Lewisburg City Council Closes Stratton Alley To Public

By Bobby Bordelon

Lewisburg City Council saw another city official announce their departure, approval for the abandonment of Stratton Alley, and the beginning of City Hall's roof replacement process during their regular, December 18, meeting.

Zoning Officer Chuck Smith announced he would be leaving his position in three months. His planned last day on the job will be March 29, 2019.

"It's been a wonderful experience," said Smith," but it's time to move on, and I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year."

Read more in the Wednesday, December 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Two Greenbrier County men Involved In Escape Attempt In Southern Regional Jail

By Bobby Bordelon

A plan at making a skeleton key out of melted spoons, two Greenbrier County men, including one indicted on a murder charge, and a wall cavity hidden by a sink were just parts of an alleged escape attempt from Southern Regional Jail in Beckley.

"On November 15, the Raleigh County Prosecutor's Office was contacted by Prosecutor Patrick Via of the Greenbrier County Prosecutor's Office regarding a tip that a party of inmates lodged at the Southern Regional Jail were attempting a break out the weekend of Thanksgiving," reads a press release from the Raleigh County Prosecutor's Office. "With the assistance of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office the tip was verified and subsequently investigated by the West Virginia State Police."

Read more in the Tuesday, December 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Humane Society 'Kram The Kennel' Events Provides For Soon-To-Be Pets

By Bobby Bordelon

A holiday drive aiming to take care of four-legged friends without homes in Greenbrier County kicked off in December; the Greenbrier County Humane Society's "Kram the Kennel" is an annual drive, accepting item donations and placing them inside a kennel. One at a time, the donated products fill the kennel, providing the Humane Society with many of the essentials they cannot go without.

This year, the drive is looking to fill the kennel with canned kitten food, canned dog food, non-clumping litter, dog and cat treats, dog and cat toys, trash bags, laundry detergent, paper towels, beds, towels, and blankets.

For those interested, the shelter has a wish list on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2VKMHC0DLCQ1Q/ref=cm_sw_r_fa. The list contains specific items the Humane Society is looking for, with quick links to purchase and have Amazon ship directly to the facility.

Read more in the Friday, December 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Recognizes Greenbrier East Football, Greenbrier West Student Government

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education held their regular meeting in the auditorium at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School on Tuesday, December 11, following a recognition ceremony for students from grades 3 – 8 and grade 11, which honored distinguished performance in English/language arts and mathematics on the 2018 WV General Summative Assessment.

Following the end of the ceremony, the board convened and took time to honor Greenbrier East High School's 2018 football team, which is ranked 12th in the state and received a berth to state playoffs.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Agrees To Purchase Land From Board Of Education

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission voted to purchase three acres from the Greenbrier County Board of Education for $240,000 and delayed action on a potential "right to farm" ordinance during its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 11.

According to Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna, during his previous term as a commissioner, the commission asked the Board of Education to allow the purchase of land on the Maxwelton school property lot. The intention was to build what now resides on the property; the Greenbrier County 911 Center. The board did not agree to sell, however, and instead agreed to a lease, with rent coming to $1 per year for 15 years, with five year renewal periods. The commission is currently in the first year of the second five year renewal period.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Penny Pitch Donation Period Still Open!

The donation season for 2018's Penny Pitch is still open, looking for those willing to give to provide for children needing help with gifts, food boxes, and some bills this holiday season.

Please send your donation today to Penny Pitch, P.O. Box 494, Lewisburg, WV 24901, or you can drop it by The West Virginia Daily News office located at 188 Foster St. Lewisburg. We are located beside the downtown fire department.


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