Lewisburg Farmers Market Goes Mobile

By Bobby Bordelon

Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be available to more Greenbrier Valley residents thanks to a new mobile market from the Lewisburg Farmers Market.

A food desert, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a population of 500 or more that lives 10 miles or more from a the nearest grocery store that sells fruits or vegetables. This description matches many areas throughout the region; the new mobile market will put wheels on the Lewisburg Farmers Market, helping to solve this problem.

Read more in the Monday, April 29, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Honors Children In Memorial Flag Day Ceremony

By Leah Tuckwiller

In a ceremony this past Friday, April 19 was proclaimed Children's Memorial Flag Day in honor of children who have suffered and are suffering abuse.

Following Lewisburg City Councilmember Beverly White's reading of the proclamation signed by Mayor John Manchester, Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via stood to say a few words about his experience with these children in the court system.

Read more in the Monday, April 29, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Candidates For Lewisburg Mayor And City Council Attend Public Forum To Discuss Direction Of The City

By Bobby Bordelon

Candidates for Lewisburg's government gathered in the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Thursday, April 25, for a forum to discuss the issues the city faces in the coming years, highlighting the differences and similarities between both the individual candidates and the parties as a whole.

The forum, hosted by the Greenbrier County Republican Club, included candidates from both sides of Lewisburg's election, the Citizen's Party and the People's Party. Mayoral candidates include the Citizen's Party and current councilmember Beverly White and Mark Carver of the People's Party. Running for the two open four-year term seats on City Council are Sarah Elkins and Ed Johns of the Citizen's Party and Thomas Shannon and Martha Hilton of the People's Party. Finally, running for a two-year seat on City Council are the incumbent Councilmember Arron Seams of the Citizen's Party and Donald Joe Taylor of the People's Party.

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

Greenbrier County Commission Raises Max Fee, Approves Final TIF Plan

By Bobby Bordelon

New dispatch rate maximums, the final TIF project plan, humane society funding, and a preliminary amount of arts and recreation grants were all considered by the Greenbrier County Commission on Tuesday, April 23.

A newly instated fire ordinance raised the maximum amount charged for emergency response in the county, bringing county's policy in line with a bill recently passed by the West Virginia Legislature.

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

Water Rates Considered By Lewisburg City Council

By Bobby Bordelon

The Lewisburg City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance raising water rates in order to upgrade water infrastructure in the city during their regular, April 16 meeting.

The increased water rates will go toward a number of projects through the city, improving already existing lines and moving pieces of critical infrastructure upstream from the Greenbrier County Landfill:

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

Ronceverte Woman Charged With Shoplifting, Others After Incident Following Alleged Burglary, Forgery

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Ronceverte woman charged with her husband for burglary was also charged with a count of shoplifting in a separate incident in April.

On March 12, Sergeant Vance of the Lewisburg Police Department responded to a call from management and asset protection at Walmart, concerning a white vehicle parked in the far west end of the parking lot "with the windows covered and a lot of trash/debris scattered around it."

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

Login

© 2019 West Virginia Daily News and Greenbrier Valley Ranger. All Rights Reserved.