Budget cuts will hurt Greenbrier River Trail, local economy

Dear Editor: Recent reports in the Charleston Gazette have mentioned that The Greenbrier River Trail as well as other state parks will suffer budget and staffing cuts and even closure if a 6.5 per cent across-the-board cut should come out of the Legislature. This is unacceptable! Balancing the budget on the backs of state parks is not a new idea, but More...

by Mountain Messenger | Published 2 months ago
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Adieu Anton

Dear Editor: The passing of Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia last week has added yet another bender to the presidential election. Scalia, a justice of great intellectural misdirection, was one of the Court’s More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Praise for Jim Justice

Dear Editor: I still go back to the Greenbrier East High School to help out the girls basketball team, because being a part of that team is like being part of a family thanks to Coach Jim Justice. Coach Justice More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Providing quality treatment

Dear Editor: Bishop Michael Bransfield’s 2011 pastoral letter, “Hearts Made Whole,” urged more effective, caring responses on all levels of society for “those dealing with mental health and addiction issues.” More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 1st, 2016

Just maybe

Dear Editor: Last week was an interesting week in presidential politics, sort of. The long drawn out process of the American presidential election can turn into a real yawner. Many other countries allocate four More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 1st, 2016

Re: Detch commentary

Dear Editor: I would like to say a big “Amen” to Jack H. Smith’s comment in last week’s paper concerning Paul Detch’s commentary a few weeks ago. I read that commentary in horror, as did others I know. On More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 1st, 2016

ISIS threat real

Dear Editor: In his letter, posted Dec. 9, 2015, Terry Wodder assures us that all is well as far as the ISIS threat is concerned. He glosses over the fact that the 130 people who died in the Paris attack were killed More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Pass Ordinance 254 now

Dear Editor: One of the things that makes Lewisburg special, a “cool” town, is its diversity. It would be wise and timely to pass Ordinance 254 now. Thank you, Betty Schwimmer Lewisburg    More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Re: Detch commentary

Dear Editor: I am a Baptist and I hope that for the sake of his clients that Paul Detch knows more about the law than he apparently knows about God’s Holy Word the Bible. Sincerely, Jack H. Smith Ronceverte  More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Re: Home Rule in Lewisburg

Dear Editor: A few things Lewisburg citizens should know about Lewisburg’s second application to the Home Rule Program: First let me say, that it is getting extremely tiresome and time consuming to try to keep More...