White Sulphur Springs City Council Discusses 100-Acre Shooting Range Open to The Public

By Bobby Bordelon

With Councilmember Kathy Glover sitting in for Mayor Bruce Bowling, White Sulphur Springs City Council met on Monday, January 14, to discuss a possible gun range in town and consider granting money to the Mountain Transit Authority.

Ryan Ellis, owner of Mountaineer Guns, approached City Council to propose a land lease. The approximate 100-acre lot near the water plant in the city is mostly unused, according to Ellis, with a section containing the site of a small gun range for the city's police department.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Cora Crane

Cora Crane, 83, of Rupert, WV, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at her daughter's home in Rupert.

Born on February 20, 1935, she was the daughter of Wilson and Clara Bell Hanson.

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2017 Abduction Case Results In Guilty Plea, Two To Ten Years Incarcertaion

By Bobby Bordelon

Sentencing in an abduction case took place in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Friday, January 11. Christopher Rider was indicted in October 2018 on one charge of felony abduction relating to an incident in December 2017.

The case began when Preston Modlin, principal of Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, contacted local police on December 18, 2017. A student was absent from school, and several other students told Modlin they had received messages stating that the missing student was with Rider.

Read more in the Monday, January 14, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Anthony Correctional Center Could Receive Funds For New Facility, Justice Says

By Bobby Bordelon

Of the many topics mentioned in Governor Jim Justice's State of the State address, one included an announcement of funds for a local correctional center.

"I want to begin immediately," said Justice. "I want to take $10,000,000 directly out of the surplus moneys that we have now, and I've got $5,000,000 in the budget to immediately build back the Anthony Correctional Center. We need it built back."

Read more in the Friday, January 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Case Involving Approximately $60,000 in Meth, 36 Guns Leads To Guilty Plea, Sentencing

By Bobby Bordelon

A 2017 case for local police and the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Vilent Crime Task Force, resulting in the discovery of 36 guns and $60,000 in controlled substances, saw a conviction in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court on Tuesday, January 8. David Lilly plead guilty to several charges of possession with intent to deliver.

A search warrant was executed on December 5, 2017, where members of the West Virginia State Police, Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, and the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task force entered Lilly's home on Hundley Road in Clintonville with the information that Lilly was involved with methamphetamine distribution. Lilly wasn't home, but according to a press release by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, a search of the residence produced seven ounces of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and 36 firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and pistols, many of which were reported as stolen.

Read more in the Thursday, January 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte City Council Votes To Consider Water Rate Raise, Release Land To Owner

By Bobby Bordelon

After swearing in Kathy King as the newest member of the Ronceverte City Council, the council took up consideration of two ordinances, concerning local water rates and a land release on Monday, January 7.

The first ordinance concerns water rates; a review of the budget showed that the city lacks enough funds to meet fund matching for grants received from the state.

Read more in the Thursday, January 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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