Ronceverte City Council holds December meeting

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By Sarah Mansheim The Ronceverte City Council made quick work of their December meeting last Monday evening, quickly checking off agenda items as the snow fell outside. Council members Crystal Byer and Shawn Honaker were absent from the meeting, leaving Adam Rosin, Barbara Morgan, Bob Baker, Mayor David Smith, City Administrator Reba Mohler and Recorder More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 12th, 2014

Alderson Christmas Train Show slated December 14

All aboard, train fans, for the Christmas Train Show to be held at the Alderson Presbyterian Church from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Featured in this year’s show will be five model train layouts: a display More...

Christmas Presents Under the Tree
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Time is running out – will Santa be visiting Greenbrier Valley this year?

By Peggy Mackenzie The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive in Greenbrier County has only a couple of weeks to go before the deadline to donate is reached. The applications from elegible needy children are More...

Pocahontas County midwife Danette Condon has been an advocate for midwives, mothers and unborn babies throughout her career. Here, she rallies for mothers’ rights in Beckley during the 2012 Labor Day Improving Birth demonstration.
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Push for licensing of midwives presented to Charleston

Push for licensing of midwives presented to Charleston By David Esteppe In November, Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) approached legislators in the state capital asking that West Virginia become the 29th state More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Greenbrier River group hosts pipeline meeting in Green Bank

Greenbrier River group hosts pipeline meeting in Green Bank By Geoff Hamill Staff Writer The Pocahontas Times As a confederation of energy companies seeks land for a natural gas pipeline project, a local group is More...

Town of Rainelle work zone
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Town of Rainelle awarded Work Zone Sign Package to improve highway and worker safety

The Town of Rainelle applied for and was awarded a Work Zone Sign Package by the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). This package is valued at approximately $3,000. Rainelle is one of ten More...

Top Left: Jean-Francois Suteau, executive pastry chef at The Greenbrier, stands next to one of his chocolate creations 

Top Right: Some of the resort’s holiday-themed chocolate structures 

Right: The Greenbrier’s impressive 1,000-pound chocolate Christmas display
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Greenbrier unveils impressive 1,000-pound Chocolate Display for the Holidays

  The Greenbrier Resort has unveiled a holiday-themed chocolate display made up of over 1,000 pounds of chocolate, donated by Cacao Barry, to commemorate the festive season this year. The display was constructed More...

Avid ski fans being lifted towards all kinds of fun at Winterplace Ski Resort
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

It is time to play in the snow

By David Esteppe There might not be snow outside your window at the moment, yet several ski resorts in West Virginia had soft openings recently with the luck of cold temperatures working well with snowmaking machines. Winterplace More...

One homeowner got a surprise gift of an old nativity scene which had come from the house many years before
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

National Register Homes on Tour in Alderson

Two houses which are contributing elements in the National Register Historic District in Alderson will also be included during the Christmas Homes Tour in Alderson from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Four lovely church More...

Carriage rides through historic downtown prove a popular attraction during Saturday’s mild weather (Photo by Sarah Mansheim)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Holiday Open House opens the holiday season in downtown Lewisburg

By Sarah Mansheim Last weekend was full of fun in downtown Lewisburg, as citizens gathered throughout the weekend to celebrate the holidays. On Saturday night, about 125 people came to the city green space to celebrate More...