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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: STATE FAIR.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

What I remember most about my first visit to the West Virginia State Fair was being sick to my stomach in the backseat of my grandma’s Ford Pinto listening to Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius singing on the stage. Yes, I’m that old. I’ve returned to the fair many times since and have much […]

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GROOVY HIGHWAY: ANIMAL CRACKERS. SOME HAVE HEALING POWERS

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Random Prophet

Hello again, my Friends. Welcome to Groovy Highway with the Random Prophet. Remember, if it’s groovy, I’ll cover it. If it’s random, I’ll think of it. . . . and always keep in mind, I am an artist and musician, not a politician or magician. . . . which means very simply; there will be […]

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MY DOG & I: LET’S GET PHYSICAL!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I know it seems like I contradict myself sometimes…I know it can be confusing to hear many different and opposing pieces of information but try to stay with me just a little bit longer… I have spent several articles advising folks about over-touching their dogs. Interference with an animal’s energy force should never be taken […]

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THE SPY: BLACK KING COAL AND IRISH MUSTARD

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Community, The Spy

I am back. . . yet, I never really left. You might know me as HashtagWV, or Hashtag Lewisburg but I am still, and always will be, The Lewisburg Spy. Just call me, “The Spy”, for short. I am not the only spy in Lewisburg, though. All of you are spies, as well. There’s a […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: CLEAN & MODERN DESIGN W/ TRAVIS FARLEY

Meet Travis Farley, a native to Greenbrier County and graphic designer specializing in branding, logo, and print design. His business is Travis Farley Design and his goal is to work with local businesses to brainstorm and develop ideas and products to help them grow. He works with start-ups, established businesses, and individuals looking for a […]

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FUTURE DOC: GAME OF BONES, EPISODE 4 – THE MENINGES

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, FUTURE DOC, Timothy Pence

Menindgees..  From ancient Greek meninx, singular membrane. The meninges are collectively the three layered membranes that envelope the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. The outer layer is the dura, the middle is the arachnoid, and the inner layer is the pia. A primary function of the meninges is to protect the central nervous system. […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: MIDSUMMER WINES DREAM

At this point, summer is in full swing. The grass is definitely green and the lawn chairs are spread out in the backyard.  We have already spent some time hanging up strings of lights and fun decorations outside. To some lucky ones, there might even be a pool involved and the barbeque has cooked anything […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: RIDDLES

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Nonsense, Pseudo News

Hey, I’m jealous. That riddle guy on page twenty two keeps making up these cool riddles that I can’t ever figure out. So I am going to make some riddles of my own. What happens when you take two dimes out of your pocket and put them on the dresser?  You get a pair o’ […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A FAIR REASON TO TRAVEL

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy, Travel

The State Fair of  West Virginia is upon us once again! And, wouldn’t you know it, I am reminded of my youth growing up in Iowa where we native Iowans know a thing or two about fairs. According to Country Living Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Post and others, The Iowa State Fair […]

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VALLEY VIEW: STEP INTO HISTORY AT NORTH HOUSE MUSEUM

By: LBSPY / Category: Ben Anderson, Blog, History, Valley View

Over the years, many Greenbrier Countians have taken the almost 200-year-old North House on West Washington Street for granted. Every day, Lewisburg natives traveling up and down Rt. 60 nonchalantly zoom by the small glass-enclosed porte-cochere of the building. Little do they realize that they are passing by a living juggernaut, managed by one of […]

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EXTRA VALUE W/ HASHTAGWV! WE REACH 123,000 PEOPLE 3X A DAY ON THE RADIO!

Christina runs an "Event Spotlight" on 95.3FM , 93.3FM WKCJ Oldies, and 103.1FM THE BEAR. This spotlight airs 3x a day (Monday-Friday) on both stations. 95.3FM reaches 45,000 listeners daily in Beckley, Greenbrier County, Monroe County, Summers County, and some of Mercer County!!! 103.1FM has been serving 78,000 listeners everyday in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia and the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia since 1983. We distribute 7,000 full color, free papers across 5 counties. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

Celebrate Art in the Park w/ HashtagWV this August!

Celebrate Art in the Park w/ HashtagWV this August! - Celebrate Art in the Park with HashtagWV this August! Watoga State Park will hold its very first Art in the Park event on September 2nd and 3rd.  This issue also features Elvis at the Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, Mountain Music Day at the West Virginia State Fair, Hawk Knob Mead & Cidery, Swift Level Fine […]

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