Archive - Oct 12, 2011 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â€“ According to state officials, work on replacing the Long Bridge will probably start in February, several months later than originally thought. Construction is expected to last nearly a year, during which time the state will also be paving US 5 through the city, including Main Street.
Both the city and state say the bridge is safe. â€śIf it werenâ€™t safe, we would have it closed,â€ť said Carolyn Carlson, project manager.
The state will be finalizing the plans between now and January. Contractors will be able to bid on the project in January.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Police are looking for the person who stole an Army Ruck Sack from a U.S. Veteran who served in Afghanistan last year. Kurt Geib noticed the pack missing from his home Tuesday. The bag, issued by the Army, contained mostly warm weather gear.
Geib, a chaplain, said the bag also contained a personal Bible. The items have a â€śprice tagâ€ť but he wasnâ€™t sure of the exact value. The items are property of the Army, not Geib. The bag was located in Geibâ€™s garage and the thief stole nothing else.
CHARLESTON - A White Cane Awareness walk will be held this Saturday morning in West Charleston. The purpose of the walk is to promote awareness regarding those who are visually impaired or blind, and their dependence on canes and seeing eye dogs.
Among those participating will be some young members of the Free Will Baptist Church who will be blindfolded and have a guide.