West Virginia chemical spill revisited

By Peggy Mackenzie A year after the chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston, just upstream from a major water intake facility, there is some good news and bad news to report. The spill, which occurred on Jan. 9, 2014, took away normal drinking water from 300,000 civilians for weeks. Nearly 600 people checked themselves into local hospitals with More...

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By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The end of an era: Williamsburg announces bear dinner and ramp supper are no more

By Sarah Mansheim “There’s just not enough help,” says Williamsburg Ruritan Laurie Hedrick. Hedrick is talking about the cancelled annual Bear Dinner in Willamsburg, one of the town’s signature community More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

New year and a new county commission

By Peggy Mackenzie At the first meeting in a brand new year, Lowell Rose, as the incoming commissioner, was welcomed at the Tuesday night meeting. As the first order of business, Commissioner Woody Hanna quickly More...

The March and Celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19 began, as usual, in front of the Greenbrier County courthouse on Court Street (shown) in Lewisburg. This year saw a large gathering of more than 250 marchers singing We Shall Overcome as they walked up Washington Street to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, where a community lunch was served followed by a program celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. King. A special tribute to singer, actor, and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte was also featured that day.
By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

MLK Day celebrated in Lewisburg

The March and Celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19 began, as usual, in front of the Greenbrier County courthouse on Court Street (shown) in Lewisburg. This year saw a large gathering More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

11th Annual Venison Cook-off, Bingo and Auction expected to be bigger and better in 2015!

For the past decade, the Greenbrier County 4-H Leader’s Association has held a Venison Cook-off to raise monies for 4-H Camp. “Four-H camp is one of the highlights of a member’s 4-H experience, if not their More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

VA clinic repairs to HVAC system on schedule

By Peggy Mackenzie Repairs to the HVAC system at the Veterans Affairs’ Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) located in the Greenbrier Valley Airport Industrial Park in Maxwelton are said to be on schedule, according More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Hearing set for man accused in shootout with police

Legal proceedings against one of two men charged in connection with the shooting of two Lewisburg Police officers on New Year’s Day have been released. Eric Campbell will have a preliminary hearing on Friday, More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Briefly…

Greenbrier Co. Democratic Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Dutch Haus Restaurant at the Greenbrier Valley Airport. Courtney Smith, executive More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

When to seek emergency medical help for flu

The flu virus continues to spread across the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to minimize its impact. More...

By admin On Monday, January 19th, 2015

WSS council approves new project overruling finance concerns

By Peggy Mackenzie The White Sulphur Springs city council voted to approve a contract for the scaled-back redesign of a new maintenance building Monday night. The contract agreement with Thrasher Engineering will More...