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.

Judge Irons Allows Admissibility Of Statements Made Following Shooting

By Bobby Bordelon

The case against Travis Copenhaver, Timothy Smith, Lloyd "Billy" Lightner Jr., and Shannon Earhart continued in Summers County Court under Circuit Court Judge Robert Irons on Friday, December 7, with a hearing to determine if statements given by two of the men could be admissible as evidence in the case.

In October 2017, the four men, accompanied by Mac Brackenrich, pulled into the driveway of Frederick D. Tolliver in a side-by-side. Tolliver then shot at the men, critically wounding Brackenrich.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Southern Storm Drops More Snow Than Expected, Roads Still Being Cleared

By Leah Tuckwiller

The weather had more in store for the area than predicted - an understatement for some who may have been expecting five inches and ended up with closer to 15 or even 20. A winter storm warning was in effect for a large portion of the weekend in Greenbrier and Monroe Counties as the storm covered a large portion of the Southeastern United States.

According to the National Weather Service Blacksburg, whicih serves the Greenbrier Valley area more closly than NWS Charleston, the snowstorm that tore through the South this weekend "has set some records," and has been drastically different from the last snowfall in Greenbrier and Monroe counties, which brought a fraction of the snowfall.

Read more in the Monday, December 10, edtion of The West Virignia Daily News.

Judge Delays Final Acceptance Of Plea Deal For Sexual Assault Case

By Bobby Bordelon

An indictment for sexual assault expecting to go to trial reached a preliminary deal for a plea on Thursday, December 6, but final acceptance of sentence, consisting of probation, and the no contest plea has been delayed by the judge.

Wilburn Lawrence Baldwin Jr. was indicted on one count of felony sexual assault in the third degree in February. According to the prosecutor's office during Thursday's hearing, nearly 30 years ago Baldwin allegedly initialed sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, his minor by 15 years. Baldwin was 29 when the incident reportedly occurred.

Read more in the Friday, December 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lions Clubs Offer Annual Christmas Tree Sales, Foster Holiday Traditions

By Leah Tuckwiller

Anyone looking to buy their Christmas tree from the Lewisburg Lions Club may be disappointed. The club's annual Christmas tree sale had far more traffic than usual, in a year that happens to be the sale's 40th anniversary.

The Lewisburg Lions Club opened their tree sales on Friday, November 30, with 265 Fraser fir and white pine trees ready for the holidays. Sales usually run shomewhere around two and a half weeks, when the club typically runs out of trees.

Read more in the Thursday, December 6, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.



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