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Buffet concert
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Warm-up for Buffet concert

While on stage during warm-up sound checks, PGA Concert headliner, Jimmy Buffet noticed Foxfire Realty’s “Chopper Foxfire” taking aerial shots of the area. Buffet contacted Team Foxfire and asked if they More...

By Jonathan Collins On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Where we are on new water pump station

Residents near the proposed riverside location of the new water pump station along the Greenbrier River Trail in Lewisburg are asking for clarification of the forethought being put into the value of the project, More...

Sugar and Paylink photo of the week06.14.14
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Photo of the Week

Sugar and Paylink are two of the horses that enjoy the sunshine and tall grass on Spring Creek Road’s Mourning Dove Farm, owned by Debbie Cox (Photo by Mark Robinson)    More...

Local Child Advocate Roger Lockridge at Press Conference.
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Funding restored to child advocacy programs after special session

  Local Child Advocate Roger Lockridge at Press Conference. On Wednesday, May 21, the West Virginia State Legislature reconvened for a special session in response to line-item vetoes made by Governor Earl Ray More...

Local Child Advocate Roger Lockridge at Press Conference.
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Governor’s veto disappoints child advocacy groups

Roger Lockridge at press conference. (photo courtesy of Perry Bennett)   On Mar. 23, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin exercised his line-item veto power to cut items from the budget. Some of the more noticeable cuts More...

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By Jonathan Collins On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Local preschoolers visit First National Bank

To celebrate “Teach Children to Save” Month in April, First National Bank hosted tours of the bank for local preschoolers and provided a coloring book with a lesson about saving money.  Visiting the Downtown More...

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By Jonathan Collins On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Better Business Bureau offers advice on Heartbleed Bug

Unless you’ve been vacationing on a tropical island for the past few days, you’ve likely heard of the “Heartbleed” bug, a computer security vulnerability that can reveal the contents of a server’s memory More...

By Jonathan Collins On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Bits of News from the BIRDHOUSE

With a saddened heart I write this week’s column. Nicholas County, as well as West Virginia, lost not only one of the great banjo players of this area, but a great man as well. Jerry Moore of Nettie passed over More...

WVSOM Students attend Co. Commission
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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WVSOM students meet with County Commissioners

In January a group of second year students from WVSOM attended a Greenbrier County Commission meeting to discuss their outreach programs – WVSOM Second-Year Students: Cameron LeMasters (left), Courtney Verrecchia More...

Gov Tomblin presents grants
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Governor presents Records Management and Preservation Board grants, Survey and Planning grants

Governor Tomblin presents Greenbrier County Commission with $7,000 in State Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grant funding, highlighting the importance of preserving West Virginia’s history (Photo courtesy More...