Taxpayers pay for it all

Dear Editor: A few readers may recall a letter from Mr. Greg Zafros making references to the Republican Party and their part in what is known as the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). He is no doubt accurate in stating his personal beliefs as to how it all came about and the hidden influences from the behind the scenes. However, there maybe more involved More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson The Cost of Meat I don’t I expect food to cost the same as it did in the ‘60s when I first started buying my own food but this is getting ridiculous. To make a bad situation even worse More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

The ACA – Forever Yours

Dear Editor: If you think, even for a moment, that the Republicans will get rid of the Affordable Care Act if they take over the Senate in this year’s election, then you have a screw loose somewhere. The reason More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Animal Control officer needs to go!

Dear Editor: I am writing to you as a concerned citizen, regarding the Greenbrier Animal Control Officer, Robert McClung. I am not the owner of the Weimaraner, Giant, whose life is at stake today! His owner (a local More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   When teachers pack up their classrooms for the summer, it’s not that they’re planning to be gone really that long. After all, summer vacation is usually no more than a couple of months—and More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Rahall statement on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) this week released the following statement in calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step aside. “Secretary Shinseki has served with dignity and honor and his sacrifice has been More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Rockefeller comments on VA problems

Senator Jay Rockefeller, the longest-serving member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, this week issued the following statement in response to calls for the resignation of Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Use of food stamps rises in Greenbrier County

By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Greenbrier County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Use Your Voice My daughter is always telling me to use my voice when something peeves me off a little and I fume about it later. You know, like when a loud mouth bagger in the grocery store More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   Here it is 2014, one of those years that used to sound so incredibly futuristic when I was growing up way back in the 1900s—and we still have to put up with some amazingly primitive stuff. You More...