Local Warming Shelters On Standby

By Ruth Caruthers

Warming shelters are opening across the area as temperatures plummet and the snow falls.

For those in Greenbrier County, there are seven locations available as warming shelters in the event that the power goes out.

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

Shanghai Parade Draws Participants Down Washington Street New Year's Day

By Robert Bordelon

The city of Lewisburg presented the annual Shanghai Parade to a cold but enthusiastic crowd down Washington Street on Monday, January 1.

The Shanghai Parade began in the mid-1800s, according to Shanghai Parade Chairman Mary Ann Mann, and is speculated to have begun to encourage neighbors to come together during the Civil War. Now over 150 years old, the parade continues each New Year's Day through Lewisburg.

Read more in the Thursday, January 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County School District To Vote On Levy For Additional School Funds

By Robert Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission authorized the Greenbrier County Board of Education to place a levy on the primary election ballot later this year during the County Commission meeting on Friday, December 29.

The levy, if approved by voters, would see an effective increase in local property tax in order to increase funding to local schools in wake of a potential budget shortage.

Read more in the Thursday, January 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Warning Issued Concerning Fraudulent IRS Phone Scams

By Ruth Caruthers

As 2018 begins and tax season approaches, the IRS warns citizens to guard against scam phone calls. Criminals will pose as the IRS and attempt to trick victims out of money or personal information.

Scammers may threaten the victim with arrest, deportation, or revocation of their license if the victim does not pay immediately.

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

Frigid Temperatures Can Cause Undue Hardships

By Theresa Flerx

Day time temperatures in the Greenbrier Valley aren't expected to climb out of the subfreezing range until this weekend, and then by only by a few degrees.

Extreme weather can make life difficult and even dangerous, but there are a number of things local residents can do to prepare and items to stock up on to make life easier and, more importantly, safer.

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

Greenbrier County Commission Announces Biomass Presentation

By Robert Bordelon

A purposely light schedule before a long weekend brought the Greenbrier County Commission out on Friday, December 29, 2017.

The meeting agenda consisted of a city boundary adjustment, a levy renewal, and bidding for snow removal for the Greenbrier County Courthouse, and the commission announced tentative plans for a public presentation of the proposed Sam Black biodiesel plant.

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

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