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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Public commentary – a privilege or a right?

An item on the county commission meeting agenda entitled “develop a policy on public commentary,” caught the eye of some residents concerned that the commentary option, a voluntary option provided at each commission More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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A beacon for the homeless

The homeless are strangely invisible in the average community. In most cases, homelessness is a temporary circumstance not a permanent condition. A more appropriate measure of the magnitude of homelessness is the More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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In recognition of John C. Norman, Sr.

Shanklin’s Grand Theatre today February is Black History Month and cannot go by without mentioning John Clavon Norman, Sr., the second African-American to become a licensed architect in the state of West Virginia. More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Cinema multiplex gets green light

The final hurdle has at last been cleared for the construction of a new movie theater multiplex in the Gateway Commons behind Lowe’s on North Jefferson Street. Lewisburg City Council approved both the preliminary More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Bomb threat at WGMS

Western Greenbrier Middle School was the scene of a bomb threat at lunchtime on Tuesday, Feb. 11. No explosives were found during a search by state troopers that included bomb-sniffing dogs. Teachers and nearly More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Spa City considers proactive water emergency planning

image courtesy of/ Pixabay During the monthly council meeting on Monday evening, council member G.P. Parker aired an idea he’d been mulling over in light of the chemical spill in Charleston last month, as well More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Greenbrier Historical Society receives $15,500 in grants

Elizabeth McMullen, executive director of the Greenbrier Historical Society, was at the county commission meeting on Tuesday anticipating the approval and signing of three Community Participation grant applications More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Too soon to declare water supply safe

The Freedom Industries chemical spill story has drawn international attention, but researchers say it is hardly unique, since coal mining and processing have damaged West Virginia’s drinking water for years in More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Chemical spill aftermath: legislation proposed, additional chem leak & chapter 11 bankruptcy

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Monday was joined by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Senate President Jeff Kessler, and House Speaker Tim Miley in announcing new proposed legislation to implement an above ground storage tank More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Investigations follow chemical spill

 About 300,000 West Virginians have learned the hard way that we take clean, fresh water for granted. It’s reasonable to expect that what comes out of the tap is safe to drink, cook with and use for bathing, More...