Nobody likes a rat

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger Y’all are snitches. That’s right, I said it. Seems like I can’t put anything in this Traffic Report and not get a little flack from whomever I’ve been writing about. Last Saturday night, I threw a birthday party for my younger daughter at the bowling alley. All her friends were there, More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Response to Atwell letter

Dear Editor: Response to the Christine Atwell letter. In my letter on Feb. 27 I did what I think was a fair comparison of what we the people have been handed to deal with as far as our Democrat and Republican parties, More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Personal problem on the front page

Dear Editor: I was sorry to see your front page article on Brad Tuckwiller. Sorry that you chose to make someone’s personal problem front page fodder and that you chose to make this relevant to his bid for Commissioner. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Angry tacos, or how to ruin dinner in just a few simple steps

There are some things you just shouldn’t do when you’re mad. You shouldn’t drive mad, or talk to your husband or your children when you’re mad. You shouldn’t go out and buy shoes and clothes and diamonds More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Response to Livesay letter

Dear Editor: This is in response to James G. Livesay’s letter to the editor that appeared in the Feb. 27, 2016 paper. Apparently he either doesn’t keep well informed or has a poor memory. He claims Donald Trump More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Buck birthplace seeks funds

Dear Editor: The Board of Directors of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation (PSBBF) seeks funding to complete the restoration of windows in the Stulting House, historic birthplace of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Great Expectations

Isn’t it amazing how motherhood makes us abandon our principals? When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a pretty solid plan as to how our lives were going to go. Simplicity, elegance and restraint were More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Both parties have failed us

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Greg Zafros and Christopher J. Regan, the Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of WV. Recently I have read letters written by both of these people in the Mountain Messenger. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Crowd description not accurate Dear Editor: I appreciate the coverage of the February 1st Lewisburg City Council meeting, which told people how to find the proposed ordinance and how it is being misrepresented. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

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 More...