Alderson’s Bricktop, Marker Dedicated

Bright February sun greeted a hearty crowd at the unveiling of the marker recognizing the legend of Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia "Bricktop" Smith, an entertainer of the Jazz Era, born on August 14, 1894 in Alderson.

Greetings on behalf of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation®, who funded the marker in partnership with the West Virginia Humanities Council's Folklife Program, were read by Margaret Hambrick. Deryn Pomeroy wrote, "...Today you are gathered to pay tribute to the legacy of "Bricktop Smith." At the Pomeroy Foundation, it is our hope that this Legends & Lore Marker will help Alderson's traditions and lore stand the test of time. From all of us at the Pomeroy Foundation, we are delighted to support Alderson Main Street in your mission by obtaining this new Legends & Lore marker."

Read more in the Friday, February 21, 2020, edition of The West Virignia Daily News.

Early Voting In Lewisburg Levy Election Continues

By Bobby Bordelon

A special election in the city of Lewisburg will give residents a say in the city's over 50-year-old levy on property, money that goes into the fire department, police department, and street maintenance.

"It provides essential services for the residents," explained Recorder Shannon Beatty. "It's been something that has been ongoing for over 50 years – it's not an increase in taxes. It's a continuation of what we've already been doing."

Read more in the Friday, February 21, 2020, edition of The West Virignia Daily News.

Greenbrier East Lady Spartans Bounce Back with Win Over GW Patriots

By Brandon Baker

To put it mildly, it has been a hectic 10 days or so for the Greenbrier East Lady Spartans. They had to endure statewide and in some cases, national news stories about their shortened game with Woodrow Wilson where an infamous "fight" occurred.

A couple nights later they traveled to Parkersburg South to take on a solid Patriots team where the Patriots upset the Spartans 69-59 in somewhat of a shocker.

Read more in the Thursday, February 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local Census Committee Holds Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

A gathering of public officials and representatives from a number of local organizations came together on Wednesday, February 19, in order to accomplish one goal – make sure everyone in Greenbrier County is properly counted in the 2020 United States Census.

In 2019, the Greenbrier County Commission and the city of Lewisburg each created a complete count committee, a census-assisting local committee designed to find people typically undercounted in traditional census mailings and the newer, online process.

Read more in the Thursday, February 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Discusses Business, Access To Civil Air Control

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport (GVA) Authority held a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 18, to discuss updates on Part 139 projects, FAA inspection, project and status reports, and meetings with other agencies.

With a financial report from the airport's CPA unavailable due to a scheduling conflict and the director of the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission delayed by a wreck on the turnpike, the meeting kicked off right away with reports by airport director Brian Belcher.

Read more in the Thursday, February 20, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Police Chief Releases Statement On Bomb Threat To City Hall

By Bobby Bordelon

Multiple downtown Lewisburg buildings were closed due to a bomb threat on Tuesday, February 18. Both Lewisburg City Hall and the Greenbrier County Courthouse were closed as a result.

"At 11:15 a.m. we received a possible bomb threat in city hall," explained Lewisburg Police Chief Chris Teubert. "At that time, city hall was evacuated."

Read more in the Wednesday, February 19, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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