White Sulphur Springs Man Arrested For Cocaine, Meth Possession

By Robert Bordelon
A local White Sulphur Springs man was arrested and booked on felony counts of drug possession on Saturday, November 4.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Partolman Shannon Morris of the White Sulphur Springs Police Department, Morris observed two people walking on Dickson Street around 3:37 AM, recognizing one as Tyler Wilfong, 22. After parking on another street, Morris stopped Wilfong as he walked out from behind a residence near the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. Wilfong allegedly stated that he uses the yard as a shortcut. When asked to identify the other man he was walking with, Wilfong supposedly said, "I don't know," then admitted "Bob." After a search, Morris let Wilfong go.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Flood Memorial Expands To Honor Those Lost Statewide

By Theresa Flerx

"On June 23, 2016, multiple thunderstorms brought torrential rain to much of West Virginia, resulting in accumulations of up to 10 inches withing 12 hours. The resulting flood was among the deadliest in West Virginia history, declaring a state of emergency in 44 counties. This one-in-a-thousand-year flood brought West Virginians together, neighbor helping neighbor. May we never forget those who perished."

Those are the words inscribed in a marble plaque honoring statewide flood victims recently placed at one entrance of the magnificent flood memorial lovingly constructed in White Sulphur Springs for local residents lost to flood waters.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Clear The Shelter Event Adopts Out 57 Cats, 14 Dogs; 3 Dogs Remaining To Find A Home

By Ruth Caruthers

On Saturday, November 4, the Greenbrier Humane Society held a Clear-The-Shelter event.

All adoption fees were waived for this event thanks to a generous unnamed sponsor. The event featured a kid zone with crafts, prizes, and balloons, as well as hot cocoa, coffee, and donuts.

Read more in the Monday, November 6, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Day Report Provides Innovative Support

By Robert Bordelon

The Greenbrier Day Report Center (GDRC), now located in Ronceverte, offers a grant-based solution to the growing problem of escalating prison costs in West Virginia. Instead of locking up those with additions for a moral failure, the GDRC treats addiction as a disease, providing services and support for those who need help getting off drugs.

"Without this program, I would probably be in pirson or dead," said one enrollee.

Read more in the Friday, November 3, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

DEP Authorizes Mountain Valley Pipeline

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton announced today that the agency has lifted the suspension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) state Stormwater Permit. The suspension was put in place in September to allow the agency to properly respond to all public comments received.

Additionally, the state has chosen to waive the individual 401 Certification of the federal permits for the MVP. The Army Corps of Engineers recently reissued, with provisions that are specific to West Virginia, the Nationwide 12 permit which is used for stream crossings. These new conditions, when combined with specific requirements that are included in the state's storm water permit, will allow for better enforcement capabilities and enhanced protection for the state's waters.

Read more in the Thursday, November 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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