Spartans Fall By One Point In Playoff

By Brandon Baker

It was a chilly, but exciting night in Fairlea on Friday, November 15, when the Greenbrier East Spartans battled the Spring Mills Cardinals in the first round of the state playoffs.

This late in the season, anything can be the difference between a win or loss, and when the Spartans had an extra point blocked it proved to be a big difference. East lost the game 28-27 and watched their magical football season come to a heartbreaking end.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.

Legal Notices Keep Readers Informed

By Bobby Bordelon

Amid coverage of government, courts, public interest, and people of Greenbrier and Monroe counties, a newsroom can sometimes miss important information that the public should be informed about. This is part of the reason for legal announcements in the classified sections of both massive, national newspapers and smaller, local newspapers.

For example, in today's edition of The West Virginia Daily News, a notice from the town of Alderson spells out the specifics of the recently passed water rate increase, including the previous rates, new rates, the increase percentage, number of customers, annual approximate increase in revenue, and much more. This information provides Alderson residents with a full breakdown of the increase, allowing them to plan in more technical detail than often is included in regular coverage of City Council meetings.

Read more in the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.

Ronceverte Man Arrested For Two Thefts

By Leah Tuckwiller

Dustin Crouch, 28, of Ronceverte, has been charged with grand larceny and trespassing and, in a later incident, breaking and enterimg an automobile, pretty larceny, and trespassing.

The two incidents took place on October 6 and November 11, respectively, both in Lewisburg.
Read more in the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.

Alderson City Council Raises Water Rates

By Bobby Bordelon

Revisions to the position of fire chief and an increase to water rates were considered by the Alderson City Council during their Thursday, November 14, meeting.

The second reading and a public hearing was held for the water rate increase ordinance. The ordinance passed first reading during the October council meeting.

Read more in the Monday, November 18, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Potential Biomass Plant Operator Receives Building Permit From DEP

By Bobby Bordelon

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued a construction permit to PPD of WV One LLC on October 7, indicating plans to construct the biomass plant near Sam Black Church.

The facility is described as a "biomass to synthetic diesel fuel plant" located in Crawley, just north of the Sam Black Church exit of I-64. The permit authorizes construction "in accordance with West Virginia Air Pollution Control Law [22-5-1]" and "shall remain valid, continuous and in effect unless it is revised, suspended, revoked, or otherwise changed." Amid the emission unit descriptions, the year installed lists 2020, which may indicate an approximate construction completion date.

Read more in the Friday, November 15, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

#8 Greenbrier Spartans Take On #9 Springs Mills Friday Evening

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartans will be hosting their first state playoff game since the 1998 season. East has enjoyed a solid last few years as this is their third trip to the state playoffs in the last five seasons.

The Spartans will play the Spring Mills Cardinals, an opponent most fans are probably unfamiliar with. However, their playing style is very similar to East's. Formed just six years ago in 2013, Spring Mills is a mixture of half of the student bodies from Martinsburg and Hedgesville High Schools. Those schools had become overcrowded so they created a brand new institution located in Martinsburg.

Read more in the Thursday, November 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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