his warning lights and turned around to stop the vehicle, but the driver had slowed down, turned onto Anjean Road, and could not be located.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 22, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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