Upcoming exhibit includes photos related to African American religious traditions

Enslaved Africans transported to the New World beginning in the 15th century brought with them a wide range of local religious beliefs and practices.   In a world turned upside down, these slaves clung to some semblance of normality through the religions they knew. Over time many converted to Christianity, making it their own by combining it with More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market continues free series of entertainment and educational talks

The Greenbrier Valley Farmers Market in Lewisburg is continuing its free series of  entertainment and educational talks through the fall. This Saturday, Aug. 30: The Lewis Kids present an eclectic mix of old time, More...

Dodge Fundraiser for GEHS
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Greenbrier Motor Co Inc. helps raise $5,000 for GEHS with Dodge Booster Club fundraiser

Greenbrier East High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser on Aug. 26, and raised $5,000 for the school. Dodge Fundraiser for GEHS During the fundraiser, held in conjunction More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Chorale seeks new members; sets audition dates for Winter Concert 2014

The 70-voice Greenbrier Valley Chorale, directed by Barbara Wygal Lutz with piano accompanist Teresa Bryant, is gearing up for their Winter Concert set for Dec. 14. New members of all ages are welcome! The Greenbrier More...

Tammy Jordan, president, Fruits of Labor
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Women’s Fund Luncheon

The Advisory Committee for the Greenbrier Valley Women’s invites area women who would like to have a positive impact on the lives of other women in the community to attend its first annual luncheon and distribution More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 15th, 2014

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

There are simple things we all need for a good life: basic needs like food and shelter; quality education that leads to a stable job; income that supports a family through retirement, and of course, good health. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

The Battle of Dry Creek to be re-enacted at Greenbrier State Forest August 15-17

The annual Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Dry Creek will be held at the Greenbrier State Forest on Aug. 15-17. The re-enactment will commemorate the Battle of Dry Creek on Aug. 26-27, 1863, which occurred More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Rainelle Summer Reading Program touted as a success

The Rainelle Public Library 2014 Summer Reading Program called “FIZZ, BOOM, READ” was well attended this year. The six week-long program was held each Wednesday at the library from June 15 to July 23 and was More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Benedum grant awarded to WV Child Advocacy Network to support child abuse medical services

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation has awarded a $67,500 grant to the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network (WVCAN) to support the improvement of child abuse medical services across the state. Through the More...

Suzanne Williams, NAMI (left); Cherie Davis, Librarian, Ronceverte Library; and Carol Jones, NAMI
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

NAMI donates books to Ronceverte Library

Each year NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greenbrier Valley Affiliate organizes a drive to provide the local libraries with educational books on mental health issues. Suzanne Williams, NAMI (left); Cherie More...