Arron Seams Tapped To Replace Lewisburg City Councilmember Kim Morgan Dean After Resignation

By Robert Bordelon

A new councilmember has been selected by the Lewisburg City Council in their regular meeting Tuesday, January 16.

Arron Seams, a Lewisburg resident, has been selected as current City Council member Kim Morgan Dean's replacement after she submitted a letter of resignation set to take effect on February 1.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Marches In Lewisburg

By Robert Bordelon

The 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration marched through Lewisburg on Monday, January 15.

The festivities began in front of the Greenbrier County Courthouse with the invocation by Pastor Kathie Holland of the New Vision Baptist Church and a reading of Lewisburg's Martin Luther King Jr. Week Proclamation by Mayor John Manchester.

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

Free Service Available To Help In Filing Tax Forms

By Robert Bordelon

As the 2017 tax season begins, many people remain unaware of the Free File Alliance, a government and private-sector collaboration that provides a free tax filing system for those whose adjusted gross income adds up to $66,000 or less.

"Free File is made possible by a multi-year agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance [a nonprofit corporation composed of private tax preparation services, such as TurboTax and H&R Blcok] to provide free tax services for 70 percent of U.S. taxpayers," reads the Free File Alliance frequently asked questions website page. "Previously, free tax offerings were not consistently available and were subject to modification or discontinuation from year to year."

Read more in the Monday, January 15, edition, of The West Virginia Daily News.

Pro Career Training Motivates Caretakers, Discusses Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Hospice, etc.

By Ruth Caruthers

The Annual Personal Attendant Training for Pro Careers gathered Thursday, January 11, at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.

Pro Careers was founded in 1991 by Clifford and Carolyn Smith and serves the elderly, handicapped, and disabled by providing homemakers and personal care aides.

Read more in the Monday, January 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Mountaineers Claim No. 2 Spot In NCAA Division I

By Robert Bordelon

The West Virginia Mountaineers basketball team [15-1] have taken the No. 2 spot in the 351 schools playing in the Division I men's basketball conferences, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association as of Friday, January 12. In addition, the Big 12 Conference, a collegiate athletic conference, currently has the Mountaineers ranked as No. 1 in their standings, with an in conference record of 4-0.

"It's a great time to be a Mountaineer basketball fan," said Jeff Campbell, sports director and account executive at Radio Greenbrier and current member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. "[Taking] the No. 2 spot, with the possibility of No. 1 is amazing. The notoriety it brings to the state, the college, it's a win-win for everybody."

Read more in the Friday, January 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


Sheriff Releases Update In Rupert Investigation, Coroner Rules Death Of Sheppard A Homicide

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan release the following update on the death investigation of Clarence Sheppard, 72, of Rupert.

Officers from the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office and West Virginia State Police responded to the residence of Sheppard for a welfare check on Sunday, January 7, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sheppard was the lone resident of his apartment and a lack of contact by acquaintances and familly members prompted the request. Upon the arrival of officers on scene, entry of the residence was made, and Mr. Sheppard was found to be deceased.

Read more in the Friday, January 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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