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A capacity crowd of nearly 400 filled the Roland P. Sharp Alumni Building at WVSOM Monday night to attend the public hearing and second reading of Lewisburg’s Nondiscrimination Ordinance 254 which passed unanimously after five hours of impassioned debate.
By admin On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Non-discrimination ordinance passes before overflow crowd ‘There’s no shortage of passion in this room,’ said Mayor Manchester

A capacity crowd of nearly 400 filled the Roland P. Sharp Alumni Building at WVSOM Monday night to attend the public hearing and second reading of Lewisburg’s Nondiscrimination Ordinance 254 which passed unanimously More...

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By admin On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Fiery presentations warm hearts of cold marchers on MLK Day

By Sarah Mansheim Frigid temperatures did not stop marchers from gathering in downtown Lewisburg to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The crowd was a bit thinner than usual, thanks to the cold, but around More...

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By admin On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Lewisburg council continues litigation review regarding nondiscrimination ordinance

By Peggy Mackenzie Lewisburg’s city council meeting Tuesday evening was a continuation of the Friday, Jan. 15, 8 a.m. emergency meeting regarding litigation issues surrounding Ordinance 254 Non Discrimination. More...

Lewisburg was recognized as  an “Amazing City” at the West Virginia Municipal League Winter Conference for their progressive governing to ensure equality and fair housing. John Manchester of Lewisburg (left), James C. Hunt, Amazing Cities founder/CEO, Serafino Nolletti of Logan and Steve Williams of Huntington received the 2015 West Virginia Amazing Cities awards at the West Virginia Municipal League Mid-Winter Meeting in Charleston on Monday.
By admin On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Lewisburg honored as ‘Amazing City’

Lewisburg was recognized as an “Amazing City” at the West Virginia Municipal League Winter Conference for their progressive governing to ensure equality and fair housing. John Manchester of Lewisburg (left), More...

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester signs Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week proclamation. With seated Mayor (center) are: Adam Seams (left), Danny Seams, Clifford Curry, Susanna Robinson-Kenga, Steve Rutledge, Larry Davis and Jaime Wykle.
By admin On Friday, January 8th, 2016

Manchester issues MLK proclamation

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester signs Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week proclamation. With seated Mayor (center) are: Adam Seams (left), Danny Seams, Clifford Curry, Susanna Robinson-Kenga, Steve Rutledge, More...

By admin On Friday, January 8th, 2016

Shanghai Parade winners announced

Shanghai Parade winners announced Lewisburg’s annual Shanghai Parade was held on New Year’s Day. The crowd was estimated at 2,500. It took approximately 43 minutes for the 60 entries to proceed down the parade More...

By admin On Friday, January 1st, 2016

Lewisburg is trying to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance, and all anyone can talk about is bathrooms

By Sarah Mansheim It’s not about bathrooms. But, some area church leaders and a statewide lobbying agency have made sure that bathrooms are the only thing people are talking about. Last month, Lewisburg City Council More...

By admin On Monday, December 28th, 2015

2015 Year in Review Headlines

2015 Year in Review Headlines By Sarah Mansheim January: Two Lewisburg city police officers, Lt. Jeromy Dove and Patrolman Nicholas Sams, are shot during a traffic stop. Further investigation reveals two dead bodies More...

A crowd of 230 people gathered outside Lewisburg City Hall Tuesday night to attend the council meeting for the first reading of the nondiscrimination ordinance which would extend protections in employment, housing and public accommodations for LGBT West Virginians.
By admin On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Nondiscrimination ordinance draws crowds to city hall

                     A crowd of 230 people gathered outside Lewisburg City Hall Tuesday night to attend the council meeting for the first reading of the nondiscrimination ordinance which would More...

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By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The L&R depot needs a new home

By Peggy Mackenzie Are you looking for an unusual gift for the holiday season? How about a train depot? There’s one available here in Lewisburg that needs a new home. The Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission More...