Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center Opens Closer Program, Announces Preliminary Rates

By Bobby Bordelon

With the soon-expected passing of the halfway point in funding, the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center is bringing an end to its "Founder" donation program and beginning a new stage of fundraising.

The "Closer" program will open to funding commitments on November 1. However, the new program allows for a new approach to funding, allowing for more risk-adverse investors.

Read more in the Thursday, October 10, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Bus Safety Poster Winners, Life Coaches, Homecomings, More Recognized At Board Of Education

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met in the Kyle and Ann Fort Arts & Sciences Building for their regular October meeting.

Recognized by the board were the 2019 Greenbrier County Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners: Heidi Brown, Acen Workman, Asher Jones, Karen Marin, and Brentlee Burdette from Frankford Elementary; Violet Wiant from White Sulphur Springs Elementary; and Trey Franklin and Colton Chrisman from Western Greenbrier Middle School. Two students, Heidi Brown and Violet Wiant, will have their posters sent to state-level competition.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Break-In Leads To Larceny Arrest

By Bobby Bordelon

Investigation into a break-in at the Aviagen Turkey Plant in mid-September led Lewisburg police to a stolen truck and an arrest on Thursday, October 3.

Corporal J.W. McClintic of the Lewisburg Police Department was dispatched to investigate a break-in at Aviagen Turkey Plant in the early morning of September 14. A credit card belonging to the business and several other items had been taken.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte City Council Hears Updates

By Bobby Bordelon

Ronceverte City Council heard several updates to ongoing projects and announced upcoming events during the Monday, October 7, meeting.

Several ongoing efforts to improve downtown are expected to move forward soon, including murals and demolitions:

Read more in the Tuesday, October 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

West Virginia State Police Apprehend Virginia Murder Suspect

By Theresa Flerx

Members of the Lewisburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police were instrumental in the apprehension of a Basye man wanted for murder in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

When Larry Johnson Little Jr. walked into the Lewisburg Detachment on Friday, October 4, around noon, and told Cpl. W.B. Simmons and Cpl. C.M. Wade that he felt the state police were looking for himm "they kept calm and were able to coordinate" with Virginia law enforcement agencies to confirm that Little was suspected of killing Melanie Rose Little, explained Sgt. H.F. Blevins with the West Virginia State Police.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Hollowell Painted Purple For Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Leah Tuckwiller

"A man should slap his wife's face for going through his pockets. – Judge C.M. Lee." So reads an apparently "helpful" filler from the October 4, 1919, edition of The West Virginia News, a publication found among the archives of The West Virginia Daily News.

Though no reasonable person, hopefully, would argue that this is or has ever been a good course of action, the presence of the three-line item on the front page of The West Virginia News opens up an important conversation. October would become National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1981, 62 years after that edition of The News was published.

Read more in the Friday, October 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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