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WV Renaissance Festival touted to be ‘a tremendous economic driver’ for Greenbrier County

The West Virginia Renaissance Festival features Asian elephant, Lady Essex. Her caretaker, Lauryn Murray, not pictured, is an advocate for animal welfare. Murray has been the elephant’s lifelong friend “since the day I was born. She’s been in our family her entire life.” ‘The West Virginia Renaissance Festival held it’s grand opening last weekend, and from all reports it was “a very successful start.” Speaking before the county commission on Tuesday, several people spoke enthusiastically for the festival. Rich Ford called it a “fascinating experience,” that transports one to another time when jousting bouts and other games of skill and strength are played amidst colorful ...

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Fallout 76, the latest installment in popular Fallout gaming franchise, to be set in West Virginia

The Greenbrier will be a location in the newest installment in the Fallout video game series. On the left, a robot can be seen walking toward the entrance. All photo rights Bethesda ...

White Sulphur prepares for community barbecue

The White Sulphur Springs City Council heard updates on the upcoming community barbecue at their last meeting on June 11. The barbecue, set for June 23, is a free event that ...

Jock Clifford honored at council meeting

World War II hero, Lt. Col. Thomas E. Clifford Jr., a native of Ronceverte At the Ronceverte City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor David Smith said the council received a ...

Elisa’s Eatery expands

Billy and Dawn Painter show a BBQ beef brisket sandwich. New menu items and more than double the seating space mark the transition of Billy and Dawn Painter’s business, Elisa’s ...

IGA giving away groceries

(Photo by Cornerstone IGA)Some of the lucky winners of the free grocery giveaways at IGA. For the past month, Cornerstone IGA in Fairlea has been giving away free groceries to ...

Kevin von der Heydt brings Debussy to GVT

Greenbrier Valley Theatre proudly presents the second Saturday Sinfonia concert featuring Kevin von der Heydt on...

Entertainment Calendar: June 15-24

Friday, June 15 Jim Snyder, Hill and Holler, 6 p.m. WV Poor People’s Campaign Fundraiser, Sweet...

GHS takes Katherine Johnson short play on the road

On May 31, the award winning short play, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson:  Azimuth Angles, Orbit Calculations,...

Annual Fishing Derby at Moncove Lake State Park

The annual Fishing Derby at Moncove Lake State Park will be held on Saturday, June 16. Signups start at 9 a.m., ...

Benefit golf tournament set

The Monroe County Cancer Awareness Team is hosting the WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Program Golf Tournament at..

Youth wrestling camp at GEHS

Brian Miluk, head wrestling coach and Coalfield Conference Coach of the Year, will conduct a Youth Wrestling Camp open to all..

Ladies of the Henning Church of God hold June meeting

The women of the Henning Church of God met June 12 in the church fellowship hall for their monthly meeting. ...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Charles Lee (Charlie) and Janet Hoover Johnson will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 30, 2018. Their daughters, Charlena and..

GUMC to host Vacation Bible School

Grace United Methodist Church in Fort Spring will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School.  Children will be able to play..
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