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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

February 14, 2014

DTL staff

Two West Point men were arrested Wednesday evening after a traffic stop conducted by a West Point Police Department (WPPD) patrol officer on Broad Street turned into a drug arrest.

According to a police report provided by the WPPD, a vehicle with a “blown headlight” was spotted driving north on Broad Street by a WPPD patrol unit. The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and proceeded to conduct a routine traffic stop.

Letters of Love

February 14, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Every great love story starts somewhere. For Bill Moon and the former Etta Florence Langford, it began in the pages of the West Point Times Leader — later known as Daily Times Leader — back in 1944.

WP couple honors 65 years bliss

February 14, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Some love stories last a lifetime. Richard and Ruth Alice Echols of West Point are still together after 65 years of marriage.

In this day and age of no – fault divorce, couples who make it to their silver anniversaries are rare, but to still be together after 65 years is something well worth celebrating.

King appointed as new WPSD board member

February 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Come March 1, West Point local Shay King will be an official member of the West Point School District’s Board of Trustees.

West Point Ward 5 Selectman Gary Dedeaux made the motion to appoint King as a school board member Tuesday during the Board of Selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting. However, Dedeaux’s motion followed a motion by Ward 1 Selectman Linda Hannah, who said she would like to reappoint current WPSD Board Member Diane Jack. Hannah’s motion, unlike Dedeaux’s, did not receive a second.

Man arrested for burglary of dwelling

February 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point resident Jimmy Putt, 26, was recently arrested in connection with a burglary of a dwelling located on Old White Road South.

According to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, at about 8 p.m. Feb. 10, officers were dispatched to Old White Road South regarding a possible breaking and entering in progress.

Per a police report provided by the West Point Police Department, Putt allegedly gained entry into the residence “by forcible means,” but later fled into a wooded area a short distance from the residence.

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