Mon wildfire now contained

After burning for more than a week, a wildfire in Greenbrier County is now 100 percent contained. Called the “South Fire,” the blaze broke out at about 8:45, Monday night, November 21, in the Monongahela National Forest on Greenbrier Mountain, north of the South Boundary Trail and east of Anthony Creek. Because there are no roads into the area, More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Girls Day Out returns to Lewisburg

Back by popular demand is Girls Day Out in Downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, December 10: a shopping and dining event just for the ladies! This one day special event is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Local Army Reserves to be honored for flood rescue assistance

(Photo by Capt. Sean Delpech, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command) (Photo by Capt. Sean Delpech, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command) (Photo by Capt. Sean Delpech, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command)Members More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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12 families will be home for Thanksgiving, thanks to volunteer efforts

On Tuesday, just two days before Thanksgiving, 12 families in Rainelle and White Sulphur Springs, who lost their homes during the June 23 flood, shed tears of joy as they received keys to newly constructed homes. Two More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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County Commission hears update on regional jail bill

The Greenbrier County Commission ran through a list of considerations at the Tuesday meeting. Up first was Greenbrier County Chief Probation Officer Tonya Hoover reporting on the savings to the county for the regional More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Ronceverte — pioneer of power

By Doug Hylton The decade following the formation of the City of Ronceverte in 1882 was one of immense growth and progress not just for the town but for the country as well. Following the invention of the electric More...

By Sara Mansheim On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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New decorations to grace the Spa City this holiday season

Mary Collins (left) and Pat Harper with the new White Sulphur Springs Christmas banners. “If you see Mary, tell her thank you.” On Monday, Nov. 14, Main Street WSS committee member Pat Harper advised White Sulphur More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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WV Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday “private taking for private use” prohibited

In a long-awaited ruling, the West Virginia Supreme Court upheld an August 2015 circuit court judge’s decision that allowing a pipeline company onto private property without permission violates a basic right of More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Funds to upgrade Dorie Miller Park approved by council

Plans to give Dorie Miller Park a facelift were announced at the Tuesday night Lewisburg city council meeting. Funds totaling $73,500 for the first phase of the project were approved at the meeting. Phase one will More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Appalachian Power Volunteer Readers donate to libraries

Appalachian Power External Affairs Manager Ronn Robinson presents a $2,000 donation from the company’s volunteer readers to Rainelle Library Board members as part of Read to Me Day. Employees made a contribution More...