Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation Brings On New Managers

By Bobby Bordelon

The introduction of new economic development managers, guests from the West Virginia State Development Office, and the departure of the current executive director marked the Thursday, December 19, meeting of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Noting that his upcoming departure was beginning to "feel real," EDC Executive Director Andrew Hagy introduced two new economic development managers that will be taking the reins.

Read more in the Friday, December 20, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Green Devil Civic Center In WSS Sold, To Become Hotel And Community Center

By Bobby Bordelon

The Green Devil Civic Center, also known as the former White Sulphur Springs Junior High, has been sold by the city to DOF Equity LLC and will soon be undergoing renovations.

"The time has come to share the news of an exciting project we've been working on for some time," wrote Mayor Bruce Bowling in a social media post. "The city of [White Sulphur Springs] is happy to announce a private investor has purchased the WSS High School and plans to invest $3 million into the historic facility and transform it into a hotel and events center. The Green Devil Civic Center Building Commission, City Council, and myself have all approved this purchase. The new owners are working with those groups currently using the facility, like WSS Youth Basketball and the WISH Center, to ensure a smooth transition."

Read more in the Thursday, December 19, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Man Arrested After Multiple Altercations

By Leah Tuckwiller

A White Sulphur Springs resident has been arrested following a tense scene with officers of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, December 18. Adam Tyler Wade, 33, was arrested on charges of unlawful assault, strangulation, domestic battery, assault on a law enforcement officer, obstructing an officer, and interfering with emergency communications.

Deputy Z.H. Hudnall was dispatched to a domestic situation in White Sulphur with Sgt. Williamson of the White Sulphur Springs Police Department. Upon their arrival, a victim exited the house covered in blood. According to dispatch, Wade had punched holes in the wall, broken a TV, and obtained a gun, as well as threatening the victim and breaking the victim's jaw.

Read more in the Thursday, December 19, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City Council Hears Fire Updates, Approves Grants, Appointments

By Bobby Bordelon

"I would like to wish all of our citizens a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday," said Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White during the Tuesday, December 17, meeting of City Council. "We pray that you will have a blessed Christmas, a blessed New Year, be safe."

During the council meeting, the city took action on a number of funding requests, board appointments, and project details. This included reports from both the fire department and police department:

Read more in the Wednesday, December 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Andrew Hagy, Executive Director Of GVEDC, Announces Departure

By Bobby Bordelon

Andrew Hagy, executive director of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (EDC), will soon depart from his position with the organization.

After taking the position in January 2017, Hagy's work with the EDC aimed to assist businesses throughout the greater Greenbrier Valley by providing financing, general, technical, site selection, and employee recruitment assistance.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 17, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartan Basketball Team Falls In Thrilling Season Opener

By Brandon Baker

It was a packed gym in Fairlea Friday night, December 13, as the Greenbrier East Spartans boys basketball team opened their 2019/2020 campaign against their longtime rival, the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles.

After a thrilling back and forth four quarters, the game was decided with literally 1.9 seconds on the clock as the Spartans fell 54-53 after a last second full court heave missed the net as the buzzer sounded.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 17, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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