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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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The Battle of Dry Creek to be re-enacted at Greenbrier State Forest August 15-17

The annual Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Dry Creek will be held at the Greenbrier State Forest on Aug. 15-17. The re-enactment will commemorate the Battle of Dry Creek on Aug. 26-27, 1863, which occurred More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Baber files for US Senate; Vows to speak for common people with common sense

Dr. Bob Henry Baber has been nominated by the Mountain Party to run for the United States Senate and filed candidacy papers at the Secretary of State’s Office on Friday, Aug. 1. “I am honored to have the opportunity More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Rainelle Summer Reading Program touted as a success

The Rainelle Public Library 2014 Summer Reading Program called “FIZZ, BOOM, READ” was well attended this year. The six week-long program was held each Wednesday at the library from June 15 to July 23 and was More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Benedum grant awarded to WV Child Advocacy Network to support child abuse medical services

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation has awarded a $67,500 grant to the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network (WVCAN) to support the improvement of child abuse medical services across the state. Through the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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‘I’ve got a little list’

Dear Editor: The names of J. Edgar Hoover, Sir William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan don’t often appear at the same time in the same story but there is a connection when you look at certain details. Mr. Hoover’s More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Daily Life Challenges As if life does not offer enough challenges, my stove quit working. It is partially my fault. My bottom oven element burned out, so DIY me ordered a replacement and More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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National Breastfeeding Month – It’s the perfect baby food

By Dan Heyman August is National Breastfeeding Month, and supporters are touting the benefits of mother’s milk – often called “nature’s perfect baby food.” Mothers who breastfeed can reduce their risk More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Concerns over radioactive waste going into WV landfills

By Dan Heyman As West Virginia revises its emergency landfill rules, concerns are rising about the tons of low-level radioactive waste from Marcellus drilling going into the state’s dumps. One Marcellus well can More...

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WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   As you walk around the West Virginia State Fairgrounds the next few days during the fair’s color-splashed nine-day run, think about some things that have changed in the past decade or so. While More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Top reasons to shop at a WV Farmers Market

Richard V. Snuffer II State Executive Director WV Farm Service Agency This week marks the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance of summer with the farmers and ranchers who make More...