Former Greenbrier County Man Found Not Guilty Of Sexual Assault Of 12 Year Old

By Bobby Bordelon

During a two-day trial beginning Wednesday, December 5, a former Greenbrier County man was found not guilty of an alleged sexual relationship with a 12-year-old.

In June 2018, a Greenbrier County Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey Wallace, now 53, then 51, on three counts of sexual assault in the third degree for alleged sexual acts with someone under the age of 16.

Read more in the Monday, December 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

2019 Spartans To Be Remembered

By Brandon Baker

As basketball season gets into full swing all over the country, it cannot be forgotten that the 2019 football campaign for the Greenbrier East Spartans will go down as one of the better years in the school's long history.

Not only did the Spartans make the state playoffs for the third time in five years, but they also hosted that game at the Spartan Stadium - the first time that has happened since 1998.

Read more in the Friday, December 6, 2019, edition of The West Virignia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Angel Tree Holds Space For Those The Community Lost

By Bobby Bordelon

For the past nine years ahead of the Christmas season, a special tree was placed in the Greenbrier Valley Mall, a symbolic space for the community to honor those they have lost.

The 9th annual Greenbrier County Angel Tree and a candlelight service on December 26 offer a way for families and friends to honor, mourn, and remember their loved ones, and a sense of community for those who have lost someone. Each individual ornament on the Angel Tree was placed by someone honoring another they were close to.

Read more in the Friday, December 6, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Area Man Arrested, Charged Following Monthslong Series Of Incidents

By Leah Tuckwiller

Daron Gene Allen, 53, of Lewisburg was arrested on Tuesday, December 3, on charges of attempted burglary following an incident in Ronceverte.

Allen also faces a series of previous charges from as early as August of this year, including assault, shooting across a road or near a building or crowd, violation of a personal safety order, destruction of property, trespassing, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, and domestic violence.

Read more in the Thursday, December 5, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lee Street Closure Exexpectedly Extended

By Bobby Bordelon

A portion of Lee Street will remain closed longer than expected after several complications emerged during renovations and repairs to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The project includes the demolition and rebuilding of the retaining wall along Lee Street, along with a five-foot wide sidewalk added on the street-facing side. Lee Street, according to a press release issued by the school ahead of the project's beginning, was expected to remain closed for two to four weeks during the work, starting approximately around October 31. This timeline however has now been set back - Will Alder, WVSOM's physical plant director, explained the road remains closed due to several unexpected issues during construction.

Read more in the Thursday, December 5, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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