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. One line I need to address is “The pro-ordinance crowd of about 90 people was dominated by mostly young people in their 20s and 30s.” I More...

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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...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Turns out it ain’t the road

Well, I suppose I can’t write a Traffic Report and not mention car trouble. Remember back when I complained about my road, that it was rougher than ever and I wasn’t sure I was going to survive the winter? Well, More...

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 15th, 2016

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

I have the best girlfriends. I say this with a bit of bravado, because, let’s be honest, it took me a while to find my tribe. But, I really do have a great squad. Best of all, I can tell you all about them, because More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

On gay alliances, Christian newspapers, and that one time I met a transgender lady in the bathroom When I was six, my mom and I lived in Seebert with three male roommates, David, Jim and Jeff. David was blonde and 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

Winter woes and good neighbors

First, a redaction. Y’all may remember that I stated in last weekend’s column that I love shoveling snow. I’d like to amend that statement to read, “I absolutely abhor shoveling snow and if I lived the rest 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...