The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest News

January 28, 2013

Fun Winterfest weekend wraps up at The Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — This weekend at The Greenbrier was filled with winter fun at the resort’s third annual Winterfest.

The resort welcomed the West Virginia Synchro Team from Charleston for a live ice skating performance. The professional skaters also offered quick lessons and pointers to children of all ages.

The National Ice Carving Association brought some of its best carvers to compete in several ice carving competitions.

Aaron Costic, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, placed first in two of three ice carving competitions over the weekend.

His creations “Dance” and “Wind” both placed first in their respective categories.

Costic said “Dance” was an abstract piece with two shapes and lots of detail. “Wind” was a classic ballet pose where the dancer is slowly turning into wind.

The 41-year-old ice carver got his start 23 years ago while in culinary school. He said one of his class assignments was to create a centerpiece using chocolate, vegetables or ice.

He took to the craft quickly and has traveled as far as China to compete in carving competitions.

He is the owner of Elegant Ice in his hometown in Ohio.

Winterfest guests were also treated to the musical talents of Lady D and Mi$$ion. Afternoon tea, wine tasting, movie screenings, cooking demonstrations, carriage rides and a blackjack tournament were among the other events at Winterfest.

For information about upcoming events at the resort, visit www.greenbrier.com.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

    A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.

    July 22, 2014

  • W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about fake job postings and other employment scams online.

    July 22, 2014

  • Ex-state agency worker pleads guilty to fraud

    A former case worker for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is facing up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine after pleading guilty to fraud.

    July 22, 2014

  • Saints 1 Greenbrier ready for Saints

    The goal posts are up. The lines are on the field. The closets are stocked with Gatorade and the pads and helmets are hanging in the lockers. INCLUDES TOUT VIDEO.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Auto Fair winner Auto Fair attracts 15,000 visitors despite cool weather

    Although Mother Nature fast-forwarded to September temperatures throughout the weekend of the Friends of Coal Auto Fair, thousands of people came out to see the show and support the YMCA of Southern West Virginia.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • W.Va. health officials find clinic reused its needles

    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused.

    July 22, 2014

  • TWV raises $1,700 for Just For Kids

    Theatre West Virginia provides the southern part of the Mountain State an opportunity to see live, outdoor dramas, but this year, it’s giving back even more.

    July 22, 2014

  • WVDA expanding Hemlock Woolly Adelgid program

    Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick has announced that the West Virginia Department of Agriculture's (WVDA) Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Program has expanded to include all counties currently infested with HWA.

    July 21, 2014

  • Two in custody after allegedly beating Whitesville man

    Two men remained in Southern Regional Jail Monday morning after they allegedly beat up another man in his home in Whitesville. The West Virginia State Police would not release the name of the victim, who came to Raleigh General Hospital on his own.

    July 21, 2014

  • Impersonating an officer

    More details emerged Sunday from the Mercer County Sheriff Department’s investigation into a male subject who used a blue, bubble-style dash light to initiate a traffic stop of a female driver Friday night on Route 20 near Athens.

    July 21, 2014