GCC balks at CVB’s proposed tourism strategy plan

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By Peggy Mackenzie Speaking before the county commission Tuesday evening, on July 28, Kara Dense, executive director of Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) presented a proposed clear plan for the next 5 to 10 years to grow tourism and bring new business into Greenbrier Valley. “I cannot stress how important the tourism industry More...

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The resting place of Mary Jane Arnott Smith, the subject of the book “Mary Jane’s War” and the subsequent film productions underway. “Mary Jane’s War” is a book that belongs in everyone’s library,” says Karen Mitchell, Monroe County Historical Society.
By admin On Friday, July 31st, 2015

West Virginia needs a heroine

The resting place of Mary Jane Arnott Smith, the subject of the book “Mary Jane’s War” and the subsequent film productions underway. “Mary Jane’s War” is a book that belongs in everyone’s library,” More...

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By admin On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Lewisburg tables fire service fee ordinance a second time

By Peggy Mackenzie With a solid body of citizens present at city hall Tuesday evening, ready to comment on Lewisburg’s revised fire service fee, Mayor John Manchester announced a second tabling of the proposed More...

County Commissioners Woody Hanna (left), Mike McClung and Lowell Rose with a very proud Maggie Rae Estep (center). Dispatcher Leigh Ann Taylor and Maggie’s mother, Christine Newlon (standing).
By admin On Friday, July 24th, 2015

6-year-old honored for heroism at county commission meeting

County Commissioners Woody Hanna (left), Mike McClung and Lowell Rose with a very proud Maggie Rae Estep (center). Dispatcher Leigh Ann Taylor and Maggie’s mother, Christine Newlon (standing). By Peggy Mackenzie At More...

Bonnie’s Bus is coming to Rupert on Aug. 18
By admin On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Robert C. Byrd Clinic-Rupert to host Bonnie’s Bus

Bonnie’s Bus is coming to Rupert on Aug. 18 Bonnie’s Bus will be at Rupert Community Center on Aug. 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. As part of Robert C. Byrd Clinic’s ongoing breast cancer awareness efforts, More...

Green Bank telescope
By admin On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Green Bank Telescope joins ‘Breakthrough Listen’ to vastly accelerate search for intelligent life in the Universe

The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) will join in the most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever for signs of intelligent life in the Universe. The international More...

Brady Powers Mickey of Lewisburg meets a new buddy at a Texas ranch while on vacation with the Sunshine Kids nonprofit organization in June.
By admin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Local teen takes a break from cancer treatment

Brady Powers Mickey of Lewisburg meets a new buddy at a Texas ranch while on vacation with the Sunshine Kids nonprofit organization in June. By David Esteppe Jennifer Wisler of the Sunshine Kids organization says, More...

Around 5,000 tons of rock and debris caused by heavy rain closed WV Rt. 82 in Nicholas County near Craigsville and Muddlety on Monday. Additional storms on Tuesday hindered cleanup efforts and crews were forced to stop work due to safety concerns. The road is scheduled to be cleared by Friday, July 17. Motorists are asked to use caution. (Photo courtesy of WVDOT)
By admin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

What’s with the weather?

What’s with the weather? By Peggy Mackenzie Is this our “New Normal?” From the dry spell in the West to the East Coast’s endless snow season, and now endless summer rainstorms, the country has seen its share More...

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By admin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Rural Fire Fee discussions heat up council meetings

By Sarah Mansheim As one town has cancelled its rural fire fee, another is moving forward with its plans to put one in place. On Monday evening, White Sulphur Springs City Council voted to “kill” an ordinance More...

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By admin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Concerned citizens of Alderson comment on B&O Tax

By Brenda Boykin A group of business owners and concerned citizens attended Alderson’s town council meeting on Thursday, July 9, and raised questions about the rates relating to the business and occupation tax More...