Bits of News from the BIRDHOUSE

By Debbie Bond Where has time gone... here it is Thanksgiving time again. Reflecting back on the soon to be year passed I realize I have so much to be thankful for. Daily we are...

How can a Civil War heroine help West Virginia now?

Dear Editor: The State of West Virginia needs tourism, which requires publicity and publicity is expensive. The State’s tourism promotion budget of $7 million is low compared to that of neighboring states. For example, the...

Support Baldwin for WV House of Delegates

Dear Editor: Supporting Stephen Baldwin for any elected office is an easy task. His concern and actions for people across our county during and after the flood is just one proof of that. Leadership skills...

Letter to the Editor : The danger of pipeline leaks  

  Dear Editor: Natural gas is 95% methane and extremely flammable. It is a vapor not a liquid. Methane is colorless, odorless, tasteless and nearly 100% combustible. It is too expensive to add the safety odorants tert-butylthiol and...

One Day At A Time: One Woman’s Journey

By Tanya Hazelwood In My Daughter’s Eye One thing that always remained consistent in my drinking was the disapproval of my daughter. She never approved of my drinking. She always took it very personally. I never...

Third grader’s compelling story helps fight drug abuse

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a third-grader’s heart wrenching story will succeed in convincing every parent and resident across the state to think twice before abusing prescription painkillers. The student, Jacey Rose Chalmers...

Consumer advocates denounce ACA replacement bill

Burden too great for lower income West Virginians Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released a long awaited bill yesterday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “This replacement bill reneges on President Trump’s...

Once again, forced pooling

Land & Mineral Owners: EQT flexed their political muscle at the Senate Judiciary meeting concerning SB244. We need to be loud and clear of our opposition to this bill and the effect it will have...

Wright to the Point

By Jonathan Wright And now it begins—in earnest. With Thanksgiving behind us, the shortest-possible Thanksgiving-to-Christmas period has begun (Thanksgiving came on the latest-possible date this year). I’m no more ready for it than I ever am. It...

Wright to the Point

  With multiplied thousands of people driving around our area this week and this weekend for the various events of The Greenbrier Classic, it’s an appropriate time to make an important observation about a subject...