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West Virginia chemical spill revisited

By Peggy Mackenzie A year after the chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston, just upstream from a major water intake facility, there is some good news and bad news to report. More...

The end of an era: Williamsburg announces bear dinner and ramp supper are no more

By Sarah Mansheim “There’s just not enough help,” says Williamsburg Ruritan Laurie Hedrick. Hedrick is talking about the cancelled annual Bear Dinner in Willamsburg, one More...

New year and a new county commission

By Peggy Mackenzie At the first meeting in a brand new year, Lowell Rose, as the incoming commissioner, was welcomed at the Tuesday night meeting. As the first order of business, More...

MLK Day celebrated in Lewisburg

The March and Celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19 began, as usual, in front of the Greenbrier County courthouse on Court Street (shown) in Lewisburg. This year saw a large gathering of more than 250 marchers singing We Shall Overcome as they walked up Washington Street to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, where a community lunch was served followed by a program celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. King. A special tribute to singer, actor, and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte was also featured that day.

The March and Celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19 began, as usual, in front of the Greenbrier County courthouse on Court Street (shown) in More...

Scott Yoak, Aerospace Specialties, Inc. (left); Pre-Engineering Instructor, Kevin Warfield and Tag Galyean representing Tag Studio

School-business partners support classroom innovation

Approximately 100 area businesses assist schools in Greenbrier County through school-business partnerships recognized by the WV Education Alliance School-Business Partnership Program. More...

New Hair Salon combines state-of-the-art techniques with earth- smart products

By Sarah Mansheim When Amber Smidi opened Luxe Salon in downtown Lewisburg, she knew she wanted to do something different. A Greenbrier County transplant originally from Florida, More...

eMessenger for January 24, 2014

eMessenger for January 24, 2015 As a subscriber to our web site you will be able to read the entire weekly Mountain Messenger on your tablet or pc devices. Click on the image to read this week's edition.

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Jan. 24 – feb. 1   Ongoing Art Exhibit, Coalfields and Molasses Making, photographs, Carnegie Hall...

The cast of June Kermit’s Kabaret 
(Photo courtesy of Greenbrier Valley Theatre) Audition for Kommunity Kabaret at GVT!

Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s (GVT) Music Director Kermit Medsker will hold auditions for a Kommunity Kabaret, Monday,...

gvwmf Winter Music Festival returns to downtown Lewisburg

By Sarah Mansheim The Greenbrier Valley Winter Music Festival returns to downtown Lewisburg next Saturday, promising...

Bernard Leo Neville

Bernard Leo Neville Alleghany, VA-Bernard “Chris” Leo Neville, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, VA. Born Nov. 3, 1923, in White Sulphur Springs, he More...

Mary Jane Cornwell..

Mary Jane Cornwell Williamsburg, VA-Mary Jane Cornwell, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Williamsburg Hospice House surrounded by her family. Born April 3, 1934, More...

Lonnie Thomas Campbell..

Lonnie Thomas Campbell White Sulphur Springs-Lonnie Thomas Campbell, 70, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, from a fall out of a tree. Born Oct. 30, 1944, he was More...

Peggy Marie VanBuren..

Peggy Marie VanBuren Ronceverte-Peggy Marie VanBuren, 81, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1933, at Pickaway, a More...

WRESTLER’S OF THE WEEK

Landon Hoover

EGMS NAME: Landon Hoover GRADE: 6th Grade G.P.A.: 4.00 CURRENT HIGHLIGHT: 3rd Place in the Coalfield Conference More...

WRESTLER’S OF THE WEEK

GEHS NAME: Evan Roberts GRADE: Senior G.P.A.: 3.10 CURRENT HIGHLIGHT: Ranked 3rd in the State (30 Wins) (25 Pins) PARENTS: Patrick..

CHURCH BULLETIN

New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service Sunday, Jan. 25 will begin at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome More...

CHURCH BULLETIN

New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service Sunday, Jan. 11 will begin at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend. The Fellowship..

Master Gardeners of Greenbrier Valley welcomes new volunteers

Front Row: Carie Ortman (left), Patricia Melvin-Somerville, Jill McClung, Miriam Knight, Stacy Goodwin, Lori Frazier, Bobbie Jackson, Hannah Logan and Lori Hammond. Back Row: Curtis Gillilan (left), Lacy Thomas, Ray Ratliff, Mary Ratliff and Martha Hilton. (Graduates not pictured: Randy Modlin, Shari Modlin, Laura Izzo, Jonathan Hemby and Tracy Spangler) The Master Gardeners of Greenbrier Valley have expanded the total number of Master Gardeners to 74 after adding 19 new graduates from the recent Master Gardeners training classes. The Master Gardener program in Greenbrier County started in 2002 due to the efforts of Willa and Pat Izzo and under the direction of John McCutcheon of […]..

National Alliance on Mental Illness donates books to Rainelle Public Library

Each year NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Greenbrier Valley Affiliate organizes a drive to provide the local libraries with educational More...

GES announces three winners in MLK Essay & Art Contest

“Brotherhood is More Precious than Diamonds, Silver or Gold” - Indigo Graves reads an excerpt from her first place winning essay regarding Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Graves is a Fourth Grade Student at Greenbrier Episcopal school. Greenbrier Episcopal School (GES) announces three winners in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Essay and Art Contest, held each year to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Indigo Graves won First Place in the Fourth Grade Essay Competition, Willow Ferguson won third place in the Fifth Grade Essay Competition and Mackenzie..

New River CTC acquires USDA building in Beaver

The United States Department of Agriculture has deeded the Appalachian Farming System Research Center located a 1224 Airport Road to New River Community and Technical College (New River CTC) and the Raleigh County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Two separate plots of land, More...

Deeds 01-24-15

Grant W. Serreno and Sandra Serreno to Angela L. Clark, Tract 1; Lot #1, Section 1, Trout Run Subdivision, Tract 2;..

Deeds 01-24-15

Grant W. Serreno and Sandra Serreno to Angela L. Clark, Tract 1; Lot #1, Section 1, Trout Run Subdivision, Tract 2;..

Vandalism, destruction of property ignored

Dear Editor: I wish to express my views and opinions regarding the subject of local criminals of the multiple kind, i.e.,..