Lewisburg Fire Department Installing Fire Hydrants For Safety, Insurance

By Bobby Bordelon

Sharp-eyed residents of Lewisburg might have noticed members of the Lewisburg Fire Department doing construction rather than fighting fires over the past several weeks. This construction has led to eight new fire hydrants speckled throughout the city, with a few more on the way.

Lewisburg first installed "fire plugs" in the city following the great fire of 1897, giving people quick water access during an emergency. As of August 27, eight new hydrants have been installed, on Farm Road, Belgian View Estates, Anderson Road, Anderson Estates Road, Feamster Road, Meadow Lane, East Bailey Road, and Harper Road.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 27, 2019 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Fine, Jail Time Penalties Increased For Drivers Not Stopping For School Buses

By Bobby Bordelon

Sharp-eyed residents of Lewisburg might have noticed members of the Lewisburg Fire Department doing construction rather than fighting fires over the past several weeks. This construction has led to eight new fire hydrants speckled throughout the city, with a few more on the way.

Lewisburg first installed "fire plugs" in the city following the great fire of 1897, giving people quick water access during an emergency. As of August 27, eight new hydrants have been installed, on Farm Road, Belgian View Estates, Anderson Road, Anderson Estates Road, Feamster Road, Meadow Lane, East Bailey Road, and Harper Road.

Read more in the Tuesday, August 27, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

'Hidden Figure' Celebrates 101 Years

By Leah Tuckwiller

Happy 101st birthday to Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, who was born in White Sulphur Springs on August 26, 1918. Johnson, a computer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), was instrumental in sending astronauts to orbit Earth and to the moon.

Johnson displayed a gift for numbers early in her life, and when it 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, the family moved to Institute, where young Katherine could continue to attend school. Johnson entered high school at West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) at age 10 and graduated at 14.

Read more in the Monday, August 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Mayor White Pens Poem For Start Of School, City Council Holds Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

Before the beginning of the Lewisburg City Council meeting on August 20, Mayor Beverly White wished a good school year for each of the students returning to class. As the city prepared for regular business, including new awards won, discussion around the Greenbrier Community School, and several grants, White penned a poem for parents, asking them to help make the schools a good place to grow up.

"I talked to a young man this summer who is headed to the eastern middle school this year," said White. "He's afraid because the kid that bullied him is headed there too. I tried to encourage him to be himself, to walk with confidence, and to hold his head up high. The encounter inspired me to write this poem as an open letter to parents before school starts:"

Read more: Lewisburg Mayor White Pens Poem For Start Of School, City Council Holds Meeting

Radiothon To Fundraise For Rainelle Community/Visitors Center

By Bobby Bordelon

Efforts to build a community and visitors center for Rainelle will receive an extra boost with the Radiothon, a fundraiser looking to "raise the building for a better tomorrow."

The event, hosted by 103.1 The Bear and coordinated by Andy Pendleton, will feature wagon rides, a flea market, crafts, food, and more.

Read more in the Friday, August 23, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Grand Jury Returns 72 Indictments For Drug Distribution

By Bobby Bordelon

A total of 32 individuals were charged with 72 sealed indictments issued by a special Greenbrier County Circuit Court Grand Jury on Tuesday, August 20.

The Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force is responsible for the investigation and subsequent cases brought before the special grand jury.

Read more in the Wednesday, August 21, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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