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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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WV MLK Day volunteers work ‘to build a stronger nation’

People around West Virginia and the nation honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by making Monday’s federal holiday a day to give back. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Taking care

  (Photo by Mark Robinson) Neal Walker (seated) and David McAfee work in the basement of Laurel Creek Assembly of God on Cavalier Road in Charmco. The church is on the right as you drive into Greenbrier West High More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Lawson Hamilton wins top honor in County Spelling Bee

Lawson Hamilton (left), Larissa Wickline and Iona Sills Eighteen students from nine Greenbrier County elementary schools, two middle schools and Lewisburg Baptist Academy gathered with excitement on the Western More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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First Fridays after Five returns February 3

First Fridays after Five returns to downtown Lewisburg on Friday, Feb. 3. Join the fun, live music, art events and tasty treats, all free to the public. Cooper Gallery invites you to come by to see their new exhibit More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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The Library as Family Tradition: Lifelong patron passes love of books to daughters

The Year of the Patron The Greenbrier County Public Library is a favorite place to visit for avid readers Maddie (left) and Quinn Barker. Maddie and Quinn Barker bounce happily through the children’s section of More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Herbert Gross Forney

Lewisburg-Herbert Gross Forney was born in Harrisburg, PA on Dec. 30, 1932, and passed into his heavenly home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg. Herb served in the United States More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Mary Margaret Brown Van Horn

  Charleston-Mary Margaret Brown Van Horn, 89, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. Margaret was born Sept. 24, 1927, the first daughter in the More...

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Historic Preservation Development Grants available

Applications are available for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Submissions must be postmarked More...

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Curtis James Dowdy

Lewisburg-Curtis James Dowdy, 31, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, while attending a symposium on horticulture in Baltimore, MD. Curtis was born Mar. 26, 1985, in Ronceverte, the son of Aretha Bennett More...

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Charles W. Highlander, Jr.

Alderson-Charles W. “Chuck” Highlander, Jr., 53, went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, after a battle with melanoma cancer. Chuck was born Apr. 18, 1963, at Union, a son of Dreama J. Reynolds Coleman More...