Storbakken Sentenced in Greenbrier County Circuit Court For Sexual Abuse

By Bobby Bordelon

The case against Corey Storbakken for sexual abuse against a child ended with a sentencing hearing in Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Monday, August 12, under Judge Robert Richardson.

The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department initially arrested Storbakken in 2012 and charged him with two counts of first-degree sexual assault. Later in 2015, a grand jury indicted him on three counts of sexual assault in the first degree and three counts of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian.

Read more in the Friday, August 16, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Jamey Johnson At State Fair Of West Virginia After Alabama Cancellation

By Leah Tuckwiller

The State Fair of West Virginia has announced that Alabama will not be able to perform their Friday, August 16, show. However, the Friday show slot will be filled by Jamey Johnson, with tickets on sale now.

"The group Alabama regrets that they will not be appearing in Lewisburg, WV, this Friday. Randy Own, the lead singer is being treated for cluster migraines and vertigo and is under doctor's orders not to perform. The group was to appear in Lewisburg, WV, at the State Fair of West Virginia on August 16, and PNC Bank Arena in Holmdel, NJ on Saturday, August 17. The band Alabama was looking forward to performing for the fans on the 50th Anniversary Tour and apologize for the inconvenience," said Tony Conway, Onctourage Management Nashville, Tennesse.

Read more in the Thursday, August 15, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Census Bureau Prepares To Count Each And Every Person Living In The United States In Early 2020

By Bobby Bordelon

"The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place."

With the 2020 U.S. census fast approaching, census representative Debbie Sizemore has been traveling to city council, county commission, and other organizational meetings to raise awareness of the census' importance. In Article I, Section 8, the Constitution mandates that once every ten years each person in the country shall be counted – this is the census. The results determine representation in Congress, funding allocation from the federal and state governments, and providing data on how the average American is doing.

Read more in the Thursday, August 15, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Approves SportsPlex Bid, Tincher Voices Opposition

By Bobby Bordelon

Discussion around the Greenbrier County Sportplex and a $1 million bid on the project, White Sulphur Springs emergency services, new hires in offices across the county, and more were among the topics considered in the Tuesday, August 13, meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission.

The commission voted to accept a bid for mass grading on the site of the future SportsPlex, a planned 140-acre sports park that would feature four baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, an archery field, a walking trail, horseshoes, disc golf, and an eventual amphitheater for concerts. Construction on the facility has been ongoing for the past two years.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Approves Runway Painting

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority held an emergency meeting on Monday, August 12, to approve funds for projects required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Emergency meetings such as this are called "for the purpose of addressing an unexpected event which requires immediate attention because it poses ... an imminent material financial loss or other imminent substantial harm to a public agency, its employees, or the members of the public which it serves," according to §6-9A-2C of West Virginia State Code.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department Rushes To Fire At Motel M, No Injuries Reported

By Bobby Bordelon

A fire at Motel M in Fairlea brought firefighters close to the State Fair of West Virginia on Tuesday, August 13, but no one appears to have been harmed in the incident.

Lewisburg Fire Chief and Fairlea firefighter Joe Thomas estimated the response came in under ten minutes, minimizing potential damage to the rest of the building.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 14, 2019, of The West Virginia Daily News.

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