Local Terrapin Emerges 75 Years After First Encounter

By Robert Bordelon

After an encounter with Robert Lewis "Bob" Shafer in the early 1940s, a local turtle found itself with his initials on its shell. That turtle was not seen by Shafer again for over 50 years. The terrapin would then reappear to Shafer's nephews just over 75 years following the initial encounter.

On May 26, 1943, Bob Shafer was at home, living with his parents. After going outside, he found a dry land terrapin, or a box turtle. As did many people at that time, he decided to carve his initials, R.L.S., into the turtle's shell, then added the date.

Read more in the Tuesday, July 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Hires Attorney Barry Bruce, Considers Options In Ongoing Pool Dispute

By Robert Bordelon

Hosting the regular Tuesday, July 10, meeting in the commission's old quarters downstairs in the courthouse, the Greenbrier County Commission discussed potential pool litigation, a supplemental agreement for Meadow River Rail Trail construction, and bids for demolition projects unrelated to the flood of 2016.

The ongoing issue of pool funds between the Greenbrier County Commission and New River Community and Technical College (NRCTC) emerged once again during the Tuesday meeting, where the commission formally hired attorney Barry Bruce to help sort through the case.

Read more in the Wednesday, July 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WSS City Council Holds Short Meeting

By Robert Bordelon

Clocking in under five minutes, the Monday, July 9, White Sulphur Springs City Council meeting included reports from each of the standing committees before adjourning.

Beginning with White Sulphur Springs Mayor Bruce Bowling, the city's infrastructure report laid out a rough timeline for ongoing sidewalk improvement projects. Although originally planned to start Monday, construction for sidewalk improvements have been delayed.

Read more in the Tuesday, July 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Piano Returns, Showing Off A New Look

By Robert Bordelon

Those taking a stroll through downtown Lewisburg in recent weeks might have noticed the piano was missing from its alcove near City Hall. On Friday, July 6, the piano returned to its typical home with a fresh coat of paint.

With a drumroll provided by a local musician preparing for First Fridays, Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester and local artist Susanna Robinson removed the blanket covering the piano, unveiling a new paint job.

Read more in the Monday, July 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Asbury Man Charged After DUI During Alderson Parade

By Ruth Caruthers

According to the Alderson Police Department, Paul Wayne Davis of Asbury was arrested during the Alderson Fourth of July Parade.

During the parade, the vehicle that Davis was operating struck two parked vehicles and two parade vehicles, one of which was a fire engine owned by Talcott Volunteer Fire Department.

Read more in the Thursday, July 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Magic Mart Preparing To Close All Stores

By Robert Bordelon

Shoppers in the Greenbrier Valley will soon have one less place to buy basic goods.

According to a press release issued Tuesday, July 3, Ammar's Inc., owners of Magic Mart, have announced that all Magic Mart stores will close their doors later this year.

Read more in the Thursday, July 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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