Rural Fire Fee discussions heat up council meetings

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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 which would allow the city to bill citizens outside of city limits a fee to support the volunteer fire department. Then, on Tuesday, Lewisburg 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...

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By admin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Commissioners opt to take no action on fire service fee issue at this time

Commissioners opt to take no action on fire service fee issue at this time By Peggy Mackenzie After an hour long executive session meeting Thursday, July 15, in conference with the county attorney Patrick Via, the More...

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By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Airport Authority responds to Aerospace Specialties lawsuit

By Sarah Mansheim The Greenbrier County Airport Authority (GCAA) filed a response last week to a lawsuit lodged against them by Aerospace Specialties Inc. The lawsuit had alleged breach of contract, stating that More...

Siobhan Winters holds a raffle basket filled with gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses. The raffle will benefit the Lewisburg-Fairlea food locker.
By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Raffle to benefit Lewisburg-Fairlea food locker

Siobhan Winters holds a raffle basket filled with gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses. The raffle will benefit the Lewisburg-Fairlea food locker. By Sarah Mansheim “This town is amazing.” So More...

America In Bloom judges Linda Cromer (left) and Melanie Riggs (right) flank Shannon Beatty, coordinator of the Lewisburg In Bloom project in which citizens, businesses, and local government have combined to create many community improvements and visible enhancements in preparation for the Beautiful Small Town contest.
By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

It’s not just about the flowers America In Bloom judges arrive in Lewisburg

America In Bloom judges Linda Cromer (left) and Melanie Riggs (right) flank Shannon Beatty, coordinator of the Lewisburg In Bloom project in which citizens, businesses, and local government have combined to create More...

Kids from the Scout Day Camp spell out a big “Thank-You” to all the volunteers and local businesses who donated to the camp, without whom camp would not be possible.
By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Happy Campers

By Sarah Mansheim This week, kids from all over Greenbrier County attended day camps, learning about everything from swimming to ballet to playing the ukulele. The annual Scout Day Camp was held in the Greenbrier More...

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By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Lewisburg holds water protection meeting hosted by WV Land Trust

By Peggy Mackenzie When the Elk River was polluted with chemicals in January of 2014, and 300,000 people near Charleston were without water for weeks, the state legislature passed a law requiring all state municipalities More...

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By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

219 south ‘Hump’ completed!

By Peggy Mackenzie The roadway over the newly constructed pedestrian underpass at the West Virginia Fairgrounds on 219 south is now navigable and traffic has resumed as usual. While the major part of the construction More...

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left) and Council members Beverly White and Joseph Lutz take the oath of office at Tuesday morning’s meeting.
By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Organizational session held by Lewisburg City Council reaffirms mayor’s role as city administrator

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left) and Council members Beverly White and Joseph Lutz take the oath of office at Tuesday morning’s meeting. By Sarah Mansheim Greenbrier County Circuit Judge James Rowe donned More...