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.

Three Indicted For Murder

By Bobby Bordelon

In the October 2019 indictments, three individuals were charged with murder in two high-profile cases in Greenbrier County, the unrelated murders of Alaisia M. Smith and Chastity Faye Hamm.

Author's Note: this story contains graphic imagery

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

Montwell Oktoberfest Brings Beers, Brats

By Bobby Bordelon

Beer, brats, and beehives will fill Lewisburg's first Oktoberfest with Montwell Commons on Sunday, October 6, raising money for the park's continuing revitalization.

The event begins at 3 p.m. at The Gwen Clingman Center, the new building down the steps from Hill and Holler in downtown Lewisburg, with multiple Greenbrier Valley Brewery beers on tap, including Devil Anse IPA, Bat Boy, and more. Family-friendly activities also feature, such as beehives, local honey, apple cider-making, and kids events with emcee Glenn Singer. Contests and prizes will be held and given for best lederhosen, best beer stein, best strudel, best polka dancer, and several door prize drawings.

Read more in the Thursday, October 3, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Councilmember Johns Unexpectedly Announces Resignation In Special Session

By Bobby Bordelon

A special session of Lewisburg City Council saw the surprise resignation of Councilmember Eddie Johns on Monday, September 30.

The session was called to consider an "administrative committee" for council, a committee Johns heavily pushed for in the regular September council meeting. However, Johns stopped consideration for the committee before it began.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 1, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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