Funding restored to child advocacy programs after special session

Local Child Advocate Roger Lockridge at Press Conference.

  Local Child Advocate Roger Lockridge at Press Conference. On Wednesday, May 21, the West Virginia State Legislature reconvened for a special session in response to line-item vetoes made by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to the passed FY2015 budget that cut over $1 million in state funding to various programs. The funding was spread out over different More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Local CPA charged with misappropriation of trust funds

Local CPA Jeffrey E. Lewis has been charged with unlawful, intentional, and felonious misappropriation or misuse of funds or assets of John K. Dawkins of $832,992.65. Lewis, as a trustee of the Dawkins TEST Trust, More...

Local Child Advocate Roger Lockridge at Press Conference.
By Jonathan Collins On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Governor’s veto disappoints child advocacy groups

Roger Lockridge at press conference. (photo courtesy of Perry Bennett)   On Mar. 23, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin exercised his line-item veto power to cut items from the budget. Some of the more noticeable cuts More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Spring plowing the old fashioned way

  By Linda Shires With spring beginning, folks are too used to seeing farmers plow their fields as they drive along the countryside. Imagine, driving along the countryside and witnessing draft horses pulling More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Slender Greenbrier County turnout for primary election

The primary election’s results are in. Listed are the unofficial results for Tuesday, May 13 election in which only 4,678 votes in Greenbrier County were cast. With all 29 precincts reporting, two-term County More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Coal in a bright light

Born from memories of ‘70s figurines made of coal, and encouraged by her colleague at the Little Brick House boutique in Beckley, Carol Dameron creates just-as-spectacular-as-diamonds jewelry from one of Earth’s More...

By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Shalefield Stories continues

Jamie Frederick Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio Exposure: Water Contamination – Barium; Strontium; Toluene Human Health Impact: Removed gall bladder; Numerous surgeries; Grapefruit-sized infection in intestine; More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Alderson town council approves amendments

By Brenda Boykin The Alderson Town Council approved the amendments to the Alderson Business License Ordinance during Tuesday night’s meeting. The new ordinance has cleared up ambiguous wording, updated the license More...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Sustainable energy is in style

A Lewisburg family has expanded their home solar system recently and was generous enough to share a tour of their home and property, as well as the system in they have put in place with me. Jeremy and Jody Styles More...

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By Peggy MacKenzie On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Phase II of Municipal Home Rule Program on Lewisburg’s agenda

By Peggy Mackenzie At the first of three planned hearings held Thursday, May 1, the City of Lewisburg is seeking inclusion in the phase II application process of the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program open to 16 More...