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.

Police Ask For Help In Five-Year-Old Disappearance Case Of Renick Woman

By Robin Zimmerman

The family of Dee Ann Keene, a 43-year-old woman who was last seen in February 2014, has not given up on finding answers in her disappearance; and neither have the police.

This year marks the five-year anniversary of Keene's last known whereabouts, and Sgt. H.G. Blevins with the West Virginia State Police, who has worked the case since Keene was first reported missing on March 5, 2014, said the department still follows up on leads in the case regularly.

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

Donor Joins GVAC Closers Program

By Bobby Bordelon

Fundraising towards the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center project reached a new milestone shortly after Lewisburg local Jim Morgan made a substantial donation to the project.

The GVAC project began fundraising in 2018, setting a $6 million goal. Since then, the project has received significant support in the community, now joined by Morgan's $100,000 pledge as part of GVAC's Closers program.

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

Mennonite Disaster Service Returns To Greenbrier County To Rebuild Flooded Homes

By Bobby Bordelon
Construction on four new homes destroyed during the 2016 flood is currently underway by Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), thanks to new funding through West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and the RISE program.

Locally based out of Rhema Christian Center, MDS is building four homes; two in Caldwell, one in Alderson, and one in Smoot. The program brings volunteers in to work on rebuilding or restoring houses for families who were unable to return. Cathy Rennard, Disaster Case Manager Supervisor for VOAD, explained that a number of volunteers and volunteer organizations helped work on new homes after the flood, MDS being one of the best examples.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 18, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

New Opportunity Zone Businesses Could See Income Tax Exemptions

By Bobby Bordelon

New businesses in White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, and Union could be exempt from more income taxes than they realize; local CPA Larry Ickes approached the White Sulphur Springs City Council last week to explain new tax rules around federal opportunity zones and potential exceptions for new businesses located within them.

In 2018, White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, and Union were approved as opportunity zones, a federal program that provides tax breaks for some businesses.

Read more in the Monday, February 17, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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