Tag archive for ‘Sports’
By admin On Friday, September 26th, 2014

Greenbrier County Special Olympics fundraisers slated in October

Greenbrier County Special Olympics announces the following fundraisers for October: • Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kmart Safety Fair, 97 Seneca Trail, Fairlea • Athletes and volunteers will be selling More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Upcoming exhibit includes photos related to African American religious traditions

Enslaved Africans transported to the New World beginning in the 15th century brought with them a wide range of local religious beliefs and practices.   In a world turned upside down, these slaves clung to some More...

Earl C. Clay, Sr., Principal of former Bolling High and Elementary Schoo bwl
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Education for African Americans: The struggle to attend school

Earl Charles Clay, principal of Bolling High School. Bolling became a full 12 grade high school under Earl Clay in 1935.   There is an old joke, likely in all cultures and times, about the older folks trying More...

The Saints logo part of the floral display in the foreground of the AdvoCare Sports Performance Center
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 1st, 2014

White Sulphur Springs rolls out the red carpet for the Saints

The Saints logo part of the floral display in the foreground of the AdvoCare Sports Performance Center Exerpted from John De Shazier’s post on NewOrleansSaints.com dated Monday, July 21 after the Saints paraded More...

The Saints’ buses were seen touring through Lewisburg late Tuesday afternoon shortly after their arrival in WV (Photo by Shannon Beatty)
By Peggy MacKenzie On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Picnic with the Saints

The Saints’ buses were seen touring through Lewisburg late Tuesday afternoon shortly after their arrival in WV (Photo by Shannon Beatty) The New Orleans Saints arrived at the Greenbrier Valley Airport late Wednesday More...

Saints field
By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Ready for action

The three playing fields at the new, nearly $30 million AdvoCare Sports Performance Center, are ready for the New Orleans Saints to begin their 15 days of intense training.    More...

Coach Terry Koon (left), Donnie Turner and Coach Mac Parks
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 25th, 2014

Golf raffle winners announced

Coach Terry Koon (left), Donnie Turner and Coach Mac Parks Andy Pendleton of Rainelle won the recent raffle drawing for The Snead Golf package for four players plus carts. The raffle was used as a fundraiser for More...

Madison Erskine, a sophomore on the GEHS golf team is shown hitting a shot while Sir Nick Faldo and others look on. Madison is the son of Jeff and Karen Erskine of Ronceverte, WV.
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Give Your Child the Gift of Golf This Summer

Madison Erskine, a sophomore on the GEHS golf team is shown hitting a shot while Sir Nick Faldo and others look on. Madison is the son of Jeff and Karen Erskine of Ronceverte, WV.   Madison Erskine, a member More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Vendors needed for Special Olympics Expo/Craft Show

Greenbrier County Special Olympics is planning an Expo/Craft Sale on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg.  About 20 vendors have signed up and there are spaces for about More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Robert Henry Giles, Jr.

White Sulphur Springs-Robert Henry “Bobby” Giles, Jr., 74, passed away Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014, at the White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center. Born Apr. 22, 1939, in Lvnchburg, VA, he was a son of the late More...