Spartans Pass Out Presents At The Brier

By Robert Bordelon

The Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received a few special guests on Thursday, December 21, as members of the Greenbrier East Spartan football team arrived to give presents, sing carols, and spread holiday cheer.

The annual event began after Coach Ray Lee's first season in 2012 as a way to teach the young players.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Missing Teen Found, Two Charged

On Thursday, December 21, at approximately 9 PM, Sergeant G.R. Workman and Corporal C.R. Smith of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, along with Deputy U.S. Marshall K. Long, apprehended Charles Krafft and Christopher Rider in the Neola area of Greenbrier County, according to a press release issued by Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan.

Missing juvenile Nicole Hall was located with the two accused and subsequently reunited with her family.

Read more in the Friday, December 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Neola House Fire Sadly Claims A Life

By Ruth Caruthers

A man has died from his injuries sustained in a house fire Wednesday, December 20.

The fire was reported around 3:10 PM, on Route 92 near Neola. Anthony Creek and White Sulphur Springs fire department responded, as well as White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Services, Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, and the State Fire Marshal.

Read more in the Friday, December 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Amber Alert Issued For Endangered Greenbrier County Teen

By Ruth Caruthers

The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department is request assistance in locating Nicole Hall, a 14-year-old female who is believed to be with Christopher Rider, a 27-year-old male, and Charles Krafft, a 21-year-old male.

Hall is missing from the Greenbrier County area and was last seeen in the morning hours on Monday, December 18.

Read more in the Thursday, December 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg City Council Receives Update to Various Pathway Projects

By Robert Bordelon

Efforts to improve pedestrian access to various areas throughout Lewisburg continue to grind through the necessary clogs of bureaucracy. In the Lewisburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 19, grant writer Doug Hylton provided the City Council an update to each of the six projects in progress, composed of sidewalk and recreational trails, funded through 10 awarded grants totaling over $1.5 million.

Funding for these projects has already begun, with engineers working on the specifications of each. Some projects are nearly ready to go to bid for construction, while some projects are in the earliest stages of the grant process and don't yet have a contract signed with the city.

Read more in the Thursday, December 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Kim Morgan Dean To Step Down

By Robert Bordelon

Lewisburg City Councilmember Kim Morgan Dean announced her upcoming resignation from City Council during the regular meeting on Tuesday, December 19.

"I have accepted a job in Abingdon, VA, and I have to leave Lewisburg and, very regretfully, step down from my seat on City Council," said Dean. "It was a really hard decision [whether or not to take the job], mainly because of [having to step down] and [I want to say] thank you to the council and to the mayor and the city employees who have certainly made me feel welcome and taught me the ropes. It's been an honor to do this, and I'm really bummed out that I won't get to do it anymore."

Read more in the Wednesday, December 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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