River City treatment plant taking shape; heavy metal in water not a health risk

Progress appears to be fast-paced at Ronceverte’s new wastewater treatment plant, as crews prepare the walls of the basins for concrete. Although two months behind schedule, the plant is taking shape, concrete is being poured and walls are going up, according to a Dunn Engineering update. (Photo by Peggy Mackenzie) At Ronceverte’s City Council meeting More...

by Peggy MacKenzie | Published 2 months ago
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Cole, Justice spar over economy at Gubernatorial Debate

Democrat Jim Justice (left) and Republican Bill Cole face off in Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate. (Photo courtesy of Rick Barbero, The Register-Herald of Beckley) By Lacie Pierson The Herald-Dispatch Courtesy of More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Ambler, Baldwin and Canterbury face off in Delegate Forum

Wednesday night’s Delegate Forum, sponsored by the Greenbrier County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Greenbrier Valley Theatre was attended by up to 60 people. Mike Kidd, as moderator, introduced the candidates More...

By Sara Mansheim On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Ronceverte files new water tariff

The City of Ronceverte has filed a tariff with the Public Service Commission, amending its water rate increase to fall in line with the PSC’s recommendation. Filed Monday, the tariff will reflect a two-step rate More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
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Watch the West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate here

Find your West Virginia Public Broadcasting stations below CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The live-stream of the West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate of 2016 General Election starts at  6:50 p.m. and will also be broadcast More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Lewisburg donates street sweeper to Ronceverte

Mayor John Manchester (left) and Ronceverte Mayor David Smith stand in front of the street sweeper Lewisburg just donated to Ronceverte The City of Lewisburg has just donated a surplus street sweeper to the city More...

By Sara Mansheim On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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FERC issues pipeline environmental impact statement

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project. The draft statement, dated Sept. 16, 2016, has been More...

By Sara Mansheim On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Via Air takes flight out of Greenbrier Valley Airport

Local commuters, and potential beachgoers, have a new option for flying out of the Greenbrier Valley. Via Air jet service from Greenbrier Valley Airport to Charlotte, NC, is slated to begin today, Saturday, Oct. More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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County Commission holds short meeting; ends with a detailed commentary

The Tuesday evening Greenbrier County Commission meeting was short and to the point in its accustomed, professional fashion, with the usual approving and signing of grants for various county departments. • First More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Lewisburg approves Caldwell flood water system repairs

Lewisburg’s city engineer Greg Belcher, with Chapman Technical Group, was at Tuesday’s city council meeting to get approval and the mayor’s signature to begin the first phase of the Caldwell water system repair More...