Inaccurate Political Pamphlets Found By Area Churchgoers On Vehicles After Sunday Service

By Robert Bordelon

Local church attendees in the last few weeks might have found that even their place of worship is not isolated from the current harsh discourse of politics.

Ronceverte Presbyterian Church found pamphlets distributed by a Political Action Committee (PAC) called West Virginians for Life on their vehicles after service on May 6. Included on the list of candidates not to vote for was Stephen Baldwin, the minister that had just conducted their church service and current state Senator.

Read more in the Friday, May 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

NOAH Is Hosting A Mother-Son Dance, Registration Ends Friday

By Ruth Caruthers

Local nonprofit, Now Our Angels in Heaven (NOAH), will be hosting the first of its kind in the area, a Mother-Son dance at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg on May 19.

The Raising Gentlemen dance is an opportunity for local moms to take their sons out for a special night full of dances, games, and refreshments. Boys age 2-12 are welcome to attend.

Read more in the Thursday, May 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City Council Moves Multiple Infrastructure Grants, Projects Forward

By Robert Bordelon

Grants improving city infrastructure were the main topic of discussion for the Lewisburg City Council on Tuesday, May 15.

The council passed Resolution 459, applying for a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund of the National Park Service. The grant would fund continued upgrades of lighting, electrical, and facility replacements for both Hollowell and Dorie Miller parks.

Read more in the Wednesday, May 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Monroebotics Students Excel During International Robotics Tournament

By Robert Bordelon

Pablo, the autonomous LEGO robot, sat in the corner of a standardized table, waiting for a command from a member of the Boa Constructors to give it marching orders. The Boa Constructors built the autonomous LEGO robot, using one team member's cousin's nickname, to compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League (FLL) world championships competition.

Members of both the Boa Constructors and M-Cubed represented Monroe County on the world stage in Detroit, Michigan, in late April, bringing their technological expertise and West Virginia values to an international competition. The Boa Constructors received a perfect score for core values and placed first among the 24,000 FLL teams for Gracious Professionalism.

Read more in the Tuesday, May 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson Prison Captain Charged After Alleged Sexual Encounters With Inmates

By Robert Bordelon

After a federal investigation, a former Alderson prison captain has been charged for several sexual encounters with several inmates, occurring on multiple occasions from 2016 to late 2017.

Jerrod Grimes, a former Federal Bureau of Prisons captain for the Alderson Federal Prison Camp, was the subject of investigation by a Federal Bureau of Prisons agent. Inmate #1, as the criminal complaint calls one of many accusers found, told the agent Grimes engaged in sexual activity with her while "she was under the custodial, supervisory, and disciplinary authority" of Grimes.

Read more in the Monday, May 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Humane Society Contract Signed By The Greenbrier County Commission

By Robert Bordelon

A 2:1 vote saw the Greenbrier County Commission approve a contract with the Humane Society for the 2018/2019 fiscal year in the Thursday, May 10, regular meeting, which was rescheduled due to the Tuesday, May 8, election.

Joined in the audience by recently elected Tammy Shifflett-Tincher, who will take current Commission President Woody Hanna's seat in January 2019. Hanna congratulated the newly elected commissioner and said it was his responsibility to ensure a smooth transition.

Read more in the Friday, May 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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