Rail Trail construction begins along Meadow River

Rail Trail, Greenbrier County side

Rail Trail, Greenbrier County side By Doug Hylton Construction has begun on the long awaited Meadow River Rail Trail which encompasses 16.7 miles along the former Nicholas, Fayette and Greenbrier Rail Line. “This is wonderful news,” comments Karen Lobban, president of the Greenbrier County Commission. “We have been working for over six years to More...

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The Saints’ buses were seen touring through Lewisburg late Tuesday afternoon shortly after their arrival in WV (Photo by Shannon Beatty)
By Peggy MacKenzie On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Picnic with the Saints

The Saints’ buses were seen touring through Lewisburg late Tuesday afternoon shortly after their arrival in WV (Photo by Shannon Beatty) The New Orleans Saints arrived at the Greenbrier Valley Airport late Wednesday More...

Technology for Educational Empowerment: Moderators, Dale Niederhauser (far left) and Teresa Eagle (far right), of Student Voices Panel present the students, Jarred Whitt, (left) Brennan Lawless, Sara Swann, Destiny Meador, Jane Purkey and Kristine Gessel with new Windows Surface tablets (Not pictured: Kaitlyn Goins)
By Jonathan Collins On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Technology for Educational Empowerment

By Sara Swann Technology for Educational Empowerment: Moderators, Dale Niederhauser (far left) and Teresa Eagle (far right), of Student Voices Panel present the students, Jarred Whitt, (left) Brennan Lawless, Sara More...

Lewisburg Music Festival (Artist credit: Mike Costello)
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 18th, 2014

Music Festival Lewisburg’s hottest new summer event

Lewisburg Music Festival (Artist credit: Mike Costello) Celebrating artists who embody American roots music styles, including country, roots – rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, the First Annual Lewisburg More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Saints come marching in

By Sara Swann Just a few weeks after The Greenbrier Classic, the town of White Sulphur Springs is preparing to tackle a whole new tourist venue – The New Orleans Saints football team. Chosen because of its More...

Kids’ College Students Charlotte shows the dolls she made using corn husks, pipe cleaners and other craft supplies
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Carnegie Hall Kids’ College brings the Arts to life

Kids’ College Students Charlotte shows the dolls she made using corn husks, pipe cleaners and other craft supplies   by Sara Swann The staff and volunteers at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg kicked off the 22nd More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 11th, 2014

New county board appointments; grants approved for Historic Society

Business conducted during the Tuesday evening county commission meeting included an approval for Sheriff Jan Cahill to hire William McGuire as a civilian hire for the Sheriff’s Department. Cahill said, “He More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Judge approves Ronceverte’s new sewage system

“The only way the existing treatment plant could meet the requirement is by magic. And since magic is not available, other options must be explored.” —Judge Keith A. George As colorfully described in his More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Potholes patched in Alderson

Rick Burns (left), Eric Duff, Robbie Falls and Keith Boyd work quickly to spread the hot asphalt.     On June 27, a large number of potholes were filled in the Town of Alderson. Potholes accumulate over More...

Jerry Yates instructing at the Bovine Emergency Response Plan
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

Local first responders take course on livestock emergencies

By Sara Swann The Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) offered a one-day course, funded through a State Homeland Security grant, on Monday, June 23 at the State Fairgrounds. The course was targeted toward first More...