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By David Esteppe On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Strengths, weaknesses and threats to effective firefighting

There are a total of 15 fire departments in Greenbrier County. Only the Lewisburg Fire Department has full-time fire fighters. The other 14 departments are manned solely with volunteer fire fighters. These volunteers More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Lewisburg is about to get cooler

A project to provide solar energy to City Hall is underway. Dan Conant came to Lewisburg Rotary on Feb. 24, and presented the details of the fundraising campaign which will hopefully allow the project to go forward More...

By David Esteppe On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Two fires in a matter of days

A devastating early morning fire on Feb. 21 burned down the barn of the Valley Vet Clinic in Monroe County, killing five horses and a cow. A 911 call reporting the fire came in by a passerby to the clinic just after More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Grand Jury indicts local physician

A man found dead in his car of a methadone overdose in a Fritz’s Pharmacy parking lot a year ago has lead to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter for his physician. Leslie Abigail Winters, a Doctor More...

By David Esteppe On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Shady transactions lead to criminal charges for Ronceverte man

According to a criminal complaint filed by Greenbrier County Sherriff’s Cpl. B.M. Hunt, an investigation into an alleged swindling of an elderly couple has led Joseph William Boswell III to turn himself into authorities More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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If they could talk, what would they say; and are you listening?

It turns out that vaginas have something to say to us. Thanks to Eve Ensler’s original screenplay called The Vagina Monologues, we get some insight to what is on the minds of vaginas. Back in the ‘90s, Ensler More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Entrepreneurs compete for essential funding

Encouraging crowd funding to spur economic growth in our region, the fourth Greenbrier Valley Entrepreneur’s Cafe (GVEC) is set for Feb. 18, when five contestants will vie for seed money at the Greenbrier County More...

By David Esteppe On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Death ruled as involuntary manslaughter

In a trial on Jan. 16, the jury deliberated only 30 minutes; and determined that the intent to kill another person was not the case for Antonio Dewayne Smith, who had been charged with voluntary manslaughter. Instead More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Our water intake is currently a quarter of a mile downstream of the landfill

There is no escaping the importance of paying more attention to where our water comes from, especially after the recent chemical spill into the Elk River. Apparently, we currently intake our water downstream of More...

Solar panel. Inset: Toolbox on wheels
By David Esteppe On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Build your own

Solar panel. Inset: Toolbox on wheels In joining the residential sustainable energy revolution,White Sulphur Springs resident, Jamie Lafferty, has built his own solar powered generator for emergency backup during More...