Gas prices on the rise, but how much?

Gas prices creeped closer to $2 a gallon in Pocahontas County, but may be on the increase. Low gas prices are the result of high supplies of crude oil and lower demand worldwide. U.S. crude oil production increased to more than 9 million barrels per day (bpd) last year and is expected to increase to nearly 10 million bpd by the end of 2015, a level of production not seen since 1970.

Gas prices creeped closer to $2 a gallon in Pocahontas County, but may be on the increase. Low gas prices are the result of high supplies of crude oil and lower demand worldwide. U.S. crude oil production increased to more than 9 million barrels per day (bpd) last year and is expected to increase to nearly 10 million bpd by the end of 2015, a level More...

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Two tankers supplied free water to the community at the West Virginia Fairgrounds free parking area from dawn to dark on Monday following the diesel spill which occurred on Friday, Jan. 23. People arrived in droves all day, volunteers claimed, using every kind of container from plastic bottles to trash containers and gas cans. (Photo by Peggy Mackenzie)
By admin On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Diesel spill brings water woes to Greenbrier Valley

By Sarah Mansheim Greenbrier County residents on the Lewisburg city water system were without water this week after a diesel delivery truck crashed and spilled nearly 4,000 gallons of fuel into a tributary. The More...

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By admin On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Alderson receives grant for emergency generator

Alderson Community Center for the Arts and Humanities Mayor Travis Copenhaver announced this week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant to the Town of Alderson for the purchase More...

Workers prepare to install “boom” material in the Greenbrier River at Alderson
By admin On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Potential catastrophe averted

Workers prepare to install “boom” material in the Greenbrier River at Alderson “Whew! That was a close call!” said Mayor Travis Copenhaver about the recent water problem in Alderson. The Alderson Water Utility More...

Image shared by State Fair of West Virginia illustrates underpass construction detour on Rt. 219
By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

State Fair pedestrian underpass construction to begin this spring

By Sarah Mansheim Officials with the State Fair of West Virginia and the department of highways have announced that construction on a pedestrian underpass on Rt. 219 South will begin this spring. At an informal More...

Patrolman Nicholas Sams, Lt. Jeromy Dove (both at right), and Cpl. Mike Arbaugh (far left) were honored at a ceremony at the Tuesday night Lewisburg city council meeting. All three received commendations and the silver star for bravery. They are pictured with Chief Tim Stover (center) and WV National Association of Chiefs Chaplain Jack Rinchinch. (Photo by Shannon Beatty, Lewisburg City Recorder)
By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

‘True heroes’ honored at council meeting

Patrolman Nicholas Sams, Lt. Jeromy Dove (both at right), and Cpl. Mike Arbaugh (far left) were honored at a ceremony at the Tuesday night Lewisburg city council meeting. All three received commendations and the More...

Kayla Dunbar and her four year old son in a Christmas photo on the Gofundme page for the for Kayla Dunbar and Family fundraiser.
By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Community spirit takes on tragedy

By David Esteppe After a horrific accident left a young mother in desperate need for financial assistance with medical bills and basic life expenses the community has responded with acts of generosity. Kayla Dunbar More...

Pretty Penny Café owner Blair Campell stands in front of the green lettering that was spray painted on the side of her building. The hateful, racial slur prompted Campbell and her friends to go in a positive direction - engaging the community in a new conversation. (S. Stewart photo)
By admin On Monday, January 19th, 2015

Pretty Penny Café vandalized with racial slur

Pretty Penny Café vandalized with racial slur By Suzanne Stewart The Pocahontas Times - Mountain Media It may say “Love” behind Blair Campbell, owner of the Pretty Penny Cafe in Hillsboro, but the word was More...

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By admin On Monday, January 19th, 2015

Alleged shooter waives extradition; charges dismissed in WV

By Peggy Mackenzie One of two men involved in a New Year’s Day shootout with police in Lewisburg has agreed to return to North Carolina where he will face multiple charges including two counts of murder, arson, More...

Harry Belafonte’s daughter, Gina Belafonte, will present a tribute to their father at the event.
By admin On Monday, January 19th, 2015

Harry Belafonte tribute part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Lewisburg

Harry Belafonte tribute part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Lewisburg Beginning at 11 a.m. on Jan. 19, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemorative march, community lunch, and celebration program More...