Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson No Princes on White Horses Since I am in the prime of my senior life, so are most of my friends. Those of my age group read the fairy tales of the female characters being rescued by a prince on a white horse. Girls envisioned themselves as little princesses. We had no doubts that some handsome prince was somewhere in this world More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Open letter from DSLCC President

Dear Editor: It is difficult to believe that a year has passed by since I assumed the presidency of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. These twelve months have a busy, exciting time for me and my family. The More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

From radio to TV

Dear Editor: It is certainly no surprise that with the many advances in size and quality of television pictures, there has been a step backward in the quality of the sound, of course due to space available for the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Rahall Report – Supporting our farmers

Like many farmers, builders, and small businesses, I see the EPA’s proposed new rule redefining “waters of the United States” as just one more power grab by an already out-of-control EPA. As the top Democrat More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   It was a rare evening this past Monday for one striking reason, one that took me by surprise but then made total sense. Nothing was going on. Virtually nothing. You know as well as I do that More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Voice from Greenbrier Co. Board of Education

By Stephen H. Baldwin Mid-Term Report Card I recently asked an elementary school student, “What’s your favorite part of summer?” He grinned through lost teeth and said, “No report cards!” While I could More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Parking I hate it when I see people park where they shouldn’t. It is totally self-centered, disrespectful, and inconsiderate of others. In some situations it is even dangerous. The same More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

Pocahontas County – No pipelines in our wilderness

By Lauren Ragland Wetzel County Action Group “WV Wilderness Lovers vs. Proposed Pipelines” is on the agenda for the July 1 Pocahontas County Commissioners Meeting at the Pocahontas County Courthouse in Marlinton More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

An explanation

Dear Editor: Perhaps overdue, is the explanation as to how my thoughts and experiences came to be a somewhat regular item in the “Letter to the Editor” section of the Mountain Messenger. Stemming back to when More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   It goes without saying: libraries are “quiet zones.” Recently I gained a deeper appreciation for our Greenbrier County Public Library in Lewisburg when I visited a couple of libraries More...