‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author Azar Nafisi headlines Lewisburg Literary Festival

(Photo by Stanley Staniski, courtesy Lewisburg Literary Festival)Azar Nafisi The 2017 Lewisburg Literary Festival will feature Azar Nafisi, an enthusiastic crusader for books and literature, as the festival’s main speaker on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. Nafisi writes nonfiction about fiction. She is best known for her memoir, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” which remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for 117 weeks and has been translated into 32 languages. In the book she details her courageous efforts to teach forbidden Western classics during the Iranian Revolution. She was expelled from the faculty of the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the mandatory veil. A More...

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Lewisburg hosts commercial film crew

  (Photo by Peggy Mackenzie)Is it a cat – or a bat on a bicycle? A commercial being filmed this week in Lewisburg features this unusual character as a chance encounter More...

Airport director urges community to support airline rebid process

“The Greenbrier Valley Airport serves five counties and cannot survive with an airline that doesn’t show up,” said Greenbrier Valley Airport Director Stephen Snyder in More...

Help your community build a stronger future

A What’s Next WV Workshop will be held in Summersville on July 25. One year after the devastating floods of last summer, many West Virginians are considering what steps are More...

Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy donates to mission trip

  Pharmacy technician Stacie Austin and Steve Queen of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. “We are committed to helping improve life for the people of Haiti and will More...

Solid Waste Management Board issues $300,000 in grants

West Virginia’s Solid Waste Management Board issued $300,000 in grants to 36 local solid waste authorities this week during its meeting in Charleston. The SWMB Grant Program More...

WVSOM’s Abracadabra receives regional Emmy nomination 

The children’s television series “Abracadabra” has received a nomination for the Ohio Valley Chapter’s 53rd Annual...

Gyasi Heus and Amy McIntireat to play at Ivy Terrace

Carnegie Hall invites the public to the fourth Ivy Terrace Concert featuring Gyasi Heus and Amy...

GVT Summer Drama Camp registration deadline extended 

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) is excited to announce that the registration deadline for the Youth Education...

Golf tournament winners

Shown are the winning team members for the Rainelle Lions Club’s 2017 Larry Yankey Memorial Golf Tournament More...

Foul ball!

(Photo by Mark Robinson) Nathaniel Byers pulls in a foul ball for an out Monday evening at Dorie Miller Park during..

Stidom tags an out

(Photo by Mark Robinson) Lindsey Stidom tags second base for one out, and gets ready to throw to first for a..

High Rocks hosts Photography Camps at The Hub this summer

A student at The Hub’s Photography Camp takes a self portrait. The Hub student café hosted a Photography More...

The Year of the Patron: Library Lover creates new facility

  When Barbara Elliott checks out an audiobook or peruses the newspapers at the library that overlooks downtown Lewisburg, she’s visiting..

Williamsburg CEOS Club meets in June

The Williamsburg CEOS Club held their regular monthly meeting June 13, at the Williamsburg District Historical Foundation Museum. Attending were members..

Lewisburg City Council

Lewisburg City Council will meet Friday, June 30, at 8 p.m. in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber at Lewisburg City Hall,..

Deeds – March 4th, 2017

Marylee Frances Grimmett and William Ronald Grimmett to William R. Grimmett, Jr. and Caitlin M. Grimmett, 5 Acres, Lewisburg District Marylee..

Earning to Live, Living to Serve

  (Photo by Elizabeth LaRue) Students from Greenbrier County FFA and 4-H and Monroe County FFA wait patiently during the Greenbrier..

The trees, they’re a-growin’

We’ve been trying to upgrade our satellite service. Living out in the woods, as we do, there’s no such thing as..

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