Archives for December 2018

Man Involved In Copper Mine Incident Being Charged

Authorities in Raleigh County are now looking to arrest one of the people in that abandoned mine debacle. Eddie Williams Jr is being sought for entering without breaking. He and three others went inot the inactive Clear Creek Mine earlier in the month. Reportedly, they were looking for copper to sell.Williams emerged from the mine on his own but the others had to be rescued.

Teachers Keep An Eye On Health Insurance Issues

Teachers in Lewisburg and across West Virginia are watching closely as a task force studying fixes to a health insurance program for West Virginia public employees prepares to finalize its recommendations. Gov. Jim Justice created the Public Employees Insurance Agency task force at the height of the statewide teachers’ walkout in February. The panel was charged with finding ways to reduce costs and improve benefits and to resolve ongoing funding shortfalls. The task force is expected to give its recommendations to the legislature today.

Messiah Sing-A-Long In Lewisburg

The Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg is hosting a Messiah sing-a-long later this month. If you don’t have your own score to bring, copies will be provided at the door the night of the show on December 23rd. Participants will be singing the Christmas section and the first part of the Hallelujah chorus. Old Stone Church is at 644 Church Street.

New Sheriff’s Department Satellite Office Approved

A new satellite office for the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department was approved Tuesday. It will be located in a former lodge on Route 3, past the Glen Daniel intersection. Raleigh County Commissioners approved purchasing that property for $85,000. Officials say it will give the department a presence on that end of the county that it doesn’t have now and the site may also be used by the tax office and assessor’s office at times for customers’ convenience.

Alderson Holding Holiday Decorating Contest

The Town of Alderson is holding a contest to see which home in the town can put up the best Christmas decoration display. There’s about ten days to get ready as a team of judges will drive around Saturday, December 15, at 6 p.m. to make their decisions. If you want to get some inspiration, you can check out Alderson’s own display at Memorial Bridge and Alumni Park.