Commission begins work on fiscal year 2016-17 budget

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By Peggy Mackenzie The Greenbrier County Commissioners heard budget presentations Tuesday from county elected officials, department heads and other courthouse entities for the upcoming 2016-2017 fiscal year. Commission President Michael McClung made it clear that the final budgets may not end up as presented. Commissioner Lowell Rose concurred, stating, More...

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The Smooth Ambler Spirits team at the World Whiskies Awards competition after winning the world’s best single barrel bourbon prize: distiller, Andrew Robinson (left), sales director, John Foster and co-owner and master distiller John Little.
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 7th, 2016

World’s best single barrel bourbon award goes to Smooth Ambler

The Smooth Ambler Spirits team at the World Whiskies Awards competition after winning the world’s best single barrel bourbon prize: distiller, Andrew Robinson (left), sales director, John Foster and co-owner and More...

Troy Clemons - New WVU Mountaineer
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 7th, 2016

Clemons named new WVU Mountaineer Mascot

Troy Clemons – New WVU Mountaineer Greenbrier County native Troy Clemons has been named West Virginia University’s 64th Mountaineer Mascot and will serve during the 2016-17 school year. Clemons, a senior More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Commission fails to reach a settlement in pool case

  By Peggy Mackenzie In a split decision vote Tuesday evening, the Greenbrier County Commission failed to agree on a counter offer to settle the pending swimming pool dispute between the county and New River More...

Taylor Lewis, Carlton Wykle, Sarah Leslie and Erin Leslie have presented the newly printed 3D hand to Nataniel Guilmart. After this fitting, the students actually printed a more perfect hand and gifted it to Guilmart this week. (Not pictured is Connor Morgan, who had to rush out to a college class he attends in addition to high school.)
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, February 19th, 2016

East engineering students fashion prosthetic hand for child in need

The excitement in the room is palpable with pride and a sense of urgency as the problem solving process of the newly printed hand meets the team of Greenbrier East High School’s engineering class. Sarah Leslie, More...

A large crowd cheers on participants at the 2014 Greenbrier Polar Bear Plunge. Each year plungers come to Blue Bend and jump in to raise funds and awareness to combat child abuse.
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Annual Polar Bear Plunge planned for Blue Bend

A large crowd cheers on participants at the 2014 Greenbrier Polar Bear Plunge. Each year plungers come to Blue Bend and jump in to raise funds and awareness to combat child abuse. Organizers of the 13th Annual Greenbrier More...

Arden Williams receives certificate of appreciation from Mayor Travis Copenhaver
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Williams declared ‘True Aldersonian’

Williams declared ‘True Aldersonian’ At the council meeting for the town of Alderson on Thursday, Feb. 11, Arden Williams was declared “a devout and true Aldersonian.” The Police Department of the town of More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 15th, 2016

County Health Department hit with 25 percent budget cuts from State

By Peggy Mackenzie An update on the financial health of the Greenbrier County Health Department, was provided at the Tuesday Greenbrier County Commission meeting by Ashley Butler, administrative services manager, More...

Townley (left) and Lawson Hamilton III unveil Townley Markers
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 15th, 2016

Townley Family honored at marker dedication

Townley (left) and Lawson Hamilton III unveil Townley Markers At the Ronceverte City Council meeting on Feb. 1, the Ronceverte Historic Landmarks Commission held a dedication ceremony of two bronze markers commemorating More...

Jeff Rodgers
By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 15th, 2016

Rodgers announces 11th Circuit Judge candidacy

Jeff Rodgers Lewisburg-based trial attorney Jeffrey S. Rodgers has announced his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge – District 11 (Division 2). With 24 years of legal experience, Rodgers has dedicated his career More...