Four Fire Departments Respond To House Fire In Fairlea, No One Injured

By Bobby Bordelon

A house fire brought four fire departments to Fairlea on Monday, June 3. Although the home sustained heavy damage on the second floor, no one was harmed by the fire.

The Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department led the response, assisted by Lewisburg, Frankford, and Ronceverte fire departments. Joe Thomas, Lewisburg Fire Chief and member of the Fairlea department, stated everyone was already outside of the building when they arrived on scene.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

West Virginia Supreme Court Affirms Eleventh Judicial Circuit Sentencing

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has issued an opinion in regard to the appeal of the 2017 recidivist sentencing of Travis Ray Norwood.

According to the opinion released by the court, in October 2016, Norwood was indicted on one count of delivery of heroin. Following a two-day trial in May 2017, Norwood was convicted of that crime; in a September 2017 recidivist trial, Norwood was found to be the same person twice previously sentenced to a penitentiary for eluding police in Chesterfield County, Virginia, in 2008, and for selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with the intent to sell, give, or distribute more than one-half ounce, but not more than five pounds of marijuana, in Alleghany County, Virginia, in 2016.

Read more in the Monday, June 3, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Shots Fired In Downtown Lewisburg, No Reported Injuries

By Bobby Bordelon

An altercation outside of a bar lead to gunfire in downtown Lewisburg on Friday, May 31. One bullet hit the glass window of High Country Boutique, a shop on Washington Street.

"No injuries have been reported but a bullet struck a storefront window," said Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester in a social media post. "Lewisburg police were on scene shortly after the fight started and are still investigating. The [police department] will release a full report when they conclude their investigation."

Read more in the Monday, June 3, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

CVB Meets To Discuss Marketing, Airbnb, Festivals

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB) discussed Airbnb, an upcoming market study, online regional marketing, the results of the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, and more during their meeting on Thursday, May 30.

Discussion around Airbnb, the hotel/motel tax, and their prevalence in the county led to several suggestions about how to address a few of the issues surrounding the service.

Read more in the Friday, May 31, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Asks For More Time For Negotiation In Flood Insurance Lawsuit

By Bobby Bordelon

A new round of discussions between The Greenbrier and a number of insurance providers and contractors will begin in July, according to a new, May 29, filing in the Southern District Court of West Virginia. The talks come on the heels of a judge's order requiring The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation, the plaintiff in the case, explain why each of the defendants had not already been notified of the case, or the case would be dismissed.

According to a press release issued by The Greenbrier earlier this year, the suit was opened on February 15, seeking funds to fix 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 Thursday, May 30, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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