Braswell Pleads Guilty To Breaking, Entering

By Leah Tuckwiller

James Nathaniel Braswell has entered a guilty plea to breaking and entering, as well as a habitual offender petition, in a hearing on Wednesday, March 20.

According to Greenbrier County Prosecutor Patrick Via, the two charges at hand were brought in a case from October 2017, in which Braswell entered an unoccupied residence, count one, with the intention to commit larceny, count two.

Read more in the Thursday, March 21, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department Present 2018 Annual Reports

By Bobby Bordelon

Two major emergency response departments for the city of Lewisburg presented annual reports during the Tuesday, March 19, City Council meeting, highlighting the efforts of both the Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department.

The Lewisburg Police Department responded to 3,828 throughout 2018, a nearly 800 call decrease from the 2017 total, 3032.

Read more in the Thursday, March 21, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Introduces New Deputy Chief, Zoning Officer, Code Admendments In Regular Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

A cram-packed agenda for the Lewisburg City Council meeting saw the departure of the zoning officer, the promotion of a new deputy chief in the police department, a massive City Code update first reading, and a variety of financial considerations on Tuesday, March 19.

Zoning Officer Chuck Smith attended his final meeting on Tuesday, receiving a round of applause and thanks for his work through the years.

Read more in the Wednesday, March 20, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority hears Building Updates, Considers Bylaw Changes

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 19, in the main terminal lobby.

Chairman Lowell Johnson kicked off the meeting with approval of last month's minutes, which passed with a small clarification on a vote on last month's old business.

Read more in the Wednesday, March 20, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

2017 Kidnapping Case Sees Two Guilty Pleas In Greenbrier County Circuit Court

By Bobby Bordelon

A second guilty plea closed a December 2017 kidnapping case in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 14. Charles Krafft plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit a felony (abduction) before Judge Robert E. Richardson.

The case began when Preston Modlin, principal of Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, contacted local police on December 18, 2017. A student was absent from school, and several other students told Modlin they had received messages stating that the missing student was with Christopher Rider.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Farmers Markets To Open In One Location

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier Valley could soon see a single, united farmers market; the Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market and representatives from the Lewisburg Farmers Market heard a proposal from Greenbrier County Commission President Lowell Rose that could result in both associations using the same place. During the annual meeting of the Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market on Thursday, March 14, the two groups planned to move forward to create a united location for local produce shoppers.

The parking lot next to the Greenbrier County Courthouse in Lewisburg has been the location for the Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market for years. Now both the Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market and the Lewisburg Farmers Market are looking to use the same space, offering more produce and products for shoppers to both markets.

Read more in the Friday, March 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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