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Friday, March 2, 2018

Foxfire Realty expands into Virginia

  An area West Virginia real-estate brokerage has expanded into Virginia, a move that allows it to market properties in 45 counties with similar rural characteristics to those of the Greenbrier Valley. Foxfire Realty will continue to focus on farms, high-end estates, and recreational and timber-investment lands, according to president and broker Richard Grist, though […]

Bank of Monroe raises funds, collects donations for Humane Society

  The Bank of Monroe joined with the Greenbrier East High School chapter of the National Honor Society to gather donations for the Greenbrier Humane Society. With the Bank of Monroe branches as a drop-off point during the month of March, the branches also donated $20 per new opened checking account, up to $500. Additionally, […]

Alderson Green Grocer reopens after renovations

  After closing briefly for renovations, the Alderson Green Grocer has reopened with a new layout and expanded inventory. Customers can expect the same community-focused market, with an updated shopper-friendly feel. They’ll find a larger produce section, and a bulk section with nuts, beans, snacks and dried fruits. The deli now offers more fresh meats […]

Coffee Education & Brewing workshop at Carnegie Hall

The public is invited to participate in Seed to Cup: The Art of Coffee, on Saturday, Apr. 22, from 9 a.m.-12 noon. The workshop is equally beneficial for home-brewed coffee lovers and food service professionals. Explore the marvelous complexity of your morning cup of coffee: how it is harvested, processed, evaluated, transported, roasted, brewed and […]

Extension Office to offer springtime bull exams

  While this time of year our minds are focused on the current calving season and the health and wellbeing of those calves and momma cows, it’s important not to forget an equally important part of the herd. The bull, maybe the most important part of the herd, and your operation as a cow calf […]

Professional Development Sessions

  MountainHeart Child Care Resource and Referral Services, a program of MountainHeart Community Services Inc., will conduct a professional development session on Thursday, Apr. 6, at Workforce WV Career Center, Red Oak Shopping Center, Ronceverte, for all family day care providers, facility providers and day care center staff. Other participants from the child care community […]

SJ Neathawk hosts 16th Annual Home Solutions Expo this weekend

  SJ Neathawk Lumber hosts the annual Home Solutions Expo Friday, Mar. 31, and Saturday, Apr. 1, at the Lewisburg store, Jefferson Street North, in Lewisburg. SJ Neathawk Lumber is locally owned and has served the community for 70 years. For the past 16 years, they have offered this special event that allows customers the […]

Local students to apprentice at WVSOM

  Attention all high school students. Do you dream of having a career in the health care industry? If you do, you can learn about health-related jobs during the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Apprentice Day. The osteopathic medical school also has a variety of non-medical careers for students to explore during the […]

City Holding Company raises dividend on common shares

  City Holding Company, “the Company” (NASDAQ: CHCO), a $4.0 billion bank holding company headquartered in Charleston, declared Wednesday a dividend of 44 cents per common share for shareholders of record as of Apr. 14. The dividend is payable on Apr. 28. The dividend represents a 2.3 percent increase from the 43 cents per share […]

Board of Realtors holds March meeting

The Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors met on Thursday, Mar. 16, for their regular luncheon meeting at Dutch Haas Restaurant in the Lewisburg Elks Club. The Board of Realtors includes members from Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Summers and other surrounding counties. Presiding was Bobbie Jackson, realtor with REMAX Vision Quest. Sponsor for the well-attended meeting was […]

GVEDC to hold community engagement meeting slated April 19

As part of the process of a strategic plan, the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC) is requesting community input at an informal meeting at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea in the WVU Building. The community engagement meeting will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 19, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The process will include […]

Area company releases real estate market report

  Three years of strong commercial and residential real estate performance reflect increasing consumer and business confidence across West Virginia and southwest Virginia, according to a comprehensive, three-year market analysis completed by Foxfire Realty. Commercial real estate sales volume prices at the end of 2016 were up 34 percent over similar sales in 2014, according […]

West Virginia Humanities Council announces grant awards

  The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. The Humanities Council budgets nearly $700,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of grants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming. Humanities Council mini-grants, […]

Iran native wins WV Vanguard Ag Design award

  The annual West Virginia Vanguard Agricultural Competition honors innovation and ingenuity in agriculture by recognizing an entrepreneur whose idea had the greatest potential to solve logistical challenges in the local food supply chain. This year, the winner of the 2017 West Virginia Vanguard Agricultural Design Competition is a first-generation American from Iran. Nima Shahab […]

AmeriCorps funding now available

Does your organization want to start an AmeriCorps program? Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service, is now accepting applications for 2017-2018 AmeriCorps program funding. Nonprofits, educational institutions, and state and local government agencies are encouraged to apply. Through this funding process, Volunteer West Virginia hopes to expand programming to address […]

USDA to collect data on farmland rental rates

  Beginning this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact West Virginia farmers to gather land rental rate information for the Cash Rents and Leases survey. The results of this survey will serve as a valuable decision-making tool for farmers and can be used for 2018 rental agreement negotiations. “This […]

LewisGale Alleghany announces new CEO

  William “Will” Windham has been named chief executive officer of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, effective Apr. 3. “Will’s progressive career and accomplishments since joining HCA signify the type of leadership we can expect him to bring to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany,” said Brian Baumgardner, president of LewisGale Regional Health System. “This hospital has been recognized nationally […]

New poll shows West Virginia opinions on broadband issues

A recent study conducted on behalf of West Virginia for Broadband examines the perspective of the state’s residents on a number of issues. The poll found 85 percent of West Virginians have Internet services in their homes and three out of four of those with service said their internet speed currently meets their needs. Additionally, […]

Appalachian Grazing Conference set for March 9-11

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture reminds the public about the upcoming Appalachian Grazing Conference, Mar. 9-11, at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel in Morgantown. “This is another great opportunity for West Virginia farmers to hear from the leaders of the industry. From grass-based health to fencing 101, participants will be able to learn better techniques […]

Greenbrier Real Estate Service expands to reach Pocahontas Co.

  Greg Allman, broker of Greenbrier Real Estate Service, recently opened an office in Pocahontas County and has announced Cheryl Dean as the associate broker who will be working in the Marlinton location. Dean has been a licensed Realtor since 1990 and was born and raised in the Marlinton area. Dean said she is thrilled […]