Radioactive flowback?

Dear Editor: On 9/9/14, Governor Tomblin, urged by the energy industry, outlined an “Interpretive Rule” for legislation that already has many alterations favoring hydrofracturing – Sen. Bill 373. (One of these is an option for civil, rather than criminal, penalties.) Under the new rule, the WV Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), will More...

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By admin On Friday, November 21st, 2014

Letter from the Editor

By Sarah Mansheim Dear Reader: Fracking, pipelines, and coal mines – it’s all part of the West Virginia economy and the Appalachian struggle, for better and for worse. In this week’s issue, we’ve got More...

By admin On Friday, November 14th, 2014

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers: Every week we put out this newspaper in an old-fashioned attempt to bring you the news. Without the support of our loyal readers and advertisers, we wouldn’t be here, and we thank all of you for More...

By admin On Friday, November 14th, 2014

Response to Dominion’s full page ad

Dear Editor: I write this letter in response to Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline full page ad in The Pocahontas Times Nov. 6, 2014 issue, page 8. Headline in Dominion’s ad reads: “…we have a responsibility More...

By admin On Friday, November 7th, 2014

Congratulations, West Virginia!

Dear Editor: You have let the Huns into the Kingdom! We now have 2 Republicans representing us in the Senate and more bad news in the House. Your vote has now allowed: • Irresponsible Coal and Gas extraction through More...

By admin On Monday, October 27th, 2014

Reasons not to vote Democrat

Dear Editor: I’ve been waiting four weeks for the local Republican Party to respond to the Democrats’ “Vote for Democrats” ads in the Hinton News. I’ve waited in vain. I even emailed them with some suggestions. More...

By admin On Monday, October 27th, 2014

No tracking of medical fraud

  Dear Editor: Many of the residents of Greenbrier County have received a notification from CHS Community Systems advising that because of computer theft many individuals’ health records and attendant information, More...

By admin On Monday, October 27th, 2014

Vote for Miller

Dear Editor: Your readers are fortunate to be able to vote to re-elect Senator Ronald F. “Ron” Miller to the West Virginia Legislature in the upcoming general election. I know I am not from your county. But More...

Bill Lenherr, president and CEO of Greenbrier Technologies presents Kasey Carter, executive director for Communities In Schools of Greenbrier County with the donated laptop
By admin On Monday, October 27th, 2014

Greenbrier Technologies donates to CIS of Greenbrier County

Greenbrier Technologies, a full service technology solutions provider for southern West Virginia and western Virginia, recently supported the work of Communities In Schools (CIS) by donating a Dell Latitude laptop More...

By admin On Friday, October 10th, 2014

Rhetoric means nothing

Dear Editor: I have read a lot of rhetoric on what the candidates are going to do once elected – but have you ever seen them perform???? No; and the chances are you won’t!! Appears to me that candidates More...