Archives for November 2018

Lewisburg Police Chief Says He’ll Retire

The top cop in Lewisburg is getting ready to step down. Chief, Tim Stover says he’ll leave the job at the end of January. He’s worked for Lewisburg PD for 28 and a half years and became chief 21 years ago. Stover said he was eligible to retire three years ago, opted not to, and says now it’s time. Stover is hopeful the next chief will come from within the department.

Lighting Up Lewisburg

A brighter holiday season literally in Lewisburg. Officials are announcing tha that the city was awarded a $59,400 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant by Governor Jim Justice to finish replacing the field lights at Hollowell Park with LED lights. This will complete a multi year effort to install energy efficient LED lights in the City Park System.

New Exhibit At Lewisburg City Hall

The City Hall of Lewisburg has a new photo exhibit on display titled, Agriculture; Yesterday and Today.
Curated by Janice Cooley, a resident of Lewisburg and an AmeriCorp volunteer, the exhibit describes the early beginnings of agriculture in the Lewisburg, Greenbrier County area by early settlers attracted by the lush land and mineral springs, as well as where these early beginnings have led the community to focus on health and wellbeing today. The Agriculture; Yesterday and Today exhibit at Lewisburg City Hall is on display 8:30 am until 4:30 p.m.through January 2019.

Blood Shortage And Blood Collections Locally

There’s a blood shortage happening and the Red Cross needs your help addressing it. During September and October, 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations came in than are needed. There are two blood drives coming up locally to help deal with the deficit.

• Nov. 26: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington Street

• Dec. 1: 1 to 6 p.m., Greenbrier Valley Airport, 558 Airport Road

Wintry Weather Causing Power Outages

9,400 people are without power in Raleigh County with other outages scattered across the area. Appalachian Power reports much of the damage is caused by trees that have fallen under the weight of the ice and sleet mix. This has also caused many downed power lines in these areas. As the storm continues throughout the day, more outages could occur. Customers should treat all downed lines as live power lines and stay away from them. Never touch downed power lines or sparking equipment. Keep children and pets away from fallen lines and anything the lines may touch Additional safety tips are posted at www.appalachianpower.com.

More Information On Miner’s Death In Greenbrier County

,More information from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, about th death of a coal miner in Greenbrier County. It happened at the Number 1 Surface Mine on October 17th. A 33 year old auger with just three days of experience was killed when he was trying to move an auger on a crane and a section of the auger hit him in the chest. It’s the eighth death reported in the industry this year.

Wbite Sulphur Springs Opens Visitors’ Center

The new visitor center in White Sulphur Springs is open now. It’s located on Main Street in the same building as Greenbrier Outfitters. Officials say the facility will help promote not just White Sulphur Springs but the entire county as they get visitors especially from other countries. The center is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Two Hurt In Greenbrier County Crash

Two people hospitalized in Greenbrier County after a Saturday accident. It happened along Route 12 near Alta. Police say two people were choppered out from the scene of the crash, no word on the extent of their injuries. The names of the victims haven’t been released. Police haven’t said what caused the accident. The investigation is ongoing.

Three Cuffed After Break In Report

Three people under arrest after police were called to the scene of an attempted break near Lewisburg. It happened early Thursday afternoon. The would be robbers were confronted and took off. They were tracked down a short time later. They are Johnny Ray Howard, Jr., 37, of White Sulphur Springs, 46 year old Roy Dale Yoakem, and 34 year old Tabatha Reanea Hannigan of White Sulphur Springs . They’re all at the Southern Regional Jail.

Beckley Kids Career Day

It was career day yesterday at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley forf some Raleigh County eight-graders. This is a tradition with the Beckley-Raleigh County chamber of Commerce and Raleigh County Schools that started 20 years ago. The kids got to hear presentations on careers in education, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, the tech industry and more.