Snyder Out As Greenbrier Valley Airport Manager

Greenbrier Valley Airport Manager Stephen Snyder was removed from his post this week at the tail end of a meeting of the Airport Authority. A roll call vote indicates that Deborah Phillips, Greg Furlong and Tammy Shifflett-Tincher voted in favor of removal, Chairman Lowell Johnson and Mike Rose were opposed. Martha Livesay was appointed as acting executive direcotr in Snyder’s place. Snyder thinks that accusations of overspending at the airport played a role in his removal. Snyder’s removal is effective immediately.

Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In, Victim On Life Support

The shooting of a Greenbrier East High School student at Dorie Miller Park on Friday is being described as accidental by those who saw what happened. Edward Smith-Allen was reportedly playing around and pointing a gun at people in a car. Some in the car got out. As Smith-Allen pointed the gun at the victim he pulled the trigger and it went off. The suspect turned himself into police Saturday night and is charged with Wanton Endangerment with a Firearm. He was released on a $5,000 bond. The victim is on life support.

Soft Opening Monday For New Rainelle Post Office

A soft opening Monday for the newly remodedled post office in Rainelle. The old one was damaged by the 2016 floods and there have been multiple jumps between temporary locations since. The grand opening for the new facility is June 27th. It’s on John Raine Drive and with the soft opening looming, the temporary post office location at the Park Center will close at noon on Saturday, June 8, and will mark the beginning of the moving process to the new building.

Investigation Into Monday Afternoon House Fire In Fairlea

They’re looking for a cause after a fire at ahome in Farilea Monday afternoon, The call came in just after 5pm about a residence on Phyllis Ann Drive. There was one person in the home at the time of the fire but no one was hurt. Crews from Lewisburg, Fairlea, Frankfort, Ronceverte responded. Investigators say there was nothing suspicous about the fire, which did heavy damage, especially to the second floor of the home.

Lewisburg Ceases Use Of Roundup

The City of Lewisburg has ceased the use of glyphospate-based herbicides like the brand Roundup. The Public Works Department is using acid and plant oil based formulations to control a broad spectrum of noxious and invasive annuals, perennials and grasses in parks, along streets and sidewalks and, around buildings.
This season they’ll be using a flame weeder for some applications, saying they’re committed to finding organic herbicide formulas that work, are safe and cost effective means to control weeds in our landscapes.

Carnegie Hall Getting New AC System

Every production at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg may be just a little cooler than it has in the past, after the facilities got a new air conditioning system. A number of private donations helped pay for the upgrade. The unit the new one is replacing is 20 years old and not nearly as efficient as the new system will be. Whether it’s concerts or classes, patrons should notice the difference during the warm summer months.

Early Voting In Lewisburg

Early Voting will be conducted in the Council Chambers of Lewisburg City Hall from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday June 7, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.Special Early Voting will also be conducted from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Council Chambers at Lewisburg City Hall.Applications for absentee ballots for the June 11, 2019 Lewisburg Municipal Election are available in the office of the City Recorder. Any person who is going to be absent from this city, or who is confined to a health care facility on election day, June 11, 2019 and who is duly registered to vote in this city, can now apply by mail or telephone to the office of the Recorder, and receive an application for absentee ballot. Mail requests will be accepted through Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Greenbrier To Host Champions Tennis Classic

The Greenbrier will once again play host to a number of big names in tennis this fall as The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic returns for the eighth year to Center Court at Creekside Stadium on September 13 and 14. Women’s tennis legend Serena Williams will return for the second straight year, and she will be joined by another superstar in women’s tennis, Caroline Wozniacki. Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz will be the men’s singles players, and the Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, will participate in both of the doubles events.

More Money Headed For Roadway Maintenance

Gov. Justice announced this week that the West Virginia Legislature has approved his supplemental appropriation request for an additional $98 million to immediately go to state highway maintenance funding.
Justice says he asked the Legislature to approve theadditional highway maintenance funding to be able to continue the work they’ve started with his maintenance-first initiative. Gov. Justice raised the Fiscal Year 2019 revenue estimate so that $54 million could be appropriated from the current-year revenue surplus and combined with $44 million moved from non-maintenance funds to provide the additional $98 million increase to maintenance funds for Fiscal Year 2019.

Mountain Transit Authority Change

With the busy Memorial Day weekend upcoming, a reminder of something taking place on the other side of it. Effective June 3, 2019, the Mountain Transit Authority will no longer pick up in front of the White Sulphur Springs City Hall. The new pick up locations are OUTBOUND at the parking lot of the Greenbrier Reservations Center and INBOUND at the entrance of the Village Inn Motel. No other changes will occur on the White Sulphur Springs Route.