Monroe County Controls Potential Threat, Greenbrier County Prepares With Active Shooter Training

By Bobby Bordelon

As Greenbrier County brought together teachers and first responders in order to train to handle a potential active shooter, law enforcement and school officials responded to a threat against James Monroe High School on Thursday, November 1.

Monroe County Schools made the public aware of a threat to the school that was dealt with by law enforcement before it was able to escalate.

Read more in the Friday, November 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Beth Walker Named Chief Justice Despite Articles Of Impeachment

By Bobby Bordelon

One of the justices recently impeached by the House of Delegates will soon be the chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court; after an administrative conference, the court decided by acclamation that Justice Elizabeth "Beth" Walker will become the chief justice on January 1, 2019.

On August 14, the House of Delegates passed Articles of Impeachment and House Resolution 203, recommending the removal from office, reprimand, and censure of Walker, Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry II, Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis, and Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman. Included in the articles are the allegations against Walker, who is mentioned by name once in the document alongside the other justices.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 30, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Safe Routes To School Takes Shape In Lewisburg, Other DOT Projects

By Bobby Bordelon

Construction on a recreational trail connecting Lewisburg Elementary School (LES) and the Greenbrier County Public Library has officially begun, right on schedule with Lewisburg grant writer Doug Hylton's projected timeline.

The trail received funding through Safe Routes To School, a program with the Department of Transportation looking to provide safe walking pathways to school-going children. The complete trail is split up into two different $100,000 projects, one running from the library to the Confederate Cemetery, then the next running from the cemetery to LES.

Read more in the Monday, October 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Sheriff Nominee Faces Charges In Virginia

By Bobby Bordelon

A candidate for sheriff in Greenbrier County will soon be extradited to Augusta County, VA, to face criminal charges.

An alleged protective order violation was filed against Mark Robinson, the Republican nominee to the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, by police in Augusta County, and an out-of-state warrant was received by the Greenbrier County Magistrate Court on Monday, October 22.

Read more in the Friday, October 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

First-Day Early Vote Totals Released

By Leah Tuckwiller

Secretary of State Mac Warner has released first-day totals for those who voted early in the General Election. According to the secretary of state's office, "There were a total of 16,750 registered voters to vote on Wednesday, October 24th," with a tentative statewide breakdown showing 7,651 Democrats, 6,372 Republicans, 2,369 unaffiliated (no party), and 158 other. Some counties have not yet released a breakdown by party affiliation.

Totals for Greenbrier County are as follows: 367 total registered voters, 210 Democrats, 112 Repulicans, 5 other, and 40 unaffiliated.

Read more in the Friday, October 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Early Voting For November Election Begins In Greenbrier County

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Courthouse is now open to early voters. Early voting is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and will be available through Saturday, November 3.

On the national ticket are Patrick Morrisey, Joseph Manchin III, and Rusty Hollen for U.S. Senator; and Carol Miller and Richard Ojeda II for U.S. House of Representatives.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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