Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White Issues National African American History Month Proclamation

By Bobby Bordelon

Lewisburg Mayor Beverly White, the city's first African American female mayor, was joined by a number of kids and teenagers for the reading and signing of her 2020 National African American History Month proclamation.

"You see all those pictures back there? All of those people came before me," White told Summer Berry and Kaylee Berry, pointing at the wall of mayors in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber in Lewisburg City Hall. Before signing a proclamation for National African American History Month, White told the kids about her time serving as Lewisburg's first African American councilperson and her current mayorship.

Read more in the Thursday, February 13, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Explains GEHS Game 'Thugs' Comment

By Bobby Bordelon

After using the word "thug" to describe Woodrow Wilson women's basketball players and coaches, Governor Jim Justice explained his use of the word was not intended as a racial slur.

After the incident, Justice referred to the Woodrow Wilson team and coaches as "thugs," a comment that has drawn attention and criticism.

Read more in the Thursday, February 13, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Race Matters, Lead Nurse Address Board Of Education

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 11, for their regular monthly meeting and discussion of Race Matters in Education, medical updates, and reports from the student rep-resentatives from Greenbrier West High School.

This month's time out for applause was dedicated to Zach Hanway and Connor Feury, both Eastern Greenbrier Middle School students who were honored for their good deeds, and the GWHS football team, which was ranked fourth in the state this season.

Read more in the Thursday, February 13, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Approves Resolutions On Business and Inventory Tax, Guns

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission considered a potential broadband project, the business and inventory tax, the second amendment of the Constitution, hirings, and infrastructure projects during the Tuesday, February 11 meeting.

A potential broadband project, using White Sulphur Springs Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds, is in its earliest phases - the commission approved advertising for a broadband project consultant to gather more information on the possible project.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 12, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

One Injured On I-64 In Hit-And-Run Incident

By Leah Tuckwiller

One individual was struck by a vehicle on I-64 at Lewisburg late at night on Tuesday, Febuary 11.

According to Sergeant Wood of the Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police, who came upon the incident while driving, a large wrecker stalled on the interstate. The driver was struck by another vehicle after getting out of the truck.

Read more in the Wednesday, February 12, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges

By Leah Tuckwiller

Johnathan Lee Collins, a Rainelle resident, has been arrested following reports of "a possible sexual assault" that allegedly occurred on December 29, 2019.

Collins, 21, was charged with sexual abuse in the third degree in relation to the report.

Read more in the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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