West Virginia specialty crop projects awarded grant funds

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded 10 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants to applicants in West Virginia. The amount of those grants totals $222,139.83. The money will be used to enhance the production, processing and consumption of specialty crops within West Virginia. “I couldn’t be more pleased with this announcement,” More...

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Calling all vendors for MEGA Business Showcase and Marketplace

The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce is once again preparing for their biggest event of the year – MEGA Business Showcase and Marketplace, which will be held this year on November 10 at the West Virginia More...

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Greenbrier Valley Medical Center appoints new CEO

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC) announced Oct. 20 that Tom Neal has been appointed chief executive officer, effective Dec. 5. He joins GVMC from Hilton Head Hospital on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina More...

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Financial advisors make 2016 SMART529 Honor Roll

Fifty West Virginia investment professionals have been named to the 14th annual SMART529 Honor Roll for encouraging families to save for higher education. “West Virginia’s financial advisors play a valuable More...

By Sara Mansheim On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Covington man dies in wreck near Harts Run

A Covington man died Wednesday in an I-64 vehicle wreck. According to the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Lodge, 56, of Covington, VA, died after he lost control of his pickup truck in the east bound More...

By Sara Mansheim On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Facebook post leads to drug seizure

Some people just don’t know when to not hit “share.” State Police seized a “substantial amount” of marijuana from a Rainelle home after someone posted pictures of the pot on Facebook. Investigators with More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Lewisburg Trick-or-Treat to be held Halloween night

Trick or Treating will be held on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. in Lewisburg, at homes that have the porch light turned on. Walk Safely • Cross the street at corners. • Look left, right and left again when More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Monongahela National Forest plans prescribed burns

USDA Monongahela National Forest specialists plan to control burn as many as 2,038 acres of Forest Service land in West Virginia this fall. The burn units are located on the White Sulphur Ranger District in Greenbrier More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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GHS hosts Stellar Evening fundraiser

As the holiday season fast approaches, the Greenbrier Historical Society invites everyone to join them for the 16th Annual Stellar Evening fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7-10 p.m. The evening will begin at More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Secretary Tennant urges West Virginians to make voices heard during early voting

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced Thursday that 24,251 West Virginians voted on Wednesday, Oct. 26, the first day of early voting in West Virginia’s 2016 General Election. West Virginia’s More...