Mail Carrier Prepare to Spend Winter In Shorts For Charity Donations

By Leah Tuckwiller

It's that time of the year again - local postmen are braving the cold for charity and have held off switching to long pants for the iwnter. Only two contenders remain, Nathan Good and Bernie Holliday.

The contest started with alocal business owner offering a prize to the mail carrier who could wear shorts longest through the dead of winter. Over the years, it evolved into a fundraiser, with money froned by other local businesses going to a charity chosen by the winner. Many donate to local charities, such as Children's Home Society, or to charities that support disease research.

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

Utility And TV Scam May Affect Area Residents

By Leah Tuckwiller

Area residents should be aware of a potential utilities scam in the area. Be aware of calls form a representative claiming to be from a familiar TV provider, who may offer equipment or service upgrades and attempt to charge a fee not charged by the real provider.

The scammers may have information such as the name of your regular utility or TV provider, as well as the address where the service is located.

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

Lewisburg City Council Closes Stratton Alley To Public

By Bobby Bordelon

Lewisburg City Council saw another city official announce their departure, approval for the abandonment of Stratton Alley, and the beginning of City Hall's roof replacement process during their regular, December 18, meeting.

Zoning Officer Chuck Smith announced he would be leaving his position in three months. His planned last day on the job will be March 29, 2019.

"It's been a wonderful experience," said Smith," but it's time to move on, and I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year."

Read more in the Wednesday, December 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Two Greenbrier County men Involved In Escape Attempt In Southern Regional Jail

By Bobby Bordelon

A plan at making a skeleton key out of melted spoons, two Greenbrier County men, including one indicted on a murder charge, and a wall cavity hidden by a sink were just parts of an alleged escape attempt from Southern Regional Jail in Beckley.

"On November 15, the Raleigh County Prosecutor's Office was contacted by Prosecutor Patrick Via of the Greenbrier County Prosecutor's Office regarding a tip that a party of inmates lodged at the Southern Regional Jail were attempting a break out the weekend of Thanksgiving," reads a press release from the Raleigh County Prosecutor's Office. "With the assistance of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office the tip was verified and subsequently investigated by the West Virginia State Police."

Read more in the Tuesday, December 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Humane Society 'Kram The Kennel' Events Provides For Soon-To-Be Pets

By Bobby Bordelon

A holiday drive aiming to take care of four-legged friends without homes in Greenbrier County kicked off in December; the Greenbrier County Humane Society's "Kram the Kennel" is an annual drive, accepting item donations and placing them inside a kennel. One at a time, the donated products fill the kennel, providing the Humane Society with many of the essentials they cannot go without.

This year, the drive is looking to fill the kennel with canned kitten food, canned dog food, non-clumping litter, dog and cat treats, dog and cat toys, trash bags, laundry detergent, paper towels, beds, towels, and blankets.

For those interested, the shelter has a wish list on Amazon at The list contains specific items the Humane Society is looking for, with quick links to purchase and have Amazon ship directly to the facility.

Read more in the Friday, December 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Board Of Education Recognizes Greenbrier East Football, Greenbrier West Student Government

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Board of Education held their regular meeting in the auditorium at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School on Tuesday, December 11, following a recognition ceremony for students from grades 3 – 8 and grade 11, which honored distinguished performance in English/language arts and mathematics on the 2018 WV General Summative Assessment.

Following the end of the ceremony, the board convened and took time to honor Greenbrier East High School's 2018 football team, which is ranked 12th in the state and received a berth to state playoffs.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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