2017 Shanghai Parade winners

The Shanghai Parade Committee announces the winning entries in the 2017 edition of the annual Jan. 1 parade through downtown Lewisburg.   Antique Car – 1st place #240, T Bone – ‘51 Mercury; 2nd place #238, Elmer & Bonnie Tincher – London Roadster; 3rd place #246, David A. Morgan – 1969 VW Camper Van Equestrian – More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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United Way of Greenbrier Valley accounts for every dollar donated to flood fund

On June 25, two days after the flood, United Way of the Greenbrier Valley had already partnered with St. James Episcopal Church in Lewisburg to create an information hub and donation drop-off spot. On the six-month More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Town of Alderson and three police officers face federal inquiry

  A Fourth of July, 2014, altercation between three police officers and a former state trooper has led to a civil suit and a federal investigation against the officers and the town of Alderson over alleged More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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2016 Year in Review

  January The WV Division of Highways offers $750,000 in grant funding for the completion of the Meadow River Trail. Greenbrier Countian Casey Cantrell is charged with murder in Jackson County after allegedly More...

By Sara Mansheim On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Flood-damaged church demolished Tuesday

  Lewisburg City Recorder Shannon Beatty was stunned to see her childhood church demolished on Tuesday. Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church, located on Howards Creek in Caldwell, bore extensive damage in More...

By Sara Mansheim On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Via Air cancels multiple flights in and out of Greenbrier Valley

Via Air travelers to and from the Greenbrier Valley had a rude awakening this week when it was announced that their flights had been cancelled. On Tuesday, Via Air began cancelling flights in and out of the Greenbrier More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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GGLTRC updates Commission on continuing disaster response

During a brief Greenbrier County Commission meeting on Tuesday evening, the Greater Greenbrier Long-Term Recovery Committee (GGLTRC ) gave a presentation to gain an endorsement from the commission. According to More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Several Greenbrier Valley businesses and the City of Lewisburg receive accolades

The Greenbrier County CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) is excited to share that the Greenbrier Valley has recently received a slate of honors for local businesses, an elected official and a municipality. Multiple More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Ronceverte’s famed monkey cemetery has roots in traveling circus

By Doug Hylton Robinson Circus poster As the city of Ronceverte continued to grow with the expansion of the large sawmill of the Saint Lawrence Boom and Manufacturing Company, the city also began to look to the More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Lewisburg awards $5,000 to GEHS Spartan Marching Band

Council members Mark Etten (left), Joseph Lutz, Beverly White, GEHS Spartan Band Drum Major John Ambler (wearing a prototype of the new Spartan Band uniforms), Mayor John Manchester, council members Heather Blake More...