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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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River City reports on flood recovery efforts

The work to restore order in the River City on several fronts was the main topic under discussion at the Ronceverte City Council meeting on Monday. • Eric Hartwell, a consultant with Dunn Engineering, led the More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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New candidate joins race for county commission seat

The Greenbrier County Commission race just got a new candidate. Greenbrier East High School teacher Donna Campbell Nickell has filed as an Independent and will appear on the ballot along with Republican incumbent More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Going from public to private? WVSOM awaits decision by state legislature

Budget shortfalls have forced state lawmakers to consider overhauling West Virginia’s higher education system with the possible result that Lewisburg’s West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) may More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Study shows pipeline overbuilding

A recently published study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) concludes that natural gas pipelines proposed for construction from West Virginia into Virginia and North Carolina More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Greenbrier County Commission delays approving request for tourism dollars to see county through 2017

Tuesday’s Greenbrier County Commission meeting room was filled to capacity with supporters for a crisis marketing response strategy presented by Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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Lewisburg adopts brunch bill

As of this Sunday, July 24, there will be no restriction within the city of Lewisburg to restaurants and hotels and other hospitality venues in serving alcoholic beverages beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. With the More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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Block Party benefit returns

The Oak Street Block Party will benefit two nonprofit organizations on Saturday, July 30, starting at 10 a.m. Pictured: Kenosha Davenport (left), executive director of the Family Refuge Center, Larry Baxter, president More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Flood recovery still underway – resources offered at GCC meeting

Scarlet O’Neill, a part-time resident of the county, found herself in a crowded courtroom meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission Tuesday morning relating her story about the loss of her home in Caldwell. More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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Disaster assistance, food and shelter offered county-wide to flood survivors

As the Mountain Messenger goes to press just two weeks after flash floods and a rising river devastated our towns and neighborhoods, many disaster relief organizations are operating and availing themselves to stricken More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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Sometimes when it rains, it pours

West Virginia received one-quarter of its annual rainfall in a single day on Thursday, June 23, generating the worst flooding the area has ever seen. As the nation watched in horror, 44 of West Virginia’s 55 counties More...