Country Roads Crossfit brings a new level of fitness to downtown Lewisburg

Country Roads Crossfit is now open in downtown Lewisburg. The non-traditional workout space favored by Crossfit features a barebones metal frame used for weightlifting, pull ups and gymnastics.

By Sarah Mansheim A new place to work out has opened in downtown Lewisburg, but don’t expect to see treadmills, elliptical machines or weight machines at Country Roads Crossfit. According to Country Roads Crossfit coach Laura Lee, Crossfit workouts are a combination of gymnastic moves, Olympic weight lifting and aerobic exercise, all designed to get More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Southern West Virginia Area McDonald’s offering $2,500 in grants to local schools

Elementary and middle schools in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia could be one of five recipients of a $500 Balanced, Active Lifestyles Grant offered by local McDonald’s owner/operators. The grants More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Awakening the giant: WV Foundations and Nonprofits Policy Institute

With the historic transition of legislative leadership in West Virginia, it is critical, now more than ever, that nonprofits and foundations be prepared to participate in the state and federal legislative process More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau holds Cooperative Grant Program Training

The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will hold a training workshop for its Cooperative Advertising Mini-Grant Program at 10 a.m. on Dec. 9. The session will be held in the Rahall Conference More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

West Virginia Children Succeed When Parents and Families Succeed

By Dan Heyman A new strategy to help kids by helping their families is offering hope in West Virginia’s poverty-fighting efforts. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says child poverty programs can More...

Jennifer “Tootie” Jones and her son, Everett O’Flaherty, were recently awarded Second Place in the West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year contest. Jones raises beef cattle at Swift Level Farm, directly marketing her beef to area butchers, restaurants, shops and farmers markets.
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Beef cattle a quiet, but major, force in Greenbrier County economy

By Sarah Mansheim Grazing cattle in Greenbrier County are so predominant, they’re almost part of the landscape. As we drive on Rt. 219 and Rt. 60, or along any of the back roads that wind around the mountains, More...

Valley Ventures Entrepreneurs’ Café will take place at Erma Byrd Center in Beckley
By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Join the crowd to encourage economic growth in our region December 4

Crowd-funding is an important part of the Valley Ventures Entrepreneur Café. Be a part of the crowd by donating $15 cash to be awarded to the winning entrepreneur. A delicious dinner and the opportunity to select More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Fitness to hold Toys for Tots event

Greenbrier Valley Fitness and Crossfit Esprit are official Toys for Tots drop off locations. Now through Dec. 13, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at one of the two Greenbrier Valley Fitness locations. The More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Another successful MEGA Business Showcase and Marketplace

Once again, the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce wrapped up another successful MEGA Business Showcase and Marketplace. The 2014 theme was “Commerce Connections,” and the organization did just that. With More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Shop at America’s small businesses this Saturday, November 29

Nov. 29 is Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to support and celebrate your neighborhood retailers and restaurants. More than two out of three Americans are now aware that Small Business Saturday is a day devoted More...