The right to comment at public meeting

Dear Editor: Thank you for reporting on Commissioner McClung’s and Commissioner Hanna’s latest attempt to restrict, censor or even eliminate our citizens’ right to comment at County Commission public meetings, claiming that public comment is a privilege, granted by them, not a right. One can only speculate why these two Commissioners are proposing More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Taking responsibility

Dear Editor: Correction: Recently I mis-identified the “Sudetenland” as being in Austria, actually it was in Czechoslovakia that was first invaded by German armies supposedly for ethnic protection. Next, you More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Horse abuse/starvation case in Renick

Dear Editor: I should have called a month or two ago when I started noticing the horse losing weight. The horse, pastured in the Renick area, has had this lump (the size of a basketball now, it has gotten progressively More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

A message from the past

Dear Editor: There are those who would say that the Mountain Messenger is not the place to enter into a discussion of the American issues of foreign policy. This writer would agree but, also, believes that revisiting More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 24th, 2014

The people who live in our memory…

Dear Editor: Beginning so many of my recollections with the expression “those of a certain age” is an apt description of what is to follow as long as the kind editor of the Mountain Messenger accepts my submissions More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 24th, 2014

TPP will cost jobs

Dear Editor: The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a consortium of Twelve Pacific Rim Nations: The United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 17th, 2014

What’s in a name?

Dear Editor: The other evening there was a TV interview of a man who had spent 15 years in a jail cell with “Machine Gun” Kelly. He said, “Machine Gun” was a chatterbox, during all those years, often beginning More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 10th, 2014

County Commission showed leadership

Dear Editor: I appreciated the Mountain Messenger’s recent coverage of the proposed Birthplace of Rivers National Monument. I disagree, however, with the Dec. 24, 2013 headline, “Birthplace of Rivers Designation More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 10th, 2014

Surnames in history

Dear Editor: Perhaps everyone is familiar with the story of the Ambassador to Mexico who returned from his post with a native plant that was unknown other than in its local area in the countryside. As it developed More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, January 10th, 2014

Re: Healthcare facilities in the Greenbrier Valley

Dear Editor: After suffering a recent stroke, it was necessary for me to spend some time in some healthcare facilities in this area in which I live. My very good friends took me to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, More...