Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department Releases Annual Report

By Robert Bordelon

Declaring zero civilian fire injuries, zero civilian fire deaths, zero firefighter injuries, and zero firefighter deaths for 2017, the Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department has released its 2017 annual report.

"The citizens of Lewisburg are fortunate to have a city government that continues to support the fire service," said Fire Chief Joseph Thomas in the report. "Our members continue to take pride in the quality of fire and emergency service protection the department delivers to the citizens of Lewisburg and the First Due Area."

Read more in the Friday, March 23, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Judge Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Injunction Request, Tree Sitters Remain

By Robert Bordelon

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) protesters are free to remain in an apparently unlocatable tree on Peters Mountain after a judge threw out MVP's injunction request on Tuesday, March 20. The courtroom filled with locals, many wishing the entire pipeline project was on trial rather than the protesters, eager to hear what would become of the tree sitters.

MVP filed a complaint against the defendants, noted as Appalachians Against Pipelines (AAP), asking for the court to "restrain [AAP] from interfering with and blocking MVP from rightfully utilizing its right of way to construct the MVP Pipeline Project across locations in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest in Monroe County." The complaint goes on to note that AAP is "intentionally interfering with MVP's construction activities by physically obstructing MVP employees and contractors from fulfilling MVP's obligation to remove trees."

Read more in the Wednesday, March 21, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spring Has Arrived, Bringing Along A Snowstorm

By Theresa Flerx

One version of an old poem reads, "Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is."

On the heels of the arrival of spring today, any flower that may have bloomed during unseasonably warm February may become hidden under "snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amonts of 10 or 12 inches possible across the higher eleveation" expected to fall tonight across the Greenbrier Valley, according to weather.com.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte City Council Seeks Councilmember To Fill Seat Left Vacant With The Loss Of Bob Baker

By Robert Bordelon

Ronceverte City Council met in a special session on Monday, March 19, to discuss filling the seat left vacant by the death of Councilmember Bob Baker.

According to the city chater, City Council has 30 days to fill an empty seat after the time of vacany. This gives the council until April 2 to find the new councilmember, which is the date of the next council meeting.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

WSS Woman Charged With Felony Robbery Involving Victim's Frying Pan

By Ruth Caruthers

A White Sulphur Springs woman was recently arrested for a robbery committed January 29.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Corporal J.L. Burdette, Lora Mae Cohernour and a male accomplice came to the home of a male victim to conduct a drug transaction. During the transaction, Cohernour asking for a drink of water, and while in the kitchen, she allegedly grabbed a frying pan and began hitting the victim in the head.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Local Artists' Paintings Chosen For 2019 WVDNR Wildlife Calendar

By Ruth Caruthers

Two local artist's paintings were chosen to be featured in the 2019 West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) Wildlife Calendar.

The WVDNR hosted a competition for painting depicting popular game and fish species, or wildlife such as snakes, frogs, turtles, bats, songbirds, small mammals, and nongame fish.

Read more in the Monday, March 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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