Greenbrier County Releases October Indictments After Three Day Grand Jury

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Circuit Court released the October indictment list on Thursday, October 4, after a grand jury convened to review the cases against those accused of crimes throughout the county.

Included are charges for delivery of controlled substances, abduction, and one count of murder:

Read more in the Friday, October 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Representative Jenkins Resigns From Congressional Seat

By Bobby Bordelon

West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District will go empty until after the upcoming November election following Congressman Evan Jenkins' resignation on September 30.

Jenkins was appointed to fill the vacancy in the Division 2 seat on the state Supreme Court on August 25 by Governor Jim Justice alongside Tim Armstead, the former Speaker of the House in the House of Delegates, for the Division 1 seat.

Read more in the Friday, October 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Walker To Remain On Supreme Court, Baldwin Lone Dissenting Vote

By Bobby Bordelon

In a 32-1 vote, the West Virginia State Senate declined to reprimand and censure WV Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Walker after the House of Delegates voted to impeach the judge. State Senator Stephen Baldwin was the lone affirmative vote during the Tuesday, October 2, vote.

To remove a Supreme Court judge from office, first Articles of Impeachment must be passed by the House of Delegates, then a trial is held in the state Senate to determine if the judge should be removed from office.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 3, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

James Nemitz Officially Becomes Seventh President Of WVSOM

By Theresa Flerx

Friday, September 28, was the day to celebrate a man who "has the potential to change lives exponentially" as the newly installed president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, James W. Nemitz, Ph. D.

Charles Davis, D.O., chair of the WVSOM board of governors, introduced Nemitz during Friday's installation ceremony and described his role in selecting him as the seventh president of the medical school as an honor.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Davis Files Lawsuit Alleging Impeachment Trial Is Invalid

By Leah Tuckwiller

On Wednesday, September 26, former Justice of the Supreme COurt of Appeals of West Virginia Robin Davis filed a federal lawsuit against numerous members of the state House of Delegates, including Delegate George "Boogie" Ambler; members of the State Senate; and Governor Jim Justice.

The basis for the suit rests on allegations that Davis may not be impeached due to her retirement immediately before the House of Delegates voted on the Articles of Impeachment and that the articles "are unsupported, invalid, and do not warrant impeachment." For more details on these sections of the suit, see the Friday, September 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Read more in the Monday, October 1, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

CVB, Airport Update Greenbrier County Commission

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission saw its first regular meeting composed of all Republican commissioners on Tuesday, September 25, to hear presentations from the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (GVCVB) and the Greenbrier Valley Airport.

During the report given by GVCVB Executive Director Kara Dense, GVCVB distributed copies of its 2017/2018 annual report, with detailed data about the tourism industry in the Greenbrier Valley. The average visitor to the area, according to the report, is between ages 40 to 65, married, having graduated from college or graduate school, working in management, business, education, or healthcare, and is coming to the Greenbrier Valley for a vacation or weekend getaway. The largest portion of visitors stay in hotels or motels, 41 percent, followed by The Greenbrier, at 17 percent.

Read more in the Wednesday, September 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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