Fire service fee approved for first due area; event traffic a growing problem

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By Peggy Mackenzie After months of public outcry and two motions to table the fire service fee ordinance, the Lewisburg City Council moved to approve the third and final reading for the fee, with not a single citizen to witness the event, aside from the media. The vote was unanimous at 4-0, with council member Joseph Lutz unable to attend the meeting. More...

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By admin On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Ronceverte C&O Station part of city’s growth

By Doug Hylton As Ronceverte transitioned into the 20th century, the town began to position itself as a commercial center for the Greenbrier Valley. In 1899, the C&O Railroad decided to build a branch line More...

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By admin On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Mountain Valley Pipeline: ‘very little benefit to the people of West Virginia’

By Peggy Mackenzie A Monroe County Circuit Court judge ruled against the developer of a proposed natural gas pipeline to survey a couple’s property without their permission. Judge Robert Irons ruled that Mountain More...

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By admin On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

White Sulphur citizens speak out at city council meeting

White Sulphur citizens speak out at city council meeting By Sarah Mansheim Most of the meeting of the White Sulphur Springs City Council meeting last Monday night was occupied by citizens’ comments, with Spa City More...

Gloria Tuckwiller with her quilt called “Family Traditions,” which won the People’s Choice Award at last year’s State Fair Quilt Show. Tuckwiller designed and made the quilt to commemorate the fair’s 90th anniversary. The quilt depicts the shape of the state of West Virginia in the center surrounded by mountains, a Ferris wheel, and fireworks in the background and a 90-year banner in the foreground. This centerpiece was then framed by 18 individually designed squares, each one depicting a different aspect of the fair. Some of the designs, which were made using the paper piecing applique quilting technique, included a race horse, cow, flowers, and tractor. Tuckwiller, 29, has made 10 quilts since she began quilting approximately 10 years ago, including another originally designed quilt depicting the Fat Albert carnival game at the fair that she exhibited a few years ago. Tuckwiller plans to enter the State Fair Quilt Show again this year.
By admin On Friday, August 7th, 2015

State Fair Quilt Show exhibitors connected by art of quilting

State Fair Quilt Show exhibitors connected by art of quilting The State Fair Quilt Show will once again be on parade in the West Virginia Exhibit Building during the 10-day exposition, Aug. 14-23. Quilters from More...

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By admin On Friday, August 7th, 2015

Chairman addresses airport personnel changes

By Sarah Mansheim “This is a business, and we need to operate it like a business.” So said Greenbrier County Airport Authority Chair Lowell Johnson, when asked about the series of personnel changes at the Greenbrier More...

As they wait for the film crew to set up the next shot, director Werner Herzog (left) and Dr. Jay Lockman talk about Herzog’s earlier works. (S. Stewart photos)
By admin On Friday, August 7th, 2015

Disconnect to connect – German director films documentary piece at NRAO

As they wait for the film crew to set up the next shot, director Werner Herzog (left) and Dr. Jay Lockman talk about Herzog’s earlier works. (S. Stewart photos) By Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer The Pocahontas Times Mountain More...

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By admin On Friday, August 7th, 2015

Sewer plant loan finalized at Ronceverte City Council meeting

Sewer plant loan finalized at Ronceverte City Council meeting By Sarah Mansheim “What a long, strange trip it’s been,” quipped bond attorney John Stump as he brought the city of Ronceverte toward its last More...

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By admin On Friday, July 31st, 2015

GCC balks at CVB’s proposed tourism strategy plan

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 More...

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...