Archives for December 2019

One Man Seriously Injured, Woman In Custody After Shooting

A man is seriously injured, a woman in custody after a shooting reported in Greenbrier County early Tuesday. The call came in around 8am from the area near Monroe Draft and Organ Cave. There is no word on the identities of the people involved or about what may have led to the shooting.

Suspicious Package Lands Greenbrier Valley Mall On Lockdown

The Greenbrier Valley Mall was put on lockdown Monday night after a suspicious package was found. The call to authorities about it happened at about 9pm. Personnel with Lewisburg Police and the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department remained on the scene, as did Fairlea Fire Department and EMS, for a couple of hours and the road near the mall entrance was closed. No word as yet on what was found.

One Person Hurt In Greenbrier County Crash

One person was hurt when their pick up rolled over in Greenbrier County Sunday evening. It happened at about 5:30pm on Route 92 near White Sulphur Springs. No word on what led to the crash or on the severity of injuries. Also, no indication if charges are forthcoming in the accident.

Kram The Kennel At Greenbrier Humane Society

Greenbrier Humane Society is looking to Kram the Kennel and need your help. Among the items they are looking for: Towels, Blankets, High efficiency liquid laundry detergent, Bleach, Dawn dish soap, Dryer sheets, non-clumping unscented clay cat litter, Dog and cat treats and Dog and cat toys. The Humane Society is located at 151 Holliday Lane in Lewisburg.

Hundreds Of School Kids In Beckley Receive Winter Coats

The Beckley Fire Department and Body Works handed out jackets to hundreds of students at Beckley Elementary. In all, four hundred kids in grades Pre-K through first grade received coats. Organizers say all children in those grades received a coat whether they needed it or not. The two entitites call it another way to touch these kids lives and let them know someone else cares about them besides their parents

Private Investor To Purchase White Sulphur Springs High School Building

Greenbrier Valley Partnership announces White Sulphur Springs has attraced a private investor to purchase the WSS High School and plans to invest $3 million into the facility and transform it into a hotel and events center. The new owners are working with those groups currently using the facility, like WSS Youth Basketball and the WISH Center, to ensure a smooth transition. After schools consolidated, the Greenbrier County Board of Education turned the property over to the city. Currently, there are no hotels or motels in operation in city limits— something that has been noted by many potential visitors as a significant obstacle. This development will provide a boost to our downtown economy by encouraging tourism, creating jobs, and increasing foot traffic.

New Natural Resources Officer In Pocohontas County

There’s a new Natural Resources field officer in Pocohontas County. Rocky Hebb has 18 years’ experience in law enforcement with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. He worked with a K-9 partner most recently and helped patrol the campus at Buckhannon-Upshur High School for drugs. Hebb and his wife, Nina Sharp, from Valley Head, have four nearly grown children – three sons, ages 16 to 20 and a daughter who is 19.

Lewisburg Water Rates Going Up

Lewisburg residents can expect the price of your water to increase as early as January 15, 2020. Officials say the increase will mean a household using two thousand gallons of water will see the bill increase from $17 to $24. The money will be used to make improvements to the system to increase capacity and reliability and rein in the interruptions in service and boil water orders that not been uncommon in the past.
There will be a second increase once the project is completed which could take up to two years.

Ugly Sweater Contest To Help Raise Money For The Raleigh County Humane Society

An ugly sweater contest to help raise money for the Raleigh County Humane Society. The Mad Hatter Club in Beckley is doing so on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The party starts at 7 p.m . There will be free lasagna and Tito’s drink specials. There will be no cover charge for the event, but you must be 21 or older and have a valid ID

First Energy Hands Out Checks In Pocohontas County

In Poconhtas County, the Watoga Foundation has received a $2,000 check from First Energy. That money is intended for the Workman Cabin. First Energy also presented a check for $2,500 to the Pocahontas County Bicentennial Committee to prepare for the county’s upcoming bicentennial celebration. A 1,000 check was presented to Experience the Arts which will use the funds for Art in the Park, an annual event hosted at Watoga State Park.