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2015 Special Edition Ornament

The Main Street Ronceverte program would like to unveil its 7th edition ornament for 2015. This special edition is to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ronceverte C&O Depot and the recent restoration of the historic property.  The ornament will make its debut at the 1882 Heritage Days festival and will be sold at […] Continue Reading »

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1882 Heritage Days / Ronceverte Depot Centennial

September 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2015 Event Schedule: Friday September 4th 9:00am-5:00pm Flea Market 5:00pm- Grand Opening of Ronceverte Museum 6:30 Parade-Island Park through Downtown 7:30pm-9:00pm- Squaredance Sponsored by the American Heritage Music Hall in Downtown Ronceverte Saturday September 5th  8:00am- Registration for the 5K Dana Morgan Harrison Memorial Run Sponsored by STCA 9:00am-4:00pm- Ronceverte […] Continue Reading »

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This is “My” Ronceverte

For the past year Ms. Arabeth Balasko has been diligently working on a wonderful oral history of our town of Ronceverte, WV.  Please follow the link below to hear and see the stories of some of Ronceverte’s residents. https://arabethbalasko.wordpress.com/ Share/Bookmark Continue Reading »

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Christmas Open House

Don’t forget this evening from 5 PM- 7 PM many of our local businesses will be staying open to offer refreshments before the annual Christmas Parade. Participating businesses will have balloons out front. JRS Video, located at 220 W. Edgar Avenue, will be filming the parade for purchase. Hope to see you there! Share/Bookmark Continue Reading »

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New ornaments have arrived!

    Ready for purchase!! The 1917 “The Smokestacks” The Virginia Western Power Co., later known as VEPCO, constructed a steam plant along the Greenbrier River on West Monroe Avenue in 1917. The small stack, standing over 200ft., was built first along with the building. The second stack was completed in 1923 and rose to […] Continue Reading »

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Historic Coca-Cola Mural Restoration

Time:  July 9, 2014 5pm Place: 812 Monroe Street, Ronceverte, WV Refreshments (Coca-Cola products) Free. Celebrate with us!!! Share/Bookmark Continue Reading »

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The Green Corridor Plan of Ronceverte, WV: WI-FI in the City!!

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Sharing Your Story

  “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” -Corrie Ten Boom Have you lived in Ronceverte for 50 years (or more) or know anybody who has? Would you like to share your stories and experiences of growing up and living in Ronceverte? If you this sounds like something you would […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte Eco Community Plan

 The Ronceverte Main Street program, along with Downstream Strategies have developed a plan to encourage local economic growth and environmental sustainability.   The framework for the plan is based on three primary components—water, energy, and community—focusing on storm water management, energy efficiency, renewable energy development, and enhancing quality of life for residents.   The multiphase strategy […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte Sustainability Fair

Sustainability Fair April 20 — 10am-4pm Clifford Community & Recreation Center   Want to reduce your energy consumption and save money ?  Interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy options ? Join us for our upcoming family-friendly energy fair that features exhibitors focusing on energy efficiency, recycling, and renewable energies such as solar and wind […] Continue Reading »

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Super Sunday Football Party & Fundraiser

Ronceverte Development Corporation’s Main Street Program Hosts Super Sunday Football Party & Fundraiser   On Sunday February 3rd, 2013, the Ronceverte Development Corporation and its Main Street program will be hosting a gala Super Sunday Football party and fund raiser at the Clifford Recreation and Community Center (Clifford Armory) located in Ronceverte, WV. The event […] Continue Reading »

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2012 Commerative Ornament Offered for Sale

Main Sreet Ronceverte annouces the release of their annual Christmas ornament with the 1928 Greenbrier High School building.  The ornament is the fourth in a series of historic landmarks in Ronceverte. Earlier ornaments included the C&O Depot, C&O coaling tower and Martin and Jones Hardware. The Ronceverte High School was established in 1896 and combined […] Continue Reading »

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Main Street Ronceverte announces Recipients of Main Street Awards

Main Street Ronceverte announces Recipients of the Governors Main Street Awards On Thursday June 27, 2012, members of the Main Street community traveled to Charleston to attend the 2012 Governors Main Street Recognition awards held in the Cultural Center at the State Capitol Complex. Main Street Ronceverte would like to acknowledge the following recipients of […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte Main Street Begins Planning Process

  On July 12th the Ronceverte Main Street Program held it’s 1st planning meeting to begin to develop strategic plans that will create the vision and work that will carry the organization and the community into the future. The planning process is supported by a grant that the program received from The West Virginia Community […] Continue Reading »

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Main Street Ronceverte Volunteer Opportunities

Community ideas and efforts are what drive our Main Street Ronceverte and every effort makes a difference!! Opportunities to contribute to Main Street Ronceverte are as diverse as our community – ranging from a one hour office project to helping lead one of our four committees. People with all levels of experience and skill are […] Continue Reading »

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Warm Weather Wednesday Vendor Information

WARM WEATHER WEDNESDAY MARKET AT THE DEPOT Dear Businesses, non-profits, individuals, and community organizations, Following the success of June’s Warm Weather Wednesday, The Ronceverte Development Corporation/Main Street Ronceverte is extending an invitation to any groups, businesses, or individuals who would like to participate in the upcoming July event We will be hosting Warm Weather Wednesday […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte to host “Warm Weather Wednesdays”

The Ronceverte Development Corporation/Main Street Program will be hosting “Warm Weather Wednesdays,” a business open house, in downtown Ronceverte on the second Wednesdays of June, July, and September. The first event will be Wednesday, June 13th from 5-8 pm. Businesses will stay open late and offer light refreshments, and there will be a gift basket […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte “Green Team” to hold organizational meeting

Please join the Ronceverte “Green Team” at our community informational meeting on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at City Hall.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 and will offer information on the following potential projects:   Development of a community garden Installation of Rain Barrels Strengthening Community Recycling Renewable Solar Panels for lighting at the Horseshoe Pits, […] Continue Reading »

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Daniel Louis Friedman Memorial Fountain Dedication

Please join us on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 at the Island Park Skate Park as we dedicate the fountain in memory of Daniel Louis Friedman. Thank you to Daniel’s Teachers, Classmates, and Friends who joined together to work on this project in Daniel’s Honor. Share/Bookmark Continue Reading »

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Main Street Ronceverte Volunteer Opportunities

Community ideas and efforts are what drive our Main Street Ronceverte and every effort makes a difference!! Opportunities to contribute to Main Street Ronceverte are as diverse as our community – ranging from a one hour office project to helping lead one of our four committees. People with all levels of experience and skill are […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte Welcomes New Business

On February 1, 2012, Mrs. Barbara Weikle opened a new retail shop in the downtown Ronceverte business district. The business known as AC-KC,  features a variety of items, including beautiful purses, handbags, jewelry and an interesting array of other items.  The Weikles, have been featuring their wares  at local and regional fairs for a number […] Continue Reading »

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Ronceverte Clifford Community and Recreation Center

The Clifford Community and Recreation Center is a 15,000 sq foot building that provides a gymnasium and facilities suitable for birthday parties, reunions, sports, and special events. The gymnasium and other space rents for $35 per hour or $100 for a 3 hour period.  For more information and for reservations, please call the Ronceverte Development […] Continue Reading »

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It’s Party Time in Ronceverte !!

On Sunday February 5th, 2012, the Ronceverte Development Corporation and its Main Street program will be hosting a gala Super Bowl party and fund raiser at the Clifford Recreation and Community Center (Clifford Armory).  The event promises to be an exciting and fun way to watch the Super Bowl with friends and neighbors, and at […] Continue Reading »

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Local Author’s Book On Sale at Ronceverte Library

One-hundred and fifty years ago, at the age of 23, Alfred Mallory Edgar left the comfort of the “Old Edgar Homestead” in what is now Ronceverte and volunteered to take up arms as a member of the Greenbrier Rifles, which later became the 27th Virginia Infantry, “a regiment in the famous Stonewall Brigade of the […] Continue Reading »

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Virginia Blake will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday

Virginia Blake, Ronceverte’s beloved, well-known icon will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 11, between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Clifford Armory at 301 Edgar Avenue in Ronceverte. Hosted by the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation and the Ronceverte Women’s Club, the public is invited to join the festivities in honor of Virginia. […] Continue Reading »

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RONCEVERTE MAN WINS CHAMPIONSHIP

. RONCEVERTE — Two-time state horseshoe pitching champion Allen Withrow recently captured the 2011 Moose International championship. The Ronceverte man also currently holds the 30th slot in the rankings maintained by the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America. Retired from a 39-year career with the Division of Highways, Withrow has lived in Ronceverte since the […] Continue Reading »

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Greening Main Street – Ronceverte’s Eco District

Historic and high tech are not often mentioned in the same breath – that is, unless you’re visiting Ronceverte’s Eco-District. Here, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and geothermal projects are part of an award-winning business strategy for community revitalization. In May, the Ronceverte Development Corporation’s Main Street Program won the 2010 Governor’s Main Street and On […] Continue Reading »

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Big Dreams,Restless Spirit-Sept.15th-18th 8:00 Pm

The play which has been a treat for West Virginians for years will be back again to the delight of all. The play will be held at the Island Park Amphitheater – Lawn Seating is $ 8.00, $5.00 for children and preferred seating is $10.00. Tickets are available at First Natioal Bank in Ronceverte and […] Continue Reading »

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The Ronceverte Women’s Club

    In honor of the Federation of Women’s Club in Ronceverte, established in 1946, Mayor Gail White read an ordinance marking Apr. 24 as Federation Day in Ronceverte. On behalf of the city council, she expressed appreciation for all the work the ladies of the Ronceverte Women’s Club do for the benefit of the […] Continue Reading »

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Grant Awarded for Depot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Historic preservation grants for construction and planning at historically significant sites across West Virginia were announced Tuesday by acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Among the larger grants announced Tuesday: * $50,000 to rebuild masonry, repair a collapsed wall and repair doors and windows at an 18th-century brick home at Fort Pleasant in […] Continue Reading »

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Shanklin’s Grand Theatre in Ronceverte on WV Endangered Properties 2011 List

Shanklin’s Grand Theatre in Ronceverte on WV Endangered Properties 2011 List Shanklin’s Grand Theatre in Ronceverte designed by John Norman, Sr., one of the first of West Virginia’s African American architects, is on the 2011 Endangered List Properties. The Ronceverte Development Corporation intends to purchase the property, which sits in the heart of the downtown, […] Continue Reading »

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Welcome to Ronceverte

Banks of the Greenbrier

A town as unique as its name!  Founded on the banks of the beautiful Greenbrier River, we are Ronceverte, West Virginia, and we invite you to experience the Friendly River City. From the French for “Green Bramble”, our name is as unique as the people who make up this community and combine together to create our […] Continue Reading »

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Building Donated

The Lewisburg Wholesale Building was donated to the City of Ronceverte by Kay Hardesty.  The building is currently being studied by the EPA Brownsfield Grant to determine any hazardous materials that may have been left at the site. Plans for the building include making it available for private or public re-development. Share/Bookmark Continue Reading »

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