Smoot Man Charged With Stangulation

By Theresa Flerx 

A Smoot man was arrested on charges ofstranguatlion and demoestic battery stemming from reported violance against his parents on Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27.

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputy S.W. Hudnall was called to the home of Theodore "Teddy" Franklin Shafran IV, 28, around 6:19 p.m. Monday ater Shafran's mother call 911 to report that her son used methampetamine, had threatened her and that he had a knife, acording to a criminal complaint.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Shutout Mavericks In Opener

By Brandon Baker

Midway through the first half of the Greenbrier East Spartans football game with James Monroe, longtime Spartan play-by-play announcer Jeff Campbell made the comment on the radio that "the way the game was going, the first team to score may win."

Fortunately for Spartan fans, the Spartans scored first, Campbell was 100 percent correct on his analogy, and East picked up a 14-0 shutout victory over the Mavericks.

Read more in the Monday, August 27, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Katherine Johnson Celebrates 100th Birthday, Exhibit Opens At White Sulphur Public Library

By Leah Tuckwiller

Yesterday, August 27, marked the 100th birthday of Katherine Coleman Johnson, one of the key mathematical minds behind getting American astronauts to space in the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson is one of the three women featured in "Hidden Figures" and was born in White Sulphur Springs.

As a child in White Sulphur Springs, it quickly became clear that the Greenbrier County school system - which at the time was still segregated and only allowed African American students to attend school through the eighth grade - was not going to be enough for her. With a love of numbers from her father and a love of education fro her mother, Johnson's drive to keep learning led the family to Institute, where young Katherine Johnson entered high schoool at West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) at age 10 and graduted at 14. After high school, she enrolled at West Virginia State, eventually graduating summa cum laude in 1937 with degrees in mathematics and French.

Read more in the Monday, August 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Meets To Discuss New Business, Capital Improvements

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 21, at 3 p.m. On the agenda were action items including the election of new officers, an open board position, review of employee manual and GVAA bylaws, information on new business proposed for the airport, and capital improvements to be made for the benefit of the airport as it moves foward.

Board officers for the current year were elected, with Lowell Johnson, Mike McClung, and Deborah Phillips voted to the positions of president, vice president, and secretary, respectively. In regard to the open board positions, a  list of recommendations by the board were passed to the GVAA; a motion was made and seconded to accept the names on the list for consideration.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Hires Next City Administrator

By Robert Bordelon

An information packed meeting of the Lewisburg City Council saw the confirmation of Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester stepping down as city administrator at the end of the current fiscal year on Tuesday, August 21.

The city addressed a wide variety of topics, including the hiring of Manchester's successor, the passage of the first reading of an ordinance updating the City Charter, a new piano donation, awards given to the city, sidewalk project updates, and equipment purchases in several city departments.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte Men Charged With Battery, Improper Weapon Discharge, Obstructing Following Struggle

By Leah Tuckwiller

Two men have been arrested following an incident in Ronceverte on Sunday, August 19, involving gunfire within 500 feet of a dwelling, domestic battery, and other charges. On Sunday, Deputy Z.H. Hudnall and Corporal T.C. Webber of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a "domestic type complaint with shots fired at a residence" in the Squirrel Hill trailer park in Ronceverte.

At the scene, the criminal complaints state that the officer made contact with the two men who were involved, Elias Lopez Mendez, 25, and Francisco Lopez Ruiz, 30. When asked what had happened and who had been shooting, both men allegedly stated that they did not know.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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