Lewisburg Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The city of Lewisburg held its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 7th. First place winners include, Lilly Lane Boutique for best float; Bill and Gloria Martin 1929 Ford for best antique vehicle; Eastern Greenbrier Middle School for best band; Images of Dance for best walking entry. Second place winners are the following: Girl Scouts 1919 for best float; Boone Tractor for best antique vehicle; Greenbrier East High School for best band; Trillium Performing Arts for best walker. Third Place winners are the following: Cub Scouts Pack #122 for best float; 1962 Ford Pickup for best antique vehicle; Lewisburg Steelers football team for best walking group.

Monroe County Ambulance Fee Update

Voluntarily dropped…a lawsuit stemming from the Monroe County ambulance fee. The Register Herald reports no money was exchanged but there was an agreement reached with provisions between two parties.
A $100 ambulance fee assessed to every property owner in the county is what prompted the suit. The plaintiffs in the case demanded that all money be returned, claiming commissioners did not correctly enact the changes. The suit also requested that bill collectors stop sending out notices concerning the fees.

Grant And Loan Money Coming For Lewisburg Water Systems

Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) announced today a grant, totaling $3,684,000, and a loan, totaling $33,834,000, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the City of Lewisburg. This Rural Development investment will be used to improve the city’s water systems and benefit 4,194 residential customers, 611 commercial customers, and 104 public authority and industrial users. The improvements include a new water intake structure, upgrading the existing treatment plant, and providing two new water storage tanks. The raw water intake will be relocated 2 miles away from the auto salvage yard and the county landfill, which both drain into the Greenbrier River, in order to avoid any pollution that could enter the treatment plant. This move will ensure the health and safety of the customers.

Winter Flea Market, Farmer’s Market Open For Business

In Lewisburg, the Winter Indoor Flea Market and Lewisburg Farmer’s Market is open for business. The Flea market is open Saturdays at the in the Gus Douglass Annex at the State Fair complex from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The flea market will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors who want to take part can call (304) 645-1090 to get details or visit statefairofwv.com to download an application.

Second Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5k Run/Walk

The Greenbrier Community School will host their Second Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5k Run/Walk. The run/walk will be on Dec. 21, 2019 starting at 10 a.m. Sign in will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration before Dec. 4, 2019 is $25, after the fourth it will be $30. T-shirts will be provided on a first come first served basis. Prizes will be given out to the best costume. Children 18 and under run for free. The race will start at South Court Street in Downtown Lewisburg. All proceeds will go towards the annual scholarship fund for children

Too cold for you? It’s Too Cold For Fido!

Too cold for you? It’s Too Cold For Fido!

The freezing temperatures and snow have the Michigan Humane Society warning pet owners. Officials say pet owners should bring their animals inside during the freezing conditions. Humane Society officials say they’re out patrolling for animals left outside without adequate shelter. They say a good rule to remember is if it’s too cold outside for you, it’s too cold for pets.

Lewisburg Historic District Wins Award

The Lewisburg Historic District was The recipient of a historic district “Our History Our Future” award from the West Virginia department of Arts, Culture and History.

The Lewisburg Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, making it one of the earliest downtowns to be recognized in this manner in West Virginia.?

The commercial core and surrounding residential neighborhoods reflect the architecture of the mid 18th to early 20th century. The city’s Historic Landmark Commission has employed design review for over 30 years ensuring that the enduring historic character of the district is preserved.

Its citizens and visitors enjoy the mix of restaurants, stores, museums and performance spaces all within walking distance.

Man Arrested For Trying To Arrange Sex With Teen In Lewisburg

A Greenbrier County man is under arrest after police say he tried to connect with a 15 year old boy for sex acts via social media. Police say the person Hampton Bragg of White Sulphur Springs was talking to was an undercover agent. Bragg made plans to meet at the Relax Inn in Lewisburg and as police were surveying the property, they saw his car. He was questioned the next day at his job and admitted contacting the person he thought was a teen and discussing the sex acts with him. He’s free after posting bond from Southern Regional Jail.

Oak Hill man died in an ATV accident

An Oak Hill man died in an ATV accident in Fayette County. First responders say 62-year-old Thomas F. Medford lost control of his vehicle on a steep hill while on his way to take care of his hunting location. The accident occured near Beech Creek Hollow Road Sunday.

WVSP Lewisburg Accepting Unwanted Drugs This Saturday

State Police in Lewisburg on Greenbrier Rd is among the spots where the public can drop off unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs this weekend. Law enforcement officials are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Dropoff locations can be found online . The collection sites include sheriff, community police and state police offices, fire departments, and pharmacies and grocery stores. In addition, e-cigarette devices will be collected after the batteries are removed.