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.

Alderson Town Council Reviews ‘Tight’ Budget, Approves Vehicle Purchase

By Bobby Bordelon

Discussion around the "tight" town budget, an ongoing FEMA project, and DEP required tank updates were the subjects of the Thursday, February 13, Alderson Town Council meeting.

An audit of the fire department and a new police vehicle brought the council's attention to the budget.

Read more in the Friday, February 14, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Republican Executive Committee Hosts Governor Candidate Woody Thrasher

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Republican Executive Committee hosted gubernatorial candidate Woody Thrasher at their regular meeting on Thursday, February 13.

Thrasher briefly discussed his background and qualifications before turning to the issues facing the state.

Read more in the Friday, February 14, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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