Archives for April 2019

Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department Seeks Missing Man

The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department needs your help finding a man who’s been missing for a few days. 70 year old Quin Morton, was last seen on Saturday walking in the Charmco area. He’s described as 5’10”, 160 pounds and has early stage dementia. Anyone spotting Morton or knowing of his whereabouts should call West Virginia State Troopers.

Charges Face Greenbrier Count Man In Stolen Credit Card Case

A Greenbrier County man whom police say used a stolen credit card faces a number of charges. Police say Joseph McCoy was seen on surveillance video trying to buy two $500 prepaid cards with a stolen credit card at the Dollar General in Alderson. He had allegedly stolen that card from a Nursing Assistant who helps take care of a family member. He is charged with is facing a long list of charges for using a stolen credit card.
assault, obtaining money by false pretenses and fraud use of a credit card.

Art Show Seeking Works For Consideration

Submissions are being accepted for the 30th annual Juried Exhibit at Carnegie Hall. This year’s theme is “Off the Beaten Path.” Of the works submitted, certain ones will be chosen to be displayed Sept. 6 through Oct. 25. Deadline for entries is Friday, June 21. The works have to be photographs done within the last two years, not larger than 50 inches in any direction, and not previously shown at Carnegie Hall. You can submit up to three images for a $25 entrance fee. The pieces will be judged based on originality, technical quality and thematic depth.

Group Looking To Fix Up Historic Lewisburg Cemetery

Lewisburg’s historic African-American cemetery needs some TLC. The Dick Ponter cemetery, originated in the 1800s, and served Lewisburg’s African-American community for many, many years. Later it became an orphan, with ownership and responsibility for upkeep unclear. A group of citizens is working to restore it to good condition, tO honor those who are buried there. A work day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 10 AM to 3 PM If you would like to help, please contact Lewisburg City Recorder and Lewisburg in Bloom Coordinator Shannon Beatty at sbeatty@lewisburg-wv.com or (304) 645-2080.

Lewisburg Manor Residents Headed Home

After a week away, residents of Lewisburg Manor are headed back home. The Red Cross says the occupants, who were chased out of the facility by a fire on April 4th, have been living at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg, but have gotten the green light to make their return in the next couple of days. There are just over one hundred seniors who live at Lewisburg Manor. Restaurants and churches have been providing food for the residents since the fire.

Feds Issue Subpeona For Records For Justice-Owned Greenbrier

A subpeona has been issued by federal prosecutors for records related to a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. According to the Associated Press, the subpoena requests contracts, communications and financial records from the state relating to The Greenbrier resort and its annual PGA golf tournament. It names Justice as well as his son, daughter and other high-ranking resort employees. The Republican governor had this to say:
“I’ve always done the right thing in my personal life, my business life, my political life and every part of my life,” he said. “The people of West Virginia know that I have always been an open book, so of course, I am fully cooperating with the investigation.”

Police: Trio May Be Responsible For 18 Break-Ins In Greenbrier County

An update on a story we told you about last week. Authorities now say three people arrested recently in connection with a few break-ins in the western part of the county, may be responsible for as many as 18 burglaries. Under arrest are Holly Riffle, Mathew Riffle and Nathan Kirk. Police say they’ve tied them to 18 incidents where there was breaking an entering at a property. Most recently Matthew Riffle was charged with allegedly stealing from H&R Farm Supply in Crawley.

Update On Greenbrier County Break Ins

Update on a story we told you about Tuesday. A third person is under arrest in connection with recent break ins in Greenbrier County. 23-year-old Nathan Kirk of Rainelle was arrested in connection to them. His arrest comes along with the arrests of Matthew and Holly Riffle, who were arrested for a burglary at the Highland First Church of God in Rainelle. Police now say Matthew Riffle also allegedly stole from H&R Farm Supply in Crawley. A person who called police said boots, a lamp, a small amount of cash from the desk drawer, and a jar of cash from the counter for the Humane Society with nearly $200 in it were stolen.

Two Charged After Break In At Church

A break-in at a Greenbrier County church leads to the arrests of two people. It happened at Highland First Church of God. Police say Holly Rife admitted driving her husband Matthew Rife to that church to break in, which police say he did. He’s charged with burglary and petit larceny, she with accessory before the fact. No word on what was stolen from the church..