Former West Virginian found guilty of murder

Ivan Dennings Cales confers with his attorney last year during his arraignment in Taos, NM. (Rick Romancito photo)

By Peggy Mackenzie A former Hinton man was found guilty of first degree murder and two counts of tampering with evidence on Mar. 18 in Taos, NM, following a week-long jury trial and a four and a half hour deliberation. The first degree murder conviction carries a sentence of up to life in prison. The tampering with evidence charge is upwards of three More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 28th, 2016

Business as usual at commission meeting

By Peggy Mackenzie The Greenbrier County Commission briskly processed a lengthy agenda Tuesday evening, beginning with signing a proclamation approving April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month and scheduling More...

Elise Keaton, outreach and education coordinator, Greenbrier River Watershed Association
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Elise Keaton on conserving in West Virginia By Peggy Mackenzie “I think fossil fuel extraction in West Virginia benefits a few and compromises the health, safety and land for many. This is fundamentally unjust.”—Elise More...

Case Hall, 12-year-old Eastern Greenbrier Middle School student, shown with his parents Cheri and Chris Hall, together with Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left), at City Hall, upon receiving a plaque to commemorate his award-winning essay titled “If I Were Mayor.” Case is one of three contest winners in the state this year. “This is the first time a Lewisburg student has been so honored in this annual essay contest promoted by the West Virginia Municipal League,” said Manchester. “Putting on paper the idea of what you would do as mayor is the challenge proposed by the essay contest, established to inspire a new generation to learn about good government.” (Peggy Mackenzie photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Local student essay contest winner

Case Hall, 12-year-old Eastern Greenbrier Middle School student, shown with his parents Cheri and Chris Hall, together with Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left), at City Hall, upon receiving a plaque to commemorate More...

Casielle Donahue, a 17-year-old senior at GEHS, has been selected to transform the piano at City Hall into an outdoor community art piece. The project is sponsored by the Lewisburg Cultural Arts Roundtable, the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation and Lewisburg City Hall, and will be unveiled at the Chocolate Festival in April. (Peggy Mackenzie photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Mystery piano gets a facelift

Casielle Donahue, a 17-year-old senior at GEHS, has been selected to transform the piano at City Hall into an outdoor community art piece. The project is sponsored by the Lewisburg Cultural Arts Roundtable, the More...

Cathey Sawyer speaks at annual Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Greenbrier (Sarah Mansheim photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Chamber members enjoy dinner and a show at their annual meeting

Cathey Sawyer speaks at annual Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Greenbrier (Sarah Mansheim photo) By Sarah Mansheim A crowd of over 200 enjoyed an evening at The Greenbrier on Tuesday night More...

Chally Erb and Beth White take a bow following their duet, “Gentle Warrior,” at last weekend’s performance, “Chally’s Follies.” (Susanna Robinson-Kenga photo)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Performers bring down the house in ‘Chally’s Follies’

Chally Erb and Beth White take a bow following their duet, “Gentle Warrior,” at last weekend’s performance, “Chally’s Follies.” (Susanna Robinson-Kenga photo) By Sarah Mansheim Last weekend, Trillium More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

River City water rates on the rise

By Peggy Mackenzie Ronceverte City Council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance that will increase the city’s water rates by more than 36 percent over a five-year period on Monday. The rate hike More...

Tazewell County Treasurer David Larimer said distress/seizure warrant was executed after the county did not receive payment of $850,000 in property taxes that were due in December.
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Officials serve Justice: More than $850,000 of mining equipment seized for failure to pay property taxes

Tazewell County Treasurer David Larimer said distress/seizure warrant was executed after the county did not receive payment of $850,000 in property taxes that were due in December. By Samantha Perry Bluefield Daily More...

Next time you’re waiting in line at the Lewisburg Post Office, look up. There, above the Postmaster’s Office door, is an important relic. A mural, titled “Old Time Camp Meeting,” was painted by New Deal muralist Robert Gates. “These murals appear across the U.S. in post offices and other federal buildings,” says Nora Sutton, a WVU public history graduate student studying New Deal arts programs and their appearance along Rt. 219. I think the murals reflect one of those rare times that the government recognized that art was just as important as industry and business,” says Sutton. “It was a way of bringing art to the masses. Anyone can walk into the post office.” And, you can too. Next time, just remember to look up. (Sarah Mansheim photo and text)
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Lewisburg Post Office boasts important piece of 20th Century history

Next time you’re waiting in line at the Lewisburg Post Office, look up. There, above the Postmaster’s Office door, is an important relic. A mural, titled “Old Time Camp Meeting,” was painted by New Deal More...