Lady Essex Deemed Healthy To Perform At Festival

By Robert Bordelon

County Commission President Woody Hanna released a statement on Thursday, June 21, about the health of both Lady Essex and a camel present for the festival.

"Last week during the county commission meeting, a citizen raised concern regarding the possibility of the elephant at the Renaissance Festival transmitting tuberculosis," said Hanna. "I asked Dr. Pat McHale of Seneca Trail Animal Hospital to review health certificates for the elephant and the camel. He has reported to me that the two animals have all the vaccinations required of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including a negative tuberculosis test. It is [McHale's] conclusion that 'based on the health certificates, these animals poise no health risks to the public.'"

Read more in the Friday, June 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Stay Issued For Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Robert Bordelon

The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary order to prevent Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) from building across West Virginia's rivers.

In response to a petition by the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Indian Creek Watershed Association, Appalachian Voices, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Sierra Club, the order stays the pipeline's ability to continue construction based on permitting rules.

Read more in the Friday, June 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Literary Festival, Fire Dept Funds Approved

By Robert Bordelon

The recommendations of the Lewisburg Finance Committee dominated many of the issues facing the Lewisburg City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 19, including funding approval for the Lewisburg Fire Department, the Lewisburg Literary Festival, and a social media campaign promoting events and organizations throughout the area. In addition, Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester announced his appointment to a statewide roadway improvement board, and City Attorney Tim Stranco provided an update to the charter amendment process.

Restricted funds have been granted to the Lewisburg Fire Department (LFD) to aid the department in its hopes of finding a new home.

Read more in the Wednesday, June 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

The White Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Watch Welcomes Community To A Barbecue

By Theresa Flerx

"We are quickly approaching the two year anniversity of the June 23, 2016, flood. We, as a community have come a long way since that horrible day. That being said, White Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Watch will be hosting a free community barbecue [Saturday] June 23 from noon until 4 p.m.," announced the City of White Sulphur.

"Tragedy bonds people, but as time goes on they drift apart," explained Prl. Shannon Morris of the WSS Police Department. "The barbecue is a way to bring everyon eback together. It's a way to keep relationships, keep a united front."

Read more in the Wednesday, June 20, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

U.S., North Korea Agreement May Allow For Repatriation Of West Virginia MIA

By Robert Bordelon

The recent summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea could bring the bodies of fallen West Virginian soldiers back to the United States, according to Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.).

These heroes of the Korean War have waited over 60 years to return home and given full military honors and the burial they deserve.

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

SNAP Gross Income Limit Has Been Raised To 200 Percent Poverty Level

By Ruth Caruthers

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, the income limit to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has been raised.

As of June 16, the gross income limit to receive SNAP (food stamps)has been raised from 130 percent of the federal poverty level to 200 percent.

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

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