By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A local minister and unsuccessful Berkeley County Commission candidate who sued the The Herald-Mail Co. last week alleging the newspaper had printed a libelous story about his stance on zoning has withdrawn the case, according to court officials.
John E. Wright said he decided to drop the lawsuit after reading the Bible. "I prayed for God to give me comfort and the indication I got was there would be no comfort in this lawsuit," Wright said.
Wright said he wants to put the matter behind him. "I hold no malice toward any reporter or any paper," he said.