Archives for May 2018

Jenkins In Greenbrier County Tuesday

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins was in Greenbrier Tuesday. He went to Alderson to talk at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant in town. He helped nail down more than a half million dollars to finish upgrades at the plant, and the funding also paid for three lift stations needed to meet discharge limitations for the Greenbrier River, as set by the EPA.

Alderson Farm To Table Dinner Thursday

A farm to table dinner is being planned in Alderson. It will take place Thursday at 6pm on the Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge. Chefs Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of Lost Creek Farm are putting on the meal. The cost is $100 per person. Also, there will be a town wide open house during the same time to give visitors an up close and personal look at what Alderson has to offer.

Man Hit By Horseshoe, Thrower Arrested

Police say a man was hit by a flying horseshoe, thrown by another man as the victim was riding by a house on a motorcycle. Police were called to Canaday Cemetary Road where a man was found bleeding heavily from the mouth. The victim said Charles Taylor Jr. threw the horseshoe at him, leaving a hole in his cheek. Witnesses backed up the story and Taylor was charged with malicious wounding.

Car Carrying Governor, First Lady Rear Ended

Police say a car carrying West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice was struck from behind at an intersection by a man suspected of being under the influence of marijuana. The governor’s office says the governor and first lady were not taken for medical treatment after Saturday’s crash in Beckley. Beckley police say 20-year-old Joshua Lucas was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain control.

Run For The Wall Cruises Into Rainelle

It got a little loud in Rainelle Thursday as whats become a Memorial Day weekend tradition returned to town. Veterans by the hundreds and those supporting them rode through the area as part of the Run for the Wall. It’s a ten day even…motorcycle riders trekking from Ontario, California to the Vietnman Veterans Memorial Wall In DC. As is always the case, they got a warm welcome from the locals and the riders stopped to tak pictures and sign autographs for elementary school students. This is the 30th year of the event.

Fairlea Building Fire Thursday Night

Everyone is accounted for after a fire in Fairlea Thursday night. Crews were called out to the Perrine Apartments at about 9:30…it’s located on Route 219. A number of fire crews arrived on scene to help beat back the flames. No injuries reported, no word on a cause.

Area Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Counts

A guilty plea from a White Sulphur Springs man to charges of dealing with prescription pain pills. Now, 25-year-old Cody Reed Godfrey is facing up to 20 years in prison. Authorities say Godfrey sold oxymorphone to an undercover agent in Alderson in June of last year, and admitted setting up another deal with meth and more oxymorphone pills. The case was investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Godfrey will be sentenced August 29th.

Lawmakers Want Probe Into Flood Housing Help Program

The leaders of the West Virginia House and Senate are asking a legislative committee to examine a program created to help flood victims obtain housing assistance. Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead wrote the letter Wednesday to the co-chairs of the joint legislative committee on flooding. The letter says many survivors of 2016 floods are still waiting for help from the RISE West Virginia program. The letter requests at least one public meeting.

Six Year Old Dies After Falling Into Creek In White Sulphur Springs

A little boy who fell into Howard’s Creek in White Sulphur Springs over the weekend has died. Authorities say 6 year old Liam Craft passed away overnight. His mother, on Facebook, thanking those who reached out over the past few days. Police say Liam fell into the water and his 10 year old brother tried to save him. Gavin Craft was treated and released from the hospital. Both he and Liam were swept up by the current during the accident Saturday night.

Professor: The Blankenship Effect On The Political Process

A professor says if Don Blankenship is successful in making the U.S. Senate campaign a three-way race in West Virginia, it “throws everything into uncertainty.” West Virginia Wesleyan College political history professor Robert Rupp says Blankenship has a self-funded candidacy and plenty of motivation as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Joe Manchin. Yet Rupp says a Blankenship candidacy could help Manchin by taking conservative Republican votes away from the GOP’s Patrick Morrisey.