Justice Loughry Resigns, Special Session Rescinded

By Leah Tuckwiller

Suspended Justice Allen Loughry of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has resigned as of close of business on November 12. A special session of the state legislature had been called by Governor Jim Justice for Tuesday, November 13 and has been rescinded at the request of Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw.

Loughry's resignation comes following a vote on Articles of Impeachment for the entire sitting state Supreme Court and acquittal of Justice Beth Walker. Former Justices Menis Ketchem and Robin Davis also retired from office, both before the official vote in the state legislature on the Articles of Impeachment

Read more in the Monday, November 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rupert Man Arrested For Brandishing, Assault, More

By Leah Tuckwiller

Delmas Ray Parsons Jr., 48, of Rupert, has been arrested following alleged threats made in Rupert.

On Tuesday, November 6, Senior Trooper M.T. Bynum was dispatched to Rupert, in response to an assault. Bynum made contact with the caller, who identified Parsons and reported that he had come to the caller's residence and approached the caller "with a large knife in a threatening manner." The caller advised that Parsons should leave the property.

Read more in the Friday, November 9, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

Ronceverte City Council Addresses Business

By Bobby Bordelon

A Home Rule support resolution, a successful fundraiser, a lease for the community garden, and rejected Island Park lawn care bids were subjects of focus for Ronceverte City Council during their regular, Monday, November 5, meeting.

Ronceverte City Council passed a resolution supporting a state program that gives cities the ability to experiment with innovative and creative policy solutions to problems.

Read more in the Thursday, November 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Midterms See 47 Percent Of West Virginians Turn Out To Vote For New Amendments, Representatives

By Bobby Bordelon

The preliminary results of the 2018 midterm elections have been released by West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner. Vote counts are listed below with the winning candidate or position listed first and marked with an asterisk.

U.S. Senator

* Joseph Manchin III – 288,808

Patrick Morrisey – 269,872

Rusty Hollen – 24,231

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Read more: Midterms See 47 Percent Of West Virginians Turn Out To Vote For New Amendments, Representatives

Midterm Election Day Finally Arrives

By Bobby Bordelon

Election Day has arrived, giving elected representatives across West Virginia and the entire country a rigorous performance review. The Secretary of State's office has released tools to help voters cast their ballot and preliminary numbers for those who have already cast an early or absentee ballot.

On Monday, November 5, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner released early voting totals for the state, broken down county by county, party by party.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 6, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Training Helps Teachesr Instruct All Students

By Bobby Bordelon

Greenbrier County teachers participated in two trainings on Thursday, November 1. While the active shooter drill looked to show teachers how to react if under attack, another training took a preventative aim at an atmosphere that could foster resentment in the first place.

Although the goal of teachers and schools throughout the county is to teach every student, variety in perspectives from both students and teachers could place accidental boundaries between the two, boundaries that might inhibit the kind of environment in which students can freely make mistakes, learn, and think critically. A major goal of Thursday's training was to provide rough outlines for the boundaries and make them easier for teachers to find and remove.

Read more in the Monday, November 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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