White Sulphur Springs To Present Comprehensive Plan In Public Hearing

By Bobby Bordelon

Before the next White Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, the council will hold a public hearing to present the final draft of the city's comprehensive plan for continuing growth to residents.

A comprehensive plan is a "blueprint for the future development" of a city, devised from hearings, open houses, and surveys from residents and stakeholders.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Diamond In West Virginia? Who Knew?

By Theresa Flerx

 A West Virginia Daily News reader recently shared an old article about a little known gem with roots in an unlikely place - Monroe County - found in an unlikely way - during a lawn game played by the unlikely founder - young "Punch" Jones.

 That gem is a blue-white diamond, weighing 34.46 carats, measuring 5/8 inch in diamter and is one of a few diamonds found in the United States.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lists On Secondary Road Maintenance Made Public

By Leah Tuckwiller

On Tuesday, March 19, Governor Jim Justice called all Division of Highways district engineers and county supervisors to take "72 hours to write down every single road that's in your county, every single thing that you think's wrong," he said, followed by another 24 hours to categorize them by priority and list what equipment would be needed to repair them. Now, the lists are in.

"Less than a week after Gov. Jim Justice directed all Division of Highways district managers and county supervisors statewide to compile full lists of secondary roads most in need of maintenance in their areas, those lists have been completed and are now available to the public on the Department of Transportation's website," reads a press release from the governor's office.

Read more in the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rainelle Veterans' Mural On Hold

By Bobby Bordelon

An open-heart surgery has lead the town of Rainelle to delay plans for a mural commemorating veterans and Run For The Wall in the center of town.

The proposed mural will be a tribute to the military, past, present, and future, taking up a 76-feet long and 24-feet wide wall, and feature several pieces of Americana, including an eagle, representatives for each of the five branches of the United States military, monuments in Washington D.C., and a portrayal of the first time the annual Run For The Wall motorcade came through Rainelle.

 Read more in the Monday, March 25, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Braswell Pleads Guilty To Breaking, Entering

By Leah Tuckwiller

James Nathaniel Braswell has entered a guilty plea to breaking and entering, as well as a habitual offender petition, in a hearing on Wednesday, March 20.

According to Greenbrier County Prosecutor Patrick Via, the two charges at hand were brought in a case from October 2017, in which Braswell entered an unoccupied residence, count one, with the intention to commit larceny, count two.

Read more in the Thursday, March 21, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lewisburg Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department Present 2018 Annual Reports

By Bobby Bordelon

Two major emergency response departments for the city of Lewisburg presented annual reports during the Tuesday, March 19, City Council meeting, highlighting the efforts of both the Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department.

The Lewisburg Police Department responded to 3,828 throughout 2018, a nearly 800 call decrease from the 2017 total, 3032.

Read more in the Thursday, March 21, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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