Lewisburg City Council Sets Levy And Excess Levy Rates

By Robert Bordelon

Beginning with a charming invocation aspirationally calling on spring to be here to stay, the Lewisburg City Council welcomed guests, heard proclamations from Mayor John Manchester, and officially laid the 2018–2019 levy and excess levy rates on Tuesday, April 17.

"The rates have not changed in years here," said Manchester. "They remain exactly the same as they have been ever since I've been mayor and certainly long before me."

Read more in the Wednesday, April 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WSS Dilapidated Buildings Ordinance Passes Second Reading, Hearing To Follow

By Robert Bordelon

A special session of While Sulphur Springs City Council in the early morning of Tuesday, April 17, saw the official adoption of levy rates and the second reading of an ordinance laying out rules for building unfit for human habitation.

According to the West Virginia State Code, municipalities have the authority to "adopt ordinances regulating the repair, alteration, or improvement, or the vacating and closing or removal or demolition, or any combination, of any structure, dwelling or building, whether used for human habitation or not, that is unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare," provided that the municipality also provides "fair and equitable rules of procedure" for these processes.

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

Greenbrier Valley Airport To Change Name On United Wesbite

By Ruth Caruthers

Greenbrier Valley Airport will now be known as Lewisburg, WV, US (LWB- Greenbrier County) when booking flights on United.com.

Due to past confusion over Greenbrier Valley versus Lewisburg, WV, the company has decided to change the name of the airport in the airline's wesbite.

Read more in the Monday, April 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Family Refuge Center Celebrates Advocacy Efforts With Beacon Of Hope

By Theresa Flerx

In the midst of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 8-14) the Family Refuge Center honored community efforts that support FRC's amazing work in advocating for families in crisis.

During a luncheon held at the WVSOM Roland P. Sharp Alumni Center on April 10, staff members of FRC bestowed upon certain groups and individuals the Beacon of Hope - a crystal-clear, teardrop-shaped award etched with the FRC logo - as expressions of gratitude for helping raise awareness of domestic abuse, sexual assaults, elder abuse, child abuse, and other violent crimes.

Read more in the Monday, April 16, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board of Education Recognizes Dr. Adelman And Young Writer Winners

By Ruth Caruthers

During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenbrier County Board of Education, recognition was given to local educator, Dr. Michael Adelman, for his incredible contributions to education and the community.

Superintendent Jeff Bryant began with, "It is a wonderful opportunity and an honor for us to thank Dr. Adelman, on behalf of the board and the entire Greenbrier County school system. Dr. Adelman serves with distinction as the president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and has a wonderful tenure of being here."

Read more in the Friday, April 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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