Lewisburg City Council Updated On Last Week’s Bomb Threat, Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

Opening just after a prayer from the mayor, Lewisburg City Council was updated on last week's bomb threat suspect, heard reports from the police and fire departments, and took care of city business on Tuesday, February 25.

Honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White offered the prayer in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday, February 17. Just before the February 25 meeting of City Council, White offered the same prayer, calling for young women to be the leaders of the future, asking for guidance, and calling for everyone to be mindful of how people would want their children to be treated when interacting with others.

Read more in the Friday, February 28, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

County Commission Considers Grants

By Bobby Bordelon

Grant applications for both continuing projects and potential new projects in the county led the discussion in the short Tuesday, February 25, meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission. This included discussion around the Greenbrier County Day Report Center, potential Quinwood broadband access, and more.

Day report centers serve as an alternative to prison for many drug offenses. Funding for the program does not come from the county; instead, funding primarily comes through two grants: a community corrections grant provided by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, and a Justice Reinvestment Initiative grant, a program aimed at driving down criminal costs using evidence-based, cost-benefit analysis.

Read more in the Friday, February 28, 2020, editio of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Levy Election Tomorrow

By Bobby Bordelon

A special election in the city of Lewisburg will give residents a say in the city's over 50-year-old levy on property, money that goes into the fire department, police department, and street maintenance.

To vote, including early voting, go to Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West, in council chambers. Election Day is set for February 29, with the polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Read more in the Friday, February 28, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Opportunity Zone Tax Credits And Deferments Explained By GVEDC

By Bobby Bordelon

Tax credits, deferments, and incentives provided by both the federal and state governments in two Greenbrier County cities were the subject of a Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (EDC) meeting in Ronceverte on Tuesday, February 25.

Headed by Economic Development Manager Patricia Pagan, the meeting broke down the benefits of the opportunity zones for those that would invest in them. In Greenbrier County, White Sulphur Springs and Ronceverte are approved opportunity zones. In Monroe County, Union is an approved opportunity zone.

Read more in the Thursday, February 27, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Governor Requests $2 Million For Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center

By Leah Tuckwiller

At a press conference on Wednesday, February 26, Governor Jim Justice announced a plan to support the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center (GVAC), with the intention to put as much as $2 million toward the project to round out its $6 million goal.

The community has successfully raised over $4 million to fund the aquatic center over the past almost-two years after the project was brought to the wider public eye with a community meeting in May 2018.

Read more in the Thursday, February 27, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier East Lady Spartans Defeat Riverside In Sectional Play

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans basketball team opened up their hopeful run to the state tournament when they hosted the Riverside Warriors in the Region 3, Section 3 first round on Tuesday, February 25, in Fairlea.

After a close battle in the opening quarter, the Spartans dominated from there en route to an 81-37 victory.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 26, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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