Alderson prison birth story

Dear Editor: I wanted to share a personal and positive story about the Alderson prison in West Virginia, and a unique story because I’m open and have gone public about my birth inside the prison. My incarcerated mother’s story is like many today, and my memoir, Prison Baby, was released just last month, with wonderful support of positive reviews More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Bits of News from The Birdhouse

by Debbie Bond Is it spring yet? Do you not agree that this has been one of the longest and hardest winters to date or am I just getting older and my body just can’t handle the cold any longer? I have been spending More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Secretary Tennant applauds Senator Manchin’s plan to ban dangerous new drug Zohydro

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant applauds legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin this week that would ban a dangerous and potentially deadly new prescription drug known as Zohydro. Last More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Open letter

Dear Senator or Delegate: I am a member of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoE) community partnership to deliver the Women on Wellness program in Greenbrier County.  The National Center of More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Watching our foreign policy

Dear Editor: Once you get into the habit of watching a nation’s foreign policy, such as ours, you begin to realize that it is a lot like watching a fellow walk across a recently plowed muddy field hoping he doesn’t More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Resolution to protect the water

Dear Editor: Several weeks back, the commissioners of Summers Co. WV saw the need to help protect the waters of the State and the region by passing a resolution. The resolution was brought about by the toxic poisoning More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

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, More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Wright to the Point

by Jonathan Wright In less than five short months, the Greenbrier Valley’s most popular annual event will be back in town for the 90th anniversary of its exciting nine-day run: the incomparable, much-loved, highly More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Legislative funding cut will lead to closure of WV Poison Center

Potential poisons are everywhere and could cause serious harm to you or your loved ones. If the West Virginia Poison Center no longer existed, who would you call? How would you seek help? Who would be watching out More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey releases list of Top 10 Consumer complaints for 2013

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, today Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints the Office’s Consumer Protection Division received in 2013. “One of the More...