Alderson Town Council Considers Water Rates, Community Center Roof

By Bobby Bordelon

After their recent reelection, Alderson Town Council gathered to discuss water rates, the Alderson Community Center roof, Little League, and more during their Thursday, June 13, meeting.

Town Council and Mayor Travis Copenhaver are working on an expansive water infrastructure plan, which would see new lines, new hydrants, and new monitoring equipment. According to Copenhaver, a water rate increase, potential new customers, and town's unaccounted for water rate is low enough to open the opportunity for debt forgiveness on the project, totaling about $1 million.

Read more in the Friday, June 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Man Charged With Assault, Battery, Fleeing

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Lewisburg man has been arrested on charges of domestic assault, battery on an officer, obstructing an officer, fleeing an officer on foot, and destruction of property.

On Wednesday, June 12, Cpl. R.L. Crone of the Lewisburg Police Department was dispatched in response to a domestic altercation; he was advised that a man was swinging a shovel. On Crone's arrival, the man, later identified as Joshua Robert Brown of Lewisburg, "came walking down the stairs of the porch in an aggressive manner" before turning away from Crone's verbal contact and running "back up the stairs and around the house," according to the criminal complaint.

Read more in the Friday, June 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Shooting In Dorie Miller Park Leads To First Degree Murder Charge In Lewisburg

By Bobby Bordelon

The victim of the Friday, June 7, shooting in Dorie Miller park passed away and the alleged shooter awaits extradition back to West Virginia, according to a press release from Lewisburg Police Chief Chris Teubert.

According to an obituary posted by Wallace and Wallace, 17-year-old Alaisia M. Smith passed away on Saturday, June 8, while in the care of Charleston Area Medical Center. In the press release from Teubert, Smith's name was confirmed. In addition, a warrant for first degree murder has been issued for Edward Alexander Smith-Allen, 19, for his alleged role in the case.

Read more in the Thursday, June 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Commission Confirms Arts And Recreation Grants, Announces Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission approved arts and recreation grants, declared June 19 Elder Abuse Awareness Day, considered landscaping for the courthouse parking lot, considered courthouse security, and more during the regular, Tuesday, June 11, meeting.

Arts and recreation grants throughout the county were recently considered by a committee, who watched presentations from each of the applicants, and decided which projects should be considered for funding through the program.

Read more in the Thursday, June 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Democrats Calling For House to End Special Session On Education

By Leah Tuckwiller

House of Delegates Minority Leader Tim Miley (D-Harrison) and other House Democrats ahve called for an end to the legislative special session on education in a letter hand-delivered to Governor Jim Justice.

In a press conference Tuesday, June 11, Miley addressed some of the "chaos and dysfunction" between the governor, the Senate, and the House of Delegates as the Student Success Act moves forward.

Read more in the Thursday, June 13, 2019, edition of The West Virignia Daily News.

White, Smith, Copenhaver, Baldwin, Bowling Win Mayorships, Unofficial Totals

By Bobby Bordelon

Unofficial ballot totals from across Greenbrier County's municipal elections are coming in, giving residents an idea of what their local governments could look like once the elections are finalized.

In Lewisburg, the Citizen's Party swept the ballot, with mayor-elect Beverly White, and previous councilmember for 16 years, receiving 65 percent of the vote. Current Councilmember Arron Seems was reelected to his seat on council for another two years, filling out the term he was first appointed to fill after a vacancy in 2018. Sarah Elkins and Eddie Johns each won four-year seats, taking over White's former seat and the seat of current councilmember Joseph Lutz. Current Mayor John Manchester chose not to run for reelection and will be retiring from his position as city administrator later this year.

Read more: White, Smith, Copenhaver, Baldwin, Bowling Win Mayorships, Unofficial Totals

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