Baldwin Found Not Guilty For 1984 Sexual Assault

By Bobby Bordelon

A sexual assault case dating back to 1984 was resolved by a jury trial on Wednesday, August 28, with a not guilty verdict.

Wilburn Lawrence Baldwin Jr., 64, was indicted on one count of felony sexual assault in the third degree in February 2018 on an alleged assault of a then fourteen-year-old. Baldwin was 29 at the time of the alleged incident.

Read more in the Thursday, August 29, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Files Suit Against Goodman-Gable-Gould Adjusters International

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier and several affiliated organizations filed a suit in the Eastern District of Virginia against an insurance adjuster, Goodman-Gable-Gould Adjusters International (GGG) to prevent further payments and to seek compensatory damages for GGG's "poor quality" work.

The case revolves around insurance claims for the hotel after the flood 2016 for damages to The Greenbrier Sporting Club, the Oakhurst development, The Greenbrier golf course, the famous Old White TPC Course, the Oakhurst Course, and loss of revenue from the cancellation of the 2016 Greenbrier Classic PGA TOUR tournament, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of damages.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 28, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Fire Department Installing Fire Hydrants For Safety, Insurance

By Bobby Bordelon

Sharp-eyed residents of Lewisburg might have noticed members of the Lewisburg Fire Department doing construction rather than fighting fires over the past several weeks. This construction has led to eight new fire hydrants speckled throughout the city, with a few more on the way.

Lewisburg first installed "fire plugs" in the city following the great fire of 1897, giving people quick water access during an emergency. As of August 27, eight new hydrants have been installed, on Farm Road, Belgian View Estates, Anderson Road, Anderson Estates Road, Feamster Road, Meadow Lane, East Bailey Road, and Harper Road.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 27, 2019 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Fine, Jail Time Penalties Increased For Drivers Not Stopping For School Buses

By Bobby Bordelon

Sharp-eyed residents of Lewisburg might have noticed members of the Lewisburg Fire Department doing construction rather than fighting fires over the past several weeks. This construction has led to eight new fire hydrants speckled throughout the city, with a few more on the way.

Lewisburg first installed "fire plugs" in the city following the great fire of 1897, giving people quick water access during an emergency. As of August 27, eight new hydrants have been installed, on Farm Road, Belgian View Estates, Anderson Road, Anderson Estates Road, Feamster Road, Meadow Lane, East Bailey Road, and Harper Road.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 27, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

'Hidden Figure' Celebrates 101 Years

By Leah Tuckwiller

Happy 101st birthday to Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, who was born in White Sulphur Springs on August 26, 1918. Johnson, a computer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), was instrumental in sending astronauts to orbit Earth and to the moon.

Johnson displayed a gift for numbers early in her life, and when it became clear that the Greenbrier County school system – which at the time was still segregated and only allowed African American students to attend school through the eighth grade – was not going to be enough for her, the family moved to Institute, where young Katherine could continue to attend school. Johnson entered high school at West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) at age 10 and graduated at 14.

Read more in the Monday, August 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Mayor White Pens Poem For Start Of School, City Council Holds Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

Before the beginning of the Lewisburg City Council meeting on August 20, Mayor Beverly White wished a good school year for each of the students returning to class. As the city prepared for regular business, including new awards won, discussion around the Greenbrier Community School, and several grants, White penned a poem for parents, asking them to help make the schools a good place to grow up.

"I talked to a young man this summer who is headed to the eastern middle school this year," said White. "He's afraid because the kid that bullied him is headed there too. I tried to encourage him to be himself, to walk with confidence, and to hold his head up high. The encounter inspired me to write this poem as an open letter to parents before school starts:"

Read more: Lewisburg Mayor White Pens Poem For Start Of School, City Council Holds Meeting

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