Mon Power Customers In Greenbrier, Monroe Counties To Experience Planned Power Outages

By Robert Bordelon

Residents of the Greenbrier Valley experiencing power outages in the coming days do not need to worry about prolonged outages; Mon Power has announced planned outages for Monroe County residents on Friday, August 3, and residents of Greenbrier County on Wednesday, August 8.

A message shared by the Monroe County Clerk's office from Mon Power gave details on the outage. Residents near Gap Mills, Glace, Pickaway, Second Creek, Sinks Grove, Union, Wayside, and Zenith will have outages from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday, August 3. Weather conditions, however, could lead to the outage being moved to Monday, August 13.

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

Retired Schoolteacher, Grandmother Arrested, Charged Over MVP Protest

By Robert Bordelon

A grandmother in Monroe County was arrested, charged, and released on Tuesday, July 31, for her efforts to blockade construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

According to a press release from Appalachians Against Pipelines (AAP), Becky Crabtree, a 64-year-old retired teacher, grandmother, author, and resident of Monroe County blocked construction of MVP with her 1971 Ford Pinto, elevated off the ground on wood blocks and held in place with straps.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 1, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Damon Simmons Arrested After Hospice Break-In

By Robert Bordelon

After allegedly trespassing and battering employees of Peyton Hospice House in Ronceverte, a man with an outstanding warrant for shoplifting was arrested and charged with eight misdemeanors on Wednesday, July 25.

Although the doors of Peyton Hospice House are normally kept locked, according to the criminal complaint, a door was left unlocked to allow family of a patient to smoke outside. While the door was unlocked, a "strange male" entered the building, reportedly wanting to search the nurses' station for "something."

Read more in the Monday, July 30, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Brandon Roto Sentenced In Regard To Sexual Abuse

By Robert Bordelon

Brandon Roto, 33, was sentenced in regard to a criminal case dealing with sexual abuse of a minor in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 17.

Author's Note: this story contains graphic imagery.

Read more in the Thursday, July 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rubber Duck Race Winner Robbed, Suspects Caught

By Robert Bordelon

Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office were able to quickly apprehend a suspect after one winner of the Ronceverte River Festival rubber ducky race was robbed of her winnings, credit cards, and ID.

Deputy Brandon McCormick of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Greenbrier River Trail Parking Lot near Stonehouse Road in Caldwell in response to a call. Elizabeth Wickline, a recent winner of the Ronceverte River Festival rubber duck race, had returned to her truck to find the money, their ID, and credit cards were gone.

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

Lewisburg City Council Passes Two Resolutions, Discusses Hire, America In Bloom Judges’ Visit

By Robert Bordelon

Lewisburg City Council met on Tuesday, July 17, discussing the recent America in Bloom judge visit, the city's new assistant city manager, and the passage of two resolutions.

America in Bloom is a nonprofit organization promoting "nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements."

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

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