New River CTC Cosmetology graduates follow different paths to new career

Crystal Yates (left) and Stephanie Baldwin (right) pictured with New River Community and Technical College Cosmetology Program Director Lisa Carter

One thought she wanted to be a school teacher. The other was a nail technician who always wanted to do hair. Last May, Crystal Yates of Ronceverte and Stephanie Baldwin of Clintonville were members of the first graduating class from the New River Community and Technical College cosmetology program, and they couldn’t be happier about the choice they More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 25th, 2014

‘History of 4-H in Greenbrier’ issues second printing

The “History of 4-H in Greenbrier County: the First 100 Years” has sold out of the first printing and the second printing of the book by James E. Johnson of Alderson is now available. James E. Johnson autographing More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 25th, 2014

Community Clean together

The Spot Teen Center is inviting the community to help clean up the former Bolling High School building on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. The building is located at 321 Oak Street, Lewisburg. We are in need of people More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 25th, 2014

Frankford resident named Appalachian Transition Fellow

Courtney Gillilan, a native of Frankford has been chosen to join The Appalachian Transition Fellowship, a year-long opportunity for 14 leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to Central Appalachia. This fellowships More...

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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...

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By David Esteppe On Friday, July 18th, 2014

Over-crowding means euthanizations will resume

After an unprecedented five month stretch without having to euthanize animals brought in to the Greenbrier Humane Society ( GHS ) in Lewisburg, the shelter is at crisis capacity and will have to resume putting More...

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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...