Tag archive for ‘John Manchester’
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By admin On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Fire service fee approved for first due area; event traffic a growing problem

By Peggy Mackenzie After months of public outcry and two motions to table the fire service fee ordinance, the Lewisburg City Council moved to approve the third and final reading for the fee, with not a single citizen More...

By admin On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Lewisburg fire service fee passes 2nd reading

By Peggy Mackenzie At the close of a single-issue, special meeting, held Tuesday evening at City Hall, Lewisburg City Council approved the second reading of the amended version of the rural fire service fee. The More...

The Asylum hosted the Hunter S. Thompson lookalike contest on Friday night, and several contestants turned up in their Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats to vie for the grand prize, a trip to Las Vegas. Mayor John Manchester made a strong showing dressed as the late journalist as he appeared in his later years when he lived on a ranch in Colorado. Sarah Mansheim, managing editor of the Mountain Messenger, won the contest with the help of her attorney, Denise Pettijohn, aka Dr. Gonzo, a toy pistol and several vodka and grapefruit cocktails. In the photo, Manchester shares the stage with contest director and MC Derek Teaney. (Photo courtesy of Havenbrook Media)
By admin On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Literary Festival brings out the best and the weirdest of the literary world

“The Help” author Katherine Stockett signs a copy of her book in the museum gallery at Carnegie Hall last weekend. Stockett was the featured speaker at this year’s Lewisburg Literary Festival and brought the More...

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By admin On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Lewisburg tables fire service fee ordinance a second time

By Peggy Mackenzie With a solid body of citizens present at city hall Tuesday evening, ready to comment on Lewisburg’s revised fire service fee, Mayor John Manchester announced a second tabling of the proposed More...

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By admin On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Rural Fire Fee discussions heat up council meetings

By Sarah Mansheim As one town has cancelled its rural fire fee, another is moving forward with its plans to put one in place. On Monday evening, White Sulphur Springs City Council voted to “kill” an ordinance More...

America In Bloom judges Linda Cromer (left) and Melanie Riggs (right) flank Shannon Beatty, coordinator of the Lewisburg In Bloom project in which citizens, businesses, and local government have combined to create many community improvements and visible enhancements in preparation for the Beautiful Small Town contest.
By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

It’s not just about the flowers America In Bloom judges arrive in Lewisburg

America In Bloom judges Linda Cromer (left) and Melanie Riggs (right) flank Shannon Beatty, coordinator of the Lewisburg In Bloom project in which citizens, businesses, and local government have combined to create More...

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By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Lewisburg holds water protection meeting hosted by WV Land Trust

By Peggy Mackenzie When the Elk River was polluted with chemicals in January of 2014, and 300,000 people near Charleston were without water for weeks, the state legislature passed a law requiring all state municipalities More...

By admin On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Water Conservation Order withdrawn

Effective Monday, July 6, the City of Lewisburg has withdrawn its water conservation alert. “Water levels in our water tanks have recovered sufficiently so that we are now able to withdraw our water conversation More...

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left) and Council members Beverly White and Joseph Lutz take the oath of office at Tuesday morning’s meeting.
By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Organizational session held by Lewisburg City Council reaffirms mayor’s role as city administrator

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left) and Council members Beverly White and Joseph Lutz take the oath of office at Tuesday morning’s meeting. By Sarah Mansheim Greenbrier County Circuit Judge James Rowe donned More...

By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

July workshops focus on landowner opportunities to protect drinking water

The City of Lewisburg, Greenbrier River Watershed Association, and the West Virginia Land Trust will hold three informational meetings in July about opportunities for landowners to protect their property as part More...