Ronceverte Seeks New Chief Of Police

By Bobby Bordelon

Ronceverte is accepting applications for a new chief of police through Monday, January 13, after the decision of Chief J.R. Byer Jr. leave the position.

Byer is not leaving Ronceverte, but instead transferring to another department.

Read more in the Thursday, January 9, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Attorney Announces End Of Investigation Into Family, Business

By Bobby Bordelon

A federal investigation into Governor Jim Justice and several of his businesses is over, explained George J. Terwilliger III, personal attorney for Justice and the former acting Attorney General of the United States, in a press conference on Tuesday, January 7.

Terwilliger opened the press conference by giving a statement announcing the end of the investigation:

Read more in the Wednesday, January 8, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Victim Stable After Brush Road Shooting

By Bobby Bordelon

An alleged drive-by shooting just after midnight on Tuesday, January 7, brought emergency responders to Brush Road.

At approximately 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, officers arrived at the scene, finding a 15-year-old girl shot once in the leg. Responding officer Corporal T.C. Webber of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office administered emergency first aid, until emergency medical services arrived. The teenager was airlifted and transported to Roanoke for additional treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 7, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Beckley Man Arrested In Rainelle Following Stabbing Incident

By Leah Tuckwiller

A Beckley resident has been arrested in Greenbrier County following an incident on Sunday, January 5, in which one person was stabbed.

Early Sunday morning, Deputy M.T. Doss of the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to Rainelle in response to a possible stabbing. While en route, he was advised that one person had been stabbed, allegedly by a man later identified as Carl Donald Hammett, 35, of Beckley, who was also said to have stabbed himself. All parties were still in the home, dispatch reported; Doss advised that 911 tell everyone to get out of the house, away from the man.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 7, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

MARVEL Center Wins $500 Greenbrier Chevrolet Prize

Bobby Bordelon

A local community learning upstart was the recipient of a $500 donation after the community voted in its favor.

For the past several months, Greenbrier Chevrolet held a competition, asking for nominations and for the public to vote on which Greenbrier County non-profit is the most deserving of a $500 prize. In December, that award went to Meadow River Valley Early Childhood Learning (MARVEL) Center.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 7, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte City Council Passes Two Ordinances, Annexation, City Code

By Bobby Bordelon

The city of Ronceverte passed two ordinances after public hearings with on Monday, January 6, dealing with annexation of a property and City Code.

The first annexed approximately six acres into the city. According to Mayor David Smith, the property is located behind Ronceverte Elementary School and is being brought into the city by request of the owner. In addition, parts of the road leading into the property would be annexed, allowing city police and fire to travel to homes on the property without leaving city limits.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 7, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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