White Sulphur Springs Passes New Comprehensive Plan

By Bobby Bordelon

The White Sulphur Springs Comprehensive Plan was passed by City Council after a quiet public hearing on Monday, April 8.

A comprehensive plan is a "blueprint for the future development" of a city, devised from hearings, open houses, and surveys from residents and stakeholders. Some of these initial steps to the plan's creation were taken in November 2017 by capturing residents' thoughts on various aspects of residential life during a public meeting in City Hall. Since that meeting and subsequent public comment, the city synthesized the comprehensive plan.

Read more in the Tuesday, April 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

'Sound The Alarm, Save A Life' Begins

By Theresa Flerx

According to a survey conducted for the American Red Cross (ARC), "most Americans, or 62 percent, think they have at least five minutes to escape a burning home, when actually they have as little as two minutes."

Since October 2014, ARC has been providing families with an early warning system - a simple smoke detector - to increase the odds that everyone escapes a home unharmed in the event a spark ignites.

Read more in the Monday, April 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Manor Fire Explained Further

By Leah Tuckwiller

More details have come to light about the Thursday, April 4, fire at Lewisburg Manor.

According to Lewisburg Fire Chief Joseph Thomas and the fire department's social media, the inital call was made at 7:08 p.m.; the LFD was on scene by 7:13 p.m.

Read more in the Monday, April 8, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Celebrates The Life Of Chally Erb

By Bobby Bordelon

Lewisburg and the Greenbrier Valley have lost a larger than life resident; Chally Erb passed away at home on Wednesday, April 3.

Erb spent his life wearing many different hats, including coordinator and performer for Trillium Performing Arts Collective, U.S. Marine, comedian, stiltwalker, and outdoorsman, pushing himself to physical extremes while running, cycling, kayaking, rafting, farming and hunting.

Read more in the Friday, April 5, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

State Level Priority List Ranks Infastructure Projects Above Homeowner Buybacks In 2016 Flood Recovery

By Bobby Bordelon

Despite Greenbrier Valley coming close to the three-year anniversary of the flood of 2016, 34 Greenbrier County families are still waiting for the state to provide them with the funds they need to move forward with their lives.

Unrelated to issues with the West Virginia RISE program and the slum and blight program, the West Virginia Flood Hazard Mitigation program takes 15 percent of funds made available through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to a state during a natural disaster and requires them to be used on preventing future damage to homes, families, infrastructure, and buildings.

Read more in the Thursday, April 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Escapee Reportedly Seen In Lewisburg

By Theresa Flerx

An escape convict from Virginia was confirmed to be in the Lewisburg area as of Tuesday, April 2.

"The U.S. Marshal's office has confirmed to us that fugitive escapee Joshua Keen obtained a room through-out the night at the Super 8 Motel in Lewisburg, WV," according to the Richlands Police Department. "The clerk believes Keen departed around 5 a.m. [Tuesday] and the Marshals have also found evidence in the room to suggest Keen has changed his facial appearance, possibly to a clean shaven look."

Read more in the Wednesday, April 3, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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