Lewisburg Blooms In Projects, Awards

By Robert Bordelon

The Lewisburg City Council met to discuss Halloween dates, America In Bloom, and city business on Tuesday, October 16.

Mayor John Manchester, City Recorder Shannon Beatty, Public Works Director Roger Pence, and city manager in training Jacy Faulkner traveled to Lexington, KY, for the America In Bloom symposium, where Lewisburg was declared a winner in the Champions Category, a contest for communities that have won awards during previous America In Bloom competitions.

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

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Meets To Consider Air Service CVB Documentation

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority committee to discuss the contentious air service convention and visitors bureau (CVB) was held Friday morning, October 12, at the airport. The committee consisted of GVAA Chairman Lowell Johnson, Vice President and Greenbrier County Commission Representative Mike McClung, and Secretary Deborah Phillips. Board member Mike Rose and board appointee Greg Furlong were also present, but were not actively sitting on the committee. The committee was only able to discuss the documents, not to take action.

The meeting was held expressly to read throughand discuss the articles of incorporation and the bylaws for the proposed air service CVB, after a vote to move ahead with forming the CVB failed at the Tuesday, September 18, regular aiport meeting. A vote to form the CVB is on the agenda of the Tuesday, October 16, regular meeting.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Two Men Charged With Renick Kidnapping

By Theresa Flerx

Two Renick men were arrested and charged with kidnapping and battery for a Saturday, October 13, incident stemming from an accusation of theft.

At approximately 4:33 p.m. on Saturday, Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputy S.W. Hudnall responded to a 911 dispatch call "referencing an assault and possible abduction" near Renick, according to a criminal complaint.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte's Development Explored

By Robert Bordelon

In Ronceverte's City Hall, a panel of resources for the local business community gathered on Friday, October 12, to discuss ways in which the city could drive its development forward.

Called together by Ronceverte Development Corporation Program Manager Tammy Dotson Rhodes and State Senator and Ronceverte pastor Stephen Baldwin, the panel gave Mayor David Smith, State Senator Stephen Baldwin, Peggy Crowder and Andrew Hagy with the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, Ashley Vickers with the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce, and Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Kara Dense a chance to explain what each of their respective organizations can do for the city and take questions from the audience.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Elder Care Theft Case Gets Guilty Plea

By Robert Bordelon

A former home health worker took a plea deal on Tuesday, October 10, before Greenbrier County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dent, admitting to stealing from an elderly woman placed in her care.

Donna Eagle, 54, of Fairlea was indicted in February for the felony offense of financial exploitation of an elderly person in excess of $1,000, and recently agreed to a plea deal that would convict her of the offense.

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

GVEDC Director Speaks On Closure Of Lewisburg's ABB

By Robert Bordelon

An employer supporting 150 workers in the Greenbrier Valley will soon be closing its doors; ABB announced that it would be closing after a 12 month transition period, according to reports.

"As part of its continuing review of the business, ABB has announced its intent to consolidate analytical manufacturing at our Lewisburg, West Virginia, location into our factories in Bartlesville, OK, and Quebec, Canada," reads the press release announcing the move. "This decision will impact approximately 130 workers the Lewisburg facility. ABB plans to hire approximately 90 people in Bartlesville and 12 in Quebec as the work transitions to those locations. A final decision is contingent on negotiations with our employee unions, which are currently under way."

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

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