Greenbrier County Commission Hears CVB, Census Presentations

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission heard updates from the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB), with one commissioner voicing dissatisfaction with the organization, heard a presentation on the 2020 census, and agreed to donate a county vehicle during the Tuesday, July 23, regular meeting.

CVB Executive Director Kara Dense and Treasurer Brad Tuckwiller gave a report on the current state of the CVB, including its current activities and financial outlook.

Read more in the Wednesday, July 24, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Virginia Man Arrested For Possession, Obstructing

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Virginia man has been charged with obstructing and possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop on I-64 in Lewisburg on Monday, July 22.

According to the criminal complaint, Cpl. S.T. Rodoussakis and Ptlm. G.M. Tate of the Lewisburg Police Department were running stationary radar near mile market 169 on I-64 when they caught a vehicle driving westbound at approximately 82 miles per hour. Redoussakis turned on emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop.

Read more in the Tuesday, July 23, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Flash Flood Watch Declared For West Virginia

By Bobby Bordelon

Rain and thunderstorms came to the Greenbrier Valley on Sunday, July 21, with no plan to leave anytime soon. According to the National Weather Service, the rain is likely to continue through Tuesday.

A "severe" and "urgent" flash flood watch was issued for southeastern West Virginia by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA, cautioning West Virginians and Virginians to be careful during the downpour.

Read more in the Monday, July 22, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local Banks Respond To Judgement Against Justice

By Bobby Bordelon

According to filings in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court, several banks have responded to notices of a judgment against Governor and owner of The Greenbrier Jim Justice II.

The judgment originates with a suit brought against Justice by Siemens Financial Services filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, under Judge Lisa M. Vignuolo. Siemens is a New Jersey based business that is involved with financing and leasing various types of equipment.

Read more in the Friday, July 19, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

America In Bloom Judges Arrive In Lewisburg

By Bobby Bordelon

On Monday, July 15, Lewisburg In Bloom committee members and volunteers cleaned the streets ahead of the American In Bloom judges' visit.

"What participating in this program does for us is [allowing] us to come together as a community to show our pride in Lewisburg, to take care of Lewisburg, and really make it shine," explained Recorder Shannon Beatty during the July 16 City Council meeting. "We all know how special it is, but it allows us to show everyone else that pride."

Read more in the Thursday, July 18, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Bostic Finises Sentence, Awaits Hearing For Charges

By Bobby Bordelon

A man who plead guilty to sexual assault of a minor was released from Anthony Correctional Center and placed on supervised release as of Wednesday, July 17. Andrew Bostic, 20, however, was also placed on bond as a result of a February indictment of sexual assault in the second degree for an alleged incident unrelated to the previous conviction.

Overseen by Circuit Court Judge Robert Richardson in Greenbrier County, Bostic plead guilty in June 2018 to two counts of sexual assault in the third degree against a 12-year-old girl in Rainelle.

Read more in the Thursday, July 18, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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